Sometimes training hard and qualifying for an ultra is not enough. A few races receive so many applications that they cannot allow all runners to take part.
There is at least two ways to deal with that. The first one is accept every runner up until the cap. This leads to having races fill up in a few hours.
The second one is to select the runners with a lottery.
Lotteries for the 2013 have already started or are about to start now.
|Race||Date||Application period||Lottery Drawing|
|Way Too Cool 50k||Mar 9, 2013||Dec 2 to 8||Dec 10|
|Miwok 100k||May 4, 2013||until Dec 10||Dec 12|
|Massanutten 100||May 18, 2013||Dec 1 to 8||Dec 10|
|Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run||Jun 29, 2013||Nov 10 to 24||Dec 8|
|Hardrock 100||Jul 12, 2013||until Dec 1||Dec 16|
|Badwater 135||Jul 15, 2013||Feb 1 to 15||Feb 18|
|Wasatch 100||Sep 6, 2013||Dec 1 to Jan 6||February|