Western States offers four training runs to acquaint runners with the last 70 miles of the trail. It is recommended that each entrant, especially newcomers to Western States, take advantage of these runs as they will acquaint you with both the trail itself and the conditions you can expect to encounter on Race Day. There will be many runners participating in these runs who have considerable experience on the trail. They will be more than happy to share their knowledge and experiences.
You do NOT need to be a WS Runner to participate in the training runs.
We will meet above the stadium at Placer High School. Check-in is from 6:45 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. We will leave by bus at 8:00 a.m. for the Green Gate at the end of Sliger Mine Road (50-minute ride.) This is close to the river crossing at Rucky Chucky. From there we will run to the finish line in Auburn, approximately 20 miles. This will familiarize you with a section of trail that you will be running at night.
Local time: 4:31 AM