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Most Scenic 13.1 Miles

Altamont Half Marathon

$60 7:30AM EDT - 7:00PM EDT
44 spots left. Registration ends April 1, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT
Description

Altamont Half Marathon

Greenville, SC - April 3rd 2021 

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. This course that is nestled in the foothills and based in Travelers 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!  This race will be scenic, fun, and rewarding to all finishers! Come and see if you can overcome the ultimate Altamont challenge!

 

Events

  • Altamont 13.1 starting at 7:30am

 

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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 main menu 3 days prior to event
  • 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 - 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. 
  • 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 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

 

Address

Runners will park at 111 Krieger Dr, Travelers Rest, SC 29690 (Precision Valve) and walk the half mile down the road to Poinsett Park where packet pickup and the race will start. 

 

Altamont Course Description

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 Poinsett Park and runs down Frontage Road to Altamont Road. From there you will stay on the same road all the way to the CVS parking lot where the one and only aid station will be. Turn around and come right back! 

 

Aid Station

There is one aid station at the turnaround point at 6.5 miles. The Aid station will include such items: salt, crackers, cookies, pickles, oranges, water , tailwind, and soda. This is a CUPLESS event as runners are required to have their own hydration carrying bottles or packs. Our aid station volunteers are not there to service your every need so be self reliant. 

 

Eco-Standard

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
 
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: WithoutLimitsGreenville@gmail.com
Sponsors
Place
Poinsett Park
111 Krieger Dr
Travelers Rest, SC US 29609
Race Contact Info
If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at https://www.upstateultra.com/.

Additional Fees
Greenville County Participant Fee: $2.50
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