_ The 2020 North Lake Half Marathon:
Welcome to the 7th Annual Paris Mountain Race Series. Paris Mountain is the hidden gem in the Upstate that lies in between the beautiful mountains of the foothills! This trail system extends nearly 16 miles of wide and rugged running dream! At the base of the mountain you will loop around Lake Placid before heading north up the mountain on Mountain Creek trail into Sulphur Springs! This is where the grit of the trail begins and your heart rate rises! Going around the mountain to North Lake and down Kanuga before hitting the toughest portion of Brissy Ridge. This trail will make your legs burn but your adventurous trail junkie side yearning for more! Come see this well kept secret of the Upstate for yourself!
North Lake Half Marathon - 10:00am
All S.C.U.M (South Carolina Ultra Marathon) receive 15% OFF
Please arrive 90 minutes prior to your race start to ensure you can locate parking, bathrooms, packet pickup and set up your personal aid station if needed. You can pick up your race bib and any apparel items purchased race morning near our timing tent located near our start/finish line. Apparel will be for sale on race day.
Please locate the Bib # Sheet at packet pickup. It will be organized by distance and in alphabetical order. Find your name that corresponds with your assigned bib # and give that number to one of our volunteers at packet pickup. Please make sure that your bib is on the front of your body and is visible when you cross the finish line. Please make sure to return your timing chip to the correct storage bin located at the finish line prior to getting your finish medal. Participants who lose or neglect to return their timing chip will be asked to mail it in or pay $15 to have the reusable chip replaced.
The Half Marathon course will consist of one 13.1 mile loop starting and finishing at Shelter #3. The total distance covers 2,800 feet of elevation change, goes around 3 different lakes, ascends 3 gentle climbs, and culminates with a wicked cool finisher patch and some pancakes with piping hot maple syrup! You may see deer, squirrels, birds, snakes, and a variety of other wildlife. The course offers single track dirt, rugged and wide switchbacks, along with steep climbs. There are two damn built waterfalls and 3 beautiful lakes. The course does have a 1 mile section of road.
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.
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
Runners can enter the park at the following address: 2401 State Park Rd, Greenville, SC 29609. The gate will be open for entry at 8:00am. Please have $5 per participant and spectator as the park admission fee. Follow the main road to the first stop sign where the main parking lot will be located to the left. Please make the short walk back behind the main parking lot to shelter #3 where the start and finish of the race will be located. Runners may have a drop bag and personal aid station table alongside shelter #3 behind the steps to the timing table. Please NO PARKING alongside the road at shelter #3.
The course will have a series of directional arrows (both yellow and green) that will be placed at various 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)
There are two aid stations on course during the 13.1 mile loop. These locations are Mile 4.5 (Brissy Ridge and Sulfur Springs Parking Lot) Mile 10 (Camp Buckhorn Gate). The Aid station will include such items: salt, crackers, cookies, pickles, oranges, water , tailwind, and soda. This is a Cup-Less event as runners are required to have their own hydration carrying bottles or packs.
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.
No Safety Pins
No Plastic Spoons/Forks
No Plastic Packet Pickup Bags
There are 39 sites are paved, 13 of which offer tent pads. Each site has individual water and electrical hookups. Some sites accommodate RVs up to 40 feet, others up to 35 feet. The campground is convenient to restroom facilities with hot showers. Camping reservations must be made for a minimum of two nights. Standard Sites with Electricity & Water
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]
Paris Mountain State Park
2401 State Park Rd
Greenville, SC US 29609
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