Ideal First Time Ultra!
This is an urban ultra run, (meaning lots of pavement - some easy trails). You will run approximately 5 miles of groomed trails in Conestee Park, 4 miles on paved roads and about 22 miles on the paved Swamp Rabbit Trail. There are rolling hills in the first 4 miles and the last 4 miles. Course may change within Conestee Park to accommodate finish line. All sections on GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail will remain the same.
This is an out an back course and there will be 6 aid stations – 3 aid stations going out and the same 3 on the return.
ALL RUNNERS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO CARRY AT LEAST ONE WATER BOTTLE, PREFERABLY TWO, OR A HYDRATION PACK.
Awards: Awards for top three female runners and the top three male runners. Course will remain open until 2:30pm.
Swamp Rabbit Urban Ultra Race Philosophy: Swamp Rabbit Urban Ultra is the ideal first ultra race. Most ultra runs are on technical trails, involve running at night, perhaps getting lost, maybe falling down a few times and usually require that you travel a fair distance to participate.The Swamp Rabbit Urban Ultra removes all of those issues, but will still test you past anything you have ever done in a regular marathon.This race, the race distance, 50 Km / 31 miles.
We will do our best to get you to the finish line – but ultimately, like any race, regardless of the distance, you are responsible for your own well-being.
Run hard, but run smart.
50K will start at 7:30am inside Lake Conestee Nature Park. Runners will start and finish inside Lake Conestee Nature Park. Runners will run north through town and turn around at Swamp Rabbit Station and return to Conestee. Course will remain open until 2:30pm.
25K runners will check in at Lake Conestee Nature Park before 7:30am. At 8am, we'll bus everyone out to the start line at Swamp Rabbit Station (turnaround for the 50K). 25K running will start at 9:00am from Swamp Rabbit Station and finish inside Lake Conestee Nature Park at the same finish line as the 50K.
Local time: 5:00 AM