Southern Tour Ultra

Saturday April 10th, 2021 Wilmington, NC 28411 US Directions
2021 PRE-RACE INFORMATION
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Southern Tour Ultra


Saturday April 10th, 2021

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Welcome to the 6th Annual Southern Tour Ultra presented by Wilmington Health Foundation.   Please read thoroughly everything in this email.  

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PACKET PICKUP

WHEN: Friday, April 9th 2021 from 1:00pm to 6:00pm.
LOCATION: Wilmington Health: 8114 Market Street Across from Walmart in Porters Neck
RELAY TEAMS: The 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.
You must pick up your packet before heading to the site
If you cannot pickup your packet Friday, please contact us: southerntourultra@gmail.com

You can only enter the event site Friday to set up your site if you have a camping pass.  Those WITHOUT a camping pass cannot drive into the site to set up early.  Do not go to the Southern Tour site before picking up your packet.  You will not be able to enter.  

We ask this year please no running the course on Friday.  Turkey Hunting season is in full swing and hunters will be on course Friday.




WEEKEND SCHEDULE

THURSDAY
8:30pm - Pre race Zoom Call
Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 523 973 1738
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FRIDAY

1:00pm to 6:00pm – Packet Pickup at Wilmington Health: 8114 Market Street Across from Walmart in Porters Neck
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
5:30pm - Jambalaya  Cookout presented by Waterman's Brewing.  $15.00 per ticket.  If you buy tickets, you will get a separate email with directions.
6:00pm Friday to 5:30am Saturday Gates will be closed for entry.  Exit only.  Campers and those coming for the cookout must be inside the gates.

Saturday
5:00am - Gates open - Cars can only drive in, there will be no exiting until after 12:00pm
6:20am - 50 mile and 50K meeting (Mandatory)
6:25am - National Anthem 
6:30am - 50 mile and 50K individual races begin together
7:15am 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
5:00pm - Course Sweep – you must be on your last lap by 5:00pm to finish (That gives 50K 9.5 hours and 50 mile relay 9 hours)
10:00pm - Campers – all music and noise off

Sunday
9:00am clear site – please plan to be gone by 9:00am
PLEASE CLEAN UP YOUR TRASH
Thank You!


COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS

While COVID-19 Numbers are down and stabilized here in North Carolina, we still need to take precautions based on local and state health officials.

  • While roaming the camping areas you are required to wear a mask when you are within 6ft of someone.
  • Please wash your hands frequently
  • While around others, maintain a good distance so we aren't in large groups close together.  While we are outside and that is the safest place to be, just use your judgement.
  • Enjoy yourself and know that we are still in a pandemic so let's be respectful of current guidance that is still in place.

PRE-RACE ZOOM CALL

Thursday at 8:30pm we will hold a pre-race Zoom call.  On this call should be all team captains and if you are an individual, please join.  This will be recorded and sent out after the call.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5239731738?pwd=NjA4QWppeTRZcVdZRUlubjlyUTNHUT09

Meeting ID: 523 973 1738
Passcode: 0pPQ5K
One tap mobile
+13017158592,,5239731738#,,,,*739573# US (Washington DC)
+13126266799,,5239731738#,,,,*739573# US (Chicago)

Dial by your location
        +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)
        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
        +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
Meeting ID: 523 973 1738
Passcode: 739573

PARKING

The Southern Tour Ultra has a single fire road off of a major highway in and out.  Please reference to the map below for parking and shuttle areas.  ABSOLUTELY NO PARKING ON HIGHWAY 17

There are 2 options for parking:
1. Field A and B which are closest to the events staging. 4 Wheel drive vehicles are recommended in Field 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. Area C. 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. 

3. NO SHUTTLING IN 2021: Due to COVID-19 we will not be running shuttles for this year's race.

INDIVIDUALS AND TEAMS

All individual and team information can be found on the website.  It is highly recommended that you read this to understand the format.  Please note that all races are running the 5 mile course.  There is no 10 mile course for 2021.

2021 COURSE 

  1. All races will run through a portion of tidal water.  Bring extra shoes
  2. There is a log crossing and a few new hurdles
  3. Due to downed trees, there are deviations in the course, so look closely for our orange arrows
  4. The entire course is marked with cones and bright orange arrows.  Any decision point will have arrows
  5. We do expect rain, so prepare for muddy conditions.
  6. We will have two trail cams out on the course this year for viewing cheat points
  7. The weather is looking unsettled and warm.  Prepare by bringing canopy tents and rain clothes.

JAMBAYLAYA COOKOUT AND BAND

Friday from 5:30pm to 8:00pm we will have a Cookout with beer provided.  Your deadline to purchase a $15.00 ticket for this is Thursday April 8th.  You will get a separate email with directions on entering the property Friday.

Saturday INTO THE FOG, will be playing on site at 11:00am.  Get ready for some bluegrass fun!

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.
  • 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. 
  • Parking inside is limited to 300 cars. 
  • We strongly recommend 4 wheel drive vehicles if you are parking in the main field
  • Plan to bring and eat your own food.  We will have food at the aid stations
  • 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 $20 per person fee to camp to cover costs such as fire wood, rest room facilities, toiletries and grounds supervisor.
    • The $20 includes camping both Friday and Saturday night regardless if you are doing 1 or both.
    • 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 served. 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 with a camping pass 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


BEER ON TAP

Thanks to Waterman's Brewing company for brewing the first SOUTHERN TOUR ULTRA IPA!  Come over and sip up the beer of the race!  Also provided thanks to Adam's beverage will be Wicked Weed
                   


A big shout out to Wilmington Health Foundation, the sponsors, the volunteers, Without Limits and of course you the participants for making this race a huge success year after year!  We appreciate it!

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Southern Tour Ultra

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Saturday April 10th, 2021

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