The top two individual finishers for both the men’s and women’s races in the annual series of HOKA Golden Ticket Races automatically qualify for entry into Western States.
For the 2022 WSER, there will be seven races in the HOKA Golden Ticket series where the top two (2) female and top two (2) male finishers in each of the seven individual races will automatically qualify for entry into the 2022 Western States 100 event. In the case that the first or second place participant is already in Western States (or decides to opt out), the automatic bid will slide to third place, fourth place, and subsequently down to fifth place as needed (no places below fifth will be accepted). Winners will receive their invitation via email and have two weeks from the qualifying race to decide (and complete the registration if after annual December lottery), including paying the entry fee.
UTMB 171k France, Italy, Switzerland, August 26, 2021
- Courtney Dauwalter (accepted)
- Camille Bruyas (accepted)
- Francois D’haene (pending)
- Aurélien Dunand-Pallaz (declined)
- Mathieu Blanchard (accepted)
Endurance Trail des Templiers 108k France, October 24, 2021
Javelina Jundred Presented by HOKA 100m Arizona, October 30, 2021
HOKA Bandera 100k Texas, January 8, 2022
Tarawera 102k New Zealand, February 12, 2022
Black Canyon Presented by HOKA 100k, Arizona, February 12, 2022
The Canyons Presented by HOKA 100k, California, April 23, 2022