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The start will be near the intersection of Route 381 and Garret Road in Ohiopyle. Garret Rd. is on the North end of town just across the railroad tracks and the Yough bridge. The starting line will be at the first utility pole on the left side of the road after turning off of Route 381. There is a Wilderness Voyaguers outfitter store across the street. There is no parking in the Wilderness Voyaguers parking lots on either side of the start line, as this is private property. The public parking lot on the other side of Route 381 will be for race parking. The morning check-in will also take place in the public parking lot, where we can assemble prior to the start. This area will be very busy with whitewater rafters at this hour, so do not assemble at the starting line until a few minutes before the start. It is a short walk of less than 100 yards from the public parking area.
The finish is in the trailhead parking area along Route 31. Please note that there is an aid station for the 70.5 mile race on the North side of Route 31, the 50K race will end before reaching Route 31. There is an access trail that leads from the parking area to the LHHT that will be used. Runners will turn left, off the LHHT and onto the access trail to the parking area. The turn for the access trail is appoximately 300 yards before the 31 mile post on the LHHT. If you see the 31 mile marker, you have run too far and missed the turn. Upon entering the trailhead parking area, runners will do one loop around the parking area to complete the 50K. The entire course has been accurately measured to give runners a true 50K experience. Crews that are meeting their runners should park in the trailhead parking area, which is on the South side of Route 31. We will have signage up on race day. You may also park in the area designated for the 70.5 mile run, which is on the North side of Route 31, from that area, it is a short hike back to the trailhead.
Here are links to the DCNR maps and elevation profiles for the trail. the 50k course will follow the Laurel
Highlands Hiking Trail from its Southern terminus to the trailhead parking area along Route 31.
Here is the LHHT elevation profile for the southern portion of the trail.
Here is the LHHT trail map for the southern portion of the trail.
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