The Palmetto200 Relay
Columbia to Charleston
March 23-24, 2018
Registration to Open in June! Limited to the first 155 teams
What? The Palmetto200 is a unique, overnight relay adventure in which you and 11 friends cover 200(ish) scenic miles from the Columbia area to Patriots Point (just outside of historic Charleston). The Palmetto200 will treat runners to many sites including Santee State Park, Lonestar BBQ, farm communities, lakes, Fort Moultrie, the Ravenel Bridge, historic Charleston and the coastal waters.
When? The Palmetto200 relay will take place March 23-24, 2018, with the starting times staggered based upon each team's estimated finish time. Beginning in Columbia, SC the first flight of teams will start the 200-mile course as early as 4:30 am on Friday, March 23. Over the next several hours additional sets of teams will depart on their overnight journey through the Palmetto state to Charleston. Teams will begin arriving at Patriots Point around noon on Saturday, March 24th and continue streaming in throughout the afternoon.
How? Teams are made up of 4 to 12 people who split 36 legs. For instance, each person of a 12 person team will run three legs over distances varying from 3 – 10+ miles. Each team will provide support vans to drop off and pick up runners at designated exchange points along the 200-mile route.
Who? EVERYONE! Now some may disagree with that statement, but you don't have to be a ultra runner to enjoy the race. From casual joggers to serious racers, this event is great fun for everyone. In fact, you will likely be asking your van-mates to come back again next year even before you finish the relay.