McClellanville, SC

This event is a footrace along two sections of the Palmetto Trail; The Awendaw Passage and the Swamp Fox Passage. At its longest, the course for this event is 52.93 miles of mixed use trails and short sections of Fire Road. The event traverses through the heart of the Francis Marion National Forest. 

The format for the event is very different from current ultra events. There is only 1 Aid Station with food…and it is located at Buck Hall Recreation Area, the Start and Finish of the event.

When I was growing up, every time I tried something new or grew frustrated with something, my Father would always tell me… “If it is to be, it’s up to me”. It would drive me crazy. Yet, this saying is actually the foundation of The Swamp Fox Ultra. 

If it is to be...It is up to you!

Most trail events that are currently on the market, offer fully stocked aid stations at predetermined locations along the trail. This event will not offer that. Instead, roughly every 6-7 miles, I will have a check point that will consist of a couple volunteers to check you in and out…water and Doc Scotts Recovery Water RX. That’s it, no food. 

The reason... Complete the event on your own. Plan accordingly and rely on yourself to either pass or fail. 

This won’t be too difficult for the shorter distances. However, it will become a bit more complicated as you run past 50 miles. 
You have the choice to either have a crew that will follow you from check point to check point or pack drop bags to be placed along the route. I will ensure your drop bags get to the locations you want. 

Restrooms will be placed along the route at convenient locations. 

All participants and their families/friends will have a place to camp Thursday night, Friday and Saturday night and have access to restroom facilities and shower facilities at Buck Hall Recreation Area. 

Participants of the 211.72 mile event are required to wear a SPOT Gen 3 GPS Tracker. This will be provided to you prior to the event. This piece of gear is required to be on you at all times. It must be visible and not covered up. I am tracking each participant to ensure you are on course and not lost due to the very real possibility that you will hallucinate at some point during the event. Also, if you run into trouble, you can contact me with preset messages to let me know you are just not right and need some assistance. You crew can also help you out during the event. BUT at no time can they DRIVE you down the dirt roads. Once you get into a vehicle and move, you are disqualified from the event. 

After you return to Buck Hall Recreation Area, a feast will await you. 


Date Finishers Top Result (M) Top Result (F)
11/18/23 8 5:38:38 7:16:56
11/19/22 10 5:25:17 7:14:10
11/13/21 13 5:21:45 8:01:10
11/10/20 23 4:24:34 4:54:24
11/02/19 16 4:50:25 5:28:46
11/03/18 7 5:21:56
11/04/17 12 5:19:23 5:32:13
Date Finishers Top Result (M) Top Result (F)
11/18/23 13 9:41:07 12:41:04
11/19/22 4 8:36:46 19:09:56
11/13/21 4 11:55:22 10:43:05
11/10/20 8 10:14:36 14:06:45
11/02/19 3 13:53:52 13:07:45
11/03/18 5 10:40:07
11/04/17 6 9:29:06 9:29:03
Date Finishers Top Result (M) Top Result (F)
11/18/23 No Ultra Finishers
11/19/22 3 14:54:05 18:21:40
11/13/21 4 16:52:07
11/10/20 1 16:56:51
11/02/19 4 13:52:07 16:25:02
11/03/18 3 17:30:32 13:01:43
11/04/17 1 19:19:36
Date Finishers Top Result (M) Top Result (F)
11/18/23 1 32:17:47
11/19/22 No Ultra Finishers
11/13/21 4 28:42:51
11/10/20 9 21:50:56 32:09:37
11/02/19 6 27:36:11 28:33:24
11/02/17 1 23:42:53
Date Finishers Top Result (M) Top Result (F)
11/12/21 No Ultra Finishers
11/10/20 1 2d 11:46:52
10/31/19 3 3d 01:58:39 3d 02:50:03
Date Finishers Top Result (M) Top Result (F)
11/08/21 1 6d 10:52:00
11/10/20 1 6d 13:34:52
Date Finishers Top Result (M) Top Result (F)
11/10/20 No Ultra Finishers
Date Finishers Top Result (M) Top Result (F)
11/02/19 2 27:47:50
11/03/18 3 25:50:28 28:49:03
11/04/17 No Ultra Finishers
Date Finishers Top Result (M) Top Result (F)
11/03/18 No Ultra Finishers

107.5 Miles

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Date Finishers Top Result (M) Top Result (F)
11/03/18 3 21:26:51

211.72 Miles

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Date Finishers Top Result (M) Top Result (F)
11/02/17 No Ultra Finishers

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