Lottery Application Process
Lottery applications will be accepted from Nov 4 through Nov 11.
We will then vet qualifying races to ensure all applicants ran a valid qualifier.
Ticket counts will be calculated and posted for review/correction by Nov 20.
Any corrections must be made by November 30. On December 1 ticket counts are assumed to be correct and the paper lottery tickets will be printed.
The lottery drawing will take place on December 2 in Auburn, CA starting at 8:30 am. Results will be posted live and there will be a live video. Details forthcoming.
The Western States Endurance Run follows the middle portion of the famous Western States Trail, a nationally dedicated recreational trail that stretches from Salt Lake City, Utah, to Sacramento, California. One of the most arduous organized running events in the U.S., the Western States 100 is truly the "Ultimate Challenge" for the long distance runner. Entry in this event should not be taken lightly.
Local time: 12:10 PM
Beginning in Squaw Valley, site of the 1960 Winter Olympic Games, the trail ascends from the valley floor (elevation 6,200 feet) to Emigrant Pass (elevation 8,750 feet), a climb of 2,550 vertical feet in the first 4 miles. From the pass, following the original trails used by the gold and silver miners of the 1850’s, runners travel west, climbing another 15,540 feet and descending 22,970 feet before reaching Auburn, a small town in the heart of California's historic gold country. Most of the trail passes through remote and rugged territory. People who are unfamiliar with the area should use caution when planning training runs, especially in the high country. Before leaving, let someone know where you will be running and when you will return.