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Eastern States Trail-Endurance Alliance Teams Up with Purple Lizard Maps to Launch The PA Triple Crown Map

[State College, PA – April 18, 2024] – The Eastern States Trail-Endurance Alliance is excited to announce its collaboration with Purple Lizard Maps to unveil The PA Triple Crown map. These meticulously crafted 24×36-inch maps, printed on waterproof paper, embody the renowned quality and detail synonymous with Purple Lizard. Featuring all three courses in the PA Triple Crown series—the Hyner Trail Challenge 50K, Worlds End Ultramarathon 100K, and Eastern States 100—these maps are an essential companion for trail enthusiasts.


Established in 2016, the Pennsylvania Triple Crown of Mountain Running was created to showcase some of the finest trail races in the nation while celebrating the vibrant community of trail runners who call these mountains home. This series of three races offers a seamless progression of distances throughout the season, embodying the spirit of endurance and camaraderie.


Purple Lizard Maps, renowned for their award-winning quality, are revered in the industry for their exceptional topographic and hydrographic details, facilitating successful outdoor adventures. Crafted with durability in mind, these maps are printed on waterproof paper, ensuring longevity even in the most rugged terrains.


Designed to be user-friendly, Purple Lizard Maps are the quintessential tool for outdoor exploration, offering unparalleled access to recreation experiences.

Priced at a discounted rate of $10 each, The PA Triple Crown maps will be available for purchase at the Hyner Challenge, Worlds End Ultramarathon, and Eastern States 100 events.


For more information about the Pennsylvania Triple Crown of Mountain Running, visit patriplecrown.com. To explore the full range of Purple Lizard Maps, visit purplelizard.com.


About Eastern States Trail-Endurance Alliance: The Eastern States Trail-Endurance Alliance promotes trailrunning and the responsible use of public lands, through events such as the Eastern States 100, Ironstone 100K and Eagleton Trail Challenge, footraces we manage as a stewardship for trailrunners and the community. We manage these as a public trust for the benefit of the community. We set high standards, we work hard to meet those standards, and we focus on long-term sustainability. We want our races to be there for our trailrunning grandchildren when they’re ready to test themselves on some of the toughest races in the country.


About Purple Lizard Maps: Purple Lizard was born in the mountains of Central Pennsylvania, but we are now a Mid-Atlantic Regional outdoor recreation mapping company – focused primarily on the exceptional outdoor recreation available in the Appalachian & Allegheny Mountain ranges. Each Lizard Map is designed to give you the big picture of all the outdoor recreation opportunities in the area. Our 2ft by 3ft maps include hydrography (stream, river and other water data), and detailed topography (including elevation models), so you can sit down, spread out, and make a real world plan that works.


Media Contact: Benjamin J. Mazur Vice-President ben.mazur@estea.org








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