Laurel Highlands Ultra

70.5 Mile Course

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The course is divided into five sections, with checkpoints at the end of each section. The fifth checkpoint being the finish. There will be strict cut-off times at each of the checkpoints. The time limit for the entire race is twenty-two hours. The official checkpoints and cut-off times are listed below.


Here is a Google Map of the course.

Course Maps and Elevation Profiles

The DCNR has provided maps and elevation profiles for the entire Laurel Highlands Hiking trail. These guides are split into the Northern and Southern portions of the trail. Make sure you download both sections to get a complete picture of the trail.

LHHT map showing the Southern portion of the trail.
LHHT elevation profile showing the Southern portion of the trail.

LHHT map showing the Northern portion of the trail.
LHHT elevation profile showing the Northern portion of the trail.


Checkpoint cut-off times have been revised for 2017. Review the chart below for help in planning your race. Based on history the cut-off times for checkpoints 2, 3 and 4 have been reduced and a cut-off has been implemented at the 39.1 mile aid station.

Times are listed in both elapsed time and time of day.

Also listed is the average pace per mile that will have to be maintained.

Checkpoint Mileage Sect. Mileage Time of day Cut-off (hrs:mins) Sect. Time Overall Pace Sect. Pace
#1 - Route 653 19.3 19.3 11:15 am 5:45:00 5:45:00 0:17:53 0:17:53
#2 - Route 31 32.3 13.0 2:50 pm 9:20:00 3:35:00 0:17:20 0:16:32
Lynn Run Railroad Grade 39.1 6.8 4:50 pm 11:20:00 2:00:00 0:17:23 0:17:38
#3 - Route 30 46.4 7.3 7:10 pm 13:40:00 2:20:00 0:17:40 0:19:10
#4 - Route 271 57.1 10.7 10:30 pm 17:00:00 3:20:00 0:17:52 0:18:41
Finish - Route 56 70.5 13.4 3:30 am 22:00:00 5:00:00 0:18:43 0:22:23

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