The 2014 Western States Lottery was held on Saturday December 7, 2013 at the Placer High School Auditorium. Around 250-300 people braved the snow and ice to attend.
This year we had 127 automatic spots that were either designated pre-lottery or are reserved from the 400 total we will accept into the race.
- Top Ten 18 of the top ten men and women are returning
- Raffle 14 from previous two raffle drawings
- Race Admin 29 aid stations and other race administration roles
- Special Consideration 2
- Foreign Consideration 12 – We accepted 12 foreign entrants pre-lottery for global representation
- MUC 23 (out of 30) – There are five races where top three men and women can qualify. We are estimating that not all will be taken.
- UTWT 6 – Ultra-Trail World Tour spots for elite athletes
- Gordy 1 – The founder of the race from 1974
- Board of Trustees 3
- Tenth Finishes 4 – Andy Jones-Wilkins, Erik Skaden, John Nichols, Tom Green are all going for their 10th finish
- Sponsors 15