Sandhills Trail & Ultra Festival

9564 Two Notch Rd
Columbia, SC 29223

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Sandhills Trail & Ultra Festival

Sesquicentennial State Park - Columbia Sc

August 15th - 16th 2020


Welcome to the 1st Inaugural Year of the Sandhills Trail & Ultra Festival that will be held at this urban State Park in Columbia South Carolina! Sesquicentennial (Sesqui) State Park is located in the heart of Columbia and includes 1400 acres of single track trails, beautiful lake scenes, camping with several kid family actives and facilities. There are 12 complete miles of trails that encompass the park that showcase the Sandhills region. 




  • Sandhills 30 Hour 
    • Saturday @ 7am
  • Sandhills 50k
    • Saturday @ 8am
  • Sesqui Half Marathon
    • Sunday @ 7am
  • Sesqui 10k
    • Sunday @ 8am





  • Past Results


Discounts and Membership

  • All S.C.U.M (South Carolina Ultra Marathon) receive 15% OFF


Packet Pickup

You can pick up your race bib and any apparel items purchased race morning near our timing tent at the start finish line. Packet Pickup will start 60 minute prior to the start of each distance! Apparel will be for sale on race day. Race Day registration is also available but I will warn you now, you will not like the price. Best bet is to register now!


Race Swag

All race participants will receive an Upstate Ultra Sticker and a unique hand made finisher award. Not everyone likes shirts so we have provided an option to purchase an Upstate Ultra Tri-Blend Shirt, Performance Socks, Trucker Hat, or Trail Buff. Change your mind? Update your swag item for this race by following these steps HERE



Spots are limited and can be reserved through the registration storefront. Many of the sites have power and water. The race will run along Campground and the Retreat Center. You can have up to 6 Individuals per site along with two tents and two cars max. Reservation includes both Friday and Saturday. Non Rustic sites have a picnic table, grill, fire ring, and the park is pet friendly. 


Address / Parking

ALL Participants that are staying overnight who are not reserving a campsite must purchase a parking or field pass. This pass covers your entry into the park and field camping for the Friday and Saturday. Daily Park passes are $2 per person. Children are free. Sesquicentennial State Park is located: 9564 Two Notch Rd, Columbia, SC 29223


Aid Stations

There is one aid stations on course that will be located at the start/finish of the 6 mile loop. The aid station will be fully stocked with tailwind, soda, water, cookies, salt, chips, and crackers. We encourage all runners to bring a dish or aid station food to help contribute to this wonderful event. This is a cupless event so runners are required to carry a hydration bottle if they will need fluids during the race.


Race Awards

Top 3 Male and Female will receive a custom hand made award by our partner of Next Up Opportunity! Each finisher will receive a finisher medal that will be branded with the race logo and come with a custom race patch on the backside! 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
Overall Top 3 M&F
Top 3 Age Group M&F
  • 10-under
  • 11-14
  • 15-20
  • 21-29
  • 30-34
  • 35-39
  • 40-44
  • 45-49
  • 50-54
  • 55-59
  • 60-64
  • 65-69
  • 70-80
  • 80+

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