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Reaper Challenge

Saturday July 18th, 2020

Greenville, SC

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Carolina Reaper Challenge

Shaver Sports Complex

Seneca South Carolina

Greenville, SC - July 17th 2021


Welcome to the 4th Annual Carolina Reaper Challenge event! We are pleased to bring a new and exciting twist to three different distances including the 50k, the full marathon, and half marathon distance. This will be great for the first time finishers of these distances as well as give a new challenge to all the speed demons out there! 


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  • All S.C.U.M (South Carolina Ultra Marathon) receive 20% OFF


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Lap Schedule for Live Event

  • Lap 1 - 9:00am 50k Start Time

  • Lap 2 - 9:45am

  • Lap 3 - 10:30am Marathon & Relay

  • Lap 4 - 11:15pm

  • Lap 5 - 12:00pm

  • Lap 6 - 12:45pm

  • Lap 7 - 1:30pm

  • Lap 8 - 2:15pm Half Marathon & Ruck

  • Lap 9 - 3:00pm

  • Lap 10 - 3:45pm

  • Lap 11 - 4:30pm Jalapeño Start

  • Lap 12 - 5:15pm


Carolina Reaper Race Format

  • The race loop is 2.62 miles from start to finish. 

  • Each race has a designated number of loops to complete

    • 50k (12 Loops)

    • Marathon & Relay(10 Loops)

    • Half Marathon & Ruck (5 Loops)

    • 5 Mile (2 Loops)

  • The Timer will Ring the Kettle Bell starting at 9am

  • He will continue to ring the bell 12 times every 45 minutes

  • At the beginning of each loop runners will  given 45 minutes to complete the loop. 

  • If a runner fails to complete the loop under 45 minutes they will be disqualified 

  • All runners must wait until the top of the 45 minute mark to start their next loop. 

  • If you complete your loop in 25 minutes you will have to wait 20 minutes before the next loop. 

  • If you complete your loop in 40 minutes you will have a 5 minute break. Ya dig? 

  • The first race will start at 9:00am with the 50k runners 

  • The personal tent area is located directly behind the start and finish lines

  • The paths are wide and this is a closed loop with two police officers manning a small section of road 


Carolina Reaper Course Description

The course will consist of 2 miles of trails that are well groomed, wide, and non technical. The first part of the course will include a 3/4 mile flat to downhill, followed by a 1/2 mile flat and another 3/4 mile grind back to the pavement section that rolls to the finish. 


Race Day Expectations

  • Please have your bib # available for our staff at packet pickup 

    • Bib Numbers can be found in the "Find a Participant Tab" in the race menu

  • Arrive 90 minutes prior to race start

  • Address for Parking/Packet Pickup listed below

  • Please carpool if available

    • Bathrooms - Parking - Start/Finish Line - Packet Pickup - Drop Bag Area -  Aid Stations 

      • All of these areas will be located within eyesight of one another 

  • Drop Bags can be placed at the start/finish line area. 

  • At packet pickup give your bib number to one of our staff or volunteers

    • They will give you a: 

      • Bib Number

        • Should be placed on front of the body and be visible at least when you cross the finish line

      • Safety Pins if needed

      • Giveaway Items

      • Event Apparel (if ordered)

      • Timing Chip & Strap w/ corresponding Bib # that needs to be worn on your ankle 

        • Needs to be returned. Failure to return the chip or lose the chip will include a $25 replacement fee

  • Prior to race start the RD will give some last minute instructions 

  • When you finish the race please return the timing chip and strap before getting your finisher medal 

  • If you DNF or fail to meet the time cutoff please return the chip, inform a volunteer or timer before leaving the facility 


Race Swag

  • Finisher Medal

  • Upstate Ultra Beer Glass

  • Upstate Ultra Sticker

  • Upstate Ultra Apparel (Optional during Registration)


Race Awards

  • Top 3 Male and Female will receive a custom hand made award!

  • Each finisher will receive a finisher medal that will be branded with the race logo and custom lanyard.

  • We will also publish our age group results that will coincide with our Race Series.

  • To learn more about our race series and awards please visit our results page here: HERE


Address and Parking

The race is located at Shaver Recreation Complex and runners can park at the following address: 698 W South 4th St, Seneca, SC 29678.


Relay Teams

  • One runner per team may run at a given time

  • Runners may run consecutive laps

  • 2 Person teams (a single runner can complete a maximum of 6 laps)

  • 3 Person teams (a single runner can complete a maximum of 4 laps)

  • 4 Person teams (a single runner can complete no more than 3 laps)



In an effort to be good stewards to mother nature we will not have any of the following items at ANY of our events. This is in an effort to reduce the carbon footprint being placed by endurance events throughout the world. Please have a cup or hydration bottle if you will need to consume water/nutrition during the event. Please bring your own fork/spoon for any post race meals. Please bring your own bags for items collected at the race. Please make use of old safety pins or our new Bib Boards that will be available for the timing chip only. 

  • No Cups

  • No Plates

  • No Safety Pins

  • No Plastic Spoons/Forks

  • No Plastic Packet Pickup Bags


Switch Event: Email me [email protected] and I will drop you down in distance. 

Defer Registration: We do not offer race deferrals

Transfers: We do not offer transfers to other participants. 

Refunds: We do not offer race refunds

Race Director Info: Matthew Hammersmith: [email protected]

Race Distances

Price Register
Death Pepper 50k (12 x 2.62) Click to Find Out Register »
Carolina Reaper Marathon (10 x 2.62) Click to Find Out Register »
Jalapeno (2 x 2.62) Click to Find Out Register »
Habanero (1 x 2.62) Click to Find Out Register »
Ghost Pepper Half Marathon (5 x 2.62) Click to Find Out Register »
Grim Reap Ruck Challenge (5 x 2.62 Continu... Click to Find Out Register »
Carolina Reaper Relay (10 x 2.62) - 2 to 4... Click to Find Out Register »
Jalapeno 2 x 2.62 Click to Find Out Register »

Places to Stay

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Start Location

6630 Frontage Rd, Greenville, SC

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