WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 2013
3:00 p.m. Clinic – Fulfilling the Dream: Finishing the WS100 Run. Informal discussion for first-time WS runners. Meet in Olympic Plaza near fountain. Bring a chair.
THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 2013
10:00 a.m. Trek to Flag Raising at Emigrant Pass Celebrate your Western States adventure! Run, walk or ride the tram to the summit (mile 4.0 on the course) for unique inspiration, amazing views and special Western States camaraderie. Meet in front of the tram building. Wear layered clothing and trail shoes. Short program will begin on the summit at noon.
Please note: A climb of 2,550 feet in four miles to an elevation of 8,750 feet, the trek to the summit can take up to two hours. Walking distance to Emigrant Pass from High Camp, the terminus of the tram, is about one mile (550 feet of altitude gain). In snow years, an alternate site on the mountain may be used.
1:00 p.m. Medical Clinic: Presentation and discussion of some of the physiologic stresses of the Run by the Medical Research Advisor and staff. Meet in the conference room at the Squaw Valley Lodge.
2:30 p.m. Clinic – Crewing the Western States Run: Meet in Olympic Plaza near fountain. Bring a chair.
4:00 p.m. Clinic – Western States Trail Clinic: Detailed course description and advice from trail veterans. Meet in Olympic Plaza near fountain. Bring a chair.
5:00 p.m. Panel Discussion:Q & A session with Western States veterans. Meet in the conference room of the Olympic Valley Lodge.
6:30 p.m. Presentation by Diane Van Deren in the conference room of the Olympic Valley Lodge. Brought to us by the Squaw Valley Institute. Cost: $10
FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 2013
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Race Registration and Medical Examination Located near the starting line at the Olympic Plaza. Attendance by all runners is mandatory.
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Drop Bag Delivery: Runners must leave drop bags at collection area near the corner of Squaw Peak and Squaw Valley Road (near tram building), for Race Day distribution to checkpoints. Be sure to read important drop bag details.
10:00 a.m. (Tentative): Montrail’s 6K Uphill Challenge. Meet at WS start line.
1:30 p.m. Race meeting: Trail briefing on lawn behind tram building.Attendance by all runners is mandatory. Bring a chair.
To follow: Brief question and answer session for crews will be held.
SATURDAY, JUNE 29, 2013
3:30 a.m. Complimentary Breakfast. Served inside Olympic Plaza near the start.
4:00 a.m. – 4:50 a.m. Pre-Race check-in and bib number hand-out. Located inside the Olympic Plaza. Mandatory. Any runner not checked in will be disqualified.
5:00 a.m. The Start!
SUNDAY, JUNE 30, 2013
5:00 a.m. Silver Buckle winners have finished.
11:00 a.m. Bronze Buckle winners have finished. End of Run.
8 a.m. – noon. Breakfast served at the finish line. Free to all entrants. Donations appreciated for non-runners.
12:30 p.m. Presentation of Awards near the finish line at the Placer H.S. track.
IMPORTANT: If you are unable to attend the awards ceremony, please have someone else attend in your place so they can pick up your buckle for you. Finisher buckles may also be picked up by a designated crew member between 8 a.m. and noon at the finish line tent. If you would like your buckle mailed to you, a $25 mailing fee must be received in the WS office by September 1st. All requests and fees must be received by the September 1st deadline. No exceptions. If you miss the deadline, you will not receive a finisher’s buckle.
Drop bags must be claimed by 3:00 PM, Sunday. Drop bags are located on the infield of the Placer H.S. track (finish line). Any drop bags remaining at the track following the event will be disposed of. There are no exceptions to this rule. DO NOT leave valuables in your drop bags.