Western States Endurance Run

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Western States Endurance Run
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Steeped in history, the world's oldest 100 mile trail foot race is back to test the endurance of all who enter. Western States is the ultimate endurance test in the world with an extremely competitive atmosphere it is no surprise that runners across the world come to attend.
100 mile
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Sat, Jun 25, 2022
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Olympic Valley, United States
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Where and when
Olympic Valley, CA 96146, USA
Start times
Saturday, Jun 25, 2022
100 mile:
5:00 AM
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Western States Endurance Run
100 mile
Route information
The Western States Endurance run follows the Western States Trail, which spans from Salt Lake City to Sacramento California. This event is the ultimate Ultra challenge for any runner in the world.
In the first 4.5 miles of the race, you will ascend 2,550ft, overall you will ascend 15,540ft and descend a total of 22,970ft as you cover 100 miles between the Olympic Valley to Auburn California.
Most of the course will traverse the rugged and treacherous terrain, combine that with 100 miles, this race will definitely test your physical and mental endurance. Make sure to learn the course as much as possible before the day of the race as you will be running a large portion of the race in the dark.
This ultra will push you to your limits. Come to compete at one of the world's finest ultra races and secure your place in the history books.
  • CP 1: Lyon Ridge - 10.3 miles
  • CP 2: Red Star Ridge - 15.8 miles
  • CP 3: Duncan Canyon - 24.4 miles
  • CP 4: Robinson Flat - 30.3 miles
  • CP 5: Miller’s Defeat - 34.4 miles
  • CP 6: Dusty Corners - 38 miles
  • CP 7: Last Chance - 43.3 miles
  • CP 8: Devil's Thumb - 47.8 miles
  • CP 9: El Dorado Creek - 52.9 miles
  • CP 10: Michigan Bluff - 55.7 miles
  • CP 11: Foresthill - 62 miles
  • CP 12: Dardanelles (Cal-1) - 65.7 miles
  • CP 13: Peachstone (Cal-2) - 70.7 miles
  • CP 14: Ford’s Bar (Cal-3) - 73 miles
  • CP 15: Rucky Chucky - 78 miles
  • CP 16: Green Gate - 79.8 miles
  • CP 17: Auburn Lake Trails - 85.2 miles
  • CP 18: Quarry Rd - 90.7 miles
  • CP 19: Pointed Rocks - 94.3 miles
  • CP 20: Roble Point - 98.9 miles
  • CP 21: Placier High School - 100.2 miles
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How to get there
Olympic Valley, CA 96146, USA
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There will be accommodation available in the following places located near the start line:
  • Palisades Tahoe: (866) 818-6963
  • Squaw Valley Lodge: (800) 549-6742
  • Tahoe Getaways: 530-583-0220 x1
  • Tahoe Vacation Rentals: (530) 583-3550
  • Olympic Village Inn: (800) 845-5243
  • Resort at Squaw Creek: (530) 583-6300
There is also places to stay in Truckee, Tahoe City, Auburn, Roseville, and Foresthill.
Event day logistics
9:30am Western states welcome
10:00am Trek To High Camp
2:30pm Crewing Western states runners talk
3:45pm Ultrarunning research and performance
5:00pm Trail Sisters talk
9:00am - 1:00pm Race registration and Drop bag delivery near start line arch at Olympic Plaza
10:00am Hoka One One Challenge
2:00pm Race Meeting
3:30am Complimentary Breakfast
4:00am - 4:50am Mandatory pre-race check-in
5:00am Western States 100 Endurance Run starts
5:00am Silver Buckle winners finish
8:00am - 12:00pm Celebration breakfast
11:00am Bronze Buckle winners finish
12:30pm Awards presentation
11:00am Event cut-off time
Age Requirements
You must be 18 years of age or older on race day to enter.
Aid Stations
There will be plenty of food provided at the aid stations throughout this event. The items that are generally available are water, GU Hydration drink tabs, energy drinks, sprite, 7Up, coke. There will also be plenty of food such as fruits, potatoes, cookies, candy, sandwiches, soup, salt replacement foods.
Drop Bags
Drop bags will be delivered to the checkpoint locations. This is provided to aid crewless runners. Those with adequate support are asked not to overload volunteers with unnecessary drop bags.
Do not leave perishable items in your drop bags, it is recommended to include warm clothing, extra flashlights. Do not place glass bottles in your drop bags.
Your drop bags will be returned to the finish as soon as possible, it is the responsibility of each runner to claim their bags at the end of the event.
Runners must abide by the following rules and directives of the Western States Endurance Run at all times. Please follow the following guidance:
  • Each run number must be worn prominently on the front of your body or hat and be easily visible
  • Runners must follow the marked trail at all times, taking shortcuts is not permitted. Any runner departing from the official trail must return to the point of departure on foot before continuing
  • Runners may not accept aid or assistance from their crew or other spectators in between crew-accessible aid stations, runners may not store supplies along the trail
  • Runners are responsible for the actions of their crew and pacers, everyone must comply with the run rules
  • Each runner must be checked in at all aid stations and must leave the aid station before the designated cut-off time
  • Runners returning to the aid station after the cut-off time will be removed from the run
  • Medical personnel may evaluate the condition of any runner at any time or place during the run and have complete authority to determine whether the runner is fit to compete
  • Injection of fluids or drugs (intravenous, intramuscular, subcutaneous) during the event will result in disqualification.
  • Any runner who intends to drop out must turn in their run wristband at the nearest aid station. This is an official notice of the runner's withdrawal from the competition
  • Runners who drop from the run without turning in their wristband will be classified as lost and may be responsible for any costs associated with a search and rescue
  • Runners must comply with the WSER Drug Testing Policy and Protocols
  • Littering is prohibited and threatens to allow the continuation of the Western States Trail
  • Runners must refrain to act in bad sportsmanship
  • Runners must finish within the 30-hour cut-off time to be an official finisher
How many aid stations will there be at the Western States 100-mile Endurance Run?
There will be 21 in total please look at the course info for a comprehensive list of all checkpoints.
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