The Eastern Divide Ultra is a scenic 50K trail race through the highlands of southwest VA. The point-to-point course will pass beneath waterfalls, meander through old growth Hemlocks and glide by waist high ferns. While we may not have the grand heights of the West, the Mountain Lake area has an average elevation of 4000', which provides for cooler temperatures and a diverse ecosystem.
NOTE 2019: The course will have to be rerouted to avoid the new clay shooting range at Mountain Lake. Once we have the final course laid out we will be sure to let you know. But we promise to keep the joy of the last 7 miles in tack!
Registration for the 2019 Eastern Divide 50K will begin at Midnight, January 1st, 2019.
Sign up anytime on January 1st (midnight to 11:59pm) and receive the special one day entry fee of $50!
EDU is cupless.
In an effort to be more sustainable and be friendly towards the environment, the Eastern Divide Ultra is now a cupless race. All runners will need to carry their own reusable cup throughout the race to use at aid stations. If you do not have one already, you have the option to purchase one of our TrailAdventure cups (a Hydrapak SpeedCup) when registering and it will be waiting for you at packet pick-up.
You will notice, when you click "Register" that there are several options. We currently host 3 trail and ultra events throughout the deal. If you register for one race, you have the option to get a discount when you register for multiple races - we have options to run all three races or any two at a discounted rate. The other races we host are the High Bridge Ultra and the Old Glory Ultra. When registering for multiple races, the cost comes out to only $50 per ultra!
Local time: 8:30 AM