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XTERRA Hickory Knob Trail Runs

Saturday, March 23, 2013 @ 7:30 AM (EDT)
Hickory Knob State Park 1591 Resort Drive McCormickSC  29835
Saturday, March 23, 2013 @ 7:30 AM (EDT)
Hickory Knob State Park 1591 Resort Drive McCormickSC  29835

About This Activity

On Saturday, April 21, 2012, you can run the trails! As part of the XTERRA Trail Run Series, you can run/race 3.4 miles on the Turkey Ridge Loop trail and then, shortly after, run/race 7.2 miles on the Lakeview Trail! These are great races for those looking to give trail runs a go and for those with some dirt in their shoes!

XTERRA Hickory Knob Trails

On Saturday, March 23, 2013, you can run the trails! As part of the XTERRA Trail Run Series, you can run/race 3.4 miles on the Turkey Ridge Loop trail and then, shortly after, run/race 7.2 miles on the Lakeview Trail! These are great races for those looking to give trail runs a go and for those with some dirt in their shoes! Want to run farther? You've also got the heavy 1/2 (14.4 miles); marathon+ (26.7 miles); or 50K ultra from which you can choose!

Hickory Knob State Park Resort

Hickory Knob State Park is the host venue. Located on the shores of Strom Thurmond Lake, there is a multitude of activities for those racing, their families and friends. Hickory Knob is located at 1591 Resort Drive, McCormick, SC 29835. It is approximately: 2.5 hours from Atlanta, 1 hour 45 min from Columbia, 3.5 hours from Savannah, and 1 hour 45 min from Greenville, SC. For more info, see: http://www.southcarolinaparks.com/hickoryknob/introduction.aspx

Turkey Ridge Loop--3.4 miles

Turkey Ridge: 2 x this 1.7 mile trail which is a twisting, rolling, hiking/biking, single track, dirt, loop trail through mixed pine and hardwood forest. Challenges include moderately steep hills, stream fords without footbridges, and sharp curves, and switch-backs.

Lakeview Loop Trail--7.2 Miles

Lakeview Loop Trail: A scenic and somewhat rugged 7.2 mile, hiking-biking, single-track, dirt loop-trail. You won’t find any long climbs here, but challenges include close trees, steep slopes, rough ruts, roots, and rocks.

XTERRA Trail Run Heavy 1/2 (14.4 miles)

The Heavy 1/2 is 2 loops of the Lakeview Trail. You'll have at minimum one opportunity for an aid station.

XTERRA Trail Run Marathon+ (26.7 miles)

The Marathon+ trail run is 3 x the Turkey Ridge Trail PLUS 3 x the Lakeview Trail. You'll have at minimum 4 opportunities for an aid station.

XTERRA Hickory Knob 50K

The 50K is 1 x Turkey Ridge Trail and then 4 x Lakeview Trail. You'll have at minimum 4 opportunities for an aid station.

Run More--Turkey Ridge + another race

You can run Turkey Ridge and then run one of the other races offered to extend your run day . The 3.4 mile Turkey Ridge race starts at 7:30 a.m. The other races will start 45 minutes (or as close as possible to 45 minutes) after the final person crosses the Turkey Ridge finish line.

Participant limitations

The field is limited to 200 individuals for Turkey Ridge; 250 total in the other races.

Race shirts

All registered before March 9, 2013 will receive race shirts. The shirts will be uni-sex...PLEASE size accordingly! We do not guarantee size or availability for those registering after that date!

Entry Fees--3.4 mile Turkey Ridge Trail

Through Jan 6, 2013, $30.00; Jan 7-Feb 17, $35.00; Feb 18-March 10 $40.00; March 11 to Race Day $50.00 (printed form only March 21 & 22 and assuming slots remain)

Entry Fees--7.2 mile Lakeview Trail

Through Jan 6, 2013, $35.00; Jan 7-Feb 17, $40.00; Feb 18-March 10 $45.00; March 11 to Race Day $55.00 (printed form only March 21 & 22 and assuming slots remain)

Entry Fees: Heavy 1/2 Marathon (14.4 miles)

Through Jan 6, 2013, $55.00; Jan 7-Feb 17, $60.00; Feb 18-March 10 $65.00; March 11 to Race Day $75.00 (printed form only March 21 & 22 and assuming slots remain)

Entry Fees: Marathon+ (26.7 miles)

Through Jan 6, 2013, $60.00; Jan 7-Feb 17, $70.00; Feb 18-March 10 $80.00; March 11 to Race Day $85.00 (printed form only March 21 & 22 and assuming slots remain)

Entry Fees: 50K

Through Jan 6, 2013, $65.00; Jan 7-Feb 17, $75.00; Feb 18-March 10 $85.00; March 11 to Race Day $90.00 (printed form only March 21 & 22 and assuming slots remain)

Entry Fees for 3.4 & 7.2 mile races

Enter both 3.4 & 7.2: Through Jan 6, 2013, $50.00; Jan 7-Feb 17, $60.00; Feb 18-March 10 $70.00; March 11 to Race Day $85.00 (printed form only March 21 & 22 and assuming slots remain)

Entry Fees: 3.4 & Heavy 1/2 races

Through Jan 6, 2013, $65.00; Jan 7-Feb 17, $75.00; Feb 18-March 10 $80.00; March 11 to Race Day $85.00 (printed form only March 21 & 22 and assuming slots remain)

Entry Fees: 3.4 & Marathon+ races.....

Sorry....not an option....run the 50K!

Entry Fees: 3.4 mile & 50K races

Through Jan 6, 2013, $80.00; Jan 7-Feb 17, $90.00; Feb 18-March 10 $95.00; March 11 to Race Day $100.00 (printed form only March 21 & 22 and assuming slots remain)

XTERRA Weekend....the Triathlon

Make it an XTERRA weekend! Race the only XTERRA Triathlon in South Carolina! Hickory Knob State Park in McCormick, SC is hosting XTERRA Hickory Knob. Swim 800 meters in Strom Thurmond Lake, bike 2 loops of the 7.2 mile Lakeview Trail, run 5 miles taking in the Turkey Ridge Loop Trail. Nothing here too technical. Kick off your tri season with some fun! This is a great race for those looking to give off-road triathlons a try and for those with some time in the dirt!

XTERRA Hickory Knob Triathlon Info

For more info on the XTERRA Hickory Knob Triathlon, see: http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=2064643

Race the trails and the tri (Individuals only!)

Triathletes, want to get a fast, close up look at the trails that you'll ride and run on Sunday? Trail runners, ready to jump into the multisport scene? You can do either or both of the trail runs on Saturday and the triathlon on Sunday, Register for one or both trail run and the triathlon and save on entry fees. Complete both trail runs and the triathlon and receive a special award! For more info on the XTERRA Hickory Knob Triathlon, see: http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=2000351

Entry Fees for Turkey Ridge + triathlon

Enter Turkey Ridge + Tri: Through Jan 6, 2013; $100.00 Jan 7-Feb 17; $110.00 Feb 18-March 10; and, $120.00 March 11 to Race Day (printed form only after March 21 and assuming slots remain)

Entry Fees for Lakeview Loop + triathlon

Enter Lakeview Loop + Tri: Through Jan 6, 2013; $100.00 Jan 7-Feb 17; $110.00 Feb 18-March 10; and, $120.00 March 11 to Race Day (printed form only after March 21 and assuming slots remain)

Entry Fees for both 3.4 & 7.2 mile run + triathlon

Enter both trail runs and the triathlon: Through Jan 6, 2013; $120.00 Jan 7-Feb 17; $140.00 Feb 18-March 10; and, $160.00 March 11 to Race Day (printed form only after March 21 and assuming slots remain)

Refunds and Race Delays

There are no refunds. The race will take place rain or shine BUT the race director reserves the right to modify the course or change the start time of the race for the safety of the participants.

Packet Pick-Up & Race Day Registration

NOTE: There will be race day packet pick up ONLY will be available from 7:15 a.m. - 7:50 a.m. for the 3.4 mile and until 8:30 am for the other races at the race site (Long Cane Convention Center--approx 1.5 miles after the park entrance). There will be limited race day registration on race morning.

Directions to the race site

From McCormick, SC: Take Hwy. 378 W. and drive 6 mi. Turn right onto Hwy 7. Drive 2 mi. and turn left at the park entrance. The park lodge is approximately 3 miles from the entrance. The Long Cane Convention Center (park packet pick up location & area of start and finish for races) is approximately 1.5 miles after the entrance.

Finishers Awards to Heavy Half, Marathon+, 50K

All finishing the Heavy 1/2, Marathon+, and 50K will receive finisher's awards!

Awards for each trail run

The top overall male and female, master’s male and female, and grandmaster male and female winners will receive awards (trophys or medals) in each trail race. Awards (medals) will also be given to the top 2 male and female runners in 14 and under age group and 5 year age groups from 15-70+.

Awards for doing 2 trail runs

Those completing two of the trail runs (the 3.4 Turkey Ridge + one of the other races) will be given a special finishers award!

Post Race Party and Awards Ceremony

Be sure to hang around and enjoy a post race food and drinks and Hickory Knob State Park following the race. The awards ceremony will be held as soon as possible following each race. Unclaimed awards will not be mailed!!!

Accommodations @ Hickory Knob

These will go fast! Hickory Knob is holding reservations cabins,campsites & lodge rooms arriving March 22 departing on March 24. For reservations call 800-491-1764 and reference XTERRA Triathlon. A deposit is required. Reservations need to be made as soon as possible. Deposits can be made in the form of cash, check or credit card. If you have any questions, call Janet at (864) 391-5380.

Other Accommodations

We are in the process of arranging other accommodations in the area...probably a 30-45 minute drive to the race site....We'll e-mail all registered and update this page and the web site about those as soon as they are tied down.

Further Information

For further information, contact Andy Kennedy, Multisport Fitness multisportfit@aol.com , 225-772-2737. www.multisportfitnessllc.com

Make it an XTERRA weekend! Race the only XTERRA Triathlon in South Carolina! Sunday, April 22, 2012, Hickory Knob State Park in McCormick, SC is hosting XTERRA Hickory Knob. Swim 800 meters in Strom Thurmond Lake, bike 2 loops of the 7.2 mile Lakeview Trail, run 5 miles taking in the Turkey Ridge Loop Trail. Nothing here too technical. This is a great race for those looking to give off-raod triathlons a try and for those with some time in the dirt!

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Saturday, March 23, 2013 @ 7:30 AM (EDT)
Hickory Knob State Park 1591 Resort Drive McCormickSC  29835
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