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Western States Lottery Closes Tonight at Midnight!

November 16, 2013 By: John Blue Category: General Running News, Trails, Ultrarunning

wser logoDo you feel lucky? Do you?

If, for you, luck is getting the opportunity to train and run for 100 miles in the extreme heat of summer and the extreme terrain of the Sierras, then you definitely don’t want to miss out on the Western States 100 lottery.

It closes tonight at midnight.

Of course, there are only about 270 slots available and (as of this writing) over 2,700 people who’ve put their names in. Your odds are better than zero but far from reasonable.

Of course, reasonable people don’t aspire to run this event.


Did You Get In?

December 10, 2011 By: John Blue Category: General Running News, Ultrarunning

Around this time every year, folks gather in the auditorium at Placer High School in Auburn to watch names get pulled out of a Gatorade jug.

The “prize” is an entry into the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run, held on June 24-25.

Did you go? Did you get in?

Here’s the list so-far.


Western States Lottery Is Open!

November 12, 2011 By: John Blue Category: Trails, Ultrarunning

The Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run lottery is now open until midnight November 26th.

Cross your fingers and click here. You know you want to!

The actual lottery drawing takes place  9:00 AM on December 10th, at Placer High School in Auburn.



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