By Mathias Eichler
Winter, trails, darkness, and all the weather.
One last hurrah before the end of the year. Runners, get ready for a fun and festive holiday treat along the trails of Squaxin Park.
The WS board just announced the qualifying races for 2023 and 2024.
For the 2023 race lottery, the qualifying period is November 8, 2021 through Sunday November 6, 2022. You must run a qualifier off the 2023 qualifying races list below to enter the 2023 race lottery.
For the 2024 race lottery, the qualifying period is November 7, 2022 through Sunday November 5, 2023. You must run a qualifier off the 2024 qualifying races list below to enter the 2024 race lottery
(Most) all changes are adjustments of international races, adding a few distances at already established events or reshuffling as the UTMB World Series is changing what races are included.
A few notes on the list:
If you’re interested in how WS selects races, they have a very clear written document laying it all out.
Our selection criterion is based solely on the size of the race – we are basically allowing the runners to decide which races we choose as qualifiers. We start with the 30 largest U.S. 100-mile trail races. Then we add established foreign and U.S. trail races of 100-km or more that are of equivalent size.