Do you like to run? Have you ever thought about completing a trail ultra-marathon? Here is your chance to race one of the southeast’s most popular early season 50K races! Time to take those miles off the streets and into the woods.
Come race one of my favorite races, in one of my favorite places — The Harbison 50K in the Harbsion State Forest is conveniently located within the city limits of Columbia, SC. Why not tackle a distance like this right in your back yard!
Race Date: January 7, 2017
Start time: 7:30 am
Distance: Just a tad shy of 32 miles
Course: 2 loops, so you can enjoy Spiderwoman twice!
Weather: The last couple years has been down right cold and wet… great for getting muddy! In my mind, if you aren’t muddy, you aren’t running those trails hard enough.
Technical aspect: Mild to Moderate, moderate to hard if trail conditions deteriorate due to weather.
Toughest Section: Everyone says Spiderwoman but I love the Spiderwoman trails
Total Elevation Change: 4,186′
Cut off time: A loose 9 hours
Race swag: A race logo’d shirt and a sweet finisher’s award that you can wear proudly everywhere you go, bragging about your accomplishment.
Discount: 25% off registration fees
Discount Code: FiACola (Discount available for all FiA PAX, not just Columbia)
The Race Director, David Nance, is a great guy and assembles a phenomenal race with amazing volunteers.
David Nance, Race Director’s contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration/More info: https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=37297
If you decide to join the race, feel free to let the race director know your FiA name and he’ll be sure to have that custom printed on your race bib instead of your name.
If you’re traveling to Columbia and don’t want to stay on top of a fellow Pax, I have discounted rooms available at the Harbison Hampton Inn which is 5 minutes from the race site. If you need to use this, shoot me an email at the address above!
See all there!