Route: Western States 200 (CA)

Submitted by Dan Barger on Wed, 07/22/2020 - 01:16pm
Location
California, US
Distance
200.4 mi
Vertical Gain
41060 ft
Description

This Route is used in the famous Western States 100 Mi Endurance Run. And out & back run between Placer High School in Auburn Ca where the WS100 finishes, and follow the modern day route run in 2019 to Squaw Valley, and return to Auburn 200.4 miles. 

GPS Track

Comments

I'll be starting at Squaw Valley with an estimated start time of 5am on Friday, October 8th.  

The attempt is will rely on cooperation from Mother Nature with the changing weather patterns in the area that should reduce the wildfire smoke and air quality, providing me with a window to give this route a clear attempt.

I live in Davis, CA so I've been able to train on the WS course over the past few years, covering many parts of the 100-mile trail in sections. As an ultra-runner, I've completed the Tahoe 200 twice (2017, 2019), three 100-milers and several 50-mile and 50k races. 

For this attempt, my crew includes my wife and son, and my crew chief is a good friend and highly accomplished ultra-runner knows the course well as a three-time Western States 100 finisher. He'll be helping me with some pacing, crossing the river and coordinating the rest of my pacing and support crew throughout the effort.

I expect to take anywhere from 72-84 hours, depending on conditions.

Clarification on the above comment – 

I'll be starting at Squaw Valley with an estimated start time of 5am on Friday, October 9th.

This is a supported run.