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Not for the faint of heart but the Conquer is worth the Climb!
Table Rock State Park in South Carolina is a popular destination for hiking, offering a variety of trails that range in difficulty and length. The park is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains and features beautiful views of the surrounding landscape. The most popular hike in the park is the 3-mile Table Rock trail which leads to the summit of Table Rock Mountain, offering a challenging hike with an elevation gain of over 1,000 feet. The trail features rocky terrain, steep inclines, and several scenic overlooks. Other popular hikes in the park include the Pinnacle Mountain Trail, which also leads to a summit, and the Carrick Creek Nature Trail, which is an easy, family-friendly hike that winds through the park's forested areas.
Table Rock State Park is one of the premier parks in the southeast with a mountain range that nestles in the heart of the foothills. This race will test your will but the experience and views will be well worth your effort! Upstate Race Series welcomes you to theAnnual Conquer the Rock race series that is held in beautiful Table Rock State Park. Table Rock State Park fits the bill for the natural beauty. The towering mountain, which gives the park its name, serves as a backdrop for the 3,000 acre park. Below this section of the Blue Ridge Mountains, South Carolina natives and visitors can enjoy Table Rock State Park cabins, a campground and an old-fashioned swimming hole on one of the park’s two lakes. The Conquer the Rock Ultra includes the Foothills 50k and the Bear Crawl 25k. This event has a pure, gritty, and natural feel that nestles itself in the heart of the foothills trail. The race offers two distances that encompass a 15+ mile loop within the state park.
What: 50k on Saturday & 25k on Sunday
Where: Table Rock State Park - W. Gate Road Pickens, SC 29671 (Not East Gate)
When: March 2nd & 3rd 2024
Packet Pickup: 90 minutes prior to your race start at Pinnacle Pavilion
Overall Awards will be given out at the conclusion of the race
Age Group Awards will be announced at the conclusion of the event
The Foothills 50k has 15,000 Feet of elevation change and is comprised of a 2 loop course. The course summits Pinnacle Mountain (2nd highest point in South Carolina) as well as Table Rock Summit which has an amazing view of all the Foothills of South Carolina. The start and finish of the race will take place at Pinnacle Barn.
Athletes are permitted to have a drop bag near the aid station inside the Barn. 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.
Runners will access Table Rock State Park at this address: W. Gate Road Pickens, SC 29671.From there they will follow the signs to park at the Pinnacle Pavilion. When you enter the front gate you will make your first left hand turn to Pinnacle Pavilion. Please make use of all the parking spots and carpool if available
There are two aid stations on course that runners will pass at mile 3.5 (water only) - 6.5 (water only) - 15 (barn & drop bag) - 18.5 (water only) - 22 (water only). The main aid station will have tailwind, soda, water, cookies, salt, chips, and crackers. We encourage each runner to bring an aid station item to contribute to this great event. The water station on course will have water ONLY. Due to the limited access on the trail and the WATER ONLY aid station on the course, all runners will be required to start with the following minimum nutritional needs. Failure to meet this simple requirement will result in a disqualification. It is important to keep our runners safe so that our staff, our volunteers, and the state park do not have to drag you off the mountain because you failed to prepare appropriately.
Cup-less Event: Please provide your own hydration vessel for use at our aid stations
Mandatory nutrition per loop
Cabins, Campsites, & Admissions
There are also Cabins available with a 2 night minimum! Come party with us Friday through Sunday. Camping Information : The park provides a 69-site camping area, located near the park entrance, and a 25-site camping area, located near White Oaks picnic area. Each site has individual water and electrical hookups, and picnic table. Some sites accommodate RVs up to 40 feet. Both campgrounds are convenient to restrooms with hot showers. To make a camping reservation, call toll-free 1-866-345-7275 or make it online by clicking Park Reservation. Camping reservations must be made for a minimum of two nights. Standard Sites with Elec. & Water : 94 sites start at $25/site/night. Discounted rates may be available for seasons of lower demand.
$6 adults - $3.75 SC seniors - $3.50 children age 6-15 - age 5 & younger are free
Race Contact Info
If you have any questions about this race,
please contact the race director
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