The Karkloof100 team received confirmation today (4th October 2018), that the Karkloof 100-mile race is officially recognised as a qualifying race by Western States 100.
The statement from John Redinger (President, Western States 100) reads:
“We are pleased to inform you that 2019 Karkloof 100 has been selected as a qualifying race for the 2020 Western States 100. Runners who complete the race within your time limit will qualify to enter a lottery where the runners for Western States will be selected.
The qualifying period for the 2020 Western States will be from November 5, 2018 through November 3, 2019. The lottery will be held on December 7, 2019 and the race itself will be run on June 27-28, 2020.”
This comes after the 2018 100-mile event returned a result of 77 finishers.
“To everyone – runners, crew, sponsors – who have supported the race from the very beginning, this is all because of your tremendous effort and belief; thank you”, said co-race director Jack Davis.
Registration for Karkloof2019 opens on Thursday, 11th October 2018.