WE GET ASKED A LOT ABOUT THESE RACES
We bet that almost every 100 mile runner is trying to get into at least one of these races, if not all three. We update this annually, and this list is good for the 2020 High Lonesome.
HARDROCK 100 - QUALIFIER
After our second running, the High Lonesome 100 was made a qualifier for Hardrock. The Hardrock Board has allowed the 2017 and 2018 event to be retroactively used for entry. Please check the Hardrock 100 website for the full details.
UTMB - NOT A QUALIFIER
The High Lonesome 100 is no longer a UTMB qualifier. UTMB and the ITRA continue to prioritize values that are not inline with the values of the High Lonesome 100 and we have decided to not renew our qualifier status for 2020. The 2019 High Lonesome is good for the 2020 UTMB Lottery, but the 2020 High Lonesome (and onward) will not be good for UTMB.
WESTERN STATES - NOT A QUALIFIER
We are not a WSER qualifier and it’s unlikely we would be in the future. This is due to how Western States chooses their qualifying races, which is based purely on the number of finishers. Currently, they take the 30 largest domestic 100 mile races. In order to get on that list, we would need about 130 finishers (roughly 175 starters). Based on our conversations with our permitting agencies, we may be able to accommodate that number down the road, but it's not likely in next 3-5 years. Of all the races, WSER has the most moving parts, so we can't really predict if/when we could become a qualifier.