2019 Swamp Rabbit Ultra USATF South Carolina Association Open/Masters 30k/50k MUT Championships
Excited to announce that this year's events are the 2019 Swamp Rabbit Ultra USATF South Carolina Association Open/Masters 30k & 50k MUT Championships! That means that USATF members are running for Gold, Silver and Bronze medals in both the 30k & 50k events. If you want to be eligible for the SC State Championship medals, you must be a USATF member and provide your number when you register. Don't worry if you're not a member, as everyone is welcome to participate in these fun events, and everyone will receive a finishers award regardless of membership. If you want to join USATF, please visit http://www.usatf.org/Products---Services/Individual-Memberships.aspx and become a member before you register. We'll have 2 categories for results for the 30k & 50k. South Carolina State Championship results for USATF members and Overall results for everyone, regardless of membership.
IDEAL FIRST TIME ULTRA!
We call this an urban ultra run (meaning lots of pavement - some easy trails), because a good portion of this course (~66%) is run on the paved GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail. You will run this ultra inside the beautiful Lake Conestee Nature Park, with stunning views of forests, grasslands, lakes and rivers. There are rolling hills on the course, but overall, it's pretty flat for elevation (320ft/10k). The best news is that you will pass a fully stocked aid station with toilets every 5 kilometers. You will also come past the "runner's tents" at the finish line every 10k's, giving you a great chance to access your personal supplies, change clothing or just enjoy the support of family and friends. There is a spectator/support area for runners to set up their own tents and chairs as well. This is a wonderful course for first time ultra participants.
AMAZING SUPPORT: This is a loop course and there will be aid stations and bathrooms every 5 kilometers. Enter before September 9, 2019 at the discounted rate to receive a special participant prize. Last year's prize was a special Swamp Rabbit Ultra 50k jacket!
AWARDS: Awards will be given for top three female runners and the top three male runners overall. Course will remain open until 3:30pm.
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 most of those issues, but will still test you past anything you have ever done in a regular marathon.The race distances are 50 Km/31 miles and 30 Km/18.85 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. All runners are strongly encouraged to carry at least one water bottle or a hydration pack. Run hard, but run smart. Bring friends. Race is run rain or shine.
FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY: We are featuring 4 running races on October 5, 2019 during the Get Out Greenville Festival at Lake Conestee Nature Park, so there is an opportunity for friends and family to run the same course you will run. They can sign up for the Get Out Greenville 10K or the 3K Kids Race at http://book-events.com/. The Get Out Greenville Festival will also feature vendor demos, a kayak/SUP demo tank, climbing wall, games, activities, food, music and more. Bring the whole family for a fun-filled day.
50K Runners 7:30am
50K will start at 7:30am inside Lake Conestee Nature Park. Runners will start and finish inside Lake Conestee Nature Park. Runners will run 5 laps of a 10K course. Course will remain open until 3:30pm. Rest stops will contain, water, powdered gatorade, bananas, salty & sweet snacks, peanut butter/jelly sandwiches, pickles and a mix of various other supplies. If you require special nutrition, please feel free to bring your own supplies. Several tents will be provided at the finish line to drop your own supplies. Runners are welcome to set up their own tents and chairs in our spectator/support area at the finish line.
30K Runners 8:00am
30K will start at 8:00am inside Lake Conestee Nature Park. Runners will start and finish inside Lake Conestee Nature Park. Runners will run 3 laps of a 10K course. Rest stops will contain, water, powdered gatorade, bananas, salty & sweet snacks, peanut butter/jelly sandwiches, pickles and a mix of various other supplies. If you require special nutrition, please feel free to bring your own supplies. Several tents will be provided at the finish line to drop your own supplies. Runners are welcome to set up their own tents and chairs in our spectator/support area at the finish line.
Local time: 2:30 AM