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Mill Stone 50K

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 5.0 (5) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A mostly singletrack 10.5-mile course used for the Mill Stone 50K and other races put on by the Rock Hill Striders.


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10.8

Miles

17.3

KM

96%

Runnable

672' 205 m

High

533' 162 m

Low

928' 283 m

Up

947' 289 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Lake · River/Creek

Overview

The Mill Stone 50K consists of three 10.5-mile loops at the scenic ASC Greenway in Fort Mill, SC. Don't let the name of the venue fool you. This is not a greenway like many cities and towns are developing, with paved or very groomed paths. The course in this private green space in the suburban Charlotte area consists of mostly singletrack, technical trail, with some gravel road and dirt trail. There will be at least two creek crossings, with the possibility of more depending on the weather. It will also most likely be muddy. You should have some trail running experience before taking on this race, but this would be a great first time 50K race.

Need to Know

The three loops make this course mentally difficult. Anyone with basic marathon training can do two loops; it is starting out on the third loop that is tough. However, if you leave the aid station for the last loop, historically, you have an almost 100% chance of finishing.

Description

This course starts out on a gravel road to get some spacing, but quickly goes through a creek and transitions to the trails. It is singletrack from there until the aid station at 3.5 miles, which is on an old road bridge that is pavement, but only for about 100 feet. After a another singletrack loop, the course comes back to the same aid station at 7.0 miles. From there, it is singletrack trail along the creek, and then heads around Lake Haigler. The finish is up a gravel road from the lake to the finish at mile 10.5.

Contacts

Local Club: Rock Hill Striders

Land Manager: Leroy Springs & Company

Shared By:

Craig Marshall - RHS

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Very low water at the crossing, can be circumnavigated via swinging bridge.
Feb 12, 2016 near Fort Mill, SC
You can scramble right up to the base of the small waterfall in the spillway off the Wild Azalea Trail.
Sep 5, 2017 near Fort Mill, SC
There are several spots where the trail opens up and gives you access to the lake.
Sep 5, 2017 near Fort Mill, SC
Small stream crossing that you get to rock hop across under train trestle.
Jul 24, 2017 near Fort Mill, SC
Muscadine crosses under this train tressel.
Jul 24, 2017 near Fort Mill, SC
Small waterfall of Steele Creek along side the trail of Anne Springs Close Greenway
Nov 11, 2019 near Fort Mill, SC

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