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Conquer the Rock

Sat March 2, 2019 Pickens, SC US 29671

Foothils 50K

$75 7:00AM EST - 6:30PM EST Price increases after January 23, 2019 at 11:59pm EST

Bear Crawl 25k

$55 9:00AM EST - 6:00PM EST Price increases after January 23, 2019 at 11:59pm EST
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Conquer The Rock

Foothills 50k & Bear Crawl 25k

Table Rock State Park- March 2nd 2019

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 4th 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

  • Bear Crawl 25k: 9:00am

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Runner Information and Race Day Questions

Packet Pickup

  • Thursday Packet Pickup @ New Balance of Greenville
    • 1140 Woodruff Rd Suite 501 - Raffle, and Shakeout Run with Beers @ 4pm - 8pm
  • Saturday Pinnacle Barn @ 6:15am - 7:30am (50k)
  • Saturday Pinnacle Barn 8:00am - 9:00am (25k)

Giveaway Items

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!

Address and Parking

Runners will access Table Rock State Park at the following address: W. Gate Road Pickens, SC 29671.From there they will follow the signs to park at the Pinnacle Pavilion. 

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

The 50k event has an 11 hour cutoff and runners must start their last lap by 12pm or be dropped to the 25k event. In the event that you miss the cutoff on the first loop we will drop you to the 25k event and you will be given a finish result. 

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)

Finishers Award

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.

Aid Stations

There are two aid stations on the 25k loop that each runner will pass at mile twice at mile 7 -10 - 14 - 15 - 21 - 24 & Mile 26.  This is a cup-less event so runners are required to carry a hydration bottle if they will need fluids during the race. Each 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. Thank you


The results 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!

Timing Chip & 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.

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! 

Campsites Loop A or B 

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 / 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. No unfortunately. 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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W. Gate Road
Pickens, SC US 29671
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