The Board of Directors reserves the right to grant admission to runners via special consideration. While this special consideration definition is broadly drafted, it is narrowly applied, and each year very few are granted entry. These are limited to:
Exceptional Circumstances. Where exceptional circumstances warrant, or for runners whose contributions to the WSER have been unusual and substantial, special consideration may be granted. Runners seeking special consideration must apply for the lottery and also contact the Race Director with a special consideration request prior to December 1.
Elite Athletes. Elite athletes may gain entry into WS via the Golden Ticket Race Series. Overseas elite athletes may also gain entry through the Ultra-Trail World Tour. The Board reserves the right to allow entry to elite athletes outside these avenues.