Sassafras Struggle 2022

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Welcome to the Upstate Ultra Trail Series brought to you by the South Carolina Ultra Marathon Club. We are proud to bring in a series of events that range in distance, terrain, and season! But each race will always posses the same energy and positive atmosphere from our staff, volunteers, and S.C.U.M. Runners. Our club and its races are open to all runners, walkers, and hikers and each member will receive 20% OFF any Upstate Ultra event along with discounted club gear and local sponsors!  Join the club for 20% OFF all races - HERE Check out all of our other events - HERE   Sassafras Struggle Hardest Road 8k in the WORLD Sassafras Mountain - January 29th   Come run the hardest 8k or 8mile race of your life!  From the Rocky Bottom Retreat and Conference Center we will climb 5 miles to the HIGHEST PEAK in South Carolina! Sassafras Mountain stands at 3,554 feet above sea level and edges the North/South Carolina state line border! This will serve as the toughest road race in the state and you will get a front row view of the most beautiful overlooks in the entire state as you reach the lookout tower! Shuttles will be available and will depart every 10 minutes from the Sassafras mountain top back down the Rocky Bottom Retreat and Conference Center. Date: January 29th 2022 Packet Pickup: Will take place at Rocky Bottom Retreat and Conference Center starting at 8:30am Aid Station: We will have water at the top of the mountain Place: Rocky Bottom, SC Directions: 123 Hancock Rd, Sunset, SC 29685   Events Sassafras 8k 10:30am  5 Miles on ROAD all the way to the top of Sassafras Mountain!  Elevation Gain - 2000 Feet Course Map HERE Sassafras 8 Mile 10:00am  Includes 5 Miles on the Road to the top of Sassafras Mountain and then a 3 mile section of the Foothills Trail down to the road and another 2 miles of road back down to Rocky Bottom.  Elevation Gain - 2200 Course Map HERE   Packet Pickup Located adjacent to Start/Finish Line and parking area (See available Map) 75 minutes prior to race start No Packet Pickup prior to race date Must be present to receive apparel orders (no shipping) You will receive a bib that will be worn on the front of body You will receive a timing chip that you must return at the end of the event ($10 Replacement Fee)   Connect Facebook Group Facebook Page Strava Club   Discounts and Membership All S.C.U.M (South Carolina Ultra Marathon) receive 20% OFF   Runner Resources Coaching & Training Plans: 10% OFF  Nutrition: First Shake FREE Apparel: 15% OFF & Free Shipping  Running Shoes: 15% OFF & Free Shipping Hydration: Tailwind at all Aid Stations   Race Swag Finisher Medal Upstate Ultra Sticker Upstate Ultra Apparel (Optional during Registration)   Race Awards Top 3 Male and Female will receive a custom hand made award! Each finisher will receive a finisher medal that will be branded with the race logo and custom lanyard. 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   The Course - HERE Let's be honest... On a road... Up a mountain... To the highest point in South Carolina! The course will have a series of directional arrows that will be placed at all intersections. Please follow all directional arrows to stay on course. 

 

Aid Station We will not have any aid stations along the course but we will have water at the top and hot cocoa at the bottom. Please bring all the nutritional items you will need for the duration of the race. 

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Road Running , Walk

Distance:

5 to 10K , 10K to Half Marathon

Price:

from $30

Organized since 2019

Short review

Welcome to the Upstate Ultra Trail Series brought to you by the South Carolina Ultra Marathon Club. We are proud to bring in a series of events that range in distance, terrain, and season! But each race will always posses the same energy and positive atmosphere from our staff, volunteers, and S.C.U.M. Runners. Our club and its races are open to all runners, walkers, and hikers and each member will receive 20% OFF any Upstate Ultra event along with discounted club gear and local sponsors!  Join the club for 20% OFF all races - HERE Check out all of our other events - HERE   Sassafras Struggle Hardest Road 8k in the WORLD Sassafras Mountain - January 29th   Come run the hardest 8k or 8mile race of your life!  From the Rocky Bottom Retreat and Conference Center we will climb 5 miles to the HIGHEST PEAK in South Carolina! Sassafras Mountain stands at 3,554 feet above sea level and edges the North/South Carolina state line border! This will serve as the toughest road race in the state and you will get a front row view of the most beautiful overlooks in the entire state as you reach the lookout tower! Shuttles will be available and will depart every 10 minutes from the Sassafras mountain top back down the Rocky Bottom Retreat and Conference Center. Date: January 29th 2022 Packet Pickup: Will take place at Rocky Bottom Retreat and Conference Center starting at 8:30am Aid Station: We will have water at the top of the mountain Place: Rocky Bottom, SC Directions: 123 Hancock Rd, Sunset, SC 29685   Events Sassafras 8k 10:30am  5 Miles on ROAD all the way to the top of Sassafras Mountain!  Elevation Gain - 2000 Feet Course Map HERE Sassafras 8 Mile 10:00am  Includes 5 Miles on the Road to the top of Sassafras Mountain and then a 3 mile section of the Foothills Trail down to the road and another 2 miles of road back down to Rocky Bottom.  Elevation Gain - 2200 Course Map HERE   Packet Pickup Located adjacent to Start/Finish Line and parking area (See available Map) 75 minutes prior to race start No Packet Pickup prior to race date Must be present to receive apparel orders (no shipping) You will receive a bib that will be worn on the front of body You will receive a timing chip that you must return at the end of the event ($10 Replacement Fee)   Connect Facebook Group Facebook Page Strava Club   Discounts and Membership All S.C.U.M (South Carolina Ultra Marathon) receive 20% OFF   Runner Resources Coaching & Training Plans: 10% OFF  Nutrition: First Shake FREE Apparel: 15% OFF & Free Shipping  Running Shoes: 15% OFF & Free Shipping Hydration: Tailwind at all Aid Stations   Race Swag Finisher Medal Upstate Ultra Sticker Upstate Ultra Apparel (Optional during Registration)   Race Awards Top 3 Male and Female will receive a custom hand made award! Each finisher will receive a finisher medal that will be branded with the race logo and custom lanyard. 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   The Course - HERE Let's be honest... On a road... Up a mountain... To the highest point in South Carolina! The course will have a series of directional arrows that will be placed at all intersections. Please follow all directional arrows to stay on course. 

 

Aid Station We will not have any aid stations along the course but we will have water at the top and hot cocoa at the bottom. Please bring all the nutritional items you will need for the duration of the race. 


5 Road Running races on 29 January 2022 in Sunset

Sassafras Shuttle (16k)

January 30, 2021

The race starts at 10:00

16 km

from $70

Sassafras Shuttle (8 Mile)

January 29, 2022

The race starts at 10:00

16 km

from $35

Sassafras Struggle

February 01, 2020

The race starts at 10:00

8 km

from $40

Sassafras Struggle (8k)

January 30, 2021

The race starts at 10:30

8 km

from $60

Sassafras Struggle (8k)

January 29, 2022

The race starts at 10:30

8 km

from $30

Weather for Jan 29, 2022

61.08 °F

Wind: 6.26 m/s.

Partly cloudy throughout the day..

Very Good for running

Past weather

Feb 01, 2020

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Jan 30, 2021

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May 26, 2022

103.48 °F, wind 4.46m/s

Partly cloudy throughout the day..

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