Since 2010 the Francis Marion Dirt Dash has taken place within the Francis Marion National Forest. The past 7 events have been a blast…but every now and then it is okay to refresh an event and change course…
Local time: 6:56 AM
The 8th Annual Dirt Dash is changing locations! I am excited to report that I am heading to the Middleton Place Woodlands to start fresh with a NEW course (no more out-and-backs…looped courses for all distances!)…NEW distances…LIVE entertainment…and FOOD!!
Camping and LIVE MUSIC!!
Friday before the race (August 25th), enjoy packet pickup at Middleton Place Woodlands (from 4PM until 6:30PM. Packets can also be picked up morning of the race from 0600:0630 at the START/FINISH LINE) and hangout to listen to the evenings live entertainment (band to be announced at a later date closer to the event). If you would like to camp out for the evening, a section of Baileys Field will be left open to campers. Who wouldn’t want to wake up next to the Start/Finish line!
Saturday after the race…
Hangout for the headlining musical act (band to be announced at a later date closer to the event)! Additionally, there will be food available for purchase at the event. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be available as well.
New for 2017, distances of 5k, 10k, 13.1 mile and 26.2 mile events are available!
We kick off the morning with the 13.1 and 26.2 mile events at 7:30AM and the 5k and 10k get underway at 8:30AM.
Awards and Finisher Medals!!
There are NO age group awards for this event. All finishers will receive a finishers medal regardless of the distance.
Awards will be handed out to the TOP 5 RUNNERS (male and female) for each distance.
Shirts are a UNISEX Technical fabric shirt and you MUST be registered by August 1, 2017 to get a shirt!!
This event will happen rain or shine and NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED. No registration will be transferred to another person and we will not transfer a registration to the following year.