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Viaduct Trail Ultramarathon

Quick facts

Distance Ultra marathon

About Viaduct Trail Ultramarathon

Decades ago, huge coal trains steamed up and down these trails. Those trains didn’t turn quickly. If you can imagine those locomotives, you can navigate the rail-trail portion of the course—wide, sweeping turns and few elevation changes.


50 Mile Ultramarathon

  • 80.467km

100 Mile Ultramarathon

  • 160.934km



The most popular choice is camping on the grass of the park, near the start/finish. Additionally, the Lanesboro Borough Council has given permission for runners to sleep for a few hours on Sunday after the race. At the start, there is a gravel parking area in Luciana Park.

Aid Stations

We're not charging an entry fee, so runners should expect to be self-sufficient and bring their own food, drinks, gear, and first-aid supplies. Runners and pacers should plan on supplying themselves with a about gallon of fluid for each 25-mile lap. Runners are also encouraged to bring food, drinks, and other gear to share with other runners and volunteers.

Award Medals

Each runner who finishes the distance for which he or she registered earns a railroad spike. The first male and female finishers for each distance get a silver-painted one.

Equipment Storage

Two drop bags are allowed: one to leave at the start/finish, and one that we'll drive out onto the course, at the Melrose (7 miles from the start). Clearly label each bag with this information: Your name Start/finish or Melrose

Maximum Time

All runners should finish by noon on Sunday. So, both the 50- and 100-milers have 31 hours. The one hard cutoff: All runners must start their final lap by 4:00 AM on Sunday.

Viaduct Trail Ultramarathon Route Map

Viaduct Trail Ultramarathon Route Map


Starrucca Viaduct in Lanesboro, PA



Wildlife encountered in past Viaduct Ultras: bees, biting flies, black bears, off-leash dogs, whitetail deer, ducks, hawks, turkeys, crows, bluebirds, squirrels, chipmunks, bunnies, newts, bats, millipedes, and a skunk that mercifully let runners pass unmarked. Not yet encountered but possible: bobcats, coyotes, owls, rattlesnakes, eagles, and many others.

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.