Altamont Half Marathon

Sat April 4, 2020 Greenville, SC US 29609
"Only Those Who Risk Going Too Far Can Possibly Find Out How Far They Can Go" - T.S. Elliot
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Altamont Half Marathon

$24 7:30AM EDT - 7:00PM EDT
100 spots left. Registration Opens July 20, 2019 at 12:00am EDT

The Ultimate Challenge

Altamont Half Marathon

Greenville, SC - April 6th 2019  

The race series is proud to establish one of the most difficult and scenic road challenges in the southeast. This year we bring to you the 5th Annual Altamont Challenge A course that is nestled in the foothills and based in Traveleres Rest, South Carolina. The heart of the Foothills was originally home to several Indian tribes, including the Catawba, the Creek, and the Cherokee. Travelers Rest gained notoriety as a stopover for weary travelers and livestock drovers. Travelers Rest boasts a colorful history dating back to America's early years. You will have the opportunity to summit the top of Greenville County near Paris Mountain to look over the entire Upstate! The race starts at Unitarian Universalist Church behind the CVS on State Park Road and quickly runs down to Altamont Road and ascends and descends this beautiful road before reaching the turnaround point and getting the lovely opportunity to run it again! This race will be scenic, fun, and rewarding to all finishers! Come and see if you can overcome the ultimate Altamont challenge!


  • Packet Pickup Starting at 6:30am
  • Altamont 13.1 starting at 7:30am


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Discounts and Membership

  • All S.C.U.M (South Carolina Ultra Marathon) receive 15% OFF (Sign up and receive discount during registration)
  • All Military (Active & Retired) receive 15% discount using code Military
Participant Information


Runners will park at Unitarian Universalist Church behind the CVS on state park road. Please enter from behind the CVS location. Follow the attached map below. Address: 1135 State Park Rd, Greenville, SC 29609. Packet pickup that morning will also be located there.


Packet Pickup

Packet Pickup will be held at the race site location. Here you can pick up your bib, shirt, and other add on items purchased through registration. We will have a brief pre race meeting 15 minutes prior to discuss pertantent event details and any last minute changes that need to be addressed. 

Course - Map HERE

This half marathon route is an out and back on one of the most scenic and difficult races in the Upstate. The race starts from Unitarian Universalist Church and runs down to Altamont Road before ascending one of the tallest peaks in the Upstate at nearly 2,000 feet. 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. 
  • START LINE - 1135 State Park Rd, Greenville, SC 29609
  • OUT AND BACK (TURNAROUND) - 6406 Old Buncombe Rd
  • FINISH LINE - 1135 State Park Rd, Greenville, SC 29609

Aid Station

There are 1 aid stations on the course at the turnaround mark at mile 6 at the bottom of Altamont Hill near frontage road. This is a cupless 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. 


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. The Hilton of Greenville is offering 20% discount for participants of this race. Please use the following link HERE to make your reservation. 

Cancellation Policy

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 Video
Unitarian Universalist Church
1135 State Park Rd
Greenville, SC US 29609
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