SATURDAY, APRIL 5, 2014
HICKORY KNOB STATE PARK, McCORMICK, SC
Hit the trails on Saturday, April 5, 2014 for the XTERRA Hickory Knob Trail Runs! There is a distance to meet everyone's cravings!
Hickory Knob State Park is located on the shores of Lake Strom Thurmond near McCormick, SC. It is conveniently located about 2.5 hours from Atlanta, 2 hours from Columbia and Greenville, and 3 or so from Charleston and Savannah. The physical address is: Hickory Knob State Park is 1591 Resort Drive, McCormick, SC 29835.
At 7:30 a.m, run the 5K (3.4 mi) Turkey Ridge Trail (2 loops of the 1.7 mi trail)
10 Minutes after the 5K ends, the following races kick off:
12K--7.2 miles on the Lakeview Trail
25K--14.4 miles--The Heavy 1/2--2 x Lakeview Trail
42K--26.7 miles--Marathon+--3 x Turkey Ridge + 3 x Lakeview
50K--Run The Knob!--1 x Turkey Ridge + 4 x Lakeview
Want a little more distance? Run the 5K plus the 12K, 25K, or 50K.
(There's no option to run the 5K & 42K...run the 50K if you are looking for that distance.)
TURKEY RIDGE LOOP TRAIL: Here's a link to theTurkey Ridge Loop Trail map (click here).
Lakeview Trail: Here's a link to theLakeview Loop Trail map (click here).
Packet Pick Up/Late Registration: Race morning only from 6:30-7:45 am at the Long Cane Convention Center (approximately 1.5 miles from Hickory Knob State Park entrance) We will not mail packets that are not picked up. Please don't ask...especially a couple of months later....
Aid Stations: Aid will be available during the 5K (water only); water, Gatorade, Powergels, fruit, and ultra runner stuff for 25K, 42K, and 50K. There is no aid station for the 12K. Note: This is a trail run. On the longer races, you'll hit the aid station every 7.2 miles so plan accordingly!
Shirts: Guaranteed to all registered by March 21, 2014. After that date, we cant guarantee size or quantity.
Awards: Finisher's awards to all completing the 25K, 42K, and 50K. Special awards to all completing the 5K + another race. Overall awards (medals) in each race for top Female & Male, Masters Male & Female, Grandmasters Male & Female, top 2 in each 5 year increment age group beginning 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24....70-74+.
Post Race: Awards will be given out in each race as soon as results are tallied. There will be post race food and drinks so hang around. Awards will not be mailed unless arrangements are otherwise made.
REGISTER NOW!: Register through www.ultrasignup.com Click here!
Accommodations: Hickory Knob has some cabins and campsites available for the race at somewhat reduced prices. Call 864-391-2450 to reserve a spot. Be sure to mention that you are coming in for the trail run/triathlon weekend. (Note: Jan Danner is the office manager should you run into any problems.)
Se sure to check out all that Hickory Knob State Park has to offer. See: HICKORY KNOB STATE PARK (click here)