Dark Horse Ultra
Dark Horse 30 Hour – 50k – 25k – 5 Mile
Tryon International Equestrian Center – October 31st / Nov 1st
Tryon International Equestrian Center at Tryon Resort is the ultimate international destination for all who love horses, outdoor living and an active lifestyle. As host of the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018, Tryon International Equestrian Center offers first-class facilities for all FEI disciplines in addition to showcasing hunter/jumper, equitation, steeplechase, polo, and multi discipline events in Mill Spring, NC. From carousel to competition, the mission of Tryon Resort is to celebrate the magic of the horse, grow equestrian sport, and increase access to this majestic animal. A haven for equestrian competitors and enthusiasts alike, Tryon Resort is an iconic, year-round destination for connoisseurs of diverse cuisine and shopping, lodging getaways, and family entertainment.
Introducing our 1st annual Dark Horse Ultra we are excited to bring runners to the amazing facilities that spread out over hundreds of acres of roaming land, trails, and equestrian activities.
Dark Horse 30 Hour – October 31st @ 7:00am
Course Cut Off 30 Hours
50k – October 31st @ 8:00am
Course Cut Off 10 Hours
25k – November 1st @ 8:00am
Course Cutoff 5 Hours
Discounts and Membership
All S.C.U.M (South Carolina Ultra Marathon) receive 15% OFF
You can pick up your race bib and any apparel items purchased race morning near our timing tent at the start finish line. Packet Pickup will start 60 minute prior to the start of each distance! Apparel will be for sale on race day.
All race participants will receive an Upstate Ultra Sticker and a unique wooden finisher award. Not everyone likes shirts so we have provided an option to purchase an Upstate Ultra Tri-Blend Shirt, Performance Socks, Trucker Hat, or Trail Buff. Change your mind? Update your swag item for this race by following these steps HERE
Top 3 Male and Female will receive a custom hand made award by our partner of Next Up Opportunity! Each finisher will receive a finisher medal that will be branded with the race logo and come with a custom race patch on the backside! 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
Overall Top 3 M&F
Top 3 Age Group M&F
Runners will access Tryon International Equestrian Center at this address: 25 International Blvd, Mill Spring, NC 28756. From there they will follow the signs to park at General Store.
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 two out and back sections each loop. We will place a hole punch at each end for you to place a hole in your race bib to verify race distance.
There is a cost to enter the facilities for the day that you will cover during registration. All spectators will need to check in at the gate on race day.
Cabins & Campsites
There are 3 bedroom cabins available. There are one bedroom cabins available. There are RV sites available
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]