Events

Trail Race - Saturday

Paris Mountain Half Marathon

$70 $60
($0: Ages 0 - 8) ($25: Ages 9 - 17)
10/14 8:00AM EDT - 2:00PM EDT Price increases after October 1, 2023 at 11:59pm EDT
Road Race - Sunday

Altamont Half Marathon

$70 $60
($0: Ages 0 - 8) ($25: Ages 9 - 17)
10/15 8:00AM EDT - 2:00PM EDT Price increases after October 1, 2023 at 11:59pm EDT

Description

Battle of Terrain Half Marathon Race Series

October 14th & 15th 2023 Sign up for

Sign Up for Both Races and Receive a 25% Discount on 2nd Race

 
Welcome to the 1st Annual Paris Mountain Half Marathon Race Series: TRAIL VS ROAD. Paris Mountain is the hidden gem in the Upstate that lies between the beautiful mountains of the foothills and the Reedy River! This year we have something special in store for our participants who choose to accept the challenge.
 
You can either sign up for the Trail race on Saturday inside Paris Mountain State Park or you can sign up for the Road Race on Sunday that summits Paris Mountain over Altamont Road. Only those crazy enough to do both events will receive a custom "Marathon" Medal for covering 26.2 Miles!
 
Upstate Event Management - Upcoming Events HERE
Join us for one of our 30 events throughout the year. With something for everyone we have races that extend throughout the Upstate of South Carolina. From Lake Hartwell through the Foothill Mountain Range. Locations that cover all of the State Park systems into the Streets of Anderson, Greenville, Travelers Rest, and Spartanburg. We have events that offer opportunity to every level of runner looking to take on their next challenge!
 
Donations & Club Membership Discount - 15% OFF
All club memberships to the Upstate Running Club and/or the South Carolina Ultra Marathon Club fund the Upstate Running Club Youth Team with over 200 members. The club provides FREE training services, training equipment, race uniforms, and comped race entries to our series throughout the year. All donations directly fund the club to help cover the costs of facility rentals, insurance, post practice snacks, team socials, and awards! The program is comprised of athletes of all abilities from ages 6-12 years old

 

Volunteer for a FREE Race Entry or a Future Race Entry by Upstate Race Series - HERE

  • Set-Up
  • Packet Pickup
  • Course Monitor
  • Meal/Aid Station Prep
  • Cleanup
  • Parking

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Event Details For the Trail Race - Saturday

This trail system extends nearly 13 miles of wide and rugged running dream! At the base of the mountain you will loop around Lake Placid before heading north up the mountain on Mountain Creek trail into Sulphur Springs! This is where the grit of the trail begins and your heart rate rises! Going around the mountain to North Lake and down Kanuga before hitting the toughest portion of Brissy Ridge. This trail will make your legs burn but your adventurous trail junkie side yearning for more! Come see this well kept secret of the Upstate for yourself!
  • What: Paris Mountain 13.1 Trail Race @ 8am
  • Where: Paris Mountain State Park
  • When: Saturday October 14th 2023
  • Address: 2401 State Park Rd, Greenville, SC 29609
  • Packet Pickup: will be held at Shelter #3 located behind the main parking lot @ 7am
  • Parking: The main gate of the state park will be open at 6:30am. You can access the park at this address: 2401 State Park Rd. Greenville, SC 29609. Fees: $6 adults - $3.75 SC seniors - $3.50 children age 6-15 - age 5 & younger are free
  • Meal: Meal tickets can be purchased during registration. Brunch will be served after your finish
  • Youth 8 & Under Race for Free 
  • Course Map HERE - Elevation Gain is 2300 Feet
    • The Half Marathon will consist of a single 13.1 mile loop starting and finishing at Shelter #3 behind the main parking lot. The total distance covers 2,300 feet of elevation gain. The course offers single track trails with rugged and wide switchbacks, along 3 different lakes with waterfalls and two steep climbs.
  • Aid Stations - There are two aid stations on course during the 13 mile loop with the first one coming at mile 4.7 and the 2nd one at mile 10.4. Items may include: pickles, cookies, chips, Little Debbie snacks, assorted candy, chicken/veggie broth, fig newtons, & pretzels. Liquids will include water, Tailwind Nutrition, coke, and ginger ale. If you would like to donate an aid station supply of something that we do not offer or that is homemade feel free!
    • This is a CUPLESS event as runners are required to have their own hydration carrying bottles or packs. 

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Event Details for the Road Race - Sunday

The Road Race summits the top of Paris Mountain over Altamont Road. From the top you can see as far south as Reedy River in the Upstate and as far North as the Foothills and the Blue Ridge Mountains that extend into North Carolina. The road race will get your heart racing and your legs burning with climbs that ascend certain sections that reach 20% inclines! Do not worry the grind is worth the view but do not forget once you come off the summit at the half way point you get to turn around and do it again!
  • What: Altamont Half 13.1 Race
  • Where: Paris Mountain State Park
  • When: Sunday October 15th 2023
  • Address: Poinsette Park 5 Pine Forest Rd, Travelers Rest, SC 29690
  • Packet Pickup: will be held at Poinsette Park at the shelter
  • Parking: Available adjacent to the shelter and along the parks perimeter on Pine Forest Rd. 
  • Meal: Meal tickets can be purchased during registration. Brunch will be served after your finish
  • Course Map HERE - Elevation Gain is  1875 Feet
    • 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 Audubon loop before turning back up Altamont and back to Poinsett Park
  • Aid Stations - There are three aid stations along the course. The first aid station will be located at mile 3 (water / tailwind only). The 2nd aid station will be located at the half way point and turnaround at CVS. The 3rd aid station will be located at mile 10 (same aid station as the first) Items may include: pickles, cookies, chips, Little Debbie snacks, assorted candy, chicken/veggie broth, fig newtons, & pretzels. Liquids will include water, Tailwind Nutrition, coke, and ginger ale. If you would like to donate an aid station supply of something that we do not offer or that is homemade feel free! 
    • This is a CUPLESS event so runners are required to carry their own hydration bottles or packs

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All Participants Receive

  • Finisher Medal
  • Custom Race Logo Sticker
  • Upstate Ultra Sticker
  • Camping is offered at Paris Mountain State Park
  • Complimentary Race Photos
  • Custom Race Bib
  • Upstate Race Series Socks

 

Timing, Results & 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.
  • This event will be chip timed with a reusable timing chip attached with an ankle strap. The timing chip will correspond with your bib number at packet pickup. The chip will be read by our timing hardware at the finish line and timing software. Results will be updated online periodically throughout the event. Please return your timing chip & strap at the conclusion of your event. 
  • 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
    • 0-9
    • 10-12
    • 13-16
    • 17-19
    • 20-29
    • 30-34
    • 35-39
    • 40-44
    • 45-49
    • 50-54
    • 55-59
    • 60-64
    • 65-69
    • 70-79
    • 80+

 

Race Partners

Upcoming Events with Upstate Event Management - See Upcoming Races HERE
  • 25 Annual Races with a wide variety of events including 5ks, Relays, Youth Events, and Ultra Marathons
 
Without Limits Coaching - Contact Our Coaches HERE
  • Coaching Services that include training plans and/or race specific race plans and consultations for your next event
 
Upstate Running Club - Join & Donate for $5 OFF 100+ Local Races HERE
  • Non-Profit club that funds the Youth Running Club in the upstate with a variety of events and club runs for adult
 
South Carolina Ultra Marathon Club - Join for 25% OFF Races HERE
  • Trail & Ultra running club that helps support its members and races throughout the state of South Carolina
 
Jay Baker Photography Race Photos - See Photos HERE
  • Complimentary race photos, music, and of course engagement with the crowd to bring you to the finish
 
Go Green Events Timing & Registration - More Info HERE
  • Partnering with RunSignUp to bring you an easy registration process and accurate timing on race day. 
 
Refund Policy

Place

Paris Mountain State Park
2401 State Park Rd
Greenville, SC US 29609

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