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Southern Tour Ultra

Sat January 19, 2019 Wilmington, NC US 28411 Directions

50 Mile Individual

$100 6:30AM EST - 6:00PM EST Registration ends January 18, 2019 at 11:59pm EST


$90 7:30AM EST - 6:00PM EST Registration ends January 18, 2019 at 11:59pm EST

50 Mile Age Graded Relay

$55 8:00AM EST - 6:00PM EST
93 spots left. Registration ends January 18, 2019 at 11:59pm 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
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
Each 50mile participant gets 1 camping pass.
Everyone will get a 50 mile finisher award
Aid Station – around 2.5 miles with Water, Gatorade, Gels and Bananas. The 2nd Aid Station will be a self served aid station around 7.5 miles.  The 3rd station will be your 10 mile check point at the event field.

50K Participant Information
  • Starts at 7:30am – arriving at the site early as close to 6am is recommended
  • 6 loops of the 5 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
  • Each 50K participant gets 1 parking pass. However, if you can carpool with other 50K runners, please do so.
  • Everyone will get a 50K finisher award
  • Aid Station – around the half way point with Water, Gatorade, Gels and Bananas. The 2nd Aid Station would be the event camp site
50 Mile Relay Participant Information
  • Starts at 8:00am – all of the 1st runners will line up to start.
  • All relay team members must run a minimum of 1 x 5 mile loop.
  • 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 7:30am.  You can park at Poplar Grove and walk/ride in, you can get dropped off and walk in or arrive before 730am. 
  • 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.
Awards and Swag

50 Mile

Finisher Belt Buckle + Top 3 overall male and female


Finisher Horseshoe 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 Baseball T-Shirt
50 mile relay participants will receive a long sleeve Without Limits brand T-shirt

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.

Schedule of Events


1:00pm to 6:00pm – Packet Pickup (Location TBA)
1:00pm to 6:00pm – Camping Check In
6:00pm - All RVs and Campers must be inside the premises 


6:00am Gates open
7:10am Pre-Race Meeting
7:25 National Anthem
7:30 No more cars will be allowed to park onsite (people can exit anytime throughout the morning)
7:30am 50K Start
8:00am 50 mile relay 1st leg runners start
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 anyone camping – all music and noise off


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

Packet Pickup

Friday, January 18th from 1:00pm to 6:00pm. (If you need to make arrangements to come later, please let us know.)

  • You must pick up your packet Friday at the packet pickup location (TBA)
  • There will be no packet pickup Saturday morning
  • We cannot have 2 way traffic coming into the entrance. Note: these are dirt 2 track roads.
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. 
  • 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 $10 per person fee to camp to cover costs such as fire wood, rest room facilities, toiletries and grounds supervisor.  The $10 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. Anyone who shows up Friday must arrive by dusk to set up.
  • Saturday, the gates will open at 6:00am 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
  • Campers and RVs unless purchased
  • No fires on the ground – you can bring a fire pit
  • No fireworks
  • No Littering
  • You must be family or team supporter to camp – no visitors
  • Quiet time starts at 10:00pm – generators off and music off
  • Please be respectful of space

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 7:30AM if you want to park onsite.


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Additional Fees
Brier Patch Nature Fee: $1.00

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