Thursday, October 01, 2009

Fingers Crossed!

Lottery Confirmation
Western States
June 26, 2010

Brian Pilgrim,

This e-mail is to confirm that you have successfully entered the WS lottery. If you are not a 2010 automatic entrant (you already know if you are), you will be going through the lottery on Saturday, December 5th. The results of the drawing will be available on a progressive basis throughout the morning as the Lottery proceeds. Details of the available live coverage will be posted on the WS website in mid-November. will also post realtime twitter updates

The lottery takes place in Auburn, CA, in the Placer High School cafeteria (275 Orange Street) near the WS finish line. The Lottery is held starting at 9:00 a.m., lasting until about 11:00am. If you are able to attend the Lottery in person, there are special prizes available.

The lottery is followed by an informal training run on the WS trail starting at Placer High School. Distance varies from nine to 15 miles. No aid stations and no trail markings. If you're not familiar with the trails, buddy up with someone who is. If possible, I encourage you and your friends to attend the lottery. The anxiety is high, the coffee is hot, the pastries are delicious and the entertainment is free.

Please note:
Should you change your mind about participating in the Lottery, you can click here to be taken back to to remove your entry.

If you are selected in the lottery:
You will receive an email shortly afterward that will provide directions about how to proceed with your 2010 Application online. Application deadline information will also be provided.
Please do not delay in filling out the online form and providing valid payment information.
Be sure to visit the Latest News page on the WS website, especially in the final months leading up to the 2010 event.
If you change your email address prior to the event, be sure to provide me with an update ( so that you do not miss out on any of the updates I will be sending out.
Looking ahead to the 2011 Run, don't forget that there will be a Raffle drawing at the end of the December 5th Lottery to award at least two Free, Automatic entries into the 2011 event. Raffle tickets are on sale via the WS website and will also be available in the Placer High cafeteria during the Lottery.

Thank you for updating your Lottery entry. I hope you will consider participating in the 2011 event.

Greg Soderlund, Race Director

Now that I know I can build my monthy mileage to a sufficient level I am going to start poking around the ultras that made me want to get into the sport in the first place!

Boy, I sure hope I finish Javelina.


  1. Well, that's exciting. Way to throw it out there.

    And good luck in the lottery!

  2. OMG!!! How exciting! Fingers crossed for you

  3. Anonymous11:16 AM

    i LIKE that!!

  4. Thanks for the reminder. I put my name on there as well.

    Good Luck at JJ100