Bring your friends and come hang out country backwoods style at the THIRD annual FarmDaze ultra! This race is a labor of love from local ultrarunners who want to 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.
Local time: 7:18 PM
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 100 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/
Your hydration needs will be met on the course by Tailwind Nutrition, if you've never heard of them check out the website http://www.tailwindnutrition.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.
See you on the trails!