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Last update June 10, 2012
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Western States 100 Mile Trail Run

Last Saturday in June, Squaw Valley, CA, 5:00 AM Start.
This is the grand daddy of all 100 mile trail runs. This run actually started in 1974 when Gordy Ainsleigh ran against horses in the Western States Trail Ride. He beat the horses in the time of 23:42. Those that finish in less than 24 hours receive a silver belt buckle. There is a cut off time of 30 hours.

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The Run is conducted along the Western States Trail starting at Squaw Valley, California, and ending in Auburn, a total of 100 miles. The trail ascends from the Squaw Valley floor (elevation 6,200 feet) to Emigrant Pass (elevation 8,750 feet), a climb of 2,550 vertical feet in the first 4.5 miles. From the pass, following the original trails used by the gold and silver miners of the 1850's, runners travel west, climbing another 15,540 feet and descending 22,970 feet before reaching Auburn.


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