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Location: Greenville, SC US 29605 Directions
Type: Ultra, Run or Run/Walk, Run Only
Events
Event Time Price Details
Death Pepper 50k
Time
11:40AM EDT - 7:40PM EDT
Price
$24
Registration Opens August 3, 2018 at 12:00pm EDT
Carolina Reaper (10 x 2.62)
Time
1:00PM EDT - 7:40PM EDT
Price
$24
Registration Opens August 3, 2018 at 12:00pm EDT
Ghost Pepper (5 x 2.62)
Time
4:20PM EDT - 7:40PM EDT
Price
$24
Registration Opens August 3, 2018 at 12:00pm EDT
Grim Reap Ruck Challenge (5 x 2.62) #15 Women / #25 Men
Time
4:20PM EDT - 7:40PM EDT
Price
$24
Registration Opens August 3, 2018 at 12:00pm EDT
Habanero (1 x 2.62)
Time
7:00PM EDT - 7:40PM EDT
Price
$24
Registration Opens August 3, 2018 at 12:00pm EDT
Carolina Reaper Relay
Time
1:00PM EDT - 7:40PM EDT
Price
$24
Registration Opens August 3, 2018 at 12:00pm EDT
Description

Carolina Reaper Challenge
Conquer the Rock - July 13th 2019

#UpstateUltra #SCUMRunners #ReaperChallenge

Welcome to the 2nd annual Carolina Reaper Marathon and Half Marathon event! We are pleased to bring a new and exciting twist to the full and half distance that will be great for the first time finishers of these events as well as give a new challenge to all the speed demons out there! 

The Carolina Reaper was developed right in the the Carolina's and is now knows around the world as the hottest pepper known to man. The Carolina Reaper, originally named the HP22B, is a cultivar of the Capsicum Chinese plant. The pepper is red and gnarled, with a small pointed tail. In 2013, Guinness World Records dubbed it the hottest chili in the world, surpassing the previous record holder, the Trinidad Scorpion "Butch T". Bred right here in a Rock Hill, South Carolina greenhouse by "Smokin" Ed Currie, proprietor of the PuckerButt Pepper Company in Fort Mill, the Carolina Reaper was certified as the world's hottest chili pepper by Guinness World Records since August 7, 2013 The original crossbreed was between a Bhut jolokia and a red habanero, and is named 'Reaper' due to the shape of its tail. 

Events

  • Death Pepper 50k starting at 11:40
  • Carolina Reaper Marathon Starting @ 1:00pm
  • Carolina Reaper Relay Starting @ 1:00pm
  • Ghost Pepper 13.1 and Ruck Challenge Starting @ 4:20pm
  • Habanero 2.6 Starting @ 7:00pm

Schedule

Reaper Marathon Run Time Schedule of Laps

  1. 2:00 - 2:40pm
  2. 2:40 - 3:20pm
  3. 3:20 - 4:00pm
  4. 4:00 - 4:40pm
  5. 4:40 - 5:20pm
  6. 5:20 - 6:00pm
  7. 6:00 - 6:40pm
  8. 6:40 - 7:20pm
  9. 7:20 - 8:00pm
  10. 8:00 - 8:40pm

Ghost Pepper Half Marathon and Ruck Time Schedule of Laps

  1. 5:20 - 6:00pm
  2. 6:00 - 6:40pm
  3. 6:40 - 7:20pm
  4. 7:20 - 8:00pm
  5. 8:00 - 8:40pm

Habanero 2.62 Time Schedule of Lap

  • 8:00 - 8:40pm

What Can My Pace Be?

  • 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

Dropping Down

If you would like to drop from the Full Marathon to the Half Marathon you will need to decide before we assign bib which will be July 6th. That gives you PLENTY of time to train for this stupid hard and hot event but if you are a procrastinator like me then you might reconsider your FINAL decision before then! No shame in dropping. Shit happens. 

Online Store

We are giving all our participants a sweat collecting buff this year but we we do have shirts and hats and socks available for purchase online HERE. All members get a free hat (see below)

Race Cap

We only have 26 spots left in each respective race so if you are going to bring a friend into the madness have them do so before the price increases on July 6th (prices go up 15$ each race - I need to pay for a kid so deal with it)

Base Camp

We will have plenty of space for personal tents to be set up around the finish line and plenty of space for family members and crew to hang out. We are a pretty laid back event company so we hope you like the chilled out vibes that go along with running when its 100+ degrees!

Membership

To be a member follow this link HERE. With it you get a free hat and $6 off every upstate ultra adventure for the year. Pretty sweet deal eh? 

Saftey

I have never had anyone die at my races (close but he is still kicking) and I do not want to start now. Come prepared to this event. Bring a cooler, bring ice, bring damp towels, wear light clothes, bring a change of clothes, hell don't wear any clothes if that helps keep you cool. This race was designed to bring in the community and to help first time half and full marathoners cross the line. 

Rules

To be clear on the rules. The 10 x 2.62 (Marathon Reapers) will have 40 minutes to complete a 2.62 mile loop. They will do this 10x and each loop will be started by ME with a cowbell. If you do not cross the finish line in 40 minutes you MAY continue the race but we will remove your bib and remove you from the event. Sorry. That is the deal. 

Ruck Rules

The weight needs to be a minimum #10 dry pack. That does not include water or food or clothing/accessories. 

Finishers Awards

  • Finishers Patch
  • Top 3 Overall Awards Male and Female
  • Point Series for Top 10 in Overall and Age Group

What Can My Pace Be? Awards for closest time to 40 minutes without going over

  • 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

Aid Stations

  • 1 aid stations per loop
  • CUPLESS EVENT (BRING YOUR OWN) MANDATORY
  • Salt, crackers, cookies, pickles, candy
  • Water, Tailwind, and Soda
  • Cupless Event so please have hydration carrying bottle

Packet Pickup

  • Friday July 13th New Balance Store Woodruff Rd. From 4pm to 8pm (1140 Woodruff Road)
  • Saturday July 14th from 11am to 1:15pm at Pace Running Shop (Address: 108 S Main St, Travelers Rest, SC 29690)
  • Saturday July 14th at 1:30pm to 8pm at Gateway Park (start line) Address: 115 Henderson Dr, Travelers Rest, SC 29690

Cut off

  • The cutoff is very important (Please Read)
  • All runners have 40 minutes to complete each 2.62 mile loop
  • At the beginning of each race (10x - 5x - 1x) runners will begin every 40 minutes
  • All laps are started together with the cowbell ring
  • After 5 loops of the Reaper challenge the Ghost/Ruck participants will join
  • On the final lap of the Ghost/Ruck/Reaper the Habenero participants will join
  • If you complete your loop in 20 minutes you will have a 20 minute break
  • If you complete your loop in 39 minutes you will have a 1 minute break
  • This style of race gives everyone an opportunity to finish together. 
  • The course is all paved bike path in a very flat nice park. 
  • IN THE EVENT THAT YOU MISS 40 MINUTES YOUR BIB WILL BE PULLED
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Place
6630 Frontage Rd
Greenville, SC US 29605
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