This Event Took Place Sat. Oct 22, 2016

Race Information: www.UpstateUltra.com

THIS RACE WILL SELL OUT! PRICE IS PERFECT. DO NOT MISS OUT!

Your registration fee and will help with funding
state parks and trail systems like Paris Mountain

Your Registration Fee will include:
- Race Entry
- Bib
- Finish Time
- Finishers Medal
- Post Race Meal
- Race Photography
- Insurance (Don't get hurt)

(If you want extras like a race shirt, sticker, hat, etc please add that on during the checkout process) We want to provide race/community opportunities for all levels of runners to come together in a great place without the high sticker price!

Race Details

When: Oct 21st 2017
Where: Paris Mountain State Park
What: - Paris Mountain 50k
- North Lake 13.1
- Brissey Ridge 50 Mile Relay
(4 Person) Each Person runs a 7mile loop twice

Time: 7:30am 50 Mile Relay
7:30am 50k
9:30am Half Marathon

Packet Pickup:
Friday from 2pm to 8pm
Pace Running Shop: 108 S Main St, Travelers Rest, SC 29690
Day Of Packet Pickup
Saturday at Shelter #3 (6:30am to 8:30am)

Park Information
We have rented out the pavilion #3 for for the day. It has power, restrooms, and water supply. The gate opens up at 6am but I am asking them to give us the gate code if people want to arrive earlier than that before our 6:30am race start! Also there are camp sites available up to 40 sites for people that want to come in from out of town. For those who plan on running late into the night but do not want to reserve a camp site there is a HUGE ball field that we will be using as out ULTRA Field for the runners!

Paris Mountain is the hidden gem in the Upstate that lies in between the beautiful mountains of the foothills! This trail system extends nearly 16 miles of wide and rugged running dream! At the base of the mountain you will loop around Lake Placid before heading north up the mountain on Mountain Creek trail into Sulphur Springs! This is where the grit of the trail begins and your heart rate rises! Going around the mountain to North Lake and down Kanuga before hitting the toughest portion of Brissy Ridge. This trail will make your legs burn but your adventurous trail junkie side yearning for more! Come see this well kept secret of the Upstate for yourself!
Cut off - The park will close at 8pm sharp so we are implementing a 10 hour cut off by removing all runners from the course sharply at 6pm. As this will affect the relay and the 50k we will make a decision on the status of your race distance at 5:00pm. If you have not started the last lap of your 50k (performing the 10k loop) or the last lap of your Relay then you will be opted to stop or perform a shorter loop.

50 Mile Relay - Each team of 4 will have their 4 members run a 7ish mile loop twice. This is going back to 2014 for our first year event! The teams can run them in any order but each members must run twice. The Relay will be age graded to make it a competitive field! The percentages will be based off a 4 person team. This puts a unique twist on the event.The below are based on the WAVA Age Grade Tables that are universally accepted and used. Here is the handicap system

(Women): 10%
(15 and under) 5%
(40-49) 5%
(50-54) 14%
(55-59) 18%
(60-64) 21%
(65-69) 26%
(70+) 30%

Aid Stations - We will have 2 aid stations throughout the course. The first aid station will be located at the start/finish for those doing multiple loops and the last aid station will be set at the trail head at the top of the mountain where Sulphur Springs and Brissy come together. These items can be found at each aid station:
Salt caps - Gu - crackers - cookies - pickles - bacon - Candy - More Bacon - fruit cuts
Liquid Nutrition can be found in these forms: Water - Tailwind - and Soda

Local time: 8:17 AM
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