Bring your friends and come hang out country backwoods style at the FIFTH annual FarmDaze ultra! This race is a labor of love from formerly local ultrarunners who want an excuse to come home and share a weekend with friends and family on a beautiful property while enjoying some good brews, BBQ, and live local musicians... oh and some RUNNING ! Located on a pristine and private 350 acre grassfed beef family farm in Brooklet, Georgia, Farm Daze is an ultra event inspired by the best races that combine the LOVE of ultrarunning with the LOVE of our community.
The race will feature a 6 hour, 12 hour, and 24 event with all three races starting at 9 am. The course is a 2ish mile trail loop crossing through grass pasture and shaded woods with a few roots but not technical. The trail is flat and wide enough to pass at most points. There will be 1 main aid station along the route. The manned aid station will have hot food including pizza, burgers, quesadillas, etc, runner snacks and fuel (salty potatoes, broth soup, and gels), water and a sports drink. Pacers allowed. Families allowed, NO DOGS though. The race will be limited to 160 participants.
There will be overall and runner up awards for the top finishers in the 24 hour event. Also awards for the top finisher in the 6 and 12 hour categories. Runners will receive finishers medals for their individual events for completing at least 50k in 6 hours, 50 miles in 12 hours, and 85 miles in 24 hours. Buckles will be awarded to anyone who completes at least 100 miles in 24 hours. The first 8 runners to complete the 100 mile distance will be guaranteed buckles on site- anyone 100+ mile runners after the first 8 will receive their buckles within a few weeks of the event.
Runners and crew are encouraged to camp for the weekend, we have plenty of space! Nearest town with stores and hotels is Statesboro about a 20 minute drive away. There will be space along the course to camp as well as to set up personal aid stations for your runner. Running water and restroom facilities (port-a-johns) will be on site.
LIVE MUSIC will be performed on stage, on course, Saturday afternoon into the evening. We will be grilling local grassfed beef and pork from Hunter Cattle Company all day Saturday. We will have veggie burgers as well.
Timing will be provided by our favorite local running store Grounded Running! Instant results will be available for the runners during the race at the on-site kiosk. Check out their website - http://groundedrunning.com/
The race is sponsored by LUNA Sandals, the best outdoor adventure sandals in existence, all hand made in the USA- www.lunasandals.com
Need lube? Squirrel Nut Butter will be providing on site assistance for all your smooth moving needs. https://squirrelsnutbutter.com/
Victory Sport Design is generously donating awards, check out their awesome custom drop bags here-> victorysportdesign.com
Coffee on site by local coffee roasters PERC coffee, the best of the best, stay awake all night plus some ... perccoffee.com
This will be a 100% cup free race so please be prepared with your own bottle or cup for drinks. No cancellations or transfers will be permitted. We do not offer refunds, if something comes up that does not allow you to run the race please let us know and we can defer your registration.
See you on the trails!
First and foremost, we hope you are all safe and healthy. We have all been impacted in some way by the coronavirus, thankfully we are healthy and hoping that we can hold our event again in 2021. For so many reasons we hope that normalcy has returned by February but if we do need to cancel we have come up with the following refund policy:
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- If cancelled 2 months or more in advance of the event, we will issue a 100% refund.
- If cancelled between 2 weeks and 2 months in advance of the event, we will issue an 80% refund.
- If cancelled within 2 weeks of the event, we will issue a 60% refund.
We feel this is a fair compromise and will allow us to stage purchasing materials, shirts, swag, etc. accordingly.
As always feel free to reach out to us with any questions or comments.
Andrew and Victor