Lotteries Opening Soon for 2017 Races

Ultra lottery season is on us again! Put your name in the hat for entry into some of our sports most popular events (or all of them like I know many of you do), and let the  Lottery Gods  determine your fate. Here are some of the more popular lotteries in case you would like to give them a shot!  Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run , June 27, 2016 (Lottery Nov 5-12, Drawing Dec 3)

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Race Lotteries for 2016 – Where Will You Place Your Bets?

It’s that time of year again – ultra lottery season! Put your name in the hat for entry into some of our sports most popular events, and let the  Lottery Gods  determine your fate.

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2014 – A Year of Gratitude

(Getting a beach run in with Jen (sister-in-law), Cameron (niece), Brian (bro-in-law), and Sophie (daughter) in Carmel, CA) Another beautiful sunrise here in Carmel Valley, CA, as I sip my coffee and watch 3-year-old Quinn craft another pony adventure among an endless sea of Lego structures. The holidays are wide-eyed magic for her, and she takes great care to ensure every toy, new and old, has a role in her latest production

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The 2015 Ultra Lottery Season – Which Race Will Choose You?

It’s lottery season again in the world of ultrarunning! As our sport continues to grow ( up 345{20b543310651bf6f3679f07daa0e532ca50e05ab066d8bcfc12d35f979f65272} in the last 10 years ), the clash of limited space/permits and high demand has put more races than ever in the lottery game. There’s even the semi-disappointing trend of non-refundable “lottery fees” popping up a few races this year.

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Those Crucial 62 Seconds – 2015 Boston Marathon Runners Needed 1:02 Below Their Qualifying Time To Get In

The rolling registration is over for the 2015 Boston Marathon , and this year it appears you needed to beat your qualifying time by 62 seconds to get one of the 23,546 qualified runner entry slots. This is slightly closer than last year, when the cutoff occurred at 1:38 below the qualifying time.  Here’s how the numbers broke down: 356 runners (1.19{20b543310651bf6f3679f07daa0e532ca50e05ab066d8bcfc12d35f979f65272}) were allowed in during an early registration for runners with a streak of 10+ finishes.

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Western States Gives Losers A Break with New Lottery Algorithm

This last weekend, the Board of Trustees for the Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run changed the policy for the number of tickets in the lottery for those who lose out in consecutive years.

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