Foothills Trail 77 Finishers  

Foothills Trail 154 Finishers

1. Mark Lundblad - 14:26 (Overall FKT!)

2. Matt Kirk - 16:52

3. William Cunningham - 16:58

4. Sam Reed - 17:27 ****(sm)

5. Eddie Posey - 17:37

6. Jonathan Allen - 17:54

7. Merle Glick - 18:31

8. Matt Kirk - 18:40

9. Alondra Moody - 19:27 (Female FKT!) ****(t)

10. Tim Hill - 19:27 ****(t)

11. Jon Harrison - 19:47

12. Joe Lea - 19:48

13. Doug Robinson - 19:51

14. Adam Young - 19:57

15. Byron Backer - 20:14

16. Justin Cole - 20:20

17. Anne Lundblad - 20:47

18. Justin Sackett - 21:33

19. Haigh Angell - 21:33

20. William Wells - 21:39

21. Eddie Posey - 21:53

22. Jeff Dixon - 21:53

23. Kyle Jacobson - 21:54

24. Alex Jacobson - 21:54

25. Sarah Hansel - 22:10

26. Samuel Saldivar - 22:22

27. Lester Farmer - 22:34 ***

28. Brian Turner (Phreak) - 22:40

29. Jennifer Davis - 23:00

30. Joe Sauerbrey - 23:11

31. Katharine Welling - 23:12

32. Natalie Daniel - 23:24 ****(sf)

33. Dennis Norris II - 23:25

34. Mark Rostan - 23:25

35. Brian Zimmer - 23:25

36. Chad Henderson - 23:39

37. Martin Schneekloth - 23:40

38. Rick Rawls - 23:40

39. Chad Henderson - 23:44

40. Richard Lilly - 23:50

41. James Gossell - 23:54

42. Ryan James - 23:59

43. Byron Backer - 24:03

44. Viktor Trukov - 24:10

45. Byron Backer - 24:45

46. Dan Hartley - 24:57

47. Kimani Long - 25:07

48. Mosi Smith - 25:07

49. Larissa Yook - 25:10

50. Jason Sullivan - 25:28

51. Timothy Brady - 25:43

52. Charles Humphrey III - 25:53

53. Viktor Trukov - 26:15

54. Peter Ripmaster - 26:23

55. Brad Kee - 26:33

56. John Kelley - 26:33

57. John Radeck - 26:37

58. Tim Waz - 26:51

59. Psyche Wimberly - 26:51

60. Kim Russell - 26:54

61. Denise Davis - 26:58

62. Sarah Fraser - 27:08

63. Matt Fraser - 27:08

64. Pete Shearhouse - 27:24

65. Wesley Johnson - 27:55

66. Naresh Kumar - 27:59

67. Greg Reeves - 28:06

68. Mark Beggs - 28:06

69. Emily Hutchins - 28:29

70. Mark Hickman - 28:45

71. Angela Merrill - 29:05

72. Chad Henderson - 29:18

73. Mike Riggins - 29:20

74. Nancy Muir - 29:29

75. Stacey Sarber - 29:29

76. Matt Flege - 29:29

77. Beth Budden - 29:33

78. Scott Hodukavich - 30:37

79. Charles Raffensperger - 30:55

80. Kelly Boone - 30:57

81. Shannon Howell -  31:07

82. Zachary Chastain - 31:07 **

83. Chuck Damman - 31:07

84. Psyche Wimberly - 31:40

85. Adam Young - 31:40

86. Adam Young - 31:49

87. Michelle LaFon -  32:08 *

88. Kim Russell -  32:23 *

89. Kim Russell -  33:16 *

90. Jared Keller - 33:38*

91. Chad Henderson - 34:17*

92. Jonathan Keller - 34:25*

93. Lance Griffith - 34:25*

94. Karen Jackson - 34:45 *

95. Bo Millwood - 34:45 *

96. Danny Markus***** - 35:32 *

97. Kyle Henry - 35:32 *

98. Terry Foxworth -  36:00 *

  

* Denotes a finish time over 32 hours

  

** Youngest Finisher

  

*** Oldest Finisher (Run)

  

****(sm) Fastest Unsupported Solo Male

  

****(sf) Fastest Unsupported Solo Female

  

****(t) Fastest Unsupported Team

  

***** Oldest Thru-Hike Finisher

1. Rachel Blinn - 63:13:47 - FKT!!! (Click For Run Info)
2. Marcy Beard - 69:43 (Click For Run Info)
3. Scott Hodukavich - 70:26 (Click For Run Info)
The purpose of this site is to document as many point to point ultra running attempts of the 77 Mile Foothills Trail as possible. Ultra Running is a very broad term, but in this case we will refer to an ultra runner as one who is planning on completing the 77 miles under 32 hours or an "out-n-back" covering 154 miles in a single attempt under 72 hours.

 

Please share your DNF - "Did Not Finish" experiences as well. Several great runners have come up short and I hope to share every attempt that has been made at the trail, both failed attempts and successful completions.  Many runners find out that their first run of the trail serves as a learning experience for a future finish. 

 

If you have attempted the trail please email me: (charles.foothillstrailultras@gmail.com) so I can add it to the list. I will post it below shortly after I receive it.   Your finish must be verified by the method HERE in order for it to be recorded on this website.

 

Be afraid, be vefry afraid! I would encourage you not to attempt this run unless you are well prepared.  It can be a risky undertaking otherwise.  There are several sections of trail where you will be miles away from any type of help if something goes wrong.  The terrain is tricky and challenging with several opportunities for you to go off the course.  There are also wild animals and people out there.  The word "Foothills" makes you think of small rolling hills.  That is not the case - there are tall, rocky, steep mountains as well.  I take no liability for your life, safety, or well being if you choose to run this trail.  Many people have lost their lives on or near this area of the Carolinas.


That being said, if one is considering a run of the entire Foothills Trail, they should have already run the entire trail in sections. At a minimum, one should have covered the Laurel Valley section.  While the trail is well marked, there are plenty of opportunities to go off trail, even when fresh, let alone when mentally and physically exhausted. Familiarity with the trail is still no guarantee against getting lost, but it may be a factor for a successful run.  You may want a driver waiting for you at each road crossing and a pacer is something you may want to consider as well.  You are responsible for bringing your own crew/pacer and supplies.  This is NOT an organized event.  Many finishers agree that you should be in good enough shape to run a 100 mile race before attempting this trail. 

 

To help plan your run here is an incredible resource that was created by a member of the Foothills Trail Conservancy:

Interactive Foothills Trail Map

 

 

Here is a video guide for how to use the interactive map:

Interactive Foothills Trail Map Guide

 

 

Here is a link to Garmin GPS data for the length of the Foothills trail (this reflects the route/direction from Oconee to TableRock):

https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/2622447267#.Wt9BknwtHH8.link

 

 

Here are some additional Strava results from various finishers:

https://www.strava.com/activities/2532441423

https://www.strava.com/activities/3105152692/overview

https://www.strava.com/activities/3719000814#kudos

https://www.strava.com/activities/4242162697

https://www.strava.com/activities/4486603441/overview

https://www.strava.com/activities/2360583927?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=com.google.android.gm

https://www.strava.com/activities/1459253641

https://www.strava.com/activities/5303682198

https://www.strava.com/activities/5307350387

 

 

Runs Currently On Record (Excluding Hikers over 36 Hours)
 

77 Miles From Table Rock To Oconee State Park - Green Field Indicates Run From Oconee To Table Rock

DATE NAME AGE TIME DISTANCE
1 02/25/12 Mark Lundblad 43 14:26:18 77
2 03/05/05 Matt Kirk 24 16:52:00 77
3 02/15/20 William Cunningham 32 16:58:00 77
4 12/17/20 Sam Reed 38 17:27:25 77
5 05/13/17 Eddie Posey 45 17:37:08 77
6 11/21/11 Jonathan Allen 33 17:54:00 77
7 02/15/20 Merle Glick 42 18:31:00 77
8 03/14/08 Matt Kirk 27 18:40:00 77
9 05/08/20 Alondra Moody 43 19:27:00 77
10 05/08/20 Tim Hill 32 19:27:00 77
11 12/13/14 Jon Harrison 25 19:47:00 77
12 11/20/10 Joe Lea 39 19:48:00 77
13 11/10/12 Doug Robinson 31 19:51:00 77
14 12/31/17Adam Young 31 19:57:05 77
15 09/05/09 Byron Backer 38 20:14:00 77
16 05/04/13 Justin Cole 24 20:20:00 77
17 04/03/11 Anne Lundblad 44 20:47:00 77
18 11/25/19 Justin Sackett 22 21:33:00 77
19 11/25/19 Haigh Angell 22 21:33:00 77
20 11/19/18 William Wells 26 21:39:00 77
21 05/30/15 Eddie Posey 43 21:53:00 77
22 05/30/15  Jeff Dixon 42 21:53:00 77
23 05/15/21  Kyle Jacobson 34 21:54:33 77
24 05/15/21  Alex Jacobson 31 21:54:33 77
25 05/12/19 Sarah Hansel 37 22:10:00 77
26 04/23/18  Samuel Saldivar 41 22:22:00 77
27 03/18/12 Lester Farmer 59 22:34:00 77
28 05/28/06 Brian Turner (Phreak) 28 22:40:00 77
29 03/31/10 Jennifer Davis 40 23:00:00 77
30 9/5/09 Joe Sauerbrey 30 23:11:00 77
31 2/8/14 Katharine Welling 39 23:12:00 77
32 5/2/20 Natalie Daniel 43 23:24:25 77
33 3/6/18 Dennis Norris II 53 23:25:47 77
34 3/6/18 Mark Rostan 48 23:25:47 77
35 3/6/18 Brian Zimmer 37 23:25:47 77
36 12/18/11 Chad Henderson 37 23:39:00 77
37 03/17/18 Martin Schneekloth 46 23:40:46 77
38 03/17/18 Rick Rawls 47 23:40:46 77
39 02/05/11 Chad Henderson 36 23:44:00 77
40 11/22/08 Richard Lilly 45 23:50:00 77
41 10/31/19 James Gossell 28 23:54:13 77
42 12/13/20 Ryan James 37 23:59 77
43 11/22/08 Byron Backer 37 24:03:00 77
44 02/19/12 Viktor Trukov 49 24:10:00 77
45 02/05/11 Byron Backer 39 24:45:00 77
46 07/31/11 Dan Hartley 39 24:57:00 77
47 03/21/15 Kimani Long 41 25:07:22 77
48 03/21/15 Mosi Smith 32 25:07:22 77
49 03/25/21 Larissa Yook 39 25:10:00 77
50 02/19/12 Jason Sullivan 37 25:28:00 77
51 12/19/20 Timothy Brady 26 25:43:25 77
52 05/17/16 Charles Humphrey III 39 25:53:00 77
53 11/10/12 Viktor Trukov 49 26:15:00 77
54 05/17/16 Peter Ripmaster 39 26:23:00 77
55 10/25/14 Brad Kee 39 26:33:00 77
56 10/25/14 John Kelley 36 26:33:00 77
57 09/25/22 John Radeck 39 26:37:35 77
58 11/22/15 Tim Waz 39 26:51:00 77
59 11/27/11 Psyche Wimberly 44 26:51:00 77
60 11/17/18 Kim Russell 51 26:54:00 77
61 09/25/10 Denise Davis 44 26:58:00 77
62 10/25/14 Sarah Fraser 37 27:08:00 77
63 10/25/14 Matt Fraser 40 27:08:00 77
64 07/03/20 Pete Shearhouse 33 27:24:39 77
65 10/08/22 Wesley Johnson 30 27:55:00 77
66 11/25/11 Naresh Kumar 28 27:59:00 77
67 07/14/19 Greg Reeves 41 28:06:34 77
68 07/14/19 Mark Beggs 45 28:06:34 77
69 02/13/21 Emily Hutchins 37 28:29:34 77
70 11/25/11 Mark Hickman 39 28:45:00 77
71 06/01/14 Angela Merrill 35 29:05:00 77
72 6/13/17 Chad Henderson 42 29:18:00 77
73 06/01/14 Mike Riggins (MadDog) 57 29:20:00 77
74 04/23/16 Nancy Muir 32 29:29:00 77
75 04/23/16 Stacey Sarber 29 29:29:00 77
76 04/23/16 Matt Flege 33 29:29:00 77
77 12/25/19 Beth Budden 47 29:33:00 77
78 09/25/10 Scott Hodukavich 46 30:37:00 77
79 11/01/14 Charles Raffensperger 56 30:55:00 77
80 12/25/19 Kelly Boone 38 30:57:00 77
81 12/31/15 Shannon Howell 37 31:07:00 77
82 12/31/15 Zachary Chastain 18 31:07:00 77
83 12/31/15 Chuck Damman 42 31:07:00 77
84 09/25/10 Psyche Wimberly 43 31:40:00 77
85 10/23/20 Adam Young 34 31:40:02 77
86 12/31/19 Adam Young 33 31:49:00 77
87 10/02/21 Michelle LaFon 38 32:08:13 77
88 09/05/20 Kim Russell 53 32:23:51 77
89 11/15/19 Kim Russell 52 33:16:00 77
90 08/22/20 Jared Keller 20 33:38:00 77
91 04/12/18 Chad Henderson 43 34:17:00 77
92 08/22/20 Jonathan Keller 23 34:25:00 77
93 08/22/20 Lance Griffith 27 34:25:00 77
94 11/13/16 Karen Jackson 47 34:45:00 77
95 11/13/16 Bo Millwood 51 34:45:00 77
96 09/26/19 Danny Markus 59 35:32:00 77
97 09/26/19 Kyle Henry 24 35:32:00 77
98 03/22/14 Terry Foxworth 47 36:00:00 77
99 07/25/10 Chad Henderson 35 27:00:00 71
100 11/22/08 Brian Kistner 38 22:00:00 70
101 03/18/12 Joe Parker 28 21:30:09 69.6
102 02/19/12 Mark Hickman 39 22:23:00 69
103 08/24/04 Brian Kistner 34 13:00:00 62.8
104 09/28/13 Michael Coggins 28 17:00:00 62.8
105 09/25/10 Charles Raffensperger 52 25:00:00 59.8
106 09/25/10 Jason Sullivan 35 25:00:00 59.8
107 03/18/12 Mimi Hughes 55 27:00:00 59.8
108 03/14/08 Brian Kistner 38 16:20:00 55.9
109 07/09/09 Josh Wiesner 33 13:55:00 52.6
110 02/05/11 Psyche Wimberly 43 23:50:00 52.6
111 02/05/11 Charles Raffensperger 52 23:50:00 52.6
112 11/27/04 Byron Backer 33 11:30:00 48
113 11/27/04 Brian Kistner 34 11:30:00 48
114 03/14/08 Byron Backer 37 11:30:00 48
115 03/14/08 Richard Lilly 46 11:30:00 48
116 03/05/05 John Dove 39 12:00:00 48
117 11/27/04 Matt Kirk 23 12:30:00 48
118 02/29/20 Jeremy Fliss 42 12:44:00 48
119 03/05/05 Byron Backer 34 12:45:00 48
120 07/25/10 Jim Cobb 50 12:45:00 48
121 09/24/05 Brian Kistner 35 13:00:00 48
122 09/24/05 Byron Backer 34 14:24:00 48
123 11/20/10 Byron Backer 39 14:45:00 48
124 03/21/19 Mosi Smith 32 15:28:00 48
125 03/21/15 Shane Vanhoose 33 14:50:00 48
126 03/14/08 Brian Beduhn 37 17:00:00 48
127 11/25/11 Lester Farmer 57 17:20:00 48
128 07/25/10 Jason Sullivan 35 18:14:00 48
129 02/05/11 Greta Dobe 45 21:00:00 48
130 02/05/11 Scott Hodukavich 46 21:00:00 48
131 11/25/11 Mimi Hughes 54 21:05:00 48
132 07/25/10 Psyche Wimberly 43 29:10:00 48
133 08/24/04 Byron Backer 33 6:08:00 29.9
134 11/24/12 Charles Raffensperger 54 8:00:00 29
135 07/25/10 Charles Raffensperger 51 13:45:00 29
136 07/25/10 Dan Hartley 38 9:00:00 28
137 11/20/10 Richard Lilly 47 2:50:00 9.7
138 02/05/11 Abi Meadows 39 13:53:00 9.7