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About this Race Series

Upstate Road Series in 2024 will be hosting the 6th Annual age group competition! The series will be comprised of 12 different events throughout the year. Upstate Race Series has been hosting a wide range of trail and road events since 2013. 
Welcome to the Upstate Road Series, a dynamic and expansive 12-event race series that takes runners on a thrilling journey through the scenic landscapes of Upstate South Carolina. This series is not just about the miles covered; it's a celebration of the vibrant running community that thrives in this picturesque region. With diverse distances catering to runners of all levels, from beginners to seasoned athletes, the Upstate Road Series offers a unique opportunity to challenge oneself while exploring the beauty of the Upstate. From fast-paced sprints to endurance-testing courses, each event is thoughtfully crafted to provide a distinctive racing experience.
What sets the Upstate Road Series apart is not only the pursuit of personal achievements but also its commitment to community impact. By participating in these races, runners contribute to the support of the Upstate Running Club's non-profit youth team, fostering the growth of young talent and promoting a love for running among the next generation. So, whether you're aiming for age group victories, looking to conquer new distances, or simply seeking the camaraderie of fellow runners, the Upstate Road Series invites you to be part of a journey that combines the joy of running with the fulfillment of supporting a noble cause. Lace up your shoes, join the race, and run with purpose in the heart of the Upstate.


The Upstate Road Race Series schedule: 

*This competitive point series will include several events in the upstate. You can score points by finishing each race and by scoring in the top 10 of your age group. *You are entered in the age group category based off of your age on December 31st of this year. You may still place in your current age group category for the individual races but the series is scored based on your end of year age. Athletes are automatically entered into the series when they register for any race and are scored automatically with our timing software. To ensure automatic scoring please use the same RunSignUp profile.


Age Group Series Awards for 2024

Discounts for Points! We will still recognize our top 3 award winners but we are giving everyone a chance to jump in on the discount action! Scoring is easy! Sign up for one of the 10 races listed below and when you finish you will score points based off the criteria alone. The best part is you even score points for finishing! These races are not easy so we want to encourage everyone to push themselves to the very end! Discounts apply to 5 events.
  • 100 Points = 100% OFF 
  • 75 - 99 Points = 75% OFF
  • 50 - 74 Points = 50% OFF
  • 25 - 49 Points = 25 % OFF
  • 10 - 24 Points - 15% OFF


Races will be scored per your age group as of 12/31/2024

  • 1st Place - 10 points
  • 2nd place - 9 points
  • 3rd Place - 8 points
  • 4th Place - 7 points
  • 5th Place - 6 points
  • 6th Place - 5 points
  • 7th Place - 4 points
  • 8th Place - 3 points
  • 9th Place - 2 points
  • 10th Place and all remaining finishers receive 1 point


Age Group Categories

  • 0-9
  • 10-12    
  • 13-16
  • 17-19
  • 20-29    
  • 30-34    
  • 35-39    
  • 40-44    
  • 45-49    
  • 50-54    
  • 55-59    
  • 60-64    
  • 65-69    
  • 70-79    
  • 80+    

Register for individual Races HERE

Contact Information

If you have any questions about this race series or its scoring, please use the following email address:

Included Events

Greenville Half Marathon & 5K
Half Marathon

Saturday February 24, 2024
Greenville, SC US

Greenville Half Marathon & 5K

Saturday February 24, 2024
Greenville, SC US

Chase the Rainbow 5k Run/Walk
Chase the Rainbow 5k run/walk

Saturday March 16, 2024
Greenville, SC US

Sassafras 8 Mile
Sassafras Struggle (8k)

Saturday March 23, 2024
Sunset, SC US

Pine Street School 5K - USATF Certified
Pine Street School 5K

Saturday April 13, 2024
Spartanburg, SC US

Take Flight 5k & 1 Mile Run
Take Flight 5k

Saturday May 25, 2024
Greenville, SC US

Take Flight 5k & 1 Mile Run
1 Mile Run

Saturday May 25, 2024
Greenville, SC US

The Downville Mile
Downville Mile Open Race

Saturday June 1, 2024
Greenville, SC US

The Downville Mile
Downville Mile Elite Race

Saturday June 1, 2024
Greenville, SC US

America's 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run
America's 5K Run/Walk

Saturday July 6, 2024
Anderson, SC US

Carolina Reaper 50k - 26.2 - 13.1 - 10k
Jalapeno (2 x 2.62)

Saturday July 13, 2024
Anderson, SC US

Lake Summit 10 Mile
Lake Summit 10 Mile

Saturday September 7, 2024
Zirconia, NC US

Paris Mountain Half Marathon
Altamont Half Marathon

Sunday October 13, 2024
Greenville, SC US

Holiday Hustle 5k Run/Walk
Holiday Hustle 5k

Saturday December 7, 2024
Travelers Rest, SC US

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