The Payne Cave

The Payne Cave



Returning as the Series Finale, The Payne Cave is another racer favorite. Opened in 2011, the Paynes Creek MTB trail consists of two loops, the Main Trail and Heart Break. Our race course uses both of them! The race course is full of grin-inducing miles of pumpy-and-jumpy machine cut trail. With just minimal climbing and no technical features to slow the momentum, you can indulge your need for speed while drinking in gorgeous views of Lake Hartwell. Bonus: This secluded location has a fantastic campground, which is also the race HQ, so you can camp and race in logistical harmony.

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Race Location

Paynes Creek

Course Information

Course Difficulty: 4 of 10 (punchy climbs, distance)

Camping Information


Race Day Schedule

7:00 am: Packet Pick Up / Race Day Registration Opens

8:30 am: Free Kids Race (parents must sign a waiver)

9:00 am: Packet Pick Up/ Race Day Registration Closes

9:30 am: Racer Meeting - ALL 3 and 6 HOUR RACERS MUST ATTEND

9:45 am: 6 Hour Racers Positioned On The Start Line

10:00 am: 6 HOUR RACE START

10:05 am: 3 Hour Racers Positioned On The Start Line

10:15 am: 3 HOUR RACE START

10:20 am: JUNIORS RACE START (Specialized Junior Endurance Series)

1:15 pm: 3 Hour Race Ends

1:30 pm: 3 Hour Awards Ceremony

4:00 pm: 6 Hour Race Ends

4:30 pm: 6 Hour Awards Ceremony