The Back 9

Event Date

Sat, Sep 10, 2022


Greenville, SC

About This Activity

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! 

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The Back 9 

3-6-12-30 Hour Race  

The Old Millstone Golf Course - September 10th 2022

The race series is proud to establish a scenic 2.66 Mile Loop (ALL ON CART PATH) around the Old Millstone Golf course on the west side of Greenville. The Ethos Project has recently purchased this 200 acre plot of land and placed it under a permanent protection conservation easement. A conservation easement is set of restrictions placed on a designated piece of land that prevents development or other substantial change in perpetuity. It is voluntary and unchangeable, and is designed to preserve and protect the property’s natural state. The course will offer a fast attempt at a distance PR. There will be water on site but no power so please bring solar or a quiet running generator if you need it. 
  • 30 Hour (The Driver) @ 8:00am
  • 12 Hour (The Wood) @ 9:00am
  • 6 Hour (The Sand wedge) @ 10:00am
  • 3 Hour (The Putter) @ 11:00am


Packet Pickup

  • Located adjacent to Start/Finish Line and parking area (See available Map)
  • 60 minutes prior to race start
  • No Packet Pickup prior to race date
  • Must be present to receive apparel orders (no shipping)
  • You will receive a bib that will be worn on the front of body
  • You will receive a timing chip that MUST be returned at the end of your event ($10 replacement fee)


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Discounts and Membership

  • All S.C.U.M (South Carolina Ultra Marathon) receive 20% OFF

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Back 9 Course Description

  • Elevation Per 2.66 Mile Loop - 115 Feet
The course is held on a non profit land preserve. The course consist of a 2.66 mile loop on the back 9 of an old golf course on the west side of Greenville. The start and finish line is located near the driving range. Parking is adjacent to the driving range and runners will be able to set up a personal aid station right along the course. The loop in general, is flat and 4 feet wide with plenty of room to pass other runners. There is one main hill that will act as a walking section for most of our participants that lead you right back to the aid/station and parking lot. Along the course you will see plenty of wildlife, plant life, shade, rivers, and ponds! Runners are required to use a headlamp during night hours. 


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


Camping & Personal Aid Station

Camping is an option this year for participants. There is a $5 fee per vehicle that is included in your registration. You will be able to set up a 10 x 10 personal aid station along the course near the start finish line and the parking lot throughout the event. You will be able to set up your area prior to the race start or on Friday from 4pm to 7pm. There will be water on site but no power so if you have a portable generator or solar lights that would be advised for overnight running. All runners must have a headlamp or flashlight during the night hours. 


Aid Station

We will have a basic aid station at the start/finish line of the race that includes water, tailwind, soda, cookies, crackers, and other sugary fixes! We gladly accept aid station donations of food items that you like to see at races. Our staff is very busy with course marking, timing, packet pickup, and communication with runners, that it does make it hard to prepare some amazing tasty treats in-between laps so feel free to contribute a little slice of heaven if you can! Thank you



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.
Switch Event: Email me 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:

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