Charleston County Parks’ ultramarathon race, the Ultra Chili, will return to Laurel Hill County Park in Mount Pleasant for its third year on Saturday, Nov. 18. Ultra Chili is a 10x5K multi-loop race that will also include a new 5K option for 2017.
The Ultra Chili 10x5K and 5K will begin at 7 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18. Individuals and teams of two to four members will complete 10 laps on the parks trails, for a total of approximately 31 miles for the 10x5K. 5K runners will complete one lap of the 5K trail course.
The course takes runners through the majestic moss-draped trails of Laurel Hill County Park. Laurel Hill County Park is over 745 acres in size, with unpaved trails winding through a variety of landscapes that traverse an oak allee, large open meadows, a small lake, and gorgeous scenery. The park is located in Mount Pleasant near the Park West subdivision and Highway 41.
Teams must be composed of two to four participants with one team manager, and participants may compete in the race in a relay style. The race course will feature a water station every 1.5 miles. Participants are also encouraged to carry a water bottle. Food and beverages will be served throughout the day, including chicken and waffles from Kickin’ Chicken in the morning, and chili from Ladles in the afternoon, as well as beer.
For more information on the Ultra Chili 10x5K and 5K or to register, visit CharlestonCountyParks.com/UltraChili. Online registration ends at 3 p.m. Nov. 17. Team managers must have all participant names confirmed prior to registering. All participants who register by Oct. 17 will receive a custom race sweatshirt.
Laurel Hill County Park is located between Highway 17N and Highway 41 in Mount Pleasant. For the Ultra Chili race, runners will enter through the special event entrance location, at 1400 Highway 41, and will be directed to the race start from that entrance. Access through Park West will not be permitted for this event.
For more information on the race or Laurel Hill County Park, visit CharlestonCountyParks.com, call 843-795-4386, or download the Charleston County Parks mobile app. This event is brought to you by Move IT! Charleston County and your Charleston County Parks.