Upstate Ultra is presenting its 1st Annual Lake Conestee 50k that will be held at a Lake Conestee Nature Park in Greenville South Carolina. These particular events will be held on a 5 mile loop that wraps around the entire trail system within the nature loops. Lake Conestee Nature Preserve, formerly Lake Conestee Nature Park, opened in 2006, is a 400-acre preserve along three miles of the Reedy River in Conestee, South Carolina, with 13 miles of trails, more than 6 miles of them paved and 1 mile of boardwalk. I encourage you to grab a friend and come out and view what the beautiful park and Greenville County has to offer! Proceeds will help fund the operation and sustainability efforts of the Lake Conestee Nature Foundation and Greenville County Recreation department.
Please arrive 90 minutes prior to your race start to ensure you can locate parking, bathrooms, packet pickup and set up your personal aid station if needed. You can pick up your race bib and any apparel items purchased race morning near our timing tent located near our start/finish line. Apparel will be for sale on race day.
Bib # & Timing Chip
Please locate the Bib # Sheet at packet pickup. It will be organized by distance and in alphabetical order. Find your name that corresponds with your assigned bib # and give that number to one of our volunteers at packet pickup. Please make sure that your bib is on the front of your body and is visible when you cross the finish line. Please make sure to return your timing chip and bib along with the reusable BibBoard to the correct storage bin located at the finish line prior to getting your finish medal. Participants who lose or neglect to return their timing chip will be asked to mail it in or pay $10 to have the reusable chip replaced.
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 an Upstate Ultra Tri-Blend Shirt, Performance Socks, Trucker Hat, or Trail Buff. Change your mind? Update your swag item for this race by following these stepsHERE
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
Overall Top 3 Male, Female, & Top 3 Age Group
Address/Parking State Park
Runners can enter the park at the following address: 840 Mauldin Road, Greenville, SC 29607. The gate will be open for entry at 6:00am. Follow the main road to the first stop sign where the main parking lot will be located to the right next to the large Pavillion Shelter. Please make the short walk back behind the main parking lot to the shelter where the start and finish of the race will be located. Runners may have a drop bag and personal aid station table alongside the shelter and along the course that is located next o the bathrooms and swamp rabbit trail.
The course will have a series of directional arrows (both yellow and green) that will be placed at various intersections. Please follow all directional arrows to stay on course. In the event that you make a wrong turn please backtrack to your original spot of confusion. Cutting the course (even if unintentionally will lead to a disqualification)
The 50k race has a 9 hour cutoff starting at 7:00am and ending at 4:00pm. Runners must complete the 3 loops by 11am. Runners who come in after 11am will be dropped to the 8k race and will find their result there. All runners who need to stop their race for whatever reason before finishing please return your chip tag to someone at the timing table and indicate that you are pulling out of the event. Thank you.
Aid stations will include basic nutrition for this 50k. Water, Soda, Tailwind with crackers, oranges, and pickles.
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.