2021 RACE UPDATE!
SAT, JUNE 12, 2021 - 70.5M
Local time: 5:44 AM
SUN, JUNE 13, 2021 - 50K
2021 will be the forty-second consecutive running of the Laurel Highlands 70.5 mile race and the sixteenth running of the 50K race. We would like to acknowledge that the land on which we run the Laurel Highlands Ultra is the original homelands of the Monongahela, Shawnee and other nomadic nations. We acknowledge the painful history of genocide and forced removal from this territory, and we honor and respect the many diverse Indigenous peoples still connected to this land. Laurel Highlands welcomes racers of every race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics or disability.
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.
ONLY the 50K Individual & 50K relay racers can sign up online! 70.5Mile Individual & 70.5Mile Relay races show up on Ultrasignup as "Sold-out". Signup for the 70.5Mile events will continue to be the traditional mail-in applications. Applications can be found, for a limited time, on the Laurel Highlands Ultra website.
The novel coronavirus “COVID-19” continues to impact our communities and officials continue to take important steps to ensure public safety. We here at Redpoint Productions regularly monitor the situation and strive to take the best path forward to keep all racers and community members safe.
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 the event.
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. It is possible that more modifications will take place as conditions change.
A few of the current race format modifications are staggered start times (to be announced), NO SPECTATORS & NO PACERS. 70.5Mile racers will be allowed 1 crew member each. 50K racers are not permitted to have any crew. 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 June 12 & 13! Thank you and stay safe!
- Jim, LG and Vinny (Redpoint Productions)