Wednesday, November 07, 2012

The 2013 Race Lottery Season Fires Up!

Yup, it's that time of year to enter your names in your choice races and see how the Lottery Gods determine your fate! Below are a few links and dates to make sure you don't miss 'em - let me know if I missed any. 

Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run, June 29, 2013 (Lottery Nov 10-24, Drawing Dec 8)

Miwok 100k, May 4, 2013 (Lottery NOW-Dec 10, Drawing Dec 12)

Way Too Cool 50k, March 9, 2013 (Lottery Dec 2-8, Drawing Dec 10)

Wasatch 100, September 6, 2013 (Lottery Dec 1-Jan 6, Drawing Feb'ish)

Hardrock 100, July 12, 2013 (Lottery Now-Dec 1, Drawing Dec 16)

Leadville 100, Aug 17, 2013 (No lottery - reg opens Jan 1)

Vermont 100, July 20, 2013 (No lottery - reg opens Dec 1)

Badwater 135, July 15, 2013 (Lottery/app Feb 1-15, Selection Feb 18)

Massanutten 100, May 18, 2013 (Lottery Dec 1-8, Drawing Dec 10)

Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc, Aug 30, 2013 (Registration Dec 19-Jan 8, Lottery selection Jan 20 if needed)

Ironman Hawaii World Championship, Oct 13, 2013 (Lottery Now-March 1, Drawing April 15)

Mt. Washington Road Race, June 15, 2013 (Lottery Feb 14-March 14, Drawing March 15)


  1. Nice list!
    Think you meant Massanutten (instead of masochist). Both of them will leave your ankles swollen, so no diff I guess. Which are you shooting for?

    1. Yes, thanks for that correction! Aside from putting my name in for WS100 and Miwok, I'm just now thinking about it. Recommendations welcome!

  2. Leadville is not a lottery, 1st come 1st serve!!!

  3. I think you meant Massanutten Mountain 100 not Mountain Masochist 100.


  4. It's notable that Miwok (or is that UltraSignup?) wants your $167 first, ask questions later... but perhaps that's well justified given the demand... I'll personally gladly play along and I don't have any issues with this sequence whatsoever.

  5. Tahoe Rim Trail isn't lottery but opens Jan 1 (I think at midnight). It's getting pretty popular now.

  6. At least at WS they don't whack you for the $370 (ouch!) til after you beat the odds against being picked, which are like 1 in 10. Not sure if I'm hoping to be picked or spared!

  7. @Vladimir, unless I'm mistaken and based on my previous experiences, Tia/Mark would not touch to your credit card until/unless you are picked except to check it's a valid one. But the idea is that you cannot retract if your name gets picked in the hat.


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