40k/40M Event Details

Course Description:

The course is almost entirely on single track trail. Running this race is a true adventure that requires more concentration than road running. The terrain is rocky and rooty and can be treacherous. Fallen leaves conceal rocks, roots, sticks, and holes. Please note, there are several road crossings. Roads are not closed to traffic. You must look for traffic before crossing roads. 

Course Map 40 Miler: https://www.strava.com/routes/2880602143767929608

Coursev Map 40 Kilometer: https://www.strava.com/routes/2880617770459575472

40 Mile Run Time Check Points:

  • Townsend Trail Turnaround - 18.5 Mile Mark - Must reach by 1:20 PM
  • Crockett Trail Exit - 23.6 Mile Mark - Must reach by 3:20 PM
  • Laurel Bluff Trail Exit - 28.2 Mile Mark - Must reach by 4:35 PM
  • Beginning of Palmetto Trail - 33 Mile Mark - Must reach by 6:00 PM 

Drop Bags Info for 40 Miler participants (excluding Relay Teams):

  • •40 Mile Runners will have the option to pack 1 Drop Bag that we will provide at packet pickup. You may drop off your Drop Bag at early packet pickup on Friday or on race day. Mark your NAME and BIB # clearly on your bag. You can pack any special food you will need, a change of clothes/shoes and/or a headlamp. The drop bag will then be taken to Aid Station #3 at 7:45am…which you will pass twice – once at mile 12.5 and again at mile 23.4.
  • Please note, we will bring these bags back to the finish line periodically during the race, but you may have to wait a little while. If you must leave the race before drop bags are returned to the finish line please let us know and we will make your bag available for pick up at a later date.
  • Relay Teams will not be provided with Drop Bags. 

Aid Stations

Course Time Limits

  • 8 Hour time limit (18:00 minute per mile pace) 40K Run
  • 12 hour time limit (18:00 minute per mile pace) 40 Mile Run


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