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Conquer the Rock

Sat March 7 - Sun March 8, 2020 Pickens, SC US 29671
"Only Those Who Risk Going Too Far Can Possibly Find Out How Far They Can Go" - T.S. Elliot
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Foothills 50K

$85 03/07 7:00AM EST - 6:30PM EST
62 spots left. Registration ends March 5, 2020 at 11:59pm EST

Bear Crawl 25k

$65 03/08 8:00AM EDT - 6:00PM EDT
105 spots left. Registration ends March 5, 2020 at 11:59pm EST

Conquer The Rock 50k & Bear Crawl 25k (Double)

$100 03/07 - 03/08 7:00AM EST - 6:00PM EDT
27 spots left. Registration ends March 5, 2020 at 11:59pm EST
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Conquer The Rock

Foothills 50k & Bear Crawl 25k

Table Rock State Park- March 7th & 8th 2020

Table Rock State Park is one of the premier parks in the southeast with a mountain range that nestles in the heart of the foothills. This race will test your will but the experience and views will be well worth your effort! 
Upstate Ultra welcomes you to the 5th Annual Conquer the Rock race series that is held in beautiful Table Rock State Park. Table Rock State Park fits the bill for the natural beauty. The towering mountain, which gives the park its name, serves as a backdrop for the 3,000 acre park. Below this section of the Blue Ridge Mountains, South Carolina natives and visitors can enjoy Table Rock State Park cabins, a campground and an old-fashioned swimming hole on one of the park’s two lakes.
The Conquer the Rock Ultra includes the Foothills 50k and the Bear Crawl 25k event with a pure, gritty, and natural feel that nestles itself in the heart of the foothills trail. The race offers two distances that encompass a 15+ mile loop within the state park. 


  • Foothills 50k:  7:00am on March 7th

  • Bear Crawl 25k: 8:00am on March 8th

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Packet Pickup

  • Thursday Packet Pickup @ New Balance of Greenville 5pm - 8pm (Beer and Shakout)
  • Saturday Pinnacle Barn @ 6:00am - 7:00am (50k)
  • Sunday Pinnacle Barn 7:00am - 8:00am (25k)

Address and Parking

  • West Gate Road Pickens, SC 29671.
  • Runners will access Table Rock State Park at this address: W. Gate Road Pickens, SC 29671.
  • From there they will follow the signs to park at the Pinnacle Pavilion.
  • When you enter the front gate you will make your first left hand turn to Pinnacle Pavillion
  • Please make use of all the parking spots and carpool if available


Conquer The Rock 25k/50k - Detailed Course Map

The Foothills 50k has 14,000 Feet of Elevation change and is comprised of a 2 loop course. The course summits Pinnacle Mountain (2nd highest point in south carolina) as well as Table Rock Summit which has an amazing view of all the Foothills of South Carolina. The start and finish of the race will take place at Pinnacle Barn. 

Course Cutoff

  • 11 Hours (50k)
  • 9 Hours (25k)

Course Markings

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. Cutting the course (even if unintentionally will lead to a disqualification). During the race you will complete two out and back sections each loop. We will place a hole punch at each end for you to place a hole in your race bib to verify race distance. 

Aid Stations

There are two aid stations on the 25k loop that each runner will pass at mile 8 - 11 - 15 - 23 - 26.  This is a cup-less event so runners are required to carry a hydration bottle if they will need fluids during the race. The main aid station will have tailwind, soda, water, cookies, salt, chips, and crackers and various other items from our volunteers. We encourage each runner to bring an aid station item to contribute to this great event. The water station on course will have water and limited nutrition available due to its location We encourage you to bring whatever nutrition is needed for your loop with ou on course. Thank you

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. 

Hotel Discounts & Campsites Loop A or B 

The Hilton of Greenville is offering 20% discount for participants of this race.
There are also Cabins available with a 2 night minimum! Come party with us Friday through Sunday. Camping Information : The park provides a 69-site camping area, located near the park entrance, and a 25-site camping area, located near White Oaks picnic area. Each site has individual water and electrical hookups, and picnic table. Some sites accommodate RVs up to 40 feet. Both campgrounds are convenient to restrooms with hot showers. To make a camping reservation, call toll-free 1-866-345-7275 or make it online by clicking Park Reservation. Camping reservations must be made for a minimum of two nights. Standard Sites with Elec. & Water : 94 sites start at $25/site/night. Discounted rates may be available for seasons of lower demand.

Cancellation Policy & Refunds

We will give a 48 hour advance 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 
Race Contact Info

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W. Gate Road
Pickens, SC US 29671
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