Jun 11, 2022 at 7:30 AM

Laurel Highlands Ultra

Ohiopyle PA,


Entry Fee $125
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $100
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 50K
  • 70.5M

Type: Ultra

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 90%

First Year of the Event: 1979

Men's Record: Tom Possert, '90; 11:11:55

Women's Record: Alice Thurau, 90; 13:46:07


For 2019 we will celebrate the fortieth running of the Laurel Highlands Ultra. The race will continue to be dedicated to Paul Butchko, who along with his brother Joe, founded the Laurel Highlands Trail Race four decades ago. Paul’s unexpected death in 2017 was truly a sad day for our trail family. Paul and his extended family have been running and volunteering at the race every year. For those of you that have had the pleasure of meeting Paul, you know he will be sorely missed.

Each year, proceeds from the race are donated to the Laurel Highlands Trail through the Pennsylavania Parks and Forest Foundation. The money donated goes directly to the trail to provide material and services for maintenance. Future donations from the race will be made in Paul Butchko’s name as a tribute to Paul’s love of the trail.

Welcome to the home page for the Laurel Highlands Ultra races. Each year the race is held on the second Saturday in June. 2019 will be the fortieth running of the 70.5 mile race and the fourteenth running of the 50K race. The races will start in Ohiopyle, PA, with the 70.5 mile individual and relay races running the entire length of the trail and the 50K races finishing at the 31 mile point near the intersection of Route 31. All of the races are point-to-point along the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail.

For more information, please click on one of the race links above.


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Past Event Dates

Held on Jun 11, 2022

Held on Jun 12, 2021

Held on Jun 13, 2020

Held on Jun 08, 2019

Held on Jun 09, 2018

Held on Jun 10, 2017

Held on Jun 11, 2016

Held on Jun 13, 2015

Held on Jun 14, 2014

Held on Jun 08, 2013

Held on Jun 09, 2012

Held on Jun 11, 2011

Held on Jun 12, 2010

Held on Jun 13, 2009

Held on Jun 14, 2008

Held on Jun 09, 2007

Held on Jun 10, 2006

Held on Jun 11, 2005

Held on Jun 12, 2004

Held on Jun 07, 2003

Held on Jun 08, 2002

Held on Jun 09, 2001

Held on Jun 10, 2000

Held on Jul 13, 1998

Event Results

View 2018 Results