Snowbird Challenge

Sat January 22, 2022 Seneca, SC 29678 US
Events
Don't Get Cold Feet!

Snow Bird 50k (12 x 2.62)

$25
397 spots left. Registration Opens July 18, 2021 at 12:00am EDT
Thaw Out & Finish!

Frozen Full (10 x 2.62)

$20
397 spots left. Registration Opens July 18, 2021 at 12:00am EDT
Wake Up & Warm up

Hibernate Half (5 x 2.62)

$15
397 spots left. Registration Opens July 18, 2021 at 12:00am EDT
Teammate Body Warmth!

Reindeer Relay (10 x 2.62)

$10
397 spots left. Registration Opens July 18, 2021 at 12:00am EDT
First Time Trail Running?

Toboggan Trot (2 x 2.62)

$10
397 spots left. Registration Opens July 18, 2021 at 12:00am EDT
Men #30 / Women #20

Rucking Rudolph

$20 Registration Opens July 18, 2021 at 12:00am EDT
Description

Snowbird Challenge

Shaver Sports Complex

Seneca South Carolina January 22nd

 

Welcome to the 1st Annual Snowbird Challenge! We are excited to bring a twist to distance running with this unique style of race format! If you have done it in the heat why not test your grit in the cold! We have simply duplicated the Carolina Reaper Challenge for all you snowbirds out there! Same race format as our Carolina Reaper Challenge that is held in the summer but simply doing it in the depths of Winter!

 

So on January 23rd we will toe the line for as individuals or as teams to complete the 2.62 mile loop around Shaver Sports Complex in our 45 minute time format! The course will include 2 miles of trails and .62 mile loop of bike path. There will be plenty of space to warm up inside the Shaver Sports Complex in between laps with indoor bathrooms, water, power, and a few gallons of hot cocoa to warm back up for our next lap! 

 

Events

  • Snowbird Challenge 50k
  • Frozen Full Marathon
  • Reindeer Marathon Relay (Up to 4 People)
  • Hibernate Half Marathon
  • Rucking Rudolf Half Marathon
  • Toboggan Trot 10k

 

Carolina Reaper Course Description

The course will consist of 2 miles of trails that are well groomed, wide, and non technical. The first part of the course will include a 3/4 mile flat to downhill, followed by a 1/2 mile flat and another 3/4 mile grind back to the pavement section that rolls to the finish. The course starts off in an open field before ascending on a long gradual downhill section before flattening off onto a set of single track trails. The course then set up a short section of climb before opening back up onto the last half mile of the course that is on a flat and fast pavement section heading into the finish! 
 

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Snow Bird Challenge Race Format

  • The race course consist of a 2.62 mile loop that is half on wide trails and half on a bike path.The personal tent area is located directly behind the start and finish lines. The paths are wide and this is a closed loop with two police officers manning a small section of road 
  • Each race has a designated number of loops to complete
    • 50k (12 Loops)
    • Marathon & Marathon Relay (10 Loops)
    • Half Marathon & Ruck (5 Loops)
  • The Timer will ring a kettle bell to start each lap as designated in the schedule above
  • At the beginning of each loop runners will be given 45 minutes to complete the loop 
  • If a runner fails to complete the loop under 45 minutes they will be disqualified 
  • All runners must wait until the top of the 45 minute mark to start their next loop
  • If you complete your loop in 25 minutes you will have to wait 20 minutes before the next loop. 
  • If you complete your loop in 40 minutes you will have a 5 minute break. Ya dig? 

 

Lap Schedule for Live Event

  • Lap 1 - 8:00am 50k Start
  • Lap 2 - 8:45am
  • Lap 3 - 9:30am Full & Relay Start
  • Lap 4 - 10:15am
  • Lap 5 - 11:00pm
  • Lap 6 - 11:45pm
  • Lap 7 - 12:30pm
  • Lap 8 - 1:15pm Half & Ruck Start
  • Lap 9 - 2:00pm
  • Lap 10 - 2:45pm
  • Lap 11 - 3:30pm 5 Mile Start
  • Lap 12 - 4:15pm

 

What Can My Pace Be?

  • 45 Minutes - 17:11 Min Per Mile
  • 40 Minutes - 15:16 Min Per Mile
  • 38 Minutes - 14:30 Min Per Mile
  • 36 Minutes - 13:44 Min Per Mile
  • 34 Minutes - 12:58 Min Per Mile
  • 32 Minutes - 12:12 Min Per Mile
  • 30 Minutes - 11:27 Min Per Mile
  • 28 Minutes - 10:41 Min Per Mile
  • 24 Minutes - 9:09 Min Per Mile
  • 20 Minutes - 7:38 Min Per Mile
  • 16 Minutes - You Crazy

 

Discounts and Membership

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

Check out our other Races

 

Race Day Expectations

  • Please have your bib # available for our staff at packet pickup 
    • Bib Numbers can be found in the "Find a Participant Tab" in the race menu
  • Arrive 90 minutes prior to race start
  • Address for Parking/Packet Pickup listed below
  • Please carpool if available
  • Admission Fee is $5 IF held at State Parks
    • Fees are waived with State Park pass
  • Bathrooms - Parking - Start/Finish Line - Packet Pickup - Drop Bag Area -  Aid Stations 
    • All of these areas will be located within eyesight of one another 
  • Drop Bags can be placed at the start/finish line area.
  • Personal Aid Stations can be set up near the start finish line 
  • At packet pickup give your bib number to one of our staff or volunteers
    • They will give you a: 
      • Bib Number
        • Should be placed on front of the body and be visible at least when you cross the finish line
      • Safety Pins if needed
      • Giveaway Items
      • Event Apparel (if ordered)
      • Timing Chip & Strap w/ corresponding Bib # that needs to be worn on your ankle 
        • Needs to be returned. Failure to return the chip or lose the chip will include a $25 replacement fee
  • Prior to race start the RD will give some last minute instructions 
  • When you finish the race please return the timing chip and strap before getting your finisher medal 
  • If you DNF or fail to meet the time cutoff please return the chip, inform a volunteer or timer before leaving the facility 

 

Race Swag

  • Finisher Medal
  • Upstate Ultra Beer Glass
  • Upstate Ultra Sticker
  • Upstate Ultra Apparel (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

 

Address and Parking

The race is located at Shaver Recreation Complex and runners can park at the following address: 698 W South 4th St, Seneca, SC 29678.

 

Relay Teams (Up to 4 People)

  • One runner per team may run at a given time
  • Runners may run consecutive laps
  • 2 Person teams (a single runner can complete a maximum of 6 laps)
  • 3 Person teams (a single runner can complete a maximum of 4 laps)
  • 4 Person teams (a single runner can complete no more than 3 laps)

 

Aid Stations

  • Basic aid station supplies. Water, Coke, Cookies, Tailwind, Pickles, Gummies, Etc. 

 

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. Please make use of old safety pins or our new Bib Boards that will be available for the timing chip only. 
  • No Cups
  • No Plates
  • No Safety Pins
  • No Plastic Spoons/Forks
  • No Plastic Packet Pickup Bags

 

  • Switch Event: Email me WithoutLimitsGreenville@gmail.com and I will drop you down in distance. 
  • Defer Registration: We do not offer race deferrals
  • Transfers: We do not offer transfers to other participants. 
  • Refunds: We do not offer race refunds
  • Race Director Info: Matthew Hammersmith: WithoutLimitsGreenville@gmail.com
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at https://www.upstateultra.com/.

Additional Fees
Shaver Complex Admission Fee: $2.50
Place
698 W South 4th St
Seneca, SC US 29678
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