We’re Back!!! We just couldn't let this race die here in the Lowcountry. Delirium Ultra was founded in 2011 and was originally run in Bluffton, SC before moving to Ridgeland, SC in 2013 and finally landing in Beaufort, SC in 2019 just outside of the Habersham Marketplace Community. This closed course is made up of a USATF Certified 1.524-mile loop with a single aid station that the runners pass at the completion of each lap. "Tent City" is set up directly on the course for easy access to all your gear and primitive camping is allowed Friday and Saturday night.
The Race: The Winner is the overall Male & Female who logs the greatest number of miles in each allotted race: 6, 12 or 24 Hours. Runners must register and compete in the proper event. No additional changes may be made after November 6, 2020.
Where: The 2020 Delirium Ultra 24-Hour Endurance Race will be held in Beaufort, SC just outside of the Habersham Market Place located at 13 Market Street, Beaufort, SC 29906 on a USATF Certified 1.524 Mile loop course. This is a beautiful, wooded course designed to showcase the local foliage and wildlife of the Lowcountry. Parking will be adjacent to the Start/ Finish area please only park in designated areas as your car will be towed if you park any where other than the designated areas at your own expense.
When: All races will begin promptly at 9:00am on Saturday November 21, 2020, no exceptions. The 6-Hour race concludes at 3:00pm. 12-hour event will conclude at 9:00pm and the 24-Hour race ends at 9:00am on Sunday morning. All racers must check-in PRIOR to 8:00am on Saturday morning and masks MUST be wore. Pre-race announcements will begin at 8:45am to ensure an on-time stop, please be close by while still social distancing with masks on.
COVID-19 Restrictions: Our main goal is to host a quality event and keep everyone safe including all runners, crew, race staff and volunteers. Due to local restrictions all individuals on the Habersham property will always be required to social distance and when you are not able, you must wear a mask. We ask that all crew remain in your staging areas. A minimum of 10 feet should be left between staging areas.
Aid Station: You will not go hungry! Our single aid station will offer the following items: water, Tailwind, dark and light soft drinks, oranges, bananas, typical sweet & salty ultra-snacks, Spring Nutrition, chicken noodle soup, burgers and pizza and other hot foods throughout the night. If you have any special requirements from a nutrition standpoint we ask that you bring those items with you. 11:00am Chicken Noodle Soup, 4:00pm Hamburgers (Like the kind made of animals) 9:00pm Pizza, 12:00am Chicken Noodle Soup – throughout the evening. The Aid station will be stocked with basic first aid needs, however we ask that you treat your own basic first item items to further limit the risk to volunteers.
Water Bottles: We ask that you remove the caps to your bottles and place them on the tables in the aid station and volunteers will fill those for you or provide your own fluids to further reduce risks to volunteers and runners.
Overview: We ask that you are patient with our aid station volunteers as we are not “over staffing” them as we typically do to further limit human to human contact. Please be patient and pick up your items on the next lap if there are several people in the area already. We unfortunately will be using a lot of single use cups during the race, please make sure these end up in the garbage cans and not in the woods. We need to make sacrifices to make these races happen right now so let’s all work together to make this happen and have fun at the same time!!!
Night Running: All runners in the 12 and 24 hours race MUST have a headlamp or handheld light in their possession from dusk until dawn. The Race Director will notify runners when they must have their lights on. It is HIGLY recommended that you bring extra batteries or a backup light. No Light – No Run… plain and simple!
24 and 12 Hour Race Staging and Camping: Our new course allows us to have ample room for Camping and Staging areas for all runners located along both sides of the course just after reaching the main aid station and start/ finish line. Staging areas should be no larger than 12x12 and you may set up and reserve your spot any time after 3:00pm on Friday November 20, 2020. The staging area is accessible directly off the course and may be visited at any time during the race. Racers may stop and visit their staging areas and the aid station for as long as you wish, but once your lap is counted you may not return back to you tent until you finish your next lap. ALWAYS KEEP MOVING FORWARD ON THE COURSE.
Awards: The 2020 Delirium Ultra 24-Hour Endurance Race (6, 12, & 24 hour) swag includes our most popular swag item, our Delirium BLANKETS!!!! After asking and asking and asking we decided to bring back this item again for our 2020 race because who does not need a warm hug and love that our blankets can give right now!!! This is a FIXED TIMED race. Runners that complete the ENTIRE timed event will receive the 2020 Delirium Ultra Finishers medal regardless of distance covered.
Runners in the 24-Hour race that complete 100 Miles or more will receive a Delirium Ultra Belt Buckle – WEAR IT WITH PRIDE!!!! These buckles are sweet! The top 10 runners will receive their buckles at the awards ceremony at the conclusion of the race, if we have more than 10 runners those buckles will be mailed directly to the runner.
Bib – Chip Timing: We will have live tracking throughout the event and we will send out the live link before the race. Bibs must be worn on the front of your body and visible during the entire event. As you add layers throughout the night, your bib must still be visible. The event will be chip timed this year and runners will be responsible for ensuring that their bibs are on. If you run a lap and forget your bib, your lap WILL NOT BE COUNTED. Please wear your bibs!!! You will only be counted for full laps that you completed prior to the end of your race. Partial laps will not be counted.
LIVE RESULTS: LIVE results will be available during the event based on weather and connection availability at the following link: http://my.raceresult.com/162078/
Packet Pick Up: Packet pick up will begin on Friday November 20, 2020 between 3-7:00pm at the Start/ Finish line located at 13 Market Street, Beaufort, SC 29936. If you are unable to attend packet pick up during this time, please be to the race course between 6:30-8:00am on race day to ensure an on-time PROMPT start at 9:00am. NO PACKETS WILL BE HANDED OUT AFTER 8:00AM.
Parking: Please only park in the designated area. If you park anywhere else you will be towed. This includes “I’m just unloading my car”. This is VERY simple, park where you are told and no one will have an issue.