A Park in the Heart of South Carolina

Midlands Marathon

$50 10/09 8:00AM EDT - 4:00PM EDT
137 spots left. Price increases after September 1, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT
13 Miles of Single Track Trails

Midlands Half Marathon

$40 10/10 8:00AM EDT - 4:00PM EDT
134 spots left. Price increases after September 1, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT
Hell I am here might as well race twice!

Midland Multiple (26.2 & 13.1)

$75 10/09 - 10/10 8:00AM EDT - 4:00PM EDT Price increases after September 1, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

Midlands Marathon & Half Marathon

Poinsett Park

October 9th 2021

In the High Hills of Santee, where the South Carolina Sandhills of the Midlands region meet the coastal plain region, you’ll find Poinsett State Park.  Called the "mountains of the midlands," this mixed ecosystem yields a high degree of biodiversity and some of the most unique natural sightings in the park system, especially along the Palmetto trail which winds through the Manchester State Forest.
The High Hills of Santee are dotted with the hiking and biking trails that wind through the park–some of which connect to the Palmetto Trail that leads hikers through the Manchester State Forest.  Poinsett’s 10-acre lake makes for a serene setting, and can be used for fishing and johnboat rentals. The park also offers campsites, a fishing pond, a coquina bathhouse built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s, pre-revolutionary grist mill ruins and rustic cabins.



  • Midlands Marathon on Saturday Oct. 9th
    • 8:00am
  • Midlands Half Marathon on Sunday Oct. 10th
    • 8:00am w/ 4 hour Cutoff




Discounts and Membership

  • All S.C.U.M (South Carolina Ultra Marathon) receive 20% OFF

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Runner Resources


Race Day Expectations

  • Please have your bib # available for our staff at packet pickup 
    • Bib Numbers can be found in the "Find a Participant Tab" in the race menu
  • Arrive 90 minutes prior to race start
  • Address for Parking/Packet Pickup listed below
  • Please carpool if available
  • Admission Fee is $5 IF held at State Parks
    • Fees are waived with State Park pass
  • Bathrooms - Parking - Start/Finish Line - Packet Pickup - Drop Bag Area -  Aid Stations 
    • All of these areas will be located within eyesight of one another 
  • Drop Bags can be placed at the start/finish line area. 
  • At packet pickup give your bib number to one of our staff or volunteers
    • They will give you a: 
      • Bib Number
        • Should be placed on front of the body and be visible at least when you cross the finish line
      • Safety Pins if needed
      • Giveaway Items
      • Event Apparel (if ordered)
      • Timing Chip & Strap w/ corresponding Bib # that needs to be worn on your ankle 
        • Needs to be returned. Failure to return the chip or lose the chip will include a $25 replacement fee
  • Prior to race start the RD will give some last minute instructions 
  • When you finish the race please return the timing chip and strap before getting your finisher medal 
  • If you DNF or fail to meet the time cutoff please return the chip, inform a volunteer or timer before leaving the facility 


Race Swag

  • Finisher Medal
  • Upstate Ultra Beer Glass
  • Upstate Ultra Sticker
  • Upstate Ultra Apparel (Optional during Registration)


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


Poinsett Park Course Description 


Address for Parking State Park

  • 6660 Poinsett Park Rd, Wedgefield, SC 29168


Aid Stations

We will have 2 aid stations on the course. One will be located at the start and finish line for the full marathon and one will be approximately at the half way point of the 13 mile loop. The aid station will include basic supplies like water, tailwind, soda, chips, crackers, cookies, gummies, etc. 



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. Please make use of old safety pins or our new Bib Boards that will be available for the timing chip only. 
  • Cup-less Event


Camping: Reservations

During registration you will be offered the option to add a camping spot to your registration. There will be tent only camping and sites with water and power hookups that are RV accessible. Camping spots are first come first serve. If you forget to add one during registration you can click on our "store" link to reserve a site. The camp sites will be available between 2pm on Friday through 2pm on Sunday. If you plan on running the Sunday race you need to vacate your campsite by that 2pm deadline for the park to prep the site for the next reservation that day. Thank you
  • RV sites - Reserve during registration (Sites 1-24)

  • Tent Sites - Reserve during registration (Sites 25 - 50) 



  • Defer Registration: We do not offer race deferrals
  • Transfers: We do not offer transfers to other participants. 
  • Refunds: We do not offer race refunds
  • Race Director Info: Matthew Hammersmith:
Poinsett Park
6660 Poinsett Park Rd
Wedgefield, SC US 29168
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at

Race Contact Info
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Additional Fees
Special Use Participant Permit Fee: $2.50

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