Prize Money & Awards

2018 Run Rabbit Run winners

The bunny money meter is up to $75,000!

$15,000 guaranteed for the 100 mile winners! We’re looking to go higher. Much higher. We offer the highest purse of any trail ultra marathon in the world!
  • 1st Place Male — $15,000
  • 2nd Place Male — $8,500
  • 3rd Place Male — $5,000
4th Place Male — $3,500
  • 5th Place Male — $1,500
  • 6th Place Male - $1,000
  • 7th Place Male - $500
  • 1st Place Female — $15,000 and
    Tortoise and Hare Jewelry
  • 2nd Place Female — $8,500
3rd Place Female — $5,000
  • 4th Place Female — $3,500
5th Place Female — $1,500
  • 6th Place Female - $1,000
  • 7th Place Female - $500
  • Masters Premium (over 40) — $1,000
    (minimum 4 starters)
  • Seniors Premium (over 50) -$500 (minimum 4 starters)

For male and female, seven deep requires 30 starters each.
All women over 50 and men over 60 who are official finishers earn free entry into the 2020 race.

US Government – Federal Income Tax Withholding on Prize Money
  • To avoid 30% withholding on your prize money, U.S. and Resident Foreign Athletes must provide
    a Form W‐9 with valid social security number. A Form 1099 will be issued at year end to all
    athletes receiving compensation of $600 or more in a given year.
All athletes who are citizens of foreign countries, also known as non‐resident athletes (NRAs)
    will be subject to 30% withholding of the total prize money as required by the IRS. This amount
    will be credited toward any US taxes owed at year end.
  • If a NRA is interested in trying to lower the withholding rate, they may apply for a Central
    Withholding Agreement at least 45 days prior to event.
  • For more information please visit the IRS’s web‐site at‐Taxpayers/Taxation‐of‐Foreign‐Athletes‐and‐

2018 Run Rabbit Run winners

Predict the Top Male & Female Hare and Top Male & Female 50 Miler and win $500!

  1. You must correctly predict all 4 winners – 100 Male and Female Hares, 50 Mile Male and Female!
  2. All 50 and 100 milers are eligible (one entry per runner). AND you must complete your race within your time limit!
  3. Entries must be submitted by email, no later than midnight Tuesday, September 10, 2019. Just list events and the names (i.e., 100 mile Male Hare – Donnie Darko)

While we will do our best to keep the ultrasignup list as current as possible with last minute entries and withdrawals, hey – no promises! It’s all part of the fun! Harvey’s handicapping hints below will help get you started.

Harvey Handicaps the 2019 Hares (Check back as we update the field.)


  1. Jim Rebenack, 35, Colorado – 2017 champ lays low in the ultra world and is looking to make amends for last year's DNF, though no question he’s one of the world's best; suspect he's focussed on this and a second win would be no surprise. Top pick in a very contentious field.
  2. Mark Hammond, 34, Utah — Second here the past three years, including two back to top selection and 5th in most recent Western States as well; his 6th Run, Rabbit, Run and he’s going great now and is always in the hunt; hard to pick against one of the best in the world and he's certainly that.
  3. Kyle Pietari, 32, Colorado – Fourth here last year and then tenth at Western States in deceptively good performance; training up a storm and getting better all the time; another in the hunt for all the marbles.
  4. Charlie Ware, 32, Arizona – Inconsistent sort surprised us with 3rd two years ago but then 8th at next Western States showed it was no fluke; recent Western bit of a bomb as he finished well up the track; still he's young, eligible to improve, and suspect he's still learning the game. Might surprise again. Another contender to win the whole shebang.
  5. Mike Foote, 35, Montana  – Seconds at Hardrock and recent High Lonesome shows he's fit and can handle distance and tougher courses; Montana runners have excelled here; still, waters here run deeper. Not without a chance.
  6. Scott Traer, 38, Colorado — Past winner of Vermont 100 and second at Cascade Crest 100 certainly fits in this field; been years since he's been off the podium and he's no stranger to the distance. Rates a real chance.
  7. Jeff Mogavero, 25, Montana - Runner has huge upside, as he's only 25; recent 8th at Speedgoat better than it appears, as was effort at Lake Sonoma; appears to be first effort at the Distance of Truth and have feeling that he will take to it. Dark horse pick to win it all.
  8. Catlow Shipek, 40, Arizona – Have sneaky funny feeling about runner who shows only two 100s, a facile win at Javelina 100 four years ago and second at recent Rocky Raccoon; runner disappointed here last year but recent low key efforts at shorter distances tell us he’s peaking for this. Might surprise as he looks to make amends.
  9. Jorge Maravilla, 41, California - Veteran runner has some great efforts at shorter distances in the past, including 10th at UTMB- CCC and 4th at Lake Sonoma 50, but Left Coast runners have struggled here. Contender if distance and altitude suits.
  10. Seth Wealing, 40, Colorado - Last year's third place runner at the 50 miler stretches out to the 100; recent second at Never Summer 100 K says he's in the best shape of his life and still improving; still, picks tough spot to make debut at Distance of Truth. Has an outside shot.


  1. Michele Yates, 36, Colorado — Not going out on a limb here as runner is former Ultra Runner of the Year, two time Run, Rabbit, Run winner, defending champ and course record holder and is said to be training up a storm. Strictly the one to beat.
  2. Kerrie Bruxvoort, 43, Colorado — Three podium finishes in past four years and 3rd last year but recent DNF a concern; when healthy one of country’s top ultra runners and top master as well; patient style suits in a field where many will want the lead. No surprise if she wins and one of the ones.
  3. Salynda Heinl, 32, Colorado - Ninth here last year but looks to be going better now as that was off a two year layoff; runner always showed huge upside and hard to ignore past win over Ultra Runner of the Year and two-time Run, Rabbit, Run winner Courtney Dawaulter at San Juan three years back. Suspect she's in the best form of her life and serious threat to take it all. Upset selection to take all the marbles.
  4. Jana Willsey, 30, Colorado - Was not far behind top selection at Quadrock and then recent Tahoe Rim 50 mile win suggests she's primed to make a splash at debut at Distance of Truth. Don't discount chances as she still is improving and field appears softer than usual.
  5. Whiley Hall, 28, Colorado - Seventh here last year so knows course and suspect she'll improve; only 28 and Run, Rabbit, Run has been coming out party for some of the sport's newest stars. She may be next.
  6. Melissa Beaury, 39, Utah - Fifth last year at Bear 100 but suspect she's better than that though distance may be a question; two decent efforts at shorter says she's ready to go if distance suits.
  7. Tessa Chesser, 32, Arizona - Have a sneaky funny feeling about this one since it's been years since she's been off the podium, including a good effort in Spain. Faces much better here and a tough course to make your debut at the Distance of Truth; still, could surprise.
  8. Siohban Pritchard, 41, Colorado - Giving a real shot to local Steamboat runner and last year's Tortoise champ as she knows course well and last's year's time makes her competitive with these. Would rate only minor upset if she wins.
  9. Riley Brady, 24, Pennsylvania - Young top East Coast runner was second in Vermont 100 last year but waters run much deeper here on much tougher course; win at UROC adds to resume; has a chance if can handle altitude and tougher course.
  10. Jackie Dubnicka, 22, Colorado - Young runners shows only one ultra and in Wisconsin at that but 8-½ hours at 100 K is smoking on any course; anyway, isn't that why we make them line up and run the durn thing?


Harvey Handicaps the Fifties


  1. Sam Sahli, 24, Colorado - Youngster has been off the podium only once in his short career and looks good enough to continue the streak. Huge upside here.
  2. Arthur Whitehead, 23, Colorado - Another young runner showing fine recent efforts at Collegiate Peaks and at Silverton. Hard to separate top contenders but another with a huge upside.
  3. Jon Kuehler, 31, Colorado - Have to believe his 18 plus hours at Leadville 100 good enough to run with these; would not be a shock.
  4. Matt Belus, 28, Arizona - Loved his second on tough Zane Grey course which puts him right in the hunt. Lightly raced runner another with room to improve.
  5. Andrew Manaster, 28, California – Seventh here last year and young enough to improve.


  1. Tracy Douglas, 34, Colorado — Second at recent Pike's Peak 50K follows tow straight wins at much shorter.  The pick for the win in an evenly matched field.
  2. Raquel Harper, 40, Colorado — Nice effort at Miwok and sixth in Leadville 100 put her right in the mix. Would be no surprise.
  3. Sara Bell, 34, Montana - Good effort at recent Bighorn 50. Rates a big chance.
  4. Candy Granger, 47, Colorado - Local runner has run 6th here before so knows the course well. Just might be good enough.
  5. Alicia Perry, 44, Utah - Veteran runner looks good enough to run with these. One of many with a serious chance.