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Jones Gap Half Marathon

September 17th 2022

Jones Gap State Park & River Fall Lodge

 

Upstate Ultra welcomes you to Jones Gap State Park and the Annual Jones Gap Half Marathon. We are excited to bring back the same great state park with a awesome 13.1 Mile route that views Rainbow Falls and section of the rim of the gap trail and Little Pinnacle Mountain!
 
Visitors can find the unforgettable peace and repose of a deep mountain cove at Jones Gap State Park. Trails and 13,000 acres of pristine mountain woodlands join the park with Caesar's Head in what is known as the Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area. The Jones Gap State Park trails allow hikers to traverse between the two parks, as well as connect to a portion of the Foothills Trail and Palmetto Trail South Carolina hikers know and love. This course will showcase two scenic waterfalls, 18 back country campsites, over 60 miles of hiking trails, the scenic Middle Saluda River that runs through the park and over 13,000 acres of wilderness when combined with Caesar's Head to form the Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area. 
 
Welcome to the Upstate Ultra Trail Series brought to you by the South Carolina Ultra Marathon Club. We are proud to bring in a series of events that range in distance, terrain, and season! But each race will always posses the same energy and positive atmosphere from our staff, volunteers, and S.C.U.M. Runners. Our club and its races are open to all runners, walkers, and hikers and each member will receive 20% OFF any Upstate Ultra event along with discounted club gear and local sponsors! Join the club for 20% OFF all races - HERE - Check out all of our other events - HERE

 

Volunteers - If you volunteer for 4 hours at one of our events you get a FREE race entry into one of these future race! Resolution Run - Conquer the Rock - Altamont Challenge - The Country Mile - Knock on Woodstock - Cottonmouth Beerlay - The Longest Day - Carolina Reaper Challenge - The Back 9 - Jones Gap Trail Run - Paris Mountain Half Marathon - Sadlers Creek Stumble - Trotting for Tatas - Dark Horse Ultra - Prisoner of War - Longest Night) To volunteer please select the volunteer tab on the race page for one of the various opportunities on race weekend. 

 

Events:

  • Packet Pickup: Sept 17th at River Falls Lodge @ 7:00am
  • Jones Gap Half Marathon Sept. 17th @ 8:00am

 

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Discounts and Membership

  • All S.C.U.M (South Carolina Ultra Marathon) receive 20% OFF
 

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Race Swag

  • All Participants Will Receive:
    • Finisher Medal
    • Custom Race Logo Sticker
    • Upstate Ultra Sticker
    • Upstate Ultra Wristband
    • Pancake Breakfast or Quesadilla Lunch
    • Camping is offered (Optional during registration)
    • Upstate Ultra Apparel (Optional during Registration)
    • Race Specific Shirt, Hat, or Socks (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

 

Jones Gap Course Description

We are excited to bring back the same great state park with a awesome 13.1 Mile route that views Rainbow Falls and section of the rim of the gap trail and Little Pinnacle Mountain!

 

Address and Parking

Runners can park at the following address: River Falls Lodge Rd, Marietta, SC 29661. We advise all runners to carpool if possible. Packet pickup that morning will also be located there. 

 

Pancake Breakfast

Post race we will be making pancakes for our runners and volunteers! Please bring your own fork and plate. 

 

Aid Stations

We will have an aid station at mile 2, 6, and 11 with basic water, tailwind, and assorted snacks. 

 

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.
 
Defer Registration: We do not offer race deferrals
Refunds: We do not offer race refunds
Race Director Info: Matthew Hammersmith: WithoutLimitsGreenville@gmail.com
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Place
River Falls Lodge Rd
Marietta, SC US 29661
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