The High Lonesome 100 is not an easy race. It's high, remote, rugged, relentless, and steep. This race will test even experienced endurance runners who have run mountainous 100 mile races. We have these qualification requirements because we believe that to have the best chances of succeeding, you need to have some experience with long distance or 100 mile trail races. You cannot register for the race without having completed a qualifier. In order to enter to run the High Lonesome 100 in the given year, you must meet one of the following requirements:
2019 High Lonesome 100:
- Finish a 50 mile or 100k trail race between Nov 1st, 2017 and October 31st, 2018.
- Finish a 100+ mile trail race within the past 10 years
2020 High Lonesome 100 (Lottery):
- Finish a 50 mile or 100k trail race between Nov 1st, 2018 and November 10th, 2019.
- Finish a 100+ mile trail race within the past 5 years
2021 High Lonesome 100 (Lottery):
- Finish a 50 mile or 100k trail race between Nov 1st, 2019 and November 8th, 2020
- Finish a 100+ mile trail race within the past 3 years
1. You must wait to register until you are qualified meaning you cannot enter the race or waitlist until you have completed a qualifying race. No exceptions.
2. A trail race is defined as any race that takes place at least 75% on non-paved surfaces. Non-paved surfaces include singletrack, double track, mining or logging roads, gravel roads, or dirt roads.
3. Finish is defined as an official finish as classified by the respective race.
4. High Lonesome 100 runners who DNF may use the High Lonesome 100 as a qualifier provided they at least get to Hancock (mile 50) prior to cut offs. This qualification is only good for one year, so if you drop in 2019 it will only get you into 2020. Dropping prior to Hancock does not count as a qualifier and you will need to ensure you have another qualifier should you wish to sign up.