South Carolina Ultra Trail Runs

Chattooga River Ultra Trail Run 2008 Photos come to you thanks to Jamie

Chattooga Ultra Trail Run Photos Chattooga 50K Photos

Things I loved about the race: The trail was a perfect mix of scenic, technical and runnable. The aid station food was stunning, with better choices, and more choices of food than most 100-milers (also very clean!) The home-made finisher's awards. I have tons of anonymous buckles, statues, and plaques. I really prefer something I can use or something that reminds me of the people and event, and makes me smile. Since I prefer useable stuff, I love the lanyard! I finally have something to wear my badge on at work that is me. The volunteers were super, helpful but not pushy and very friendly. Plus, enough of them. The Subways at the end were perfect! Plus, I am a vegetarian and there was something for me. Plenty of ice, in the middle of nowhere, on a hot day. That's great planning. It's now listed on my race spreadsheet as my favorite 50K
            Susan Donnelly (Chattooga River 50K runner)

I just wanted to thank you for putting on such a wonderful event this past weekend. The Chattooga River 50K was a fun trail race with a good variety of scenery and trail conditions. It was a real challenge on the return leg to negotiate the narrow river trail with all of the roots and rocks. My legs and feet are still protesting the effort from Sunday. Your volunteers and aid stations were fantastic. Their enthusiasm and support was the difference out there on the trail. They even had bug wipes to help ward off the deer flies! The watermelon and subway sandwiches at the finish were a welcome site, as well. Thanks again for all of your efforts wi th the SC Ultra Series. I have really enjoyed the first three and am looking forward to the Swamp Fox run in October.
Kind regards,
            Brian Kistner (Chattooga River 50K Winner)

Thanks for a great race Terri! Wanda and I both had a great time--I'm attaching the photos she took in case you can use them. I hope to be down for the October race, and if so Wanda will volunteer again. I saw how late the last runner was--what time did you get to leave? Never expected it to take so long, but a wonderful introduction to ultras for me! Again, thanks so much!
            Phil Garland (Chattooga River 50K runner)

Hi Terri:
Kudo's to you and all the volunteers for putting on a great race, I had a fantastic time. This was my first ultra and wow, I picked a big one, warm temps, a very challenging trail, getting lost for several hours, but still a fun time. I can say that I am truely hooked on trail running, I like the small venues, the close knit group, how runners look after one another. Great Job and I hope to see you on the trail again.
            Michael Ward (Chattooga River 50K runner)

Thanks again for all you did to put this show on. Having volunteered for several events I have at least a clue as to the hours and hours of hard work and preparation it takes. Your volunteers were GREAT! Leaving each aid station this rookie had a fresh feeling of confidence that lasted for ………well a couple of miles anyway. Aside from my concern (respect) for the heat taking a little of the fun out of it, it was a blast. Thanks again,
            Chris Bennett (Chattooga River 50K runner)

Terry, Thanks for the update email and I wanted to tell you that you did a wonderful job organizing the event. In response to your question below, I am a first-time ultra marathon runner now that I completed this race. It won't, however, be my last! Again, great job and I'll be at this race again next year.
            Basil Bonner (Chattooga River 50K runner)