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Carolina Reaper Challenge

July 14, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Carolina Reaper Challenge
Conquer the Rock – July 14th 2018

Gateway Park Travelers Rest
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Welcome to the fist annual Carolina Reaper Marathon and Half Marathon event! We are pleased to bring a new and exciting twist to the full and half distance that will be great for the first time finishers of these events as well as give a new challenge to all the speed demons out there! 

The Carolina Reaper was developed right in the the Carolina’s and is now known around the world as the hottest pepper known to man. The Carolina Reaper, originally named the HP22B, is a cultivar of the Capsicum Chinese plant. The pepper is red and gnarled, with a small pointed tail. In 2013, Guinness World Records dubbed it the hottest chili in the world, surpassing the previous record holder, the Trinidad Scorpion “Butch T”. Bred right here in a Rock Hill, South Carolina greenhouse by “Smokin” Ed Currie, proprietor of the PuckerButt Pepper Company in Fort Mill, the Carolina Reaper was certified as the world’s hottest chili pepper by Guinness World Records since August 7, 2013 The original crossbreed was between a Bhut jolokia and a red habanero, and is named ‘Reaper’ due to the shape of its tail. 


July 14, 2018
2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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115 Henderson Drive
Travelers Rest, 29690 United States
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