Given 24 hours on a track, how many miles can you run? Come find out with us on February 18th when we'll be running on the Town Hall track in Mt Pleasant, SC for 24 hours!
The Raven is a USATF sanctioned race, record eligible. The forecast is for a high of 64°F, a low of 48°F, and the rubberized track has lots of shade. It's the ideal race for setting a record or qualifying for a U.S. National Team.
50 slots are available for this 24-hour event, 10 of which are reserved for runners looking to qualify for a U.S. National Team or to set a record. The race will begin at 9:00 a.m.
If the event reaches capacity, a waitlist will be opened. If a participant withdraws from the race, unfilled spots will be offered to waitlisted participants.
U.S. 24-Hour Team Qualifier
If you intend to qualify for the U.S. 24-Hour Team, please let us know. The Raven will be run on a rubberized track that is eligible by USATF. The event is also sanctioned by USATF, making it a valid qualifier for the U.S. 24-Hour Team. Pacers are not allowed in accordance with USATF rules.
You may leave the track at any point in time during the race, but you must stay inside the fence and you must return to the same place before continuing. You may not leave and return directly by the timing equipment to avoid double counting a lap. Every 4 hours we will change the direction of travel. Your number of laps, distance, and race will be shown on an electronic display near the start.
We are very pleased to have Mike Melton of MCM Timing and Results LLC providing the timing and scoring for our event! Mike is one of the premier timers of fixed-time events in the US, and he's been blessed to be part of a long list of great ultras. Mike times many events each year, from 3-hour events up to 10-day races, including the iconic Across The Years Ultra, 6 Days In The Dome, the Stinger 24-Hour race, and Merrell's Mile 48-Hour race. He's also worked every edition of Big's Backyard Ultra, as well as some of the top 100-mile races in the US, including the Javelina Jundred, KEYS100 and A Race For The Ages.
Mike is race director of the Ancient Oaks 100-Mile Endurance Run in Titusville, Florida, the state's oldest 100-mile race, and he has been RD of several other Southeast ultras. Mike's a very average ultrarunner himself, having run in more than 100 ultras from 50K out to 6 days in length. He's run across the state of Florida twice. Thank you Mike!
Race Course and Facilities
The course is a USATF certified 400-meter rubberized track located at the Town Hall in Mt. Pleasant, SC.
The track will have lights on through the night, so runners should not need to wear a headlamp. Two porta-potties will be located near the track to ensure that competitive athletes can quickly and conveniently access restroom facilities.
The gymnasium, which has men's and women's restrooms with showers as well as a kitchenette, will be open during the event. The kitchenette is equipped with a fridge, coffee machine and microwave that we are welcome to use.
Aid Station and Swag
Publix is generously stocking our aid station with water, electrolyte drinks, sodas, and foods (such as PB&J, gummies, chips, and bananas). There will be limited hot foods consisting of broth, soup, and coffee. Athletes should take care of their own special dietary needs and bring any additional food items they require.
Shirts and buckles are an optional add-on upon registration. If ordering shirts after Feb. 6, we may not be able to guarantee sizing.
This event is put on for the purpose of producing U.S. 24-Hour Team qualifiers and setting records. Your donation will help us produce the event.
You can donate without registering for the race by clicking on "Store" and selecting the amount you'd like to donate. You can select more than one amount if you'd like to donate an amount that is not listed. Any donation money left after the race expenses have been covered will be donated to the U.S. 24-Hour Team.
Thank you for donating!
All entrants will be registered for the 24-hour event. Entrants will receive results for their 100-mile split (if they reach that distance) and their results for the full 24 hours.
All national records achieved will be reported to USATF for ratification within 10 calendar days from the conclusion of the competition. All world’s best records performances will be reported to the IAU for ratification within 10 calendar days from the conclusion of the competition.
We cannot produce this event without the help of an amazing volunteer team. If you would like to join our volunteer team, we are looking for help with event setup, main aid station, timing, and event breakdown.
We couldn't pull off this race with our local business sponsors! We are so grateful for each of their contributions in commitment to both our community and our sport.
Local time: 3:42 AM
Our presenting sponsor is The Foot Store Other bronze sponsors are:
Joints in Motion
Run Cane Bay