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 have cutoffs based on 30-hour 100-mile pace which is approximately 18 minute miles.
Transportation, Aid Stations, Meal and Massage at the finish.
No refunds, transfers, or deferrals.
For more information see wser.org
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.
In the event that we fill up before the run, there will be a day of wait list. That means get there on Saturday morning to put your name on the wait list. We will start clearing the wait list at 7:45 am.
Local time: 4:38 AM