|Half Marathon :|
|: Run 13.1 Miles|
_ The 2023 Jones Gap Trail Half Marathon:
Upstate Race Series welcomes you to Jones Gap State Park and the Annual Jones Gap Half Marathon. We are excited to bring back the same great state park with an awesome 13.1 Mile route that views Rainbow Falls and a section of the rim of the gap trail and Little Pinnacle Mountain!
Visitors can find the unforgettable peace and repose of a deep mountain cove at Jones Gap State Park. Trails and 13,000 acres of pristine mountain woodlands join the park with Caesar's Head in what is known as the Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area. The Jones Gap State Park trails allow hikers to traverse between the two parks, as well as connect to a portion of the Foothills Trail and Palmetto Trail South Carolina hikers know and love. This course will showcase two scenic waterfalls, 18 back country campsites, over 60 miles of hiking trails, the scenic Middle Saluda River that runs through the park and over 13,000 acres of wilderness when combined with Caesar's Head to form the Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area.
Race Day Details
What: Jones Gap Half Marathon
When: Saturday September 16th 2023 @ 8am
Where: River Falls Lodge (based just outside Jones Gap State Park)
Address: River Falls Lodge Rd Marietta, SC US 29661
Packet Pickup: will be held at River Falls Lodge (Start/Finish Line) @ 7am
Overall Awards will be given out at the conclusion of the top 3 finishers.
Our Events are
Youth 8 & Under Race for Free
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Set-Up - Packet Pickup - Course Monitor - Meal/Aid Station Prep - Cleanup - Parking
Custom Race Logo Sticker
Upstate Ultra Sticker
Camping is offered
Complimentary Race Photos
Custom Race Bib
Upstate Race Series Crew Socks
Race Awards, Age Group Point Series, Chip Timing
Top 3 Male and Female Overall
Top 3 Male & Female Age Group
Event Results - HERE
Age Group Categories
Upstate Trail/Ultra Series - Age Group Point Series Standings - HERE
Jones Gap Course Description
Course Map HERE - 3000 Feet of Elevation Gain
The course will include a section of road leading to Jones Gap before ascending a series of single track trails. If the views do not take your breath away the uphill hiking most certainly will. We are excited to bring back the same great state park with an awesome 13.1 Mile route that views Rainbow Falls and a section of the rim of the gap trail and Little Pinnacle Mountain!
Address and Parking
Runners can park at the following address: River Falls Lodge Rd, Marietta, SC 29661. We advise all runners to carpool if possible. Packet pickup that morning will also be located there.
Upstate Race Series will be offering a meal options for runners looking to grab some grub post run! We will not be selling meal tickets on race day due to pre-ordering enough supplies for our event staff, volunteers, and the runners who pre-ordered a meal. You can always come back to the "Meal Ticket" tab on the race website and purchase a meal ticket up to race day. If you would like to purchase multiple meals for yourself, your crew, or spectators please indicate the number in the quantity box. At packet pickup you will receive a meal ticket to be given to our volunteer cook during the designated serving timeframe.
Specifically for Jones Gap we will be serving brunch from 11am to 2pm
We will have an aid station at mile 2.2, 7.5, and 11.5. Items may include: pickles, cookies, chips, Little Debbie snacks, assorted candy, chicken/veggie broth, fig newtons, & pretzels. Liquids will include water, Tailwind Nutrition, coke, and ginger ale. If you would like to donate an aid station supply of something that we do not offer or that is homemade feel free!
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