2023 Western States Contest

entries received so far

UltraRunning Magazine provides comprehensive coverage of the sport, while supporting and helping our readers achieve their own goals and dreams. We want to encourage the growth of ultrarunning while ensuring that its unique culture of collective effort endures. UltraRunning celebrates the great achievements and life-changing experiences that are made possible by the extraordinary human effort required to train for and complete an ultramarathon. We want to hear your story.

UltraRunning Magazine’s sponsor entry spot for the 2023 Western States Endurance Run will be awarded to a subscriber based on a written response to the following question:

What is your most memorable ultrarunning experience?

How it Works

Through November 24, 2022, contestants will submit their answers in 250 words or fewer. UR staff will review all entries. The criteria will be based on the most compelling entries, with an emphasis on overcoming challenges, fostering the culture of the sport and personal transformations. Other considerations, but not requirements: the contestant’s willingness to share their story with UR’s audience. The winner will be announced on November 29, 2022. See Official Rules Below

Sorry, The application period has ended.


Entrants must register for the Western States 100 (WS100) lottery and be eligible for the 2023 race.

Entries must be received by November 24 2022 11:59 PM PST

You must be a current subscriber with a subscription purchased directly through UltraRunning Magazine

Selection of the winning contestant is solely at the discretion of UR staff. Staff members and their family members are not eligible.

If the contest winner is not eligible for the race or is unable to register (as determined by WS100) or is able to register but is unable to start or defer entry in the 2023 race for any reason or no reason, UR will not have any liability and UR will have the sole authority to award the entry to the next runner-up contestant.

Entry fee in WS100 is not included, winner must pay all registration costs and is receiving no compensation from UR.

As a condition of submitting my contest entry I agree to release, indemnify and hold harmless UltraRunning Magazine from any and all liability of any kind arising from the contest or my participation in the WS100.

My contest application is true and complete to the best of my knowledge and I agree to be bound by its terms and conditions.