Eagle Up Ultra Instructions & Information
Parking is permitted on the grass in the camping area between the main parking lot and the river only. RV and camper parking is permitted on the asphalt surface. The parking lot at St. Helena Heritage Park is first come, first served. Participants arriving after the lot is full may drop off camping supplies, but must immediately proceed to the overflow lot ~.25 miles away (see map). Vehicles in violation of the parking policy will be towed at the owner’s expense. NO VEHICLES ARE PERMITTED TO PARK OVERNIGHT WITHIN THE RACE COURSE.
Emergency Vehicle Access:
Lanes will be marked for safety vehicles, should it be necessary for an emergency vehicle to access the event area. Vehicles parked on fire lanes will be towed at the owner’s expense.
All participants will receive a custom moisture-wicking, digital camo shirt, race number (must be visible at all times), safety personnel support, food, hydration, camping area, swimming pool, hot tub and the best customer service you can imagine. A mobile device charging station will be set up near the pavilion. It is free to use and you may charge mobile devices – at your own risk – beginning Friday when camping opens. There will be a potable water hose available for filling personal water supplies.
Vertical Runner Race Management is providing the Eagle Up Ultra with the Mylaps Prochip system that is the most accurate in the industry and has been modified specifically for 24-hour endurance races. You will get an anklet at registration that contains an active timing chip and communicates with the timing mat at the start/finish location to record your laps. This anklet and timing chip must be worn at all times and must be work on the ankle. We cannot guarantee accurate tracking of your total distance if you do not follow these instructions.
A Lap-o-meter will be placed on course just after the timing location where your name and current mileage will display after each passing, and there will be a live leader board available for viewing all 24 hours where you and spectators can view race progress. In addition, the race will be broadcast live via the race monitor application so that race crew and fans either on site or remote can follow race progress. After completion of the race, you will need to return your timing device or you will be held responsible for replacement costs. If you have decided to stop your participation in the event at any point, please return your timing chip to the information table located in the pavilion. Any questions regarding timing during the race should be handled through a race official and not directly to the timing personnel.
Mobile App Live Tracking:
Anyone can track your progress live with the Race Monitor App, available in all of the App Stores. Go to to download. The live race tracking will also be streaming from the monitoring page linked from www.eagleupultra.com, or here:
The course will feature one fully stocked aid station next to the timing strip, a tended aid station at approximately the half-way point, and two additional self-serve aid stations with hydration. Pizza, sandwiches (PB&J), potatoes, Ramen noodles in chicken broth, pasta salad, pancakes, fruit, cookies, candy, and more foods will be served at various times. Plenty of water and ScratchLabs will be provided, as well as Coca Cola and other assorted soft drinks.
The following rules are established for safety, fairness and decency. The Eagle Up Ultra is intended to be a competitive and fun event.
We assume that whether runners are moving fast or slow at any given time, all are trying for their best performance. Faster runners should generally assume that they will have to pass slower runners and walkers on the left. The slower runners should stay to right as you would drive down the road.
You will be sharing the trails with the general public that bikes, runs and walks on these public trails, so please be courteous and careful not to get tangled up with other people who are not part of the event.
There are no road crossings. However, you will have to run the berm across the Tuscarawas River at Butterbridge, and the sidewalk at Cherry Street. Alert REACT units will be positioned for your safety.
You can leave the course at any place or time, but you must re-enter the course at the exact point where you left it. To assist the race committee, please tell a volunteer if you are leaving for good, or if you are leaving for an extended period with the intention of returning.
A short portion of the course is on the grass in St. Helena Heritage Park. Follow the pennant rope and cones as you enter the park from Cherry Street and loop through the campers toward the timing strip. This portion will be wet in the early and overnight hours, so pack dry shoes and socks accordingly.
There are restroom facilities in the park and there will also be numerous portable toilets and hand washing stations.
A swimming pool and hot tubs will be placed near the pavilion. Swim at your own risk and please do your best not to track grass and dirt into the pools. PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE CHILDREN UNATTENDED IN THE POOL. CHILDREN ARE NOT PERMITTED IN HOT TUBS.
Runners may not use banned substances as defined by USATF and WADA.
There will be a Michelob Ultra beer garden available to registered participants and their support personnel. There is a defined area where alcohol must be consumed. If you have an open container outside of the permit area, you will be subject to the alcohol laws of the village. No personal alcoholic beverages are permitted.
Headphones are now allowed for all competitors. All runners may use them as long as they do not impede anyone else’s progress or anyone’s safety.
Pacing is permitted throughout the race.
The race will start at 6:00 A.M. sharp. Instructions will be given just prior to the start. All distances will start together. Make sure your timing chip is securely attached to your ankle. You may start the race at any time if you need to arrive late.
Relay teams will have one chip for the entire team. Your team may exchange the tag as many times as you wish, but it may only be exchanged in the official Exchange Zone.
Finishing Your Distance:
Since this course is an exact 5 miles, if you are running the 50K or 100K you will have to go to the turn-around point on your final lap. These will be clearly marked at ½-mile and 1-mile points from the timing strip. On your final lap, alert the timers that you are headed to the turn-around point. Run to that point, then back the opposite way to cross the timing strip.
You may run farther or shorter than your registered distance. You will receive the award for the distance you complete. All competitors will be eligible for the most miles completed awards.
Early packet pickup will be available at Brimstone Bicycles on Friday, June 8th from 3:00 P.M. to 8:00 p.m., and on Saturday, June 9th from 5:00 A.M. to 5:45 A.M.
You may set up tents on the grassy area in the park. RV’s and campers are permitted in the parking lot. You must be self-contained. There are no power, water or clean-out services available. No personal fires are permitted. There will be an “official” fire pit in the common area.
Campers may set up beginning at noon on Friday, June 8. Please be clear of the area by noon on Sunday. You are responsible for cleaning up your trash. Containers will be available.