Clemson Experimental Marathon - Half Marathon - 10k

Clemson Experimental Marathon - Half Marathon - 10k

Apr 2, 2022

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Hi! We're the Clemson Experimental Forest Trail Runners. We are a student organization at Clemson University dedicated to trail running all of the trails in our beautiful Clemson Experimental Forest. We also host a FREE trail marathon, half-marathon, and 10K each year called the Clemson Experimental Marathon. If you'd like to run, please register using our website link:


The marathon starts at 7:30am and is the largest free trail marathon in SC. It challenges runners to over 2,000 ft of elevation gain over forest roads and single-track trails. The course is very runnable, but the uneven terrain and abrupt inclines/declines will take a toll on your legs... and you've got to save something for the 300 ft climb in the last mile. Don't expect to come anywhere close to your road marathon PR.


The half marathon starts at 8:00am, and is a respectable course in its own right. It starts out fast along with the marathon and 10K, but finishes up the infamous mile-long hill for a brutal ending. It cuts out the more technical sections of the marathon, but by no means is it easy.


The 10K is a great introduction to trail running. It previews the most scenic and level section of the marathon, making it ideal for beginners and those looking to go fast. It runs along beautiful Lake Issaquena for 2 miles before climbing back up to the finish. 

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Clemson Experimental Marathon - Half Marathon - 10k

Central, SC, USA

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