The top two (2) female and top two (2) male finishers in each individual race in the HOKA ONE ONE Golden Ticket Races will automatically qualify for entry into the 2020 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 complete the registration, including paying the entry fee.
We will also allocate four additional spots through Ultra Trail World Tour (UTWT) which is based on ITRA ranking and commitment to participate in the UTWT for 2020. These four spots will be open to North American Runners.
COVID-19 IMPACT: The final three races have been canceled or postponed and will not be used to select runners for the 2020 WSER. We have yet to determine how we’ll fill those spots, if necessary.
2020 HOKA ONE ONE Golden Ticket Races
HOKA ONE ONE Bandera 100k, 1/11/20
- Ailsa Macdonald
- Michelle Magagna
- Drew Holmen
- Alex Nichols
Black Canyon 100k, 2/15/20
- Camille Herron (already in WSER)
- Cecilia Flori
- Stephanie Auston
- Hayden Hawks (already in WSER)
- Charlie Ware
- Elliot Cardin
Georgia Death Race 74m 3/28/20 Lake Sonoma 50 miler, 4/11/20 The Canyons 100k, 4/25/20