The first leg of the Southeast Gravel series, the event takes place on a beautiful 2000-acre hunting preserve. The Piedmont region of South Carolina is generally flat, but don’t be fooled; first-time participants find the route much more challenging than anticipated. There are two routes to choose from. The long route is 72 miles and 3,700 feet of elevation gain. The short course is 42 miles and 2,100 feet of elevation gain. Strambecco rates the event as one of the best gravel grinders in the Southeast.
The City of Clinton is a special place where you will find friendly citizens and small-town charm. Home of Presbyterian College, Clinton is nestled in the heart of Upstate South Carolina. It has a population of approximately 8500, less than an hour’s drive from the metropolitan centers of Columbia, Greenville, and Spartanburg. If you are looking for a place to stay the night before the event, camping options include Brickhouse Campground or the Newberry KOA. Local hotels close to the Clinton House start/finish include Comfort Suites, Days Inn, Quality Inn, and the Hampton Inn.
The six-part Southeast Gravel Series, produced by Southeast Gravel, runs from March to August and include the Gravel Battle of Sumter Forest, Saluda Redbank 100, Race to Valhalla, Greenwood Gravel Grinder, Tryon Gravel Gallop, and Kershaw Gold Rush.