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Western States Endurance Run

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The Western States Board of Trustees has instituted a set of rules around the overall selection process. There are several ways in which a runner may be automatically selected, and not be subject to the lottery. Here is a complete list of ways in which a runner may be automatically selected:

  • Top 10 male finishers from the previous year’ race.
  • Top 10 female finishers from the previous year’s race.
  • Up to 24 slots are reserved for winners of the Golden Ticket Races.
  • Six slots are reserved for elite athletes through the Ultra-Trail World Tour.
  • Each running club that sponsors and staffs an aid station at Western States is allowed to designate one runner. Generally speaking, each is a volunteer who has worked that particular aid station for at least three prior years.
  • Certain sponsor agreements specify a designated runner for the sponsor.
  • Members of the Board of Directors.
  • Pioneers: Gordy Ainsleigh, who ran solo in 1974 and Cowman A-Moo-Ha, who duplicated the feat in 1976.
  • Nine-time finishers going for their first attempt at a tenth finish, and 18-time and 19-time finishers going for their first attempts at 19th and 20th finishes.
  • Winners of the twice-annual Raffle Drawing. The drawings are held 18 and 12 months prior to the Run for which the winning entries apply.
  • The Greg Soderlund Silver Legend Entrant.
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