Race Day Info

Date / Time: Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 5:00 AM

Race Distance: 100.2 Miles

Location (Start / Finish): Squaw Valley, Olympic Valley, CA / Placer High School, Auburn, CA

Race Day Temperature at Start (High / Low Avg.): 71 / 41 F

Sunrise / Sunset: 5:36 AM / 8:31 PM

Race Cutoff (Hrs.): 30

Course Information

Course Layout(Map): Point to Point

Terrain: Mostly a mix of smooth and technical single track trail

Elevation Change (Ascent / Decent): 41,060 ft. (18,090 ft. / 22,970 ft.)

Altitude Above Sea Level (Min. / Max.): 543 ft. (No Hands Bridge) / 8,713 ft. (Watsons Monument)

Number of Aid Stations (Max. distance in miles between A.S.): 21 (10.3 mi.)

Race Information

Cost: $410 *Lottery registration open Nov. 4- Nov. 11

Completion rate: 67% (248/369) 2017 , 79% (280/353) 2016 , 69% (254/371) 2015

Course Record (M/F): 14:46:44 Timothy Olson (2012) / 16:47:19 Ellie Greenwood (2012)

Prerequisites / Lottery / Trail Work Req.: Select List / Yes / 8 Hours

Qualifying Race for: Western States 100 and UTMB

Race Series: Grand Slam of Ultrarunning and  The Last Great Race

Website: http://wser.org

Race Director: Craig Thornley

Year Established: 1974

Other Race Distances: N/A

Fun Fact: On August 3, 1974, Gordy Ainsleigh joined the 198 Tevis Cup horses on foot. Twenty-three hours and forty-two minutes later he arrived in Auburn, proving that a runner could indeed traverse the rugged 100 miles in one day. (1974 Tevis Cup Entrants List, pp. 1)

Nearest Airports (HRs): Reno, NV (1), Sacramento, CA (2)

Race Reports

2017

2017 Western States 100-Miler Race Report – John

Golden Hour Dreams (or Nightmares): The 2017 Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run Race Report – Jeffery Lung

The Grand Slam, Leg 1: Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run – Ian Seabury

Western States Race Report – Jason Mintz

What Ever Happened to Mocko? Western States 2017 Race Report – Chris Mocko

2016

Catching Up During and After the Western States 100-mile Endurance Run – Sarah Lavender Smith

Western States 100 Mile Race Report (2016) – Sage Canaday

No Regrets: My Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run Race Report – Caroline Boller

Western States 2016 – Meghan Laws (formerly Arbogast)

Western States 2016 Race Report – Chris Roberts

2015 and Earlier

Stormy – My Western States 100 Race Report – Sally McCrae

Western States 100 2015 – Crazy As Ever – Ian Sharman

Silver Buckle Dreams: A 2015 Western States 100 Race Report – Katrin

Western State 100 Race Report – AJ

My Western States Story – Stephanie Howe Violett

2014 Western States 100 Recap – Dominic Grossman

Western States 100 – Race Report – Nick

2013 Western States 100 Race Report – Katrin Silva

Western States 100 – Race Report – Yassine Diboun

 

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