Palmetto Passage Ultra Series

843 Old Buncombe Rd
Union, SC 29379

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Palmetto Passage Ultra Series

Enoree District of the Francis Marion & Sumter National Forest

March 19th 2022

100 Miles - 100k - 50k

The Palmetto Passage Ultra Series will be held within the Francis Marion & Sumter National Forest inside the Enoree Ranger District. This area is maintained and managed by the US Forest Service. About the forest: Officially designated in 1936, the Francis Marion and Sumter National Forests encompass more than 629,000 acres throughout South Carolina. These lands are managed by the USDA Forest Service for multiple uses including watershed protection and improvement, timber and wood production, habitat for wildlife and fish species (including threatened and endangered ones), wilderness area management and recreation. The forests provide the American people with a diverse set of outdoor opportunities in four ranger districts in South Carolina (the Andrew Pickens, the Enoree, the Long Cane and the Francis Marion). Whether you enjoy hiking or riding trails, paddling, fishing, hunting, camping, birding or simply relaxing at one of our picnic areas, the Francis Marion and Sumter National Forests have something special waiting for you!
Welcome to the Upstate Ultra Trail Series brought to you by the South Carolina Ultra Marathon Club. We are proud to bring in a series of events that range in distance, terrain, and season! But each race will always posses the same energy and positive atmosphere from our staff, volunteers, and S.C.U.M. Runners. Our club and its races are open to all runners, walkers, and hikers and each member will receive 20% OFF any Upstate Ultra event along with discounted club gear and local sponsors! Join the club for 20% OFF all races - HERE Check out all of our other events - HERE



  • Palmetto Passage 100mi
    • Registration will be open for the 100 mile race that will take place in 2023
  • Palmetto Passage 100k
    • Saturday March 19th 2022 @ 8am
  • Palmetto Passage 50k
    • Sunday March 20th 2022 @ 8am




Race Swag

All Participants Will Receive:
  • Event Specific Shirt
  • Post Race Meal
  • Finisher Medal
  • Custom Race Logo Sticker
  • Upstate Ultra Sticker
  • Upstate Ultra Wristband
  • Pancake Breakfast or Quesadilla Lunch
  • Camping is offered (Limited Basis)


Race Awards

  • Top 3 Male and Female will receive a custom hand made award!
  • Each finisher will receive a finisher medal that will be branded with the race logo and custom lanyard.
  • We will also publish our age group results that will coincide with our Race Series.
  • To learn more about our race series and awards please visit our results page here: HERE


Sadlers Creek Course Description

This race will be run on the Palmetto Passage and the course covers 32+ miles with 2200 feet of elevation gain point to point. The 100 mile race and 50k race will start at the very end at near the intersection of Bonds Rd and Pages Branches Road. The 100k Race will be an out and back from our staging/finish line at Sedalia Campground. 
  • Course MapLink HERE
    • 50k - 2200 Feet of Elevation Gain
      • Starting Line: 1379 Bonds Rd, Kinards, SC 29355
    • 100k - 4400 Feet of Elevation Gain
      • Starting Line: Sedalia Campground, Union, SC 29379


Camping will be available at a limited bases at the Sedalia Campground. You can reserve a spot when you register for the race or by going to the store link. 


Personal Tent Set Up - Drop Bags

Athletes who are not camping are permitted to have a drop bag or personal tent near the aid station. Please be mindful to place your personal belongings off the course as to not impede the runners, the flow of traffic, or other race participants. The start and finish line loop will serve as the official drop bag area designation. When you are finished with your race please "pack in and pack out" making the host facility look better than you found it. 


Address / Parking

100K Start and Finish Line - Sedalia Campground, Union, SC 29379. There is no street address for this location but if you Google Search "Sedalia Campground in Union SC it will direct you to our staging area. The 100 Mile and 50k Starting Line: Starting Line: 1379 Bonds Rd, Kinards, SC 29355. 


Aid Stations

Aid Stations: 6 Aid Stations will be spread out along the 32 mile Out - Back - and Out course roughly 5 to 6 miles award. Basic aid stations supplies will be available at the start and finish line only. Water, tailwind, soda, crackers, cookies, broth, chips, and pickles. We gladly accept aid station donations of food items that you like to see at races. Our staff is very busy with course marking, timing, packet pickup, and communication with runners, that it does make it hard to prepare some amazing tasty treats in-between laps so feel free to contribute a little slice of heaven if you can! Thank you



In an effort to be good stewards to mother nature we will not have any of the following items at ANY of our events. This is in an effort to reduce the carbon footprint being placed by endurance events throughout the world. Please have a cup or hydration bottle if you will need to consume water/nutrition during the event. Please bring your own fork/spoon for any post race meals. Please bring your own bags for items collected at the race.
Defer Registration: We do not offer race deferrals
Refunds: We do not offer race refunds
Race Director Info: Matthew Hammersmith:

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