Bring your friends and come hang out country backwoods style at the EIGHTH 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, low country boil, 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 220 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 10 runners to complete the 100 mile distance will be guaranteed buckles on site- anyone 100+ mile runners after the first 10 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.
Runners and co are allowed to arrive at the farm starting Friday afternoon to set up for the weekend and preview the course. We have light snacks and some entertainment on Friday night so we highly encourage you arrive in time for that. Packet pickup will be Friday afternoon and early evening as well as Saturday morning up to 30 minutes before race start.
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
This will be a 100% cup free race so please be prepared with your own bottle or cup for drinks.
PLEASE NOTE: We do not offer refunds and we no longer offer deferrals. If something urgent comes up that does not allow you to run the race please let us know and we will work arrangements out on a case-by-case basis. We understand this can present some challenges so, new this year, we will allow you to transfer your registration to friends/family, please reach out if this is the path you need to take.
See you on the trails!
We had so much fun in 2023 with this that we're bringing it back! With the help of a few friends, we're coming up new games to play. Feel free to send any absurd game ideas our way!
Local time: 8:25 PM
Every year we are asked about food for crew and pacers. We're happy to feed friends and family as we want this event to be inclusive to all interested! However, it is a little tough to plan for that. We're asking for $35 donations from those of you that are just coming to hang out for the weekend.