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 2023 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 2023 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. If a golden ticket winner withdraws from the race prior to May 1, the next runner in that race will be offered a spot (no further down that 5th). Any withdraws after May 1 will go to the next person on the general wait list.
UTMB 171K France, Italy, Switzerland, August 26, 2022
- Katie Schide (accepted)
- Marianne Hogan (already in WSER)
- Kaytlyn Gerbin (pending)
- Kilian Jornet (declined)
- Mathieu Blanchard (pending)
- Tom Evans (accepted)
Javelina Jundred Presented by HOKA 100M Arizona, October 29, 2022
Doi Inthanon Thailand by UTMB 100M December 9, 2022
HOKA Bandera 100K Texas, January 7, 2023
Tarawera by UTMB 102K New Zealand, February 11, 2023
Black Canyon Presented by HOKA 100K, Arizona, February 18, 2023
The Canyons by UTMB Presented by HOKA 100K, California, April 28, 2023