Laurel Highland 70.5mi Ultra Run
ElevationAscent: 8,763' 2,671 m
Descent: -8,624' -2,629 m
High: 2,966' 904 m
Low: 1,206' 368 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 42% (23°)
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“The Laurel Highlands Ultra is a perfect representation of the rugged eastern trail scene.”— Kevin Ketchman
Race - Jun 8, 2019
Between miles 19 and 45, the terrain remains undulating with rocks, roots, and mud patches aplenty. On the way to checkpoint 2, you'll pass through Seven Springs ski resort and near Hidden Valley ski resort. To give an idea of elevation, these are the largest ski resorts in the region. Between Checkpoint 2 and 3, you'll pass over the PA turnpike, but aside from that you're all alone.
From Checkpoint 3 to the end you can expect more of the same. One aspect of this trail is how it doesn't let up, pushing runners (a part of this race or out for a weekend run) to their limits. It's not until the final 10 miles that relief comes in the form of a downhill, that if you are lucky is not happening after the sun has set.
This course/trail is amazing.
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Land Manager: PaDCNR - Forbes State Forest