The South Carolina Ultra Trail Runs are a series of four events held during the year in different locations throughout the state, giving runners an opportunity to challenge themselves, test their endurance and have an enjoyable adventure while exploring some beautiful areas.
Although each participant will be timed, I prefer to call these events runs, rather than races. You are only competing against yourself and your goal is to finish. My goal, as organizer and race director, is to provide you, the runner, with what you need to be able to finish while hopefully having fun. After more then 25 years and well over 200 ultras completed, ultras are still my passion. I want to give back to the sport and encourage others to follow in my footsteps. All of the events will be low-key, but will be the kind of events that I would want to participate in.
In 2009, the SC Ultra Series will be "going green," and I will be implementing some changes to make the events more environmentally friendly.
Each run will cover a well-marked, 100% trail course, have fully-stocked aid stations, helpful volunteers, food at the finsh, no cut-off times and unique finisher's awards. You won't get alot of extra frills, but you won't pay outrageous entry fees either. In fact, there will not be any set entry fees, but I would appreciate donations to cover the expenses of aid stations, food at the finish, supplies and finisher's awards, as I don't receive any monetary support from any person or organization. It is only donations that keep these events going.
If you want to participate, mail the entry form with your information and signed waiver, however, I will accept your information via e-mail. Please enter at least one week prior to the event to be guaranteed a finisher's award.
There will be a special award to runners completing all 4 events.