2020 RACE UPDATE!
SAT, SEPT 26 - 70.5M
Local time: 12:18 AM
SUN, SEPT 27 - 50K
2020 will be the forty-first running of the 70.5 mile race and the fifteenth running of the 50K race. The races start in Ohiopyle, PA, with the 70.5 mile individual and 70.5 relay races running the entire length of the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail to Rt 56 in Seward, PA. The 50K races finishing at the 31 mile point near the intersection of Route 31. All of the races are point-to-point.
Registration has historically been ONLY paper registration for over 40years, but with the challenges of COVID-19 we have decided to open up our remaining spots with online sales.
The novel coronavirus “COVID-19” continues to impact our communities, and the running community has been impacted in many ways big and small. Officials continue to take important steps to ensure public safety. We here at Redpoint Productions have been daily monitoring the situation and striving to take the best path forward.
We originally postponed the 2020 Laurel Highlands Ultra, originally scheduled for June 13, 2020. The health of our participants, spectators, partners and employees is our top priority and we are committed to providing the safest environment for all who attend.
We have worked very closely with the Pennsylvania DCNR and local officials to comply with all public health suggestions. We have developed a modified race format that will reduce interactions and encourage distancing among participants, staff and volunteers. A few of the race format modifications are staggered start times (to be announced), NO CREWS, NO SPECTATORS & NO PACERS. Aid Stations will have structured water/electrolyte stations, but food options will be limited to single serve pre-packaged foods. Racers are encouraged to pack their own nutrition in drop bags that will be delivered to EVERY aid station.
We hope to see you out there on September 26 & 27! Thank you and stay safe!
- Jim, LG and Vinny (Redpoint Productions)