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Qualifying Races

For the 2023 race lottery, the qualifying period is back to one year (November 8, 2021 through Sunday November 6, 2022). You must run a qualifier off the 2023 qualifying races list below to enter the 2023 race lottery.

We update the list of qualifying races once a year each September. We welcome corrections of factual errors at anytime. While every effort is made to ensure that this information is current, complete and accurate, WS cannot be held responsible for any loss, injury, claim, liability, or damage related to your reliance thereon. WS reserves the right to determine all WS qualifiers. For more information on our criteria for choosing qualifying races click here

An event that is not on the list cannot be used as a qualifier.

We do not allow virtual events to be used as qualifiers.

Please see our Entry Process page for more details.

2023 Race Lottery

2023 Qualifying Races List

Events below are official qualifiers for the 2023 Western States Endurance Run. The 2023 qualifying run must be run from Monday November 8, 2021 through Sunday November 6, 2022. All races are 2022 edition unless otherwise noted. If a time is listed you must run under that time. "Finisher" means under the advertised absolute cut-off for the race.
Run NameDistanceState/CountryMonthTimeNotes
Abbots Way125kItaly428 hours
Altai Ultra Trail128kRussia636 hours
Angeles Crest100mCalifornia8Finisher
Arkansas Traveler100mArkansas10Finisher
Aso Round Trail121kJapan530 hours
Azores Trail Run (Whalers')118kPortugal526 hours
Bear, The100mUtah9Finisher
Beaverhead100kIdaho/Montana719 hours
Bigfoot 200206mWashington892 hours
Black Canyon100kArizona217 hours
Blackall 100k100kAustralia1018 hours
Borneo Ultra-Trail Marathon106kMalaysia332 hours
Borneo Ultra-Trail Marathon100mMalaysia350 hourscancelled
Brazil 135135mBrazil1Finisher
Brazos Bend 2021100mTexas12Finisher
Burning River100mOhio7Finisher
Cameron Ultra-Trail100kMalaysia728 hours
Canadian Death Race125kCanada824 hours
Canal Corridor100mOhio7Finisher
Canyons, The100kCalifornia419 hours
Cascade Crest100mWashington8Finisher
Castle Peak100kCalifornia821 hours
Cocodona250mArizona5125 hoursnew
Courmayeur Champex Chamonix (CCC)100kItaly825 hours
Craze Ultra101kSingapore1022 hours
Cruel Jewel106mGeorgia5Finisher
Cuyamaca100kCalifornia1017 hours
Dalmacija Ultra Trail122kCroatia1032 hours
Eastern States100mPennsylvania8Finisher
Eiger Ultra Trail101kSwitzerland722 hours
Eiger Ultra Trail250kSwitzerland790 hoursnew
Endurance Trail des Templiers105kFrance1019 hours
Fat Dog120mCanada9Finisher
Formosa Trail 2021104kTaiwan1128 hourscancelled
Fun Trails Chichibu & Okumusashi 2021105kJapan1130 hours
Gaoligong by UTMB125kChina330 hourscancelled
Gaoligong by UTMB100mChina3Finishercancelled
Georgia Death Race74mGeorgia323 hours
Golden Ring100kRussia718 hours
Gorge Waterfalls100kOregon417 hours
Gran Trail Courmayeur100kItaly728 hoursnew
Gran Trail Peñalara110kSpain625 hours
Grand Raid des Pyrénées - Tour de Cirques123kFrance840 hours
Grand Raid des Pyrénées - Tour de Cirques160kFrance8Finisher
Grand Raid La Reunion162kReunion1050 hours
Grand Trail des Lacs et Ch√¢teaux165kBelgium5Finisher
Grossglockner Ultra-Trail110kAustria728 hours
Hallucination (Run Woodstock)100mMichigan9Finisher
Hardcore Hundred100mPhilippines5Finisher
Hardwolds 202180mEngland1124 hours
Hellgate 2021100kVirginia1217 hours
High Lonesome100mColorado8Finishernew
HOKA Bandera100kTexas117 hours
HOKA Rocky Raccoon100mTexas2Finisher
Hong Kong 100K100kHong Kong123 hoursvirtual
Istria128kCroatia428 hours
Javelina Jundred100mArizona11Finisher
Javornicka105kSlovakia1024 hours
Jiangnan 100 Ultra Trail100kChina428 hours
Jiangnan 100 Ultra Trail100mChina4Finisher
Karkloof100mSouth Africa9Finisher
Kerry Way Ultra101kIreland920 hoursnew
Kerry Way Ultra193kIreland940 hours
Kettle Moraine100mWisconsin6Finisher
Kierat100kPoland527 hours
Krakonosova Stovka100kCzech Republic622 hours
La Mision110kArgentina238 hoursdate change 11 -> 2
La Mision160kArgentina245 hoursdate change 11 -> 2
Lake Sonoma100kCalifornia417 hours
Laurel Highlands70.5mPennsylvania620 hours
Lavaredo Ultra Trail120kItaly626 hours
Leadville Trail100mColorado8Finisher
Łemkowyna Ultra-Trail150kPoland10Finisher
Leona Divide100kCalifornia416 hours
Les Coursières des Hauts du Lyonnais111kFrance522 hours
Long Haul100mFlorida1Finisher
Lost Soul Ultra100kCanada921 hours
Madeira Island Ultra-Trail 2021115kPortugal1129 hours
Madeira Island Ultra-Trail 115kPortugal429 hours
Malnad Ultra 2021110kIndia1124 hours
Moab238mUtah10106 hours
Morenic Trail100kItaly1022 hours
Mountain Lakes100mOregon9Finisher
Mozart 100108kAustria622 hours
Never Summer103kColorado723 hours
No Business100mTennessee10Finisher
North Downs Way100mEngland8Finisher
Nuts Ylläs Pallas105kFinland722 hours
Nuts Ylläs Pallas160kFinland7Finisher
Olympus Mythical Trail100kGreece628 hours
Oregon Cascades100mOregon8Finishernew
OSJ Ontake100kJapan716 hours
OSJ Ontake100mJapan7Finisher
Oso Negro100kMexico124 hours
Panda Trail by UTMB 2021168kChina11Finishernew/cancelled
Panda Trail by UTMB 2021106kChina1128 hoursnew/cancelled
Patagonia Run112kArgentina427 hours
Patagonia Run100mArgentina4Finisher
Penyagolosa115kSpain526 hours
Pine to Palm100mOregon9Finisher
Pong Yaeng trail108kThailand130 hourspostponed from 2021
Pong Yaeng trail108kThailand1130 hours
Pong Yaeng trail119kThailand1135 hours
Pong Yaeng trail 166kThailand11Finisher
Pulag 100 Trail100kPhilippines430 hours
Quebec Mega Trail110kCanada722 hours
Quebec Mega Trail100mCanada7Finisher
Quicksilver100kCalifornia516 hours
Race to the Stones100kEngland717 hours
Raidlight Arc of Attrition102.5mEngland1Finisher
Rim to River100mWest Virginia11Finisher
Rio Del Lago100mCalifornia11Finisher
Run Rabbit Run100mColorado9Finisher
Salomon Cappadocia Ultra-Trail119kTurkey1023 hours
Salomon Hong Kong Dynamic 100100kHong Kong230 hoursvirtual
Salomon Rondane100mNorway8Finisher
Salomon Ultra-Trail Hungary112kHungary620 hours
Salomon Xreid Voss-Bergen120kNorway635 hours
San Diego100mCalifornia6Finisher
Scenic Trail113kSwitzerland630 hours
Scenic Trail100mSwitzerland6Finisher
Scott TMBT109kMalaysia930 hours
Sean O'Brien100kCalifornia216 hours
Shinetsu Five Mountains Trail110kJapan920 hours
Shinetsu Five Mountains Trail100mJapan9Finisher
Siskiyou Outback100kOregon717 hours
SkyRun 2021100kSouth Africa1128 hours
SkyView Ultra Trail140kJapan938 hours
Soria Moria til Verden Ende100mNorway5Finisher
South Downs Way100mEngland6Finisher
Superior 100100mMinnesota9Finisher
Surf Coast Century 2021100kAustralia1216 hours
Surf Coast Century100kAustralia916 hours
Swiss Alps100kSwitzerland922 hours
Swiss Alps100mSwitzerland9Finisher
Swiss Canyon Trail111kSwitzerland624 hoursnew
Täby Extreme Challenge 100100mSweden4Finisher
Tahoe 200202mCalifornia992 hours
Tahoe Rim Trail100mNevada7Finisher
Tarawera Ultras102kNew Zealand217 hourscancelled
Tarawera Ultras100mNew Zealand230 hourscancelled
Taupo100kNew Zealand1017 hoursnew
TDS (Sur les Traces des Ducs de Savoie)147kItaly842 hours
Thames Path 100100mEngland4Finisher
The North Face Hong Kong 2021100kHong Kong1227 hourscancelled
The North Face Thailand100kThailand217 hours
Tor des Géants330kItaly9132 hours
Trail de Conímbriga Terras de Sicó111kPortugal224 hours
Trail de Conímbriga Terras de Sicó111mPortugal2Finishernew
Trail Verbier St Bernard140kSwitzerland740 hours
Transgrancanaria125kCanary Islands228 hours
Transjeju International Trail Run112kSouth Korea1127 hours
TransLantau Ultra Trail100kHong Kong1128 hours
TransLantau Ultra Trail140kHong Kong1140 hoursnew
Tunnel Hill 2021100mIllinois11Finisher
Tuscany Crossing103kItaly421 hours
Tuscany Crossing160kItaly4Finisher
Twisted Branch100kNew York819 hours
Ultimate Tsaigu Trail110kChina430 hours
Ultra Trail Bosques del Sur106kSpain522 hours
Ultra Trail Lago d'Orta102kItaly1024 hours
Ultra Trail Nan109kThailand1030 hours
Ultra Trail Ninghai108kChina1028 hours
Ultra Trail Sierras del Bandolero166kSpain340 hours
Ultra Trail Vipava Valley106kSlovenia525 hours
Ultra Trail Vipava Valley160kSlovenia5Finisher
Ultra-Trail Australia100kAustralia519 hours
Ultra-Trail Cape Town 2021100kSouth Africa1221 hours
Ultra-Trail Du Mont-Blanc (UTMB)166kFrance8Finisher
Ultra-Trail Harricana125kCanada926 hours
Ultra-Trail Mt Fuji100mJapan4Finisher
Ultra-Trail Tai Mo Shan115kHong Kong134 hoursvirtual
Ultra-Trail Tai Mo Shan100mHong Kong1Finishervirtual
Umstead100mNorth Carolina4Finisher
Val d’Aran by UTMB, Camins de Hèr105kSpain726 hoursnew
Val d’Aran by UTMB, Torn dera Val d’Aran168kSpain7Finishernew
Waldo100kOregon817 hours
Wasatch Front100mUtah9Finisher
West Highland Way95mScotland630 hours
Western States100mCalifornia6Finisher
Worlds End100kPennsylvania619 hours
Zion100kUtah419 hours
Zugspitz100kGermany622 hours