Harbison State Park - Columbia South Carolina

Harbison 25k - 50k 7 Muddy Double

January 8th - 9th 2022



  • Harbison 50k 7:30am on Jan 8th

  • Bear Crawl 25k 9:00am on Jan 9th




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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 the race menu
  • Arrive 90 minutes prior to race start
  • Address for Parking/Packet Pickup listed below
  • Please carpool if available
  • Admission Fee is $5 IF held at State Parks
    • Fees are waived with State Park pass
  • Bathrooms - Parking - 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.
  • Personal Aid Stations can be set up near the start finish line 
  • 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 time 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


Harbison Course Description

The 2021 Harbison 50K will be the 12th year of the race! The Harbison 50K/25K is a trail race in Columbia, SC. Runners will make their way through a wide range of trails that will be a warm welcome for the first time trail runner while giving the returning athlete a chance to break a firebreak course record! The course will have a series of directional arrows that will be placed at all intersections. Please follow all directional arrows to stay on course. In the event that you make a wrong turn please backtrack to your original spot of confusion.



Runners will access Harbison State Forest at this address: 5600 Broad River Rd Columbia, SC US 29212.From there they will follow the signs to park near the Gazebo. When you enter the front gate you will make your first left hand turn. 



The race has a cut off of 10 hours due to the State Forest Hours of operation. We are implementing a hard 5 hour first lap cutoff for the 50k runners.  However, as in year’s past, as long as the runners and the race sweep are through the last aid station before the cut off, we will wait and record everyone as an official finisher! 


Aid Station

There will be a total of 3 aid stations along the course. The first two aid stations are approximately 6 miles apart, so please ensure that you have the necessary hydration and nutrition for the distance. There will be Tailwind, Water, Coke, Mountain Dew and Ginger Ale at the aid stations with an assortment of cookies, chips, crackers, etc. 
  • Aid Station 1 (mile 6) and 4 (mile 22): Midlands Mountain. This aid stations is located just before the Midlands Mountain
  • Aid Station 2 (mile 12) and 5 (mile 28): Firebreak Trail, this aid station is near the cell phone tower
  • Aid Station 3 (mile 16): Start/Finish Line Area. This aid station will serve as the halfway point of the 50K race.



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


Switch Event: Email me and I will drop you down in distance. 
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:
5600 Broad River Rd
Columbia, SC US 29212
Race Contact Info
If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at
Additional Fees
Harbison Forest Parking Pass: $5.00

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