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The Western States Endurance Run Foundation (WSERF, organizer of the Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run) and Western States Trail Foundation (WSTF, organizer of the Tevis Cup), in partnership with the American River Ranger District and Truckee Ranger District of the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) and Auburn State Recreation Area (ASRA), wish to announce the creation […]

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With increasing cultural acceptance and awareness of transgender persons, there have been more conversations within the trail running community about how to categorize these athletes in competitive athletic events. Over the past several years, international governing bodies and national federations have introduced policies regarding transgender athletes to attempt to clarify rules and regulations within events... Read more »

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Welcome to another installment of our “Trail Town” series of articles. These articles feature a trail running town that you should put on your bucket list of places to visit! This month we feature Auburn in foothills of California’s Sierra Nevada mountains with a population of 14,000 full time residents. (Above photo by Carlos Marin).... Read more »

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You have questions, he has answers. We recently interviewed the elite trail runner Rob Krar, winner of the 2015 Western States 100 Endurance Run, 2015 Run Rabbit Run, 2015 Leadville 100 and 2018 Leadville 100. Beyond his trail mastery, Krar is known for being open about his depression and life struggles. Here is our version of “Ask Me Anything” with Krar.

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Taking my place on a blanket surrounded by bags and coolers, I immediately learned the most prevalent aspect of any crewing experience: waiting.

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The evening of the Western States 100 lottery, there are a few lucky few that are preparing their training plan but the majority are left to scan UltraSignUp for a plan B for 2019.  The Nation gathered at the Auburn-based The Aid Station (special virtual guest, AJW) to talk about this iconic race with Race Director, […]

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The 2019 race lottery will be held on December 1, 2018 in front of a live audience at the Placer High School auditorium in Auburn, CA beginning at 8:30 a.m. We expect to be done by 11:00 a.m. As names are pulled from the hat, they will be posted at ultralive.net as close to real-time as possible. […]

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Dragonflies flitted above weary runners lying in the grass within the Placer High School track like forgotten rag dolls. Families braved the heat to support their broken-down kin, bringing water, … Continue reading "Wisdom"

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Here are the results of the independent Western States Endurance Run (WSER) Runner Survey from the June 23-24, 2018 race, conducted by ultralive.net. WSER runner registration takes place in Squaw Valley Friday before race day and 2018 allowed for another year of the ultralive survey team to be in position. Runners are happy to participate […]

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This article originally appeared in the 2018 WSER Race Program and was written by Joe Steinmetz, WSER Ham Radio Coordinator One of the most challenging aspects of the Western States Endurance Run is its rugged, remote trails, most dating back to the Gold Rush era. As much as these trails pose a challenge for the […]

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It was her first miler, and what a place to do it, Western States 100. But that didn’t stop 22 year old Lucy Bartholomew from running the race she dreamed of running. She took it out from the front early Read More ...

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It was a weekend of big racing with the likes of Western States 100, Ultra Trail Lavaredo and if you didn’t know, the 20-year-old men’s 100km world record was broken in Japan this weekend as well! Starting off with the Read More ...

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2018 was a HOT year for Western States 100.  All runners experienced ups and downs….literally and figuratively.  Despite the blistering hear, 2018 had the highest finish rate since 2012, which had record LOW temperatures. Jim Walmsley broke Timmy Olsen‘s fastest time set in 2012. Courtney Dauwalter laid down the second fastest women’s time in her […]

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At 5:00am PDT, the shotgun will sound in Squaw Valley unleashing 379 fortunate runners on their 100.2 mile journey to Auburn. Andy Jones-Wilkins and Sally McRae join The Nation to review the race and teach us who to watch. We wish all 379 the a best performance and experience that they will never forget. Billy […]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: John Trent, media relations, (775) 842-4871, press@wser.org WIDE OPEN MEN’S AND WOMEN’S RACES HIGHLIGHT WESTERN STATES 2018 Deep fields for both women’s and men’s race should make for memorable 2018 WSER The talent level for any year at the Western States Endurance Run is usually exceptional, and the women’s and men’s […]

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