Jones Gap Trail Half Marathon

Marietta, South Carolina

Marietta, South Carolina

Sat 14th September 2024

1 race

Organiser's Description

Jones Gap Half Marathon
Jones Gap State Park & River Fall Lodge
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. 
Referral Program
Invite your running buddies! When you register you will be assigned a link/code that you can share with your friends & family. The link will appear in your confirmation message, your email, and in your RunSignUp profile! Use your unique referral code to share with your running buddies! For every every 2 participants that use your referral code/link to register you will receive a $15 refund to your registration! Refer enough runners and RUN FOR FREE! 

Share Your Referral Codes - HERE

Race Day Details

What: Jones Gap Half Marathon

When: Saturday September 14th 2024 @ 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 

Hiker Friendly

Dog Friendly

Youth 8 & Under Race for Free

Volunteer for a FREE Race Entry or a Future Race Entry by Upstate Race Series - HERE

Set-Up - Packet Pickup - Course Monitor - Meal/Aid Station Prep - Cleanup - Parking

Participants Receive 

Event Shirt (Optional)

Finisher Medal

Custom Race Logo Sticker

Vanilla Protein Shake by Ka'Chava

Music Entertainment throughout the event

Tent City for spectators & participants to intermingle

Upstate Race Series Sticker

Camping is offered 

Complimentary Race Photos

Custom Race Bib

Upstate Race Series Crew Socks

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 here. 
Aid Stations
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! 
Cup-less Event: Please provide your own hydration vessel for use at our aid stations 

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 Half Marathon

    Sat 14th September 2024


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