The Country Mile Sunflower 50k is happening on Saturday, April 01, 2023 at 10:00AM EDT at 204 Bates Bridge Rd with tickets starting at $55.00
The Country Mile
The Race That Brings You Back Home
The Beechwood Family Farm has invited us to host one of the biggest Ultra Running Festivals in the state of South Carolina. We are proud to bring all of our favorite runners to this little farm in the Upstate of South Carolina. This will be a festival of races with a focus on getting you across the finish line of your first or fastest 100 mile finish! And you have 48 hours of fun filled frolicking with friends!
Packet Pickup: Will begin 1 hour prior to your race start time near starting line
What: Last Outlaw, 48 Hour, 5k, Relay)
Overall Awards will be given out at the conclusion of the top 3 finishers.
Age group winners will be recognized in the online results tab and our Age Group Series
THE LAST OUTLAW - Starts @ Saturday April 1st at 6:00am
This is a 45 minute 5k timed cutoff race
"Outlaws" will have 45 minutes to complete the 5k loop
Every 45 minutes and thereafter Outlaws must report to the starting line no later than 1 minute after the cowbell.
If the Outlaw fails to report to the starting line they are disqualified
If the Outlaw fails to complete the lap in under 45 minutes they are disqualified
The cowbell will ring and runners will complete 5k loops until only one outlaw remains.
If no Outlaw manages one more lap than the others, then all athletes receive a DNF and there is no winner
Belt Buckles for 100 Mile Finishers (33 laps to 100 Miles)
48 Hour Starts @ Friday March 31st at 6:00pm
Complete as many full 5k laps in 48 hours
Start and finish anytime you want in that time frame
Belt Buckles for 100 Mile Finishers (33 laps to 100 Miles)
5 Laps - Half Marathon
9 Laps - Marathon
10 laps - 50k
17 Laps - 50 Miles
20 laps - 100k
33 Laps 100 Miles
Family Farm 24 Hour Relay @ Saturday April 1st at 10:00am
Teams up to 6 members can complete as many as they desire in 24 hours. Lapscan be done consecutively
5k Starts @ Sunday April 2nd at 9am
Complete a single lap around the fire
Camping:During registration you will be offered the option to select your parking or camping needs for the weekend. 100% of the Camping/Parking funds go directly to the host family of Beechwood Farms. No Power/Water at campsites. Primitive Only.
Day Use Parking Lot will be located adjacent to the Beechwood Park Entrance (not located on the course so if you are running a longer distance it is advised to choose the car camping option) This option is advisable for the 5k runners that do not need to go by their car. There will be a drop bag location near the starting line to have personal food/items but no pop ups. That is designated for the Car Camping area.
Car Camping Lot will be located right on the course and you will have room for one car and a 10 x 10 canopy spot.
RV Camping Lot will be located right at the entrance of Beechwood Farm and the course will begin and finish its loop right at your location. There are only 40 RV spots available.
Portable Fire Pits are acceptable (Gas & Wood)
Generators are acceptable during daylight hours
All Participants Receive Optional Items:
Custom Race Logo Sticker
Upstate Ultra Sticker
Complimentary Race Photos
Camping is offered
Race Specific Socks (optional)
Top 3 Male and Female will receive a custom hand made award!
Each finisher will receive a finisher medal that will be branded with the race logo and custom lanyard.
We will also publish our age group results that will coincide with our Race Series.
To learn more about our race series and awards please visit our results page here:HERE
Chip Timing Protocol
When you arrive for packet pickup you will be given a bib and a timing chip that corresponds with your bib number. The timing chip with a neoprene strap will be placed on one of your ankles (depending on the finish line antennas you will have to place the timing chip/strap on a specific ankle). During the event, each time you cross the finish line your chip will be read by one of our antennas and recorded by our reader and timing software. Your name will then appear on our timing clock and TV indicating that you have completed a lap. Our timing software will also indicate how many laps (if it is a multiple lap race) you have completed. In the event that someone is not near the timing table and you do not see your name on the list of runners who have recently crossed the finish line please inform one of our staff members. At the conclusion of the event or when you are done running during the timed event please return the timing chip and strap back to the packet pickup area where you found it. This is a self service task and failure to return the chip will result in a $10 replacement fee. Thank you
Country Mile Course Description
The Course Map HERE- Elevation Gain Per 5k Loop - 40 Feet
The Country Mile Course is a 5k loop with 40 feet of gain per loop on 95% packed clean and WIDE dirt paths that runners will be able to select a camping spot right on the course. There is a small section of grass and larger gravel. The course will have a series of directional arrows that will be placed at various intersections. Please follow all directional arrows to stay on course. In the event that you make a wrong turn please backtrack to your original spot of confusion.
Upstate Ultra will be offering a meal options for runners looking to grab some grub post run! Every meal will come in a traditional southern meat and three style w/ a beverage. We will not be selling meal tickets on race day due to pre-ordering enough supplies for our event staff, volunteers, and the runners who pre-ordered a meal. If you would like to purchase multiple meals for yourself, your crew, or spectators please indicate the number in the quantity box.A meal is $7.50
Friday Night Dinner (4 to 7pm)
Saturday Lunch (11am to 1pm)
Saturday Dinner (5 to 7pm)
Sunday Breakfast (8 to 10am)
Basic aid station supplies. We gladly accept aid station donations of food items that you like to see at races. Our staff is very busy with course marking, timing, packet pickup, and communication with runners, that it does make it hard to prepare some amazing tasty treats in-between laps so feel free to contribute a little slice of heaven if you can! Thank you Basic supplies will be provided:Tailwind -Water -Soda -Crackers -Cookies -Broth -Junk Food
Cup-less Event: Please provide your own hydration vessel for use at our aid stations
Upcoming Events with Upstate Event Management -See Upcoming Races HERE
25 Annual Races with a wide variety of events including 5ks, Relays, Youth Events, and Ultra Marathons
Without Limits Coaching -Contact Our Coaches HERE
Coaching Services that include training plans and/or race specific race plans and consultations for your next event
Upstate Running Club-Join & Donate for $5 OFF 100+ Local Races HERE
Non-Profit club that funds the Youth Running Club in the upstate with a variety of events and club runs for adult
South Carolina Ultra Marathon Club-Join for 25% OFF Races HERE
Trail & Ultra running club that helps support its members and races throughout the state of South Carolina
Jay Baker Photography Race Photos-See Photos HERE
Complimentary race photos, music, and of course engagement with the crowd to bring you to the finish
Go Green Events Timing & Registration-More Info HERE
Partnering with RunSignUp to bring you an easy registration process and accurate timing on race day.