70.5 Mile Race Information
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70 Mile Application
The race is run along the entire Laurel Highlands Hiking
Trail. This is a point-to-point race that begins in Ohiopyle, PA and ends in Seward, PA.
Total distance will be 70.5 miles.
2017 will mark the thirty-eighth running of the 70.5 mile race.
Violations of the following rules could result in a racerís disqualification. The list is not intended to be all-inclusive, but instead, is designed to inform racers of some of the rules specific to this race.
There will be fully stocked aid stations at the following locations:
These are the only aid stations, please review and plan accordingly. All runners should carry a minimum of two water bottles with them at all times.
While a crew is not required, each runner should plan on carrying food and fluids between each aid station.
A 70.5 mile wilderness trail, traversing state parks, state forests, state gamelands, and other public and private lands. This is a very scenic and challenging course. Difficult footing is the norm, as steep grades, logs, rocks, steps, mud and other obstacles abound. The trail is maintained by the state and features concrete markers at every mile. This is a feature of which few ultra races can boast. The entire course is permanently marked with yellow blazes, which makes getting lost difficult. The majority of the trail is rugged single-track, with a small stretch of dirt road at the 61 mile point and some meadow crossings in the Seven Springs Resort area.
Runners are permitted to leave drop bags for checkpoint 3 (mile 46.4), checkpoint 4 (mile 57.1) and the finish. Drop bags will be collected at the pre-race dinner and at the start of the race. If you plan on leaving a drop bag, please have your race number, your name and the Aid Station where the bag is to be delivered clearly visible on the outside of the bag. Do not put items in your drop bag that require special handling. No fragile items, or items that require ice or refrigeration. Also, remember to have a reliable flashlight with spare batteries with you, or have one in your drop bag at one of the two Aid Stations (mile 46.4 or mile 57.1). Flashlights will be needed by all but the frontrunners. Plan on having a flashlight available no later than 8:30 P.M. If you think that you may be between aid stations at that time, leave a flashlight at the earlier aid station.
Upon successful completion of the course under the twenty-two (22) hour time limit, each runner will receive a handsome trophy. The winning team members in each division will also receive awards.
To enter, simply complete the Application and mail to:
19 Kirchner Drive
South Park, PA 15129
Make checks payable to: Laurel Highlands Ultra
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