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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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The Course - HERE On Strava


Runner Resources


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 (10 Loops)

    • Half Marathon (5 Loops)

  • The Timer will Ring a 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 


Discounts and Membership

      • All S.C.U.M (South Carolina Ultra Marathon) receive 15% OFF


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Packet Pickup

You can pick up your race bib and any apparel items purchased race morning near our timing tent at the start finish line. Packet Pickup will start 60 minute prior to the start of each distance! Apparel will be for sale on race day. Race Day registration is also available but I will warn you now, you will not like the price. Best bet is to register now!


Race Swag

All race participants will receive an Upstate Ultra Sticker and a unique wooden finisher award. Not everyone likes shirts so we have provided an option to purchase apparel during registration or on race day. 


Race Awards

Top 3 Male and Female will receive a custom hand made award by our partner of Next Up Opportunity! Each finisher will receive a finisher medal that will be branded with the race logo and come with a custom race patch on the backside! 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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