In the Middle

12K, 17K Trail Race

Harbison State Forest

5600 Broad River Road

Columbia, SC

Saturday, January 18, 2014

9 AM

Perfect For

first time trail running experience 2 Distances to choose From: 12K (Short Course) 17K (Long Course) Harbison State Forest, once traversed by Catawba and Cherokee, now awaits your arrival this January. Two race distances will challenge all comers. Whether you are advanced or new to the sport of trail running, the trails at Harbison are your ticket for a great time. Today, Harbison is enjoyed by many nature enthusiast observing plant life, bird habitats, or taking a hike on one of the parks many trails. The Park also is home to many fitness seekers, mountain bikers , and trail runners . Sign up early, the race is limited to the first  200 online registrants.




Harbison is known for its verse collection of trails. Our race starts off on gravel, for spacing, before heading into the forest. Be ready for double and single track, jumping downed trees, ducking under low hanging limbs, and some elevation ups and downs. There is a trail in the middle of the race called "Spider Woman II" which is somewhat mountainous (ups and downs), and this, along with being in the middle of our state, is where the name of our race comes from ("Mountain in the Middle"). A great place for a first time trail running experience.


Age Group

We will give out Race Day age group awards to the top runner in each of the following groups. 19 and under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 and above.



 Long Course

17K $35 Now thru December 15 , $45 December 16 thru January 16, $45 Race Day

Short Course

12K $30 Now thru December 15 , $40 December 16th thru Jan. 16th, $40 Race Day

*No T-Shirt Option Available **T-shirt guaranteed if registered by January 1