Sandhills Trail & Ultra Festival
7.5 mi, 25 km, 50 km, 30 hrs
About the event
When: February 17th 2024
Packet Pickup: 1 Hour Prior to your race start time near starting line
Overall Awards will be given out at the conclusion of the race
Age group winners will be recognized in the results tab and our point series.
Park Gate: Opens at 7am on Saturday Our Events Are: Youth 8 & Under Race for Free Walker Friendly Dog Friendly Stroller Friendly (Sandy Sections) Volunteer for a FREE Race Entry or a Future Race Entry by Upstate Race Series - HERE Set-Up - Packet Pickup - Course Monitor - Meal/Aid Station Prep - Cleanup - Parking Race Details Sandhills 30 Hour - Feb. 17th @ 9am Buckles for 100 Mile Finishers13 Laps to 100 Sandhills 50k - Feb. 17th @ 9am 4 lap race Sesqui 25k - Feb. 17th @ 9am 2 Lap race Sesqui 7.5 Mile - Feb. 17th @ 9am 1 Lap Race Sandhills Course Description Course Map HERE - Elevation Gain Per 7.75 mile loop - 215 Feet The course is a 7.77 mile loop that rolls through several sections north of the main trail but comes back to some beautiful and fast single track trails around the lake. The terrain consist of clean single track trails, wider softer trails, and some paved sections around the lake. The looped course runs through the open field where runners can set up personal aid stations if they are not reserving a campsite at the campground. Participants Receive Event Shirt (Optional) Finisher Medal Vanilla Protein Shake by Ka'Chava
Music Entertainment throughout the event Tent Party City Central for Spectators and Participants to Intermingle Custom Race Logo Sticker Upstate Race Series Sticker Camping is offered through the park Complimentary Race Photos Custom Race Bib Upstate Race Series Crew Socks Race Awards, Age Group Point Series, Chip Timing Top 3 Male and Female Overall Top 3 Male & Female Age Group Event Results - HERE Age Group Categories 0-9 10-12 13-16 17-19 20-29 30-34 35-39 40-44 45-49 50-54 55-59 60-64 65-69 70-79 80+ Upstate Trail/Ultra Series - Age Group Point Series Standings - HERE Address / Parking Runners will be asked to purchase a day use pass. If you have a state park pass you do not have to pay that fee. Sesquicentennial State Park is located: 9564 Two Notch Rd, Columbia, SC 29223. Once you enter the park you will drive all the way to the lake parking lot near the ranger station! If you are setting up a 10 x 10 personal tent to be used throughout the day you can follow the driveway next to the ranger station to an open field that we can use for parking which will be located right near our start and finish line. If you are running one of the shorter distances please utilize the main parking lot adjacent to the lake so we can free up space in our field. It’s a 200 meter walk from the parking lot to the 2nd Shelter located in that field behind the ranger station and lake. Aid Station We will have an aid station at the start/finish line. Items may include: pickles, cookies, chips, Little Debbie snacks, assorted candy, chicken/veggie broth, fig newtons, & pretzels. Liquids will include water, Tailwind Nutrition, coke, and ginger ale. If you would like to donate an aid station supply of something that we do not offer or that is homemade feel free! Cup-less Event: Please provide your own hydration vessel for use at our aid stations Personal Tent Set Up
If you are not getting a campsite we are going to set you up adjacent to the dog park at the retreat center which was the old location for our start/finish line. These runners may set up here but you will need to make your way to the starting line prior to the race start which is located adjacent to the lake at the boathouse and shelter/picnic #1. Please be mindful to place your personal belongings off the course as to not impede the runners, the flow of traffic, or other race participants. The start and finish line loop will serve as the official drop bag area designation. When you are finished with your race please "pack in and pack out" making the host facility look better than you found it. Camping Reservations & Admissions - HERE The course will run right through both campsite locations! Sesquicentennial State Park, affectionately known to locals as "Sesqui," is a spacious, green getaway in the heart of the Sandhills region. With Camping and Day Use rentals available, a stay at Sesqui is enjoyable. Once you're immersed in the 1,400 acres of pines, you forget just how close you are to bustling, downtown Columbia, South Carolina. $6 adults - $3.75 SC seniors - $3.50 children age 6-15 - age 5 & younger are free
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