Daufuskie Island Marathon and Ultra

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.  Yemassee 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

Packet pick up:

12:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Friday, January 18, 2019 at 10 Haig Point Ct, Hilton Head, SC 29928

5:15 am – 7:00 am, Saturday, January 19, 2019, 10 Haig Point ct, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

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 $125, 39.3 miles $170.
  • 13.1 miles with ferry fee included $135, 26.2 miles with ferry fee included $160, 39.3 miles with ferry fee included $205.

Race start: 8:15 am

Race end: 4:45 pm

Last day to change race distance registered for: Wednesday, January 15, 2019

Course: 13.1 miles. 

Mapmyrun course link: Daufuskie Ultra

Ferry fees: Ferry fee is $35 per person (whether you are running or not).  If you registered with “ferry fee included” then you do not have to purchase a ferry fee.  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!

Ferry schedule:

  • 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. 

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

Purchase a mile marker!  For $100 you get a custom mile marker on the course.  After the race, the marker is yours!

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Sponsored and timed by Grounded Running


There are more golf carts and bicycles on Daufuskie island than there are cars!  It’ll be safe running!

Proceeds from this race will go to the Daufuskie Island Historical Society.