Conquer The Rock
Foothills 50k & Bear Crawl 25k & Dare You Double
Table Rock State Park- March 5th & 6th 2021
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 7th 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. This event has 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 7:30am on March 6th
Course Cut Off 11 Hours
5 Hour First Lap Cutoff
Bear Crawl 25k 7:30am on March 7th
Course Cut Off 6 Hour
Discounts and Membership
All S.C.U.M (South Carolina Ultra Marathon) receive 20% OFF
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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” on Main Menu
Arrive 90 minutes prior to race start
Address for Parking/Packet Pickup listed below
Please carpool if available
Admission Fee is $6 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.
At packet pickup give your bib number to one of our staff or volunteers
They will give you a:
Should be placed on front of the body and be visible at least when you cross the finish line
Safety Pins if needed
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 cutoff please return the chip, inform a volunteer or timer before leaving the facility
Upstate Ultra Beer Glass
Upstate Ultra Sticker
Upstate Ultra Apparel (Optional during Registration)
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
Table Rock Course
Course Map HERE
25k Race – 3,750 Feet of Gain
50k Race – 7,500 Feet of Gain
The Foothills 50k has 15,000 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. The 25k is just one loop of the 50k Course and will have 7,500 feet of elevation change. 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. Cutting the course (even if unintentionally will lead to a disqualification). During the race you will complete an out and back section to the Table Rock overlook on each loop.
Runners will access Table Rock State Park at this address: W. Gate Road Pickens, SC 29671.From there they will follow the signs to park at the Pinnacle Pavilion. When you enter the front gate you will make your first left hand turn to Pinnacle Pavilion. Please make use of all the parking spots and carpool if available
There are two aid stations for the 50k that each runner will pass at mile 8 – 11 – 15 – 23 – 26. This is a cup-less event so runners are required to carry a hydration bottle if they will need fluids during the race. The main 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. The water station on course will have water ONLY.
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.
Cabins & Campsites
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.
Switch Event: Email me [email protected] 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: [email protected]