Updated Course for 2021
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.
We are excited to announce that runners will now be finishing at Doe Creek Farm, just below Mountain Lake. This will add on a couple of miles and will give us more room to spread out for post-race festivities.
Due to this course change, we will not be able to host the 8-miler. If you were a rollover from last year and had not yet registered, please contact us so we can tell you about your options.
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.
There are no refunds for this event. We do offer deferrals to one of our other events-High Bridge 50k and Old Glory trail races- or this event next year. Please contact us by June 15th to defer. Deferrals will not be accepted after.
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