Foothills Trail 77 Finishers  

Foothills Trail 154 Finishers

1. Mark Lundblad - 14:26
2. Matt Kirk - 16:52
3. Jonathan Allen - 17:54

4. Matt Kirk - 18:40

5. Joe Lea - 19:48
6. Doug Robinson - 19:51

7. Byron Backer - 20:14

8. Justin Cole - 20:20

9. Anne Lundblad - 20:47
10. Lester Farmer - 22:38

11. Brian (Phreak) - 22:40

12. Jennifer Davis - 23:00

13. Joe Sauerbrey - 23:11
14. Katharine Welling - 23:12

15. Chad Henderson - 23:39

16. Chad Henderson - 23:44

17. Richard Lilly - 23:50

18. Byron Backer - 24:03

19. Viktor Trukov - 24:10

20. Byron Backer - 24:45

21. Dan Hartley - 24:57

22. Jason Sullivan - 25:28
23. Viktor Trukov - 26:15

24. Psyche Wimberly - 26:51

25. Denise Davis - 26:58

26. Naresh Kumar - 27:59

27. Mark Hickman - 28:45
28. Angela Merrill - 29:05
29. Mike Riggins - 29:20

30. Scott Hodukavich - 30:37

31. Psyche Wimberly - 31:40

1. 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 came 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 (jason@foothillstrailultras.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.

 

I would encourage you not to attempt this run.  It is dangerous for a number of reasons.  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 too.  I take no liability for your life, safety, or well being if you choose to run this trail.  Many people have lost their life 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 factor for a successful run.  You need to have a driver waiting for you at each road crossing and a pacer is recommended 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. 

 

I would encourage you to run the official Laurel Valley Wilderness Race as a "sweep" before your 77 mile attempt.  This race allows you to run with a group of sweeps in a "safer" environment as you get a feel for the heart of the Foothills Trail.

 

 

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 11/21/11 Jonathan Allen 33 17:54:00 77
4 03/14/08 Matt Kirk 27 18:40:00 77
5 11/20/10 Joe Lea 39 19:48:00 77
6 11/10/12 Doug Robinson 31 19:51:00 77
7 09/05/09 Byron Backer 38 20:14:00 77
8 05/04/13 Justin Cole 24 20:20:00 77
9 04/03/11 Anne Lundblad 44 20:47:00 77
10 03/18/12 Lester Farmer 59 22:34:00 77
11 05/28/06 Brian (Phreak) 28 22:40:00 77
12 03/31/10 Jennifer Davis 40 23:00:00 77
13 9/5/09 Joe Sauerbrey 30 23:11:00 77
14 2/8/14 Katharine Welling 39 23:12:00 77
15 12/18/11 Chad Henderson 37 23:39:00 77
16 02/05/11 Chad Henderson 36 23:44:00 77
17 11/22/08 Richard Lilly 45 23:50:00 77
18 11/22/08 Byron Backer 37 24:03:00 77
19 02/19/12 Viktor Trukov 49 24:10:00 77
20 02/05/11 Byron Backer 39 24:45:00 77
21 07/31/11 Dan Hartley 39 24:57:00 77
22 02/19/12 Jason Sullivan 37 25:28:00 77
23 11/10/12 Viktor Trukov 49 26:15:00 77
24 11/27/11 Psyche Wimberly 44 26:51:00 77
25 09/25/10 Denise Davis 44 26:58:00 77
26 11/25/11 Naresh Kumar 28 27:59:00 77
27 11/25/11 Mark Hickman 39 28:45:00 77
28 06/01/14 Angela Merrill 35 29:05:00 77
29 06/01/14 Mike Riggins (MadDog) 57 29:20:00 77
30 09/25/10 Scott Hodukavich 46 30:37:00 77
31 09/25/10 Psyche Wimberly 43 31:40:00 77
30 03/22/14 Terry Foxworth 47 36:00:00 77
31 07/25/10 Chad Henderson 35 27:00:00 71
32 11/22/08 Brian Kistner 38 22:00:00 70
33 03/18/12 Joe Parker 28 21:30:09 69.6
34 02/19/12 Mark Hickman 39 22:23:00 69
35 08/24/04 Brian Kistner 34 13:00:00 62.8
36 09/28/13 Micheal Coggins 28 17:00:00 62.8
37 09/25/10 Charles Raffensperger 52 25:00:00 59.8
38 09/25/10 Jason Sullivan 35 25:00:00 59.8
39 03/18/12 Mimi Hughes 55 27:00:00 59.8
40 03/14/08 Brian Kistner 38 16:20:00 55.9
41 07/09/09 Josh Wiesner 33 13:55:00 52.6
42 02/05/11 Psyche Wimberly 43 23:50:00 52.6
43 02/05/11 Charles Raffensperger 52 23:50:00 52.6
44 11/27/04 Byron Backer 33 11:30:00 47
45 11/27/04 Brian Kistner 34 11:30:00 47
46 03/14/08 Byron Backer 37 11:30:00 47
47 03/14/08 Richard Lilly 46 11:30:00 47
48 03/05/05 John Dove 39 12:00:00 47
49 11/27/04 Matt Kirk 23 12:30:00 47
50 03/05/05 Byron Backer 34 12:45:00 47
51 07/25/10 Jim Cobb 50 12:45:00 47
52 09/24/05 Brian Kistner 35 13:00:00 47
53 09/24/05 Byron Backer 34 14:24:00 47
54 11/20/10 Byron Backer 39 14:45:00 47
55 03/14/08 Brian Beduhn 37 17:00:00 47
56 11/25/11 Lester Farmer 57 17:20:00 47
57 07/25/10 Jason Sullivan 35 18:14:00 47
58 02/05/11 Greta Dobe 45 21:00:00 47
59 02/05/11 Scott Hodukavich 46 21:00:00 47
60 11/25/11 Mimi Hughes 54 21:05:00 47
61 07/25/10 Psyche Wimberly 43 29:10:00 47
62 08/24/04 Byron Backer 33 6:08:00 29.9
63 11/24/12 Charles Raffensperger 54 8:00:00 29
64 07/25/10 Charles Raffensperger 51 13:45:00 29
65 07/25/10 Dan Hartley 38 9:00:00 28
66 11/20/10 Richard Lilly 47 2:50:00 9.7
67 02/05/11 Abi Meadows 39 13:53:00 9.7