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Conquer the Rock

Starts Saturday March 6th, 2021

Pickens, SC

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Description

Welcome to the Upstate Ultra Trail Series brought to you by the South Carolina Ultra Marathon Club. We are proud to bring in a series of events that range in distance, terrain, and season! But each race will always posses the same energy and positive atmosphere from our staff, volunteers, and S.C.U.M. Runners. Our club and its races are open to all runners, walkers, and hikers and each member will receive 20% OFF any Upstate Ultra event along with discounted club gear and local sponsors! 




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Conquer The Rock



Foothills 50k & Bear Crawl 25k & Dare You Double



Table Rock State Park- March 5th & 6th 2021


Table Rock State Park is one of the premier parks in the southeast with a mountain range that nestles in the heart of the foothills. This race will test your will but the experience and views will be well worth your effort! 

Upstate Ultra welcomes you to the 7th Annual Conquer the Rock race series that is held in beautiful Table Rock State Park. Table Rock State Park fits the bill for the natural beauty. The towering mountain, which gives the park its name, serves as a backdrop for the 3,000 acre park. Below this section of the Blue Ridge Mountains, South Carolina natives and visitors can enjoy Table Rock State Park cabins, a campground and an old-fashioned swimming hole on one of the park’s two lakes.

The Conquer the Rock Ultra includes the Foothills 50k and the Bear Crawl 25k. This event has a pure, gritty, and natural feel that nestles itself in the heart of the foothills trail. The race offers two distances that encompass a 15+ mile loop within the state park. 

 


Events





    • Foothills 50k 7:30am on March 6th




      • Course Cut Off 11 Hours


      • 5 Hour First Lap Cutoff




    • Bear Crawl 25k 7:30am on March 7th


      • Course Cut Off 6 Hour




 


Packet Pickup




  • Located adjacent to Start/Finish Line and parking area (See available Map)



  • 75 minutes prior to race start



  • No Packet Pickup prior to race date



  • Must be present to receive apparel orders (no shipping)



  • You will receive a bib that will be worn on the front of body




  • You will receive a timing chip that MUST be returned at the end of your event ($10 replacement fee)



 


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Discounts and Membership



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


 

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Runner Resources



 

 


Race Swag




  • Finisher Medal



  • 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



 


Table Rock Course





    • 25k Race - 3,750 Feet of Gain





    • 50k Race - 7,500 Feet of Gain



The Foothills 50k has 15,000 Feet of elevation change and is comprised of a 2 loop course. The course summits Pinnacle Mountain (2nd highest point in South Carolina) as well as Table Rock Summit which has an amazing view of all the Foothills of South Carolina. The start and finish of the race will take place at Pinnacle Barn. The 25k is just one loop of the 50k Course and will have 7,500 feet of elevation change. The course will have a series of directional arrows that will be placed at all 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). During the race you will complete an out and back section to the Table Rock overlook on each loop. 

 


Address



Runners will access Table Rock State Park at this address: W. Gate Road Pickens, SC 29671.From there they will follow the signs to park at the Pinnacle Pavilion. When you enter the front gate you will make your first left hand turn to Pinnacle Pavilion. Please make use of all the parking spots and carpool if available

 


Aid Stations


There are two aid stations for the 50k that each runner will pass at mile 8 - 11 - 15 - 23 - 26.  This is a cup-less event so runners are required to carry a hydration bottle if they will need fluids during the race. The main aid station will have tailwind, soda, water, cookies, salt, chips, and crackers and various other items from our volunteers. We encourage each runner to bring an aid station item to contribute to this great event. The water station on course will have water ONLY. We gladly accept aid station donations of food items that you like to see at races. Our staff is very busy with course marking, timing, packet pickup, and communication with runners, that it does make it hard to prepare some amazing tasty treats in-between laps so feel free to contribute a little slice of heaven if you can! Thank you

 


Eco-Standard


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.

 


Cabins & Campsites 



There are also Cabins available with a 2 night minimum! Come party with us Friday through Sunday. Camping Information : The park provides a 69-site camping area, located near the park entrance, and a 25-site camping area, located near White Oaks picnic area. Each site has individual water and electrical hookups, and picnic table. Some sites accommodate RVs up to 40 feet. Both campgrounds are convenient to restrooms with hot showers. To make a camping reservation, call toll-free 1-866-345-7275 or make it online by clicking Park Reservation. Camping reservations must be made for a minimum of two nights. Standard Sites with Elec. & Water : 94 sites start at $25/site/night. Discounted rates may be available for seasons of lower demand.

 





  • 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
Bear Crawl 25k Click to Find Out Register »
Foothills 50K Click to Find Out Register »
DareYou Double (50k & 25k) Click to Find Out Register »

Places to Stay

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Start Location

158 E Ellison Ln, Pickens, SC

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