King’s Mountain State Park is an amazing venue for an all trail, well supported, challenging 50K and 25K! Year one was a big success and we are going to make the second year even better! We are even adding a 25K for those who are still getting there feet wet in the trail running scene! For those who have done our Pilot Mountain to Hanging Rock 50 miler and 50K, you know this will be a great event! This will also be a tune up for our 50K, and 100K Borderwars event that will use Kings Mountain State Park (SC), Kings Mountain National Park (SC), and Crowder Mountain State Park (NC) in March of 2019!
While there are no crazy steep climbs, there is a lot of elevation change throughout the course. The best part about this race is the isolation. These beautiful trails offer a lot of solitude and tranquility during the event.
Plan on tons of support, an awesome finishers shirt and medal, and an experience you will remember for a lifetime!
The course has a generous 10 hour time limit. This will allow people to average just over 3 mph and still finish!
When and Where
Saturday December 1st, 2018
Kings Mountain State Park
1277 Park Rd
Blacksburg , SC 29702
Race day AM parking can be found in the campground parking lot. This is really easy access to the race site, and should simplify race day logistics!
Please also click on the link below for parking locations for spectators throughout the event – Aid Station Locations
Aid Stations: 50 K
Schedule of Events
There will not be an early packet pick up on Friday for this event.
Saturday, December 1st:
- Day of Packet Pickup: 6:00 am – 7:05 am
- Pre race meeting: 7:10 am
- Start Time: 7:15 AM
- Course Closes: 5:15 PM
50 Kilometer Race:
- Through July 1st: $65/economy deal – $50
- Through October 1st: $75/ economy deal – $55
- Through December 1st: $85/ economy deal – $55
25 Kilometer Race
- Through July 1st: $50/economy deal – $40
- Through October 1st: $60/economy deal – $45
- Through December 1st: $70/economy deal – $45
Economy deal registrants will not receive hoodies or medals, but will still get an awesome race experience at a discounted rate! This is great for all of those runners who have a dresser full of race shirts and have recently purchased a smelter to melt down all of their medals!
Race hoodies are only guaranteed to those who register before November 18th. Please check the registration site for availability after that date!
What You Get With Your Registration
- A well marked, well aided race course
- King of the Mountain Finishers Medal
- Custom King of the Mountain race hoodie
- Unique awards
- Custom Race bumper sticker
- Post-race food and drinks
- Reusable race cups
- Chip timing and live results
- The top 3 men and women overall, along with the top 3 men (under 40 years), top 3 women (under 40 years), top 3 men (40-54 years), top 3 women (40-54 years), top 3 men (55 years or older), and top 3 women (55 years or older) will receive awards.
The updated course map is posted. This has elevation gain as well as aid station locations.
Aid Station #1- 3.9 miles in – water, granola bars, fruit cups
Aid Station #2 – 6.9 miles in – boiled potatoes and salt, gu’s, water and Gatorade
Aid Station #3 – 13 miles in – Water, trail mix, jelly bellies, candy bars
Aid Station #4 – 14.4 miles in – Water, Gatorade and bag drop ( bags from the start line will be brought here. Anything left at the aid station will be brought back to the start/finish lineCourse Map
2018 ATHLETE GUIDECourse Map
Rules & Guidelines
In the event the race should be canceled for reasons beyond the control of the Race Director or Race Committee (inclement weather or unsafe weather conditions; local, state or national emergency), refunds will not be made, but race packets, including race shirts, will be available at a location to be determined. Information will be available on the race website.
Refund Policy: No refunds for any reason will be issued for this event within 30 days of the event start date. Earlier than 30 days before the event, a request may be made for a 50% refund (this will be 50% of entry fee, excluding any processing fees). Entries CANNOT be transferred or deferred to another event or year. NO EXCEPTIONS will be made to this policy. By registering for this event you agree to this refund policy. To request a refund, please contact us on our Contact page and select “Registration” as the reason for your message.
Transfer policy: Entries can be transferred to another individual for a $5 transfer fee. T-shirt size will not be changeable. Entries CANNOT be transferred or deferred to another event or year. To request a transfer, please contact us on our Contact page and select “Registration” as the reason for your message.