This race is extremely rewarding but not to be taken lightly. You will need support and crew. The profile looks great on paper but the terrain needs to be taken into consideration. It's extremely hard to get a fast time on this course so just take your time and plan accordingly.
It was hot, then it rained, then it got real cold. I DNF'ED at 77 miles of my 210 mile event and I wouldn't have wanted to be anywhere else. I love Chad's races he puts a lot into making them as hard as possible and still give everyone the chance to finish there distance.
My first 50k. The location is perfect. Beautiful trail. Chad organizes the race really well and gives good clear instructions on what to expect. The trail was well maintained and well marked. Chad and other participants are there to support when needed but also let you do it on your own.
I did the 50K -- all distances were out-and-back ranging from 14 to 205 miles. Events shorter than marathon waited for daylight, while all longer than that started with an hour of darkness by headlamp (and the extreme distances had that all night long for at least one night).
Race was very well organized, communication leading up to the race about what to expect was excellent! Course time limits were fair considering the terrain and the fact the race is unsupported.
It would have been nice to see a non meat option for post race food.
The sections of trail this race covers through Francis Marion forest are deceptively technical. Be mentally prepared to stay focused throughout. Unsupported is absolutely true - bring what you want/need.