We’re Back: Kicking off our 11th Year and our second year on our new course on Lady's Island. Delirium Ultra started in 2011 and has now been hosted in four different location including Bluffton, Ridgeland, Habersham and now our permanent home in Beaufort, SC. We are honored and privileged to be hosted by the Mitchell Family on their beautiful farm. Please be sure to respect the course, clean up after yourselves and be sure to thank any of the family while on site during the race. This closed course is made up of a 1.62-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 race changes may be made after September 28, 2023.
Where: The 2023 Delirium Ultra 24-Hour Endurance Race will be held on Lady’s Island, SC. The race start is hidden from the road, please use 206 Springfield Rd for your GPS location and follow the Delirium signs to get you to the designated parking area. 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.
When: All races will begin promptly at 8:00am on Saturday October 28, 2023, no exceptions. The 6-Hour race concludes at 2:00pm. 12-hour event will conclude at 8:00pm and the 24-Hour race ends at 8:00am on Sunday morning. All racers must check-in PRIOR to 7:00am on Saturday morning. Pre-race announcements will begin at 7:45am to ensure an on-time start, please be at the starting line and ready to go.
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)
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 aid items items to further limit the risk to volunteers.
Water Bottles: We ask that you bring your own water bottle to reduce the amount of waste that Ultra events tend to produce. We will be more than happy to fill your bottle each lap and ask that you remove the caps to your bottles and place them on the tables in the aid station. Volunteers will fill those for you and hand them back for you to replace your lids.
Overview: We ask that you are patient with our aid station volunteers during slower periods and if necessary please pick up your items on your next lap if there are several people waiting.
Night Running: All runners in the 12- and 24-hours races 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!
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 October 27, 2023. 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 to you tent until you finish your next lap. ALWAYS KEEP MOVING FORWARD ON THE COURSE.
Awards: The 2023 Delirium Ultra 24-Hour Endurance Race (6, 12, & 24 hour) swag includes our most awesome swag yet!
This is a TIMED race. Runners that complete the ENTIRE timed event will receive the 2023 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 male and female runner in each race will also earn an epic race trophy… like true old school style trophy that would make Johnny Lawrence jealous.
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 transponder are on. If you run a lap and forget your transponder, your lap WILL NOT BE COUNTED. Please wear your transponder!!!
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 will be presented on site but due to the remote nature of this beautiful course they will not be published during the race. Run your race and enjoy your day... update your friends and family when you're done. You know, kinda like we use to do in the "good 'ole days".
Packet Pick Up: Packet pick up will begin on Friday October 27, 2023 between 3-7:00pm at the Start/ Finish line, please use 206 Springfield Rd for your GPS location and follow the Delirium signs to get you to the designated parking area. If you are unable to attend packet pick up during this time, please be to the racecourse between 6:00-7:00am on race day to ensure an on-time PROMPT start at 8:00am. NO PACKETS WILL BE HANDED OUT AFTER 7:00AM.
Parking: Please only park in the designated area, this includes “I’m just unloading my car”. This is VERY simple, park next to the car in front of you.