Haig Point proudly presents the Daufuskie Island Ultra Marathon! This race offers a unique perspective of the culturally rich history of Daufuskie island just off the coast of southern South Carolina. This race offers 13.1, 26.2 and 39.3 mile runs through paved and unpaved roads on Daufuskie Island. There are no bridges from mainland to Daufuskie Island. Runners will be ferried over by boat from 10 Haig Point Court and, Buckingham Landing in Hilton Head, SC.
Daufuskie Island is steeped in deep history dating back thousands of years. Yemasee Indians inhabited the island at the time that Spanish Conquistadors explored Daufuskie. The French, English and Gullah people have also played a significant role in adding their rich cultural identity to this beautiful, unique island off the coast of southern South Carolina.
Race date: Saturday, January 19, 2019
Race distances: 13.1 miles, 26.2 miles, 39.3 miles
Race location: Daufuskie Island, start/finish at Haig Point, just a short walk from Haig Point Landing.
Race price: 13.1 miles: $100, 26.2 miles $150, 39.3 miles $199.
Race start: 8:15 am
Race end: 4:45 pm
Awards ceremony: immediately after third place 50k male/female finish
Last day to change race distance registered for: Wednesday, January 15, 2019
Course: 13.1 miles.
Mapmyrun course link: Daufuskie Ultra
Ferry schedule: Ferry fees are separate from the race registration! The ferry fee is $35 per person (whether you are running or not). You may purchase your ferry fee along with your registration or on race day. The ferry fee is only for those that will use the ferry to get to Daufuskie Island. Runners and spectators are to catch the ferry over to Daufuskie Island from 10 Haig Point Court on race day. If you make arrangements to stay on Daufuskie island before the race you will still have to pay a ferry fee but that may be through the rental company you go through.
If you are staying outside of Haig Point for the race please note that you will have to catch a ferry from Buckingham Landing! Buckingham Landing ferry will take you to Melrose Landing. From there you will have to make arrangements to get to the race start on the island. The race start is in Haig Point!
- 6:30 am – only registered runners and race staff
- 6:45 am – registered runners, race staff, spectators, runner’s crew
- 7:20 am – spectators, race staff
Please note that you are limited to what you may bring on the ferry with you! No tents or canopies are allowed on the ferry with you. You may bring a small cooler or backpack/gym bag and small chair with you. The ferry will be packed…so, please be mindful of others that are coming to Daufuskie on the ferry with you.
We will have a designated area where you may stash your coolers or bags for easy retrieval while your running. Or you may choose to check in your bags with us at a tent we’ll have set up specifically for that. Make sure your bag is labeled with your name.
Daily ferry schedule:
Departing Hilton Head Island Embarkation
Departing Haig Point’s Daufuskie Island Landing
Swag: every registered runner gets a long sleeve race shirt with thumb hole and race booklet.
Finisher medals for all runners that finish their race along with ribbons for age group placing. All runners also receive custom certificates with finish times and place. Pictures available for download.
Awards: Top three male and female runners of each race.
Haig Point offers ferry fees, golf cart rentals, box lunches, lodging at this link: Haig Point extras
Haig Point offers the following rentals for the run: Haig Point Lodging
Daufuskie Rental Group is offering discount for runners: Daufuskie Rental Group
Daufuskie Island Rentals is also offering discounts for runners: Daufuskie Island Rental
There are more golf carts and bicycles on Daufuskie island than there are cars! It’ll be safe running!
20% of the proceeds from this run will go to the Daufuskie Island Historical Society.