The Back 9

Saturday September 9th, 2023

Greenville, SC

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The Back 9 

3-6-12 Hour Race  

Riverwest Nature Preserve

September 9th 2023


The race series is proud to establish a scenic 2.5 Mile Loop around the Nature Preserve at Lakewood. The Ethos Project has recently purchased this 200 acre plot of land and placed it under a permanent protection conservation easement. A conservation easement is set of restrictions placed on a designated piece of land that prevents development or other substantial change in perpetuity. It is voluntary and unchangeable, and is designed to preserve and protect the property’s natural state. There is no water or power on site so please bring your necessary supplies. We will have an aid station that will supply runners with nutrition on course. 


Upstate Race Series - Upcoming Events HERE

Join us for one of our 30 events throughout the year. With something for everyone we have races that extend throughout the Upstate of South Carolina. From Lake Hartwell through the Foothill Mountain Range. Locations that cover all of the State Park systems into the Streets of Anderson, Greenville, Travelers Rest, and Spartanburg. We have events that offer opportunity to every level of runner looking to take on their next challenge!


Events Details

  • What: Timed / Hourly events (3-6-12 Hours)

  • Where: 2959 New Easley Hwy, Greenville, SC 29611

  • When: September 9th 2023

  • Packet Pickup: 1 Hour Prior to your race start time near starting line

  • Food: Meal tickets can be purchased during registration

  • Overall Awards will be given out at the conclusion of the top 3 finishers. 

  • Age group winners will be recognized in the results tab and our point series.

  • Our events are: 

    • Dog Friendly

    • Walker Friendly

    • Stroller Friendly 


Race Start Times

  • 12 Hour (The Drive) @ 8:00am

  • 6 Hour (The Sand wedge) @ 8:00am

  • 3 Hour (The Putter) @ 8:00am


Back 9 Course Description

  • Elevation Per 2.5 Mile Loop - 225 Feet

The course is held on a non profit land preserve just outside Greenville consisting of old cart path (paved) from a former golf course. 


Race Swag

  • Finisher Medal

  • Custom Race Logo Sticker

  • Upstate Ultra Sticker

  • Camping is offered (Optional during registration)

  • Upstate Ultra Socks (Optional during Registration)


Timing, Results, & 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.

  • This event will be chip timed with a reusable timing chip attached with an ankle strap. The timing chip will correspond with your bib number at packet pickup. The chip will be read by our timing hardware at the finish line and timing software. Results will be updated online periodically throughout the event. Please return your timing chip & strap at the conclusion of your event. 

  • 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

    • 0-9

    • 10-12

    • 13-16

    • 17-19

    • 20-29

    • 30-34

    • 35-39

    • 40-44

    • 45-49

    • 50-54

    • 55-59

    • 60-64

    • 65-69

    • 70-79

    • 80+


Camping & Personal Aid Station

Camping is an option this year for participants. There is a fee per vehicle that is included in your registration. You will be able to set up a 10 x 10 personal aid station along the course near the start finish line and the parking lot throughout the event. You will be able to set up your area prior to the race start or on Friday from 2pm to 6pm. There will be water at the aid station on site but no power so if you have a portable generator or solar lights that would be advised for overnight running. All runners must have a headlamp or flashlight during the night hours. 


Aid Station

We will have a basic aid station at the start/finish line of the race that includes water, tailwind, soda, cookies, crackers, and other sugary fixes! 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. So much so 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

  • Cup-less Event: Please provide your own hydration vessel for use at our aid stations 


Personal Tent Set Up - Drop Bags

Athletes who are not camping are permitted to have a drop bag or personal tent near the aid station in the open field adjacent to the start/finish line loop outside of the barn under the 10 x 10 Green tents. Please be mindful to place your personal belongings off the course as to not impede the runners, the flow of traffic, or other race participants. The start and finish line loop will serve as the official drop bag area designation. When you are finished with your race please "pack in and pack out" making the host facility look better than you found it. 


Meal Options

Upstate Ultra will be offering a meal options for runners looking to grab some grub post run! Every meal will come in a traditional southern meat and three style w/ a beverage. We will not be selling meal tickets on race day due to pre-ordering enough supplies for our event staff, volunteers, and the runners who pre-ordered a meal. If you would like to purchase multiple meals for yourself, your crew, or spectators please indicate the number in the quantity box. A meal costs $7.50

  • Specifically for the Back 9 we will be serving dinner from 4pm to 8:30pm


Race Partners

Upcoming Events with Upstate Race Series - See Upcoming Races HERE

  • 25 Annual Races with a wide variety of events including 5ks, Relays, Youth Events, and Ultra Marathons


Without Limits Coaching - Contact Our Coaches HERE

  • Coaching Services that include training plans and/or race specific race plans and consultations for your next event


Upstate Running Club - Join & Donate for $5 OFF 100+ Local Races HERE

  • Non-Profit club that funds the Youth Running Club in the upstate with a variety of events and club runs for adult


South Carolina Ultra Marathon Club - Join for 25% OFF Races HERE

  • Trail & Ultra running club that helps support its members and races throughout the state of South Carolina


Jay Baker Photography Race Photos - See Photos HERE

  • Complimentary race photos, music, and of course engagement with the crowd to bring you to the finish


Go Green Events Timing & Registration - More Info HERE

  • Partnering with RunSignUp to bring you an easy registration process and accurate timing on race day. 

Race Distances

Price Register
3 Hour (Putter) $20.00 until Register »
6 Hour (Sand Wedge) $25.00 until Register »
12 Hour (Driver) $30.00 until Register »
6 Hour (AM Start) Click to Find Out Register »
Virtual Option (Any Distance) Includes Medal Click to Find Out Register »
6 Hour (PM Start) Click to Find Out Register »
24 Hour Click to Find Out Register »
12 Hour Click to Find Out Register »
3 Hour Click to Find Out Register »
30 Hour (Driver) Click to Find Out Register »
12 Hour (Wood) Click to Find Out Register »
6 Hour (Sand Wedge) Click to Find Out Register »
12 Hour (Wood) Click to Find Out Register »
6 Hour (Sand Wedge) Click to Find Out Register »
3 Hour Click to Find Out Register »
36 Hour (Driver) Click to Find Out Register »

Places to Stay

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Start Location

2959 New Easley Hwy, Greenville, SC

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