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Paris Mountain Ultra

Sat October 19, 2019 Greenville, SC US 29609
Events

Paris Mountain 50k

$75 7:30AM EDT - 6:00PM EDT
35 spots left. Registration ends October 17, 2019 at 9:00pm EDT

North Lake 25k

$60 9:30AM EDT - 6:00PM EDT
35 spots left. Registration ends October 17, 2019 at 9:00pm EDT
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Paris Mountain 50k & North Lake 25k

Paris Mountain State Park

October 19th 2019 

Welcome to the 6th Annual Paris Mountain Race Series. Paris Mountain is the hidden gem in the Upstate that lies in between the beautiful mountains of the foothills! This trail system extends nearly 16 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!

Events

  • Paris Mountain 50k - 7:30am

  • North Lake 25k - 9:30am

  • Kids Lake Placid Run - 10:00am

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Runner Information and Race Day Questions

Packet Pickup

Packet Pickup will be held Friday at New Balance Store Woodruff between 4pm and 8pm. During packet pickup YOU will check in before you pick up your race bib, and giveaway item (shirt, hat, or socks). At 6pm we will have an opportunity shakeout run of 20 minutes before raffling off some sponsor items and enjoying some beer from Brewery 85. Bibs and swag can then be retrieved prior to the race start at shelter #3 about an hour before the each individual event. 

Runner Packet

Upstate Ultra will always try to provide quality giveaway items for our runner to commemorate their experience of the race and the course. Various items will be available for selection but if you would like to purchase one specific for the event please use our online store front through the checkout in registration. Various items include tri-blend shirts, socks, hats, stocking caps, stickers, magnets, and race buffs!

Entering the State Park

Runners can enter the park at the following address: 2401 State Park Rd, Greenville, SC 29609. The gate will be open for entry at 6:30am. Please have $5 per participant and spectator as the park admission fee. Follow the main road to the first stop sign where the main parking lot will be located to the left. Please make the short walk back behind the main parking lot to shelter #3 where the start and finish of the race will be located. Runners may have a drop bag and personal aid station table alongside shelter #3 behind the steps to the timing table. Please NO PARKING alongside the road at shelter #3. 

Course Markings

The course will have a series of directional arrows (both yellow and green) that will be placed  at various 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. Cutting the course (even if unintentionally will lead to a disqualification)

Course Cutoff

The 50k race has a 10 hour cutoff starting at 7:30am and ending at 5:30pm. Runners must complete the first 25k loop by Noon. Runners who come in after noon will be dropped to the 25k race and will find their result there. All runners who need to stop their race for whatever reason before finishing please return your chip tag to someone at the timing table and indicate that you are pulling out of the event. Thank you.

Paris Mountain 25k/50k Course - Course Map HERE

The 50k will consist of two 15.5 mile loops starting and finishing at Shelter #3. The total distance covers 8,500 feet of elevation change, goes around 3 different lakes, ascends 3 gentle climbs, and culminates with a wicked cool finisher patch and some pancakes with piping hot maple syrup! You may see deer, squirrels, birds, snakes, and a variety of other wildlife. The course offers single track dirt, rugged and wide switchbacks, along with steep climbs. There are two damn built waterfalls and 3 beautiful lakes. The course does have a 1 mile section of road.

Timing & Bib

This race is being timed using our chip timing system that will be given to each participant at packet pickup. These small RFID tags must be placed on the outside of the runners right shoe either through the shoelace hole that is provided or using a safety pin. The runner will be responsible for returning the RFID chip after crossing the finish line. Each reusable chip costs $10 so please return or you will not receive a finish result.Please place the bibs on the front of your body so they are visible by our timers upon crossing the finish line.

Finishers Awards

All finishers will receive a finishers patch that is unique to the race and goes along with our 9 event series. At the end of our series runners who complete 5 events will receive our sponsored gear bag that can be used to sew all of your patches on. We will also score age group results that will ultimately be placed inside our "Get Dirty" point series explained below. Also overall awards will be given to the top 3 male and female runners in each open race of the 25k and 50k races. 

Aid Stations

There are three aid stations on course during the 15 mile loop. These locations are Mile 4.5 (Brissy Ridge and Sulfur Springs Parking Lot) Mile 11 (Camp Buckhorn Gate) - Mile 15.5. 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. The aid station at the end is ONLY for 50k runners. If you are running the 25k please enjoy our ready to serve pancakes but please leave the aid station food and broth for our runners running the 2 loop course.

Results

The result kiosk will have a scrolling set of overall results for you to view. Please do not bother our timers who are collecting bib numbers. We will NOT do overall and age group awards at a specific time but simply calculate our top 3 male and female winners on the fly. We will place age group and overall results the night of the event around 9pm. Please be patient.

Point Series

The point series automatically places you in our 9 event competition. The “Get Dirty” series takes a runners top 5 results of the calendar year and places points according to their overall and age group places. At the end of the calendar year we will host an annual party that all runners are welcome to join as we announce our top 3 overall and age group winners for each division and gender!

Admission Fee

There is a cost to enter the park for runners and spectators. $5 adults; $3.25 SC seniors (age 65 & older); $3/ child age 6-15; Free for children 5 and younger. This admission includes access to our designated swimming area when it is open. Along with our admission fee we welcome any donation to the state park directly through the link provided during checkout. 

Entry Referral

Participants who register for this event who refer their friends and running buddies to join the event will receive $5 for every participant that also registers for the event. Please use your personal referral link that will be included in your confirmation email after you register for the event. You can either share this link on your social media page or through a personal email to receive the promotional refund! 

Hotel AccommodationsBook a Room

Upstate Ultra is partnering with Hilton of Downtown Greenville to offer discounts to all of our race participants on race weekends. We would like to send them a big thank you for working with our runners in hosting them in their beautiful home away from home in lovely downtown Greenville. 

Camping: Reservations

There are 39 sites are paved, 13 of which offer tent pads. Each site has individual water and electrical hookups. Some sites accommodate RVs up to 40 feet, others up to 35 feet. The campground is convenient to restroom facilities with hot showers. Camping reservations must be made for a minimum of two nights. Standard Sites with Electricity & Water

Cancellation Policy / Deferral 

We will give a 48 hour advanced notice of cancellation. In the event of a cancellation you will be given the option to defer your registration to next year with a 2 week window for deferral after the next years event has been scheduled and runners have been notified via email. We plan ahead by purchasing insurance, food, bibs, patches, awards, shirts, and facility rentals. We will go ahead and donate your entry to our park system. Thank you

 

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