Southern Tour Ultra

January 20 to 22nd, 2022 Wilmington, NC 28411 US Directions
Individual Event

50 Mile Individual

$85 01/22 6:30AM EST - 6:00PM EST Registration ends January 21, 2022 at 11:59pm EST
Individual Event


$75 01/22 7:00AM EST - 6:00PM EST Registration ends January 21, 2022 at 11:59pm EST
Begins Thursday at 1:00pm

Last Man Standing

$85 01/20 - 01/22 1:00PM EST - 6:00PM EST Registration ends January 21, 2022 at 11:59pm EST

50 Mile Age Graded Relay

01/22 7:30AM EST - 6:00PM EST

50 mile High School Relay Team

01/22 7:30AM EST - 6:00PM EST


01/22 7:30AM EST - 6:00PM EST
11471 U.S. 17
Wilmington, NC US 28411


President George Washington forged this area in 1791, and Wilmington Foundation and Without Limits invite you to do the same! The two organizations have partnered to bring the first Ultra race to Wilmington next January. Whether you are a participant, a sponsor, or a spectator, you will be an important part of the Southern Tour Ultra!

Known as the Woodstock of the Southeast, The Southern Tour Ultra will include a 50 Mile open race, a 50-kilometer race and a 50-mile team age graded relay. Be a part of history while promoting healthy living and having fun. With awesome classic rock, camping, tailgating and an all-day bon fire, this will be much more than an Ultra race.

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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 7:00am – arriving at the site early as close to 6am is recommended
  • Mandatory meeting at 6:50am
  • 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
  • 7:30am 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.
  • Remember, runners from teams running later will NOT be able to park inside the gates if arriving after 12:00pm.  You can park at Scott's Hill Baptist Church and get shuttled  OR you can get dropped off or park up front in LOT C and walk in.
  • 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.

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.

Women + 10% added to the below
15 and under 5%
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

Are you looking for a different challenge?  Try the LAST MAN STANDING category.  The 2022 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.

The Last Man Standing event will begin Thursday January 20th at 1:00pm

Schedule of Events


10:00am - Gates open for Last Man Standing
1:00pm - Last Man Standing Begins - Last Man Standing Runners will pickup on site


1:00pm to 6:00pm – Packet Pickup at Fleet Feet Sports Wilmington
1:00pm to 6:00pm – Camping Check In at Packet Pickup location (must have a camping pass to enter the grounds)
6:00pm - All RVs and Campers must be inside the premises
6:00pm Cookout begins 
7pm Friday to 5:00am Saturday Gates will be locked


5:30am - Gates open - Cars can only drive in, there will be no exiting until after 12:00pm
6:15am - 50 mile meeting (Mandatory)
6:30am - 50 mile race begins
6:45am - 50K meeting (Mandatory)
7:00am - 50K race begins
7:15 am  Relay Meeting (Mandatory)
7:30am - 50 mile relay 1st leg runners start (all 1st runners must check in)
12:00pm - Traffic can now only exit the property due to 1 way street
4:00pm - Course Sweep – 50K and 50 Mile you must be on your last lap by 4:00pm to finish
5:00pm - All Relay Teams must be on your last lap
10:00pm - Campers – all music and noise off


9:00am clear site – please plan to be gone by 9:00am
Thank You!


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. If you park here, remember you can only enter before 12:00pm and Exit after 12:00pm. You can not come and go as you please, please abide by these rules.
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.

All of these areas are marked on the course map. 


General Rules and Expectations


  • All cars can enter the premises via US 17 from 5:30am to 12:00pm  After 12:00pm it will be exit only or park off site and take a shuttle.
  • 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 5:30am to 9am.  1 shuttle will continue through 1pm.
  • 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!


  • 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


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

50 Mile

Finisher Belt Buckle + Top 3 overall male and female


Finisher Medal + Top 3 overall male and female

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.

50K and 50 Mile individual will receive a Without Limits T-Shirt

50 mile relay participants will receive a Without Limits T-Shirt


We are thankful to be able to use this property. This piece of land is one of a kind and we MUST take care of it to continue this race year after year. We have a zero tolerance policy on anyone breaking our site rules, and you will be asked to leave if there are any issues.

Be aware – the course has its challenges. This is a not like a road race. There are obstacles, difficult footing, and challenging areas. This is an ULTRA RACE! Be aware and mindful of where you are stepping and looking at all times. The course terrain and race site is VERY Natural. Expect all conditions and plan to spend a day in the deep woods.


  • > GET TO THE SITE EARLY SATURDAY 5:30AM-6:30AM if you want to park onsite.



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