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Race Week Agenda

Last updated: June 21, 2024 at 8:39 am

2024 Schematic of Olympic Valley

THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 2024 ~ Celebrating the Adventure

7:30 a.m. Shakeout Run Presented by HOKA

Meet at the Coffeebar for an easy 4 mile out and back on the bike path with HOKA, GU, Freetrail, Ultimate Direction and Coffeebar. Demo shoes, product samples, raffles, swag, coffee, snacks, and more! RSVP here. 

10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Official Western States 100 Pre-Race Interview Show, Presented by HOKA.  Broadcasting from theheart of Olympic Village on the main stage, join co-hosts Dylan Bowman and Corrine Malcolm as they converse with representatives from the WS organization, elite women and men, select runners who are in the race, and significant characters from the event’s history. 

10:00 a.m. Trek to High Camp for the Flag Raising (Board of Directors member Mo Livermore). Gather at the Start Line Arch, and walk (depending on this year’s snow conditions) or ride the Tram to High Camp (mile 3.0 on the course) for unique inspiration, amazing views and special Western States camaraderie. Wear layered clothing and trail shoes. Short program will begin at High Camp at high noon.

The following two panel sessions will be held on the main stage same as the pre-show above.

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. HOKA BASECAMP~Experience the evolution of the HOKA Speedgoat, as we launch the HOKA Speedgoat 6. View all previous models and meet the HOKA field team! Demo shoes, get swag, kick off race week!

HOKA Customization Truck: purchase any HOKA apparel and receive a free customization option at the HOKA Customization Truck. 

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Women’s Panel – hosted by Trail Sisters presented by HOKA

1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Title: Kinship Building: Creating Inclusive, Diverse, Safe, and Meaningful Spaces, hosted by Rising Hearts and GU Energy Labs. (w/ Jordan Daniels from Rising Hearts)

The following Presentations/Clinics will be held at the Olympic Valley Event Center

2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. CREWING A WESTERN STATES RUNNER – (Asst RD Carrie Meng, Lon Monroe and Todd Larsen)

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Ultrarunning Research and Performance – (Western States Medical Research Co-Directors Megan Roche, M. D. and Emily Kraus, M. D.) 

5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. Film Screenings & Representation on the Trails panel. Join us for a special screening of Know To Run: Yatika (10 min) and world premiere screening of Elite Heart (12 min), followed by a Representation on the Trails panel discussion with filmmakers (Jordan Marie Whetstone + Devin Whetstone) and runners (Callie Vinson, Jocelyn Rivas, Ryan Montgomery), Moderated by Kyla (from Janji).

FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 2024 ~ The Countdown Begins

8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. HOKA BASECAMP~Experience the evolution of the HOKA Speedgoat, as we launch the HOKA Speedgoat 6. View all previous models and meet the HOKA field team! Demo shoes, get swag, kick off race week!

HOKA Customization Truck: purchase any HOKA apparel and receive a free customization option at the HOKA Customization Truck. 

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. RACE REGISTRATION ~ located near the Start Line Arch 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. HOKA High Camp Challenge ~ HOKA is challenging you to run to the top. From Basecamp to High Camp, you’ll have the chance to run the first 3-miles of the official Western States Endurance Run before the race. Pick up bib at HOKA BASECAMP on Thursday or Friday (during expo hours and prior to start). Enjoy a finish at High Camp overlooking Olympic Valley and a pop-up café with pancakes, coffee and vibes. RSVP here

2:00 p.m. RACE MEETING ~ outside in Olympic Village on the main stage. Attendance by all runners is mandatory. Bring a chair.

SATURDAY, JUNE 29, 2024 ~ Race Day

3:30 a.m. COMPLIMENTARY BREAKFAST ~ served at the Olympic Plaza near the Start.

5:00 a.m. THE START!

SUNDAY, JUNE 30, 2024

5:00 a.m. SILVER BUCKLE WINNERS HAVE FINISHED.

11:00 a.m. BRONZE BUCKLE WINNERS HAVE FINISHED. END OF RUN.

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CELEBRATION BREAKFAST ~ served at the Finish Line. Free to all entrants and volunteers. Crews, pacers, families and fans welcome; donations appreciated.

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 not be picked up early as finisher names are being engraved on the buckles. If you would like your buckle mailed to you, a $35 mailing fee must be received in the WS office by September 1st.

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 may be disposed of. DO NOT leave valuables in your drop bags.