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Altamont Half Marathon

Saturday April 3rd, 2021

Greenville, SC

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Altamont Half Marathon

Greenville, SC - April 2nd 2022

The race series is proud to establish one of the most difficult and scenic road challenges in the southeast. This year we bring to you the 5th Annual Altamont Challenge. This course that is nestled in the foothills and based in Travelers Rest, South Carolina. The heart of the Foothills was originally home to several Indian tribes, including the Catawba, the Creek, and the Cherokee. Travelers Rest gained notoriety as a stopover for weary travelers and livestock drovers. Travelers Rest boasts a colorful history dating back to America's early years. You will have the opportunity to summit the top of Greenville County near Paris Mountain to look over the entire Upstate!  This race will be scenic, fun, and rewarding to all finishers! Come and see if you can overcome the ultimate Altamont challenge!



  • Altamont 13.1 starting at 7:30am


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Race Day Expectations

  • Please have your bib # available for our staff at packet pickup 

    • Bib Numbers can be found in the "Find a Participant Tab" in main menu 3 days prior to event

  • Arrive 90 minutes prior to race start

  • Address for Parking/Packet Pickup listed below

  • Please carpool if available

  • Bathrooms - Start/Finish Line - Packet Pickup - Drop Bag Area -  Aid Stations 

    • All of these areas will be located within eyesight of one another 

  • Drop Bags can be placed at the start/finish line area. 

  • At packet pickup give your bib number to one of our staff or volunteers

    • They will give you a: 

      • Bib Number

        • Should be placed on front of the body and be visible at least when you cross the finish line

      • Safety Pins if needed

      • Giveaway Items

      • Event Apparel (if ordered)

      • Timing Chip & Strap w/ corresponding Bib # that needs to be worn on your ankle 

        • Needs to be returned - Failure to return the chip or lose the chip will include a $25 replacement fee

  • Prior to race start the RD will give some last minute instructions 

  • When you finish the race please return the timing chip and strap before getting your finisher medal 

  • If you DNF or fail to meet the cutoff please return the chip, inform a volunteer or timer before leaving the facility 


Race Swag

  • Finisher Medal

  • Upstate Ultra Beer Glass

  • 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



Runners will park at 111 Krieger Dr, Travelers Rest, SC 29690 (Precision Valve) and walk the half mile down the road to Poinsett Park where packet pickup and the race will start. 


Altamont Course Description

This half marathon route is an out and back on one of the most scenic and difficult races in the Upstate. The race starts from Poinsett Park and runs down Frontage Road to Altamont Road. From there you will stay on the same road all the way to the CVS parking lot where the one and only aid station will be. Turn around and come right back! 


Aid Station

There is one aid station at the turnaround point at 6.5 miles. The Aid station will include such items: salt, crackers, cookies, pickles, oranges, water , tailwind, and soda. This is a CUPLESS event as runners are required to have their own hydration carrying bottles or packs. Our aid station volunteers are not there to service your every need so be self reliant. 



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


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]

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Start Location

Hampton Park Baptist Church, Greenville, SC

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