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Conquer the Rock

Starts Saturday March 6th, 2021

Pickens, SC

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Conquer The Rock



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



Table Rock State Park- March 6th & 7th 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 6th 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




  • Bear Crawl 25k 8:30am on March 7th


    • Course Cut Off 5 Hours



 


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Discounts and Membership



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


 

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Packet Pickup


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 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 $25 to have the reusable chip replaced.

 


COURSE MAP HERE


The Foothills 50k has 14,000 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 7,000 feet of elevation change. 

 


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 an Upstate Ultra Tri-Blend Shirt, Performance Socks, Trucker Hat, or Trail Buff.

 

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 Pavillion. Please make use of all the parking spots and carpool if available

 


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

Overall Top 3 M&F & Top 3 Age Group M&F in Point Series



  • 10-under



  • 11-14



  • 15-20



  • 21-29



  • 30-34



  • 35-39



  • 40-44



  • 45-49



  • 50-54



  • 55-59



  • 60-64



  • 65-69



  • 70-80



  • 80+



 


Course Markings



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 two out and back sections each loop. We will place a hole punch at each end for you to place a hole in your race bib to verify race distance. 

 


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. 

 


Drop Bags


Drop Bags can be placed at the start/finish line area.  Please label your drop bag with your name and BIB number. This ensures that your drop bag is at the finish line ready for you as soon as you finish. 

 


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. 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 Saftey Pins



  • No Plastic Spoons/Forks



  • No Plastic Packet Pickup Bags



 


Admission Fee


There is a cost to enter the park for runners and spectators. $5 adults; $3.25 SC seniors (age 65 & older); $3/ child age 6-15; Free for children 5 and younger. This admission includes access to our designated swimming area when it is open. Along with our admission fee we welcome any donation to the state park directly through the link provided during checkout. 

 


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 $70.00 until Register »
Foothills 50K $85.00 until Register »
DareYou Double (50k & 25k) $100.00 until Register »

Places to Stay

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Start Location

158 E Ellison Ln, Pickens, SC

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