Welcome to the coolest adventure of the year – Frozen: H3 presented by Fleet Feet & Billy Simons Real Estate! Same course---new management under Palmetto Ultras.
It’s like the Hell Hole Hundred, but without the scorching heat and humidity. Picture yourself conquering the same challenging course, but with a frosty twist. Don’t be fooled; this isn’t your average run.
This course has three unique sections. The first leg is pretty open and there's room to pass other runners. It's also not very technical. Sure there are some roots and rocks but nothing too gnarly. Then, once you hit the first aid station, you're off onto dirt roads for a chance to pick up the pace. The final stretch gets a tad technical, yet still super runnable.
Depending on your chosen distance, you’ll be looping through 16ish to 18ish miles of fun! As a runner, you’ll love the convenience of being close to the start/finish line, where your gear and food are always close by. No need to lug everything with you. You can drop your gear/essentials near the start/finish line so you can access it between loops or have your own personal aid station at your car or tent.
Feeling the need for some extra motivation? Pacers can join you once you’re halfway through your loops, but remember, they must sign a waiver to join in on the fun.
All runners must check in at the aid stations. If no one’s around, take the reins and check yourself in.
One of our sponsors, BeesKnees, will be on site in the afternoon (exact times TBD) for any taping/stretching/massaging needs you may have
We will also have another awesome sponsor, Elevate Spinal Care, out on race day offering free nerve testing!
Everyone who registers will get a leather patch beanie with the NEW Frozen: H3 logo. You also have the option to add on a hooded long sleeve shirt when you check out ( I felt them---they are soft!). And if you finish your race---you'll get an awesome insulated cup!
Time Frame, Awards and Stuff
212 miles in 78 hours (must meet a cut off of 6 loops, 108 miles in 34 hours to continue running)
140 miler in 43 hours
100 miles in 30 hours
100k in 22 hours
50 Miles in 14 hours
/>50k in 10 hours (both day and night events)
16 miles in 5 hours (both day and night events)
If you complete your event within the time frame given, you are considered and “official” finisher and will receive an insulated cup with our NEW Frozen: H3 logo!
If you are running the 100 Mile event, you will be awarded a finishers award along with a buckle if you complete the event in the given time frame.
Do not get caught littering on the trail. If you do…you are automatically DISQUALIFIED from the event. Period.
Do not argue with event staff! If they feel that you are unable to finish the event due to your physical condition, your pace per mile, you will have your bib removed and you will be pulled from the course. IF you choose to continue, you will be banned from ALL Palmetto Ultras, LLC events.
212 miler: Thursday, January 11 @ 8am EST
The following events start Friday, January 12 @ 6pm EST:
The following events start Saturday, January 13 @7am EST:
16.3 miler (daytime version)
50k (daytime version)
The following events start Saturday, January 13th @ 8am EST:
The following events start Saturday, January 13th @ 6pm EST:
Night 16.3 miler
• Start/Finish Line – Fully stocked and supported with bathrooms
• Irishtown Road Trail Crossing – Fully stocked and supported + port-a-john
• Yellow Jacket Road at Thomas Road – Fully stocked and supported + port-a-john
All aid stations will have some hot options available like hot chocolate/broth!
We will also have some food cooking throughout the day! Menu subject to change but we are planning on Pancakes & Sausage for breakfast, Quesadillas for lunch, and Pulled Pork for dinner. Rumor has it there will be homemade perogies at some point! Runners and volunteers eat for free! If you have family/friends/crew coming with you please add on a meal ticket when checking out so we make sure we have enough food for everyone.
If the weather permits (and if it's not one of the those random warmer January days here in Charleston) we will have a fire going in the morning and evening with stuff to make s'mores!
Packet Pickup & Pre Race Fun
*NEW* Packet Pickup will be held at Fleet Feet's newest location in West Ashley on Friday, January 12th from 2-6pm as well as on site at the times listed below.
We will also have a pre race get together right next door at Frothy Beard from 5-8pm with food and drink discounts! We hope to see you out there!
Thursday for all 212 runners from 7:00 AM - 7:30 AM.
Friday from 5-530PM for 140.6 and Night 100k runners
Saturday from 6:00-6:30AM for all 16.3 miler, 50k, 50 miler, 100k, 100 milers.
Saturday from 7:15-7:45AM for all 5k and 10k runners.
Saturday from 5:00-5:30PM for all Night 16.3 miler and 50k runners.
If for any reason the event has to be shut down due to extreme weather, natural disaster or zombies on the course (other than the runners…), 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.
The Trail and Use of the FMNF
Event's current local time: 5:29 PM ET
All events take place within the Hell Hole Swamp located in the heart of the Francis Marion National Forest located outside Charleston, South Carolina.
The trail we run on is called the Jericho Horse Trail, it’s a 16.3 mile loop through the forest consisting of dirt fire roads, single track trail and double track trail. It is a flat trail that is unforgiving. Past participants found it difficult due to the fact that there are zero hills, little elevation change and when they were on the course, they didn't know when to walk.
Under no circumstance will refunds be issued, registrations be transferred to another person or transferred to a later date.
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.) Frozen: H3 is operated under special use permit with the Francis Marion National Forest.