World’s Oldest 100-Mile Race: Western States 100

Western States startline (1)

Every year in late June Squaw Valley is flooded with some of the premier endurance athletes from around the world. They flock to the area for one of the largest ultra-marathon races, that actually starts in our backyard (just steps from the Squaw Valley Lodge). The runners travel 100 miles on foot from Squaw Valley, California to Auburn, California in the snow and sunshine–depending on what Mother Nature gives them that year.

This year’s competitors did not face snow, rather, intense heat for June 27, 2015. There were 371 starts and 254 finishers; Rob Krar defended the men’s title with a finish of 14:48:59 and the women’s first place went to Magdalena Boulet at 19:05. What phenomenal times for a race where temperatures reach the low 90’s.

Though we do lodge a lot of athletes for the race, it’s a great time to visit and watch the action live! Especially if you are an early bird and want to rise before dawn with a hot cup of coffee to send off our runners!

Click here for rates and reservations: http://www.squawvalleylodge.com/

Western states Ian Ballentine Team 20 hours until start

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