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Southern Tour Ultra

January 17-18, 2025 Wilmington, NC 28411 US Directions

Events

Ultramarathon Individual Event

50 Mile Individual

$80 01/18 6:30AM EST - 9:00PM EST
81 spots left. Price increases after August 29, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT
Ultramarathon Individual Event

50K

$65 01/18 7:30AM EST - 9:00PM EST
107 spots left. Price increases after August 29, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT
Begins Friday at 8:00pm

Last Man Standing

$80 01/17 - 01/19 9:00PM EST - 9:00PM EST
55 spots left. Price increases after August 29, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT
RELAY TEAM RACE

50 Mile Age Graded Relay

$50 01/18 8:30AM EST - 9:00PM EST Price increases after August 29, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT
HIGH SCHOOL RELAY

50 mile Middle School/ High School Relay Team

$25 01/18 8:30AM EST - 9:00PM EST Price increases after August 29, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT
Open to ages 7 - 18.
Purchase your Entire Team in Bulk

PRE-PURCHASE 50 MILE TEAM

$475 01/18 8:30AM EST - 9:00PM EST Price increases after August 29, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

Place

11471 U.S. 17
Wilmington, NC US 28411

Description

Get ready for an epic experience at the Southern Tour Ultra! We've got some awesome challenges lined up, including the Last Man Standing showdown, a 50 Mile race, a 50-kilometer race, and a 50-mile team relay. It's a chance to be a part of history while staying healthy and having a blast. And guess what? There's more than just racing – we've got classic rock music, fantastic beer, camping, tailgating, and a massive bonfire that'll keep the excitement going all day. Join us for a race day like no other!

Race Contact Info

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50 Mile Participant Information

  • Starts at 6:30am – arriving at the site early as close to 5:30am is recommended
  • Mandatory meeting at 6:15am
  • Strict 12 hour cutoff, you must be on your last lap by 4:00pm with a headlamp.
  • 5 loops of the 10 mile course - Subject to change based on course conditions
  • You must wear your bib at all times during the race. Your bib has your chip.
  • You must run through the checkpoint each lap to get an official time
  • Top 3 male and female will be awarded
  • Everyone will get a 50 mile finisher award
  • Aid Station – around 3.5 miles self serve and can put a bag here. The 2nd Aid Station will be a stocked aid station with real people:)  The 3rd station will be your 10 mile check point at the event field.

50K Participant Information

  • Starts at 7:30am – arriving at the site early as close to 6am is recommended
  • Mandatory meeting at 7:15am
  • 3  loops of the 10 mile course
  • You must wear your bib at all times during the race. Your bib has your chip.
  • You must run through the checkpoint each lap to get an official time
  • Top 3 male and female will be awarded
  • Everyone will get a 50K finisher award
  • Aid Station – around 3.5 miles self serve and can put a bag here. The 2nd Aid Station will be a stocked aid station with real people:)  The 3rd station will be your 10 mile check point at the event field.

50 Mile Relay Participant Information

  • 8:00 - All 1st runners will need to check in at the Without Limits Tent
  • 8:30am Start – all of the 1st runners will line up to start.
  • All relay team members must run a minimum of 1 x 5 mile loop.
  • AGE GRADED: All team times will be calculated based on Age and Sex to even the teams out performance wise.  The fastest team may not be the winner.
  • Team captain or 1 individual from the team must be responsible to pick up team packet.  Team bibs, shirts, camping passes, batons, and add on items, will be stuffed together in one bag for 1 person to pick up. Make sure it's a responsible person.
  • All relay teams members will have their own personal bib associated with their name and age. You must wear your bib and also carry your team’s baton with the chip in it.
  • All relay teams must wear the bib they are issued.  Each person on each team gets 1 bib.  You can run in ANY ORDER you choose, but you must wear your bib and have your baton.
  • Your relay baton is your timing chip. You must carry your baton the entire race and hand it off to the next person. You baton must cross the checkpoint and finish line. If you lose your baton, you are disqualified.
  • There is 1 trophy for the winning relay + $800.00.  There is a Gross (Fastest time) award for $200 The winning team will get their name engraved on the trophy which will be passed along each year.
  • Aid Station – there is 1 around the half way point with Water, Gatorade, Gels and Bananas. The 2nd Aid Station would be the event camp site.

Teams that are not competing to win can now run two runners at a time for their relay.  This will help teams be able to finish quicker so they can enjoy the Southern Tour experience.  Running your legs together will take you out of any team awards but you will still be able to compete for individual 5 mile split awards.  If you are a team competing to win the overall grand prize money, you will need to run all of your legs relay style. There will be no teaming up.

RELAY RULES
1. There is no specific order your team has to run, however the first person from each team will need to check in your team before the race start.
2. Each team has a baton, you must complete the race with your baton
3. Each runner's first leg will count toward their overall 5 mile time.  For example if you are running 2 legs of the relay, legs 1 and 6, your first leg will be the one that counts toward the 5 mile overall results (even if 6 is faster)
4. Each runner must run with a chipped bib and their team's baton
5. Handicaps will be added to the team's times throughout the day.  The lower the handicap, the more time off the team will receive at the end.  For example 89 means 89% of the overall time:)
6. Any changes to your team must be submitted prior to the race or your team is subject to DQ.

HANDICAP INFO:
Women + 10% added to the below
9 and under 10%
10 - 9%
11-8%
12-7%
13-6%
14-5%
15-4%
16-39 - 0%
40 - 1%
41 - 2%
42 - 3%
43 - 4%
44 - 5%
45 - 6%
46 - 7%
47 - 8%
48 - 9%
49 - 10%
50-54 - 14%
55-59 - 18%
60-64 - 21%
65-69 - 26%
70+ - 30%

Last Man Standing

The Last Man Standing is BACKYARD ULTRA APPROVED.  If you are not sure what the backyard ultra is, please click here.

You will run the 4.167 mile course every 1:00:00.  If you finish in 40:00 you have 20:00 rest.  

The last runner on the course completing the final lap under 1:00:00 will be the winner.

LMS participants will have a sectioned off area where they can set up their camp.  Each participant will have about a 10 x 10 space. 

Parking for LMS will also be along the road line so when you are finished with your race, you will be able to exit easily.

LMS participants will pickup packets at the race site (not Fleet Feet) your camping pass is included with your entry.

LMS crew must either buy a parking pass, camping pass or park externally.

Parking

Entrance off Scott's Hill Loop Rd - MAP IT

Each team will receive 1 parking pass to park in the venue Saturday
Each individual entry will receive 1 parking pass to park in the venue Saturday
Additional parking passes can be purchased through registration
Once parking passes are sold out, all other participants and spectators must park externally and get shuttled in.

There are two options for parking:
1. NEAR THE EVENT FIELD (Yellow on the maps):  These fields are closest to the events staging. 4 Wheel drive vehicles are highly recommended for this area.  A and B. It will be best to carpool with folks to park here. 
2. UP FRONT BY THE POWER LINES (Purple on the Map): This is upfront and about a 600 meter walk to the event staging area. Any style car can park here and come in and out throughout the day however walking is involved. This is also the area where you can park Friday without a camping pass and run the course or walk your stuff to the field to set up for Saturday.
3. PARK AND CAMP: Our upper field is great for car camping.  You must stay the duration of the event due to the course blocking in this area.

All of these areas are marked on the course map. 

 

General Rules and Expectations

Expectations

  • All cars with a parking pass can enter the premises will use the Scott's Hill Loop Gate
  • NO PARKING ON HIGHWAY 17
  • We will have a bonfire going the entire time in the middle of the camping area.
  • Be sure to dress and plan for all weather conditions. It is the middle of winter and freezing temps are very possible.
  • Parking inside is limited to 400 cars. 
  • 2 shuttles will run from Scott's Hill Church to the entrance from 7am to 3pm
  • We strongly recommend 4 wheel drive vehicles – please plan accordingly
  • We will have water, snacks, Gatorade and some food for sale on a food truck. But plan to bring and eat your own food.
  • Pet’s must be leashed and people friendly.  No roaming pets.
  • Bring trash bags to clean up after yourself. Take out what you bring into the property. Thanks for your cooperation.
  • There will be portable restrooms, handwashing stations and trash bins. PLEASE UTILIZE THESE FACILITIES TO AVOID BREAKING EVENT RULES!

Camping

  • All participants are welcome to camp at the race site. There will be a fee per person fee to camp to cover costs such as fire wood, rest room facilities, toiletries and grounds supervisor.  The fee includes camping both Friday and Saturday night regardless if you are doing 1 or both. Friday night set up is also permitted on the property with a pass. Anyone who shows up Friday must arrive by dusk to set up.
  • Saturday, the gates will open at 5:30am for participant set up. Camping Saturday night is also permitted.
  • All participants must exit the grounds by Sunday morning at 9:00am. All trash and items brought must be collected and taken. Thank you for your cooperation.
  • Note: RVs are welcome but there is a $100 fee to bring in an RV and limited space. First come first serve. You can purchase an RV pass during checkout.
  • First come first served for a camping spot. We will have designated areas to set up camp. You can set up Friday night or Saturday morning
  • You can only bring campers and RVs if you have purchased a pass through registration and have reached out to us prior. Otherwise, campers and RVs are prohibited

Things you can do:

  • Bring generators
  • Drink Beer – cans only (no bottles and no kegs)
  • Grill food
  • Pet’s must be leashed and people friendly.  No roaming pets.

Prohibited at the Southern Tour Ultra Weekend

  • Bottled Beer or Kegs (canned beer only)
  • Campers and RVs unless purchased
  • No fires on the ground – you can bring a fire pit
  • No fireworks
  • No Littering
  • Quiet time starts at 10:00pm – generators off and music off
  • Please be respectful of space

About the Course

CLICK HERE FOR COURSE MAP

Wide fire road with single track in portions
Pond and Log Crossings
Views of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway

With a beauty unparalleled, this unmanaged coastal wilderness includes a labyrinth of trees and winding paths that take you from the historical soil where President Washington stood to the wind-swept coastal plains. You run in a tunnel of vines and dense forest and open into a sand-laden marshland with amazing views. One with nature, you may encounter osprey flying overhead or even deer on the trails—all part of the Ultra-experience. The blue and orange skies of the coastal Carolinas beckon you to keep going! It is an Ultra and despite the conditions, you cannot give up!

Join us in presenting this unique event to our community and to the Ultra race community.

Awards and Swag

Last Man Standing

Trophy + Southern Tour Hat - Top 3
A Shirt if registered 1 month before the race to be guaranteed your size

50 Mile

Finisher Belt Buckle + Top 3 overall male and female
A Shirt if registered 1 month before the race to be guaranteed your size

50K

Finisher Medal + Top 3 overall male and female
A Shirt if registered 1 month before the race to be guaranteed your size

50 Mile Relay

$800 to overall team fastest NET team (handicapped)
$200 for fastest team

2nd and 3rd place teams get recognized
Fastest 5 mile split – Men, Women, Masters M and Masters W.
50 mile relay participants will receive a Shirt if registered 1 month before the race

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