Welcome to the Wambaw Swamp Stomp 50-50! Join us!<
Operating on the same course from 2016, the event has participants running up the Swamp Fox Passage. 50k runners complete a 15.5 mile out and back and 50 mile runners do one 15 mile out and back and then a shorter 10 mile out and back to get 50 miles.
Aid Stations are placed roughly every 5 miles apart. There are three Aid Stations on the course with one BIG aid Station at the Start/Finish Line
If you finish the event in the time required, you will receive the Swamp Stomp Finisher coin.
All participants will receive a pint glass with the Swamp Creature and sponsor logos on it
At each Aid Station, all solo runners, relay runners are required to check in!
Relay Teams: You are responsible for getting your relay team members to and from exchange points (the aid stations
Time Cut Off: 50 mile runners have a 14 hour cut off and 50k runners have a 10 hour cut off to be considered “OFFICIAL” Finishers.
May 5, 2017 at The Foot Store 1909 Highway 17 North, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 from 12 noon till 2PM and morning of the event at the START/FINISH AREA (Witherbee Ranger Station, 2421 Witherbee Road, Cordesville, SC 29434) from 0630-0700.
Google Maps link to Witherbee Ranger Station:
Rules and Regulations
Primal Quest/Eagle Endurance, LLC Rules and Regulations:
• The Wambaw Swamp Stomp Trail events are CUP FREE. Please bring a water bottle and a smaller cup to use at the Aid Stations along the route.
• Starting Time for the event is 0730.
• Official Finish Time for the Wambaw Swamp Stomp is he Badlands is 1930 for the 50k and 2130 for the 50 mile event.
• Arguing with the Race Director OR a volunteer is not tolerated at all. Your TEAM will be DISQUALIFIED from the event if you argue with the RD or a volunteer. You must obey race personnel and officials at all times
• Must register by April 1, 2016 to be guaranteed an event shirt for the Wambaw Swamp Stomp
• Participant bib numbers: Please wear the number on the front of your shirt.
• Teams of 2 must travel forward together; under their own collective power (tethering ok)
• Teams shall stay within 50ft of one another at all times.
• Team finish time shall count as the second person crosses the finish line.
• No wheeled or mechanized support
• Participants must stay on marked course
• Must only receive aid (aside from teammate) at designated aid stations
• Absolutely no littering
• Must conduct themselves in a civil and sportsperson-like manner
• Must only use the speed of travel to prevent being passed by other competitors
•Not adhering to the rules of the event(s) will end with a disqualification of the TEAM
• If you are still running within an hour of sunset, you must have a headlamp on you. 15 minutes prior to sunset, the headlamp must be worn and illuminated until the completion of the event(s)
• Awards and Series Winners – Awards for the Primal Quest Team Ultra Category will be for team finishes within the category – Recognizing Top Team placement in each category (co-ed, male, female). If over 50 teams are enrolled we will recognize Top 3 Teams in each category (co-ed, male and female teams).
Timing: Timing is kept using either an iPad or Android tablet, with related software. These events are not chip timed.
Cancellation and Refund Policy:
Under no circumstance will refunds be issued, registrations be transferred to another person or transferred to a later date. If for any reason the event has to be shut down due to extreme weather and or disaster, you will be pulled from the course or held at an aid station until you can be removed from the course. Please, no arguing if this should happen. It is for your own safety.
Information concerning Civil Rights and affiliation with the Francis Marion National Forest:
"In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) The Primal Quest Team Ultras and The Badlands Trail Run is operating under a special use permit.
Legend of the Wambaw Swamp Creature
The first reported sighting of the creature was made by Chad Haffa, a 43 year old local, who said he encountered the creature while running on sections of the Swamp Fox Trail in the Francis Marion National Forest the evening of June 29, 2011. According to his account, Haffa stopped on the trail bordering Wambaw Swamp in order to remove a pebble from his shoe. When he was finished putting his shoe back on he reported hearing a thumping noise from behind him and having turned around to see the creature running down the trail towards him.
Local time: 6:35 PM
“I looked back and saw something running down the trail towards me. It was about 25 yards away and I saw red eyes glowing. I ran as fast as I could down the trail until I got to Hwy 41. I slowed a truck down and jumped in the back of it. The creature was still running down the road chasing me! I could see all of him, from the top of his head to his toes – the five big fingers, long black nails and green rough skin. It was strong and angry.”
In the month that followed what has become known as the Haffa sighting there were several further reports of a large lizard like creature, and of unusual scratches and bite marks found on cars parked close to Witherbee Ranger Station and the Wambaw Swamp. Most of these are said to have occurred within a six-mile (10 km) radius of the swamps of Cordesville, SC.
At the time, local law enforcement officials reacted to reports of the Wambaw Swamp Lizard Man with a mixture of concern and skepticism, stating that a sufficient number of sightings had been made by apparently reliable people for them to believe that something tangible was being seen, but also that it was more likely to be a bear than a Lizard Man.
Two weeks after the Haffa sighting the sheriff's department made several plaster casts of what appeared to be a five-toed footprints - measuring some 18 inches (360 mm) in length - but decided against sending them on to the FBI for further analysis after biologists advised them that they were unclassifiable. According to South Carolina Marine Resources Department spokesperson Jasper Jenkins, the tracks neither matched, nor could be mistaken for, the footprints of any recorded animal. Evans also dismissed the possibility that they could have been made by some form of mutated creature.