Application Process

Application Process

 

All of us involved with the Wasatch 100 love the mountains and use the trails. Entrants to the Wasatch 100 run are required to complete 8 hours (one full day) of trail work. We feel that we need to be stewards of the land that we use and love. Those who have volunteered for trail work have discovered that it can be a lot of fun, so go out and enjoy yourselves! Acceptance into the Wasatch 100 will be a two-part procedure.

 

FIRST: From 12/1/17 through 1/4/18 there will be a link on our HOME page that will take you to our registration form on Ultra Signup. Fill out and submit your registration along with your entry fee. Our entry fee is still $250. If you do not already have an account on Ultra Signup click the SIGN IN link at the top of their main page and create an account. That link will be toward the right side of the screen. After creating your account you will taken to the Wasatch 100 registration form. If you have an account with them after you sign in you will just be taken to the registration form.  If you have not registered for a race through them in the past you will need to provide a credit card for billing. The credit cards of runners who are not automatic entries will not be charged until they have secured a spot in the race through the lottery. After you have registered you will receive a confirmation email from Ultra Signup. If you are drawn in the lottery you will receive a second confirmation email from Ultra Signup when your card is charged. If you have any questions or issues at all please direct them to us at info@wasatch100.com rather than contacting Ultra Signup.

 

****PLEASE NOTE that once the lottery has been held and a runner has been accepted into the race there are no refunds on the entry fee.

****Applications will be conditionally accepted based on the Wasatch 100 Mile Endurance Run selection process. Acceptance becomes final upon receipt of your trail work report. Runners must be 18 years of age to run.

 

SECOND call your local Forest Service and tell them that you need to complete 8 hours of volunteer work on trails with them prior to the August trail work deadline. If you live in the Salt Lake Ranger District contact the Cottonwood Canyons Foundation as they coordinate the SLRD Forest Service projects. Their contact information is on the trail work form. The link to the form is on the side menu of this website. Find out possible days that you could work with them. In addition, sometime in the Spring there will be pre-arranged work dates added to the Trail Work Opportunities section of our website. That link is also on the side menu. Arrange for a day and show up at the appointed time and place. Talk to the supervisor and let him/her know that you will need him/her to sign your trail work form verifying the amount and type of work completed. Please be sure to fill out the form completely including the section asking for a short description of the type of work performed. Take your trail work form with you when you do the work. The Forest Service and Cottonwood Canyons Foundation will not have the form.

 

Eligible trail work will include maintenance of existing trails or building new trails under the supervision of the Forest Service or Cottonwood Canyons Foundation. For those who live locally the work should be done in the Wasatch mountains. For those who do not live locally the trail work should be done on your local trails with your local Forest Service. For those few who have limited access to  Forest Service projects, your trail work could be done with other trail management organizations or your local parks and recreation organizations. Any exceptions as to type of volunteer work must be requested in writing and approved by the Wasatch 100 Race Committee. 

**PLEASE NOTE that we do not accept volunteering at another race as satisfying our trail work requirement nor do we accept trail work performed for entry into another race.

 

Completely fill out the trail work report and email it to trailwork@wasatch100.com. Trail work forms will not be accepted through regular mail. When you scan or take a legible picture of and email your report you will receive an automatic response by email confirming receipt of your form. Once the runner list has been posted on our website, a few days after you email your form please check to confirm a YES has been placed in the Trail Work column after your name. If you have any problems please email us our regular email address. Be sure that we receive your completed trail work form no later than the August trail work deadline listed on the home page of our website and on your trail work report form. Do not rely on the agency you volunteer with to scan and email your report as it will usually get lost in the shuffle. Email your trail work report yourself. All work must be done after the previous year’s race is over. You are not officially entered until this report is received. If the trail work report is not received by the deadline, your acceptance will be revoked.

PLEASE DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST WEEK OR TWO TO SCHEDULE OR PERFORM YOUR TRAIL WORK. SOMETHING COULD PREVENT YOU FROM COMPLETING YOUR WORK AND NO EXTENSIONS WILL BE GIVEN.