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The race series is proud to establish one of the most difficult and scenic road challenges in the southeast. This year we bring to you the 5th Annual Altamont Challenge A course that is nestled in the foothills and based in Traveleres Rest, South Carolina. The heart of the Foothills was originally home to several Indian tribes, including the Catawba, the Creek, and the Cherokee. Travelers Rest gained notoriety as a stopover for weary travelers and livestock drovers. Travelers Rest boasts a colorful history dating back to America's early years.
You will have the opportunity to summit the top of Greenville County near Paris Mountain to look over the entire Upstate! The race starts at Hampton Park Baptist Church on State Park Road and quickly runs down to Altamont Road and ascends and descends this beautiful road before reaching the turnaround point and getting the lovely opportunity to run it again! This race will be scenic, fun, and rewarding to all finishers! Come and see if you can overcome the ultimate Altamont challenge!
All S.C.U.M (South Carolina Ultra Marathon) receive 15% OFF
Military Discount 15% (Contact RD for Code)
All race participants will receive an Upstate Ultra Sticker and a unique wooden finisher award. Not everyone likes shirts so we have provided an option to purchase an Upstate Ultra Tri-Blend Shirt, Performance Socks, Trucker Hat, or Trail Buff. Post race we have options of soup, pizza, or our infamous pancake breakfast!
Runners will park at Hampton Park Baptist Church on state park road. (Address: 875 State Park Rd, Greenville, SC 29609)
Packet Pickup will be held at the race site location. Here you can pick up your bib, shirt, and other add on items purchased through registration. We will have a brief pre race meeting 15 minutes prior to discuss pertinent event details and any last minute changes that need to be addressed.
This half marathon route is an out and back on one of the most scenic and difficult races in the Upstate. The race starts from Hampton Park Baptist Church and runs down to Altamont Road before ascending one of the tallest peaks in the Upstate at nearly 2,000 feet. 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.
There are 1 aid stations on the course at the turnaround mark at mile 6 at the bottom of Altamont Hill near frontage road. This is a cup less event so runners are required to carry a hydration bottle if they will need fluids during the race. Each aid station will have tailwind, soda, water, cookies, salt, chips, and crackers.
Hampton Park Baptist Church
875 State Park Rd
Greenville, SC US 29609
Race Contact Info
If you have any questions about this race,
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