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2019-03-30 Clemson Experimental Marathon 26.2 (Hikers Welcome)

The Basics:
Event Type:Trail Run
Event Location: Clemson Experimental Forest - Issaqueena Trail Head   Trail Run: 2019-03-30 Clemson Experimental Marathon 26.2 (Hikers Welcome)  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Mar 30 2019  7:30 am >> Sat, Mar 30 2019 6:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 5:15 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Fri, Feb 15 2019 7:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Mar 29 2019 7:00 pm
Event Duration:No cut-off time
Difficulty Rating:D6: Advanced
Distance:26.2 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Bill Wey
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 5 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


This is a very special and wonderful forest to spend a day soaking in the nature. If you never had a 26.2 experience before, this is a beautiful place to get it.

Clemson Experimental Forest, a 17,500 acre forest surrounding Clemson University, is a natural resource laboratory. The forest is habitat for more than 195 species of birds and more than 90 species of trees. The forest is used for research, education, and recreation.

The entire course of this event is part of the Clemson Experimental Forest trail system. The course is not technical. Some of the course is along Lake Issaqueena and Lake Hartwell. AOC will be a sub-group of this event. If you sign up this AOC event, you also need to sign up using the following link.

Aid stations will be available at miles 6.5, 13.2, 19.5 with water for refill and whatever snacks contributed by participants. We will need to carry our own pack with water/snacks at least for 6.5 miles before refill is available.

This event is free to all participants. Organizer would like participants contribute any snack/fruits to the aid stations. You can also choose to purchase T-shirt with race logo for $15 on the event date. Please sign up by March 1 to allow time to order your T-shirt. Organizer also asked us to sign up by March 1 for them to have better idea of headcounts for planning logistics and parking.

Please plan to arrive between 7:00-7:30 am to check in. Organizer will make announcements at 7:45 am and start at 8:00 am sharp. It’s a relatively small event. There are about 285 people signed up at mid-March. Hikers are welcome too. We can walk, hike, jog, run, or whatever the combinations we enjoy for the moment in this beautiful forest.

Required Items to Bring:


Good trail running/hiking shoes

Your favorite nutrition/ snacks; and some to contribute to aid stations

Water (can be refilled at aid stations)

Tracking timer/ watch of any kind

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.


Clean clothing for change

Trekking poles

First-Aid kit

Rain gear just in case

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Issaqueena Trailhead, E Dam Rd, Central, SC 29630

GPS: 34.738055, -82.841238

Follow I-85 N, Take exit 14 for SC-187 toward Pendleton/ Clemson

Turn left onto SC-187 for 6.0 miles

Turn left onto US-76 E for 5.5 miles

Turn left onto Tiger Blvd for 0.4 miles

Turn right onto SC-133/College Ave for 2.5 miles

Turn left onto R C Edwards School Rd for 0.4 miles

Turn right onto Old 6 Mile Rd for 1.0 mile

Turn sharp left onto Issaqueena Dam Rd to arrive

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):216Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 5:15 am
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $86.40 using a reimbursement rate guideline of $0.400 per mile. The total amount should be divided by the number of people in the vehicle, including the driver. This is a guideline, not a rule, for drivers but the cost should not be higher unless there are extenuating circumstances.


1. This event may be cancelled or rescheduled if weather conditions are not satisfactory for an enjoyable outing.

2. Itinerary is subject to change at the discretion of the trip leader.

* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.