450 Croft State Park Road, Spartanburg, SC, 29302, South Carolina, US

Start Date

12/11/2021

Activities: Ultra 🏃🏿‍♂️, Ultra 50K, Trail race 25K, Running race 8 Miles

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

 

Prisoner of War Ultra

Camp Croft State Park - Spartanburg Sc

December 11th & 12th

 
“The prisoner, having reached the depth of his depression, gradually reawakens to the life around him. He licks himself and his wounded pride, opens his eyes, and finds that far away on the horizon there is still a ray of sunlight left.”

 

Upstate Ultra is presenting its 3rd Annual Prisoner of War Ultra to be held at Camp Croft State Park in Spartanburg South Carolina. This race will bring the history of Camp Croft as an Infantry Training camp established in the 1940's in preparation of World War II. Over 200,000 soldiers were trained at Camp Croft during that time. The majority of the soldiers trained at Croft were rifleman and as you do loops around the 8 mile course you can still hear shots being fired at the James O. Thomason Firing Range over the hill.
Many of us have family members who are in active duty or veterans of war. Many of them suffer from aspects of the war that are hard to explain. They keep them locked inside and create their own prison wall inside. As a participant of this 24 Hour Run please keep in mind the struggle that many veterans faced during and after their service.
This 7,000-acre park near downtown Spartanburg was once a United States Army training camp, giving it the name Camp Croft. The training base was established here in 1941 under the direction of then-United States Senator James F. Byrne and was named in honor of Major General Edward Croft of Greenville, a former United States Army Chief of Infantry who died in 1938. From 1941 through 1946, around 60,000 troops went through training at Camp Croft each year. The camp closed in 1947, and the land was transferred to the South Carolina Commission of Forestry for use as a state park. Camp Croft State Park opened in 1949.
Part of the proceeds will go directly to Camp Croft State Park for park and trail maintenance and the other part will go to Fellow Countryman! They are a Combat Veteran owned and operated program. They have personally experienced on numerous occasions, the sacrifices made by America’s finest men and women who’ve fought and paid the ultimate sacrifice to defend America’s way of life. Please take a few minutes to read about one of America’s Heroes that gave his life in the line of duty, so that others might live.

 

Event Start Times

  • MIA 30 Hour Hour Run - December 11th @ 8am 
    • As Many Loops. Will assess short loop option in final hour
  • P.O.W. 50k - December 11th @ 9am
    • 4 Loops
  • Infantry 25k - December 12th @ 8am
    • 2 Loops
  • Semper Fi 8 Mile - December 12th @ 9am

 

Connect With Us

 

Check out our other Races

 

Runner Resources

 

Race Swag

  • Finisher Medal
  • 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

 

Prisoner of War

The Prisoner of War course will cover a 8.5 mile route that passes by each campground loop before heading out to the state park that wraps around Lake Craig. The course has 700 feet of elevation gain per 8.5 mile loop and is mostly single track trails. Please be courteous to other park patrons as these trails will still be open to the public. The course will have a series of directional arrows that will be placed at all intersections. Please follow all directional arrows to stay on course. In the event that you make a wrong turn please backtrack to your original spot of confusion. Cutting the course (even if unintentionally will lead to a disqualification)Trails to be used will include the following: 
  • Craig Trail (31)
  • Lake Johnson Fairforest Creek Connector (26)
  • Lake Johnson Loop Trail (24)
  • Forest Mill Loop (20)

 

Address

Runners can enter the park at the following address: 450 Croft State Park Road, Spartanburg, SC 29302. Once you enter the park please follow the signs to main park office adjacent to Campground loop 1 & 2. Any additional parking can be found adjacent to the horse stables and will be marked accordingly. 

 

30 Hour Runners

Participants will have 30 hours to run, walk, crawl, or hike as many laps as they can starting at 8am on Saturday through 2pm on Sunday. Each lap will encompass the 8 mile course that includes going around each campground and by each campsite if you plan to make a reservation. 

 

Aid Stations

There is one aid stations on course that will be located at the start/finish. The aid station will be fully stocked with tailwind, soda, water, cookies, salt, chips, and crackers. We will be preparing meals for the 30 Hour runners only. We encourage all runners to bring a dish or aid station food to help contribute to this wonderful event. This is a cup less event so runners are required to carry a hydration bottle if they will need fluids during the race.

 

Eco-Standard

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. 
  • Cup-Less Event

 

Switch Event: Email me WithoutLimitsGreenville@gmail.com and I will drop you down in distance. 
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: WithoutLimitsGreenville@gmail.com

Bracket/Division Details & Fees:

  1. MIA 30 Hour

    The POW ultra is a 24 Hour Timed run at Camp Croft State Park that will start at 0800 hours on Saturday and finish at 0800 Hours on Sunday.
    Activity Starts: 12/11/2021 08:00 - Activity Ends: 12/12/2021 14:00
    Registration opens : 7/1/2021 00:00
    Activity type: Ultra 🏃🏿‍♂️
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): Prisoner of War Beanie
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 7/1/2021 00:00
      Registration closes : 7/3/2021 23:59
      Race fee : $30.00
      Processing fee : $2.74
    • Registration opens : 7/4/2021 00:00
      Registration closes : 12/1/2021 23:59
      Race fee : $60.00
      Processing fee : $4.48
    • Registration opens : 12/2/2021 00:00
      Registration closes : 12/11/2021 01:00
      Race fee : $75.00
      Processing fee : $5.35


  2. POW 50k

    Activity Starts: 12/11/2021 09:00 - Activity Ends: 12/12/2021 08:00
    Registration opens : 7/1/2021 00:00
    Activity type: Ultra 🏃🏿‍♂️
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): Prisoner of War Beanie
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 7/1/2021 00:00
      Registration closes : 7/3/2021 23:59
      Race fee : $25.00
      Processing fee : $2.45
    • Registration opens : 7/4/2021 00:00
      Registration closes : 12/1/2021 23:59
      Race fee : $50.00
      Processing fee : $3.90
    • Registration opens : 12/2/2021 00:00
      Registration closes : 12/11/2021 01:00
      Race fee : $65.00
      Processing fee : $4.77


  3. Infantry 25k

    Activity Starts: 12/12/2021 08:00 - Activity Ends: 12/12/2021 12:00
    Registration opens : 7/1/2021 00:00
    Activity type: Ultra 🏃🏿‍♂️
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): Prisoner of War Beanie
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 7/1/2021 00:00
      Registration closes : 7/3/2021 23:59
      Race fee : $20.00
      Processing fee : $2.16
    • Registration opens : 7/4/2021 00:00
      Registration closes : 12/1/2021 23:59
      Race fee : $40.00
      Processing fee : $3.32
    • Registration opens : 12/2/2021 00:00
      Registration closes : 12/11/2021 01:00
      Race fee : $60.00
      Processing fee : $4.48


  4. Semper Fi 8 Mile

    Activity Starts: 12/12/2021 09:00 - Activity Ends: 12/12/2021 12:00
    Registration opens : 7/1/2021 00:00
    Activity type: Ultra 🏃🏿‍♂️
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): Prisoner of War Beanie
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 7/1/2021 00:00
      Registration closes : 7/3/2021 23:59
      Race fee : $15.00
      Processing fee : $1.87
    • Registration opens : 7/4/2021 00:00
      Registration closes : 12/1/2021 23:59
      Race fee : $30.00
      Processing fee : $2.74
    • Registration opens : 12/2/2021 00:00
      Registration closes : 12/11/2021 01:00
      Race fee : $45.00
      Processing fee : $3.61


We will track this activity for updates (& no spam! 😀)