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Race Week Agenda

TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY June 24-25, 2014



10:00 a.m. Western States Welcome, followed by Trek to Emigrant Pass (Mo Livermore and Tony Rossmann): Celebrate your Western States adventure! Join Race Director Craig Thornley, WSER trustees, key volunteers, and race veterans beneath the Start Line arch. Then 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. 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.

2:00 p.m. Clinic – Crewing a Western States Runner (Tropical John Medinger): At the Squaw Valley Conference Center.

3:30 p.m. Clinic – Western States Trail Clinic (Charles Savage): Detailed course description and advice. At the Squaw Valley Conference Center.

5:00 p.m. Clinic – Fulfilling The Dream: Finishing the Western States Endurance Run for the First Time (Mo Livermore):  Ways to meet the challenge. Q & A to follow. At the Squaw Valley Conference Center.

6:30 p.m. Veterans’ Panel hosted by AJW (Andy Jones-Wilkins): Panelists to be announced. At the Squaw Valley Conference Center.

FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 2014

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Race Registration: Located near the Start 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 the collection area near the corner of Squaw Peak and Squaw Valley Road (near the 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 the WS Start Line.

1:30 p.m. Race meeting: At the Squaw Valley Conference Center. Attendance by all runners is mandatory. Bring a chair.


3:30 a.m. Complimentary Breakfast. Served inside the 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 29, 2014

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 High School 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 p.m., Sunday. Drop bags are located on the infield of the Placer High School track (the 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.