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Ultra-Trail World Tour

The Western States Endurance Run is proud to be part of the Ultra-Trail World Tour (UTWT).


Each year since 2014 we have reserved six spots for elite athletes from outside North America to gain entry into Western States. Qualified elite athletes should contact UTWT. Please note that runners who gain entry into WS via UTWT must pay the entry fee just like every other runner in the race.

See our news post from November 2013 announcing our participation in UTWT.

Athletes who have or will run WS via UTWT:


  • David Byrne, Australia
  • Tofol Castanyer, Spain
  • Erik Clavery, France
  • Fiona Hayvice, New Zealand
  • Andrea Huser, Switzerland
  • Ildiko Wemescher, Hungary


  • Tofol Castanyer M 44 Soller, Spain
  • Francois Dehaene M 30 Saint Julien, France
  • Didrik Hermansen M 36 Oslo, Norway
  • Ruby Muir F 24 Napier, New Zealand


  • Cyril Cointre M 33 Faverges, France
  • Emmanuel Gault M 38 Uzes, France
  • Thomas Lorblanchet M 35 Clermont Ferrand France
  • Claire Price F 46 Hong Kong
  • Emma Roca F 41 Tallo, Spain
  • Andrew Tuckey M 39 Asquith, Australia


  • Beth Cardelli F 34 Berowra Heights, Australia
  • Brendan Davies M 37 Woodford, Australia
  • Yoshikazu Hara M 41 Takaraduka, Japan
  • Thomas Lorblanchet M 34 Clermont Ferrand, France
  • Mauclair Nathalie F 43 Champagne, France
  • Ryan Sandes M 32 Cape Town, South Africa