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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

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

More Details…..

• Masters Premium (over 40) — $1,000 (minimum 4 starters)   • Seniors Premium (over 50) -$500 (minimum 4 starters)

• Both male and female, top 7 prize money requires 30 starters each.

• All women over 50 and men over 60 (Tortoises and Hares) who are official finishers earn free entry into the 2024 race.

The small print….

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‐Entertainers

New this year – Win an additional $5,000 in the Run, Rabbit, Run Team Challenge!

Rules for the Team Challenge*:

  1. A team consist of one woman and one man.
  2. Fastest combined times win! Both runners must finish within the allowed time!
  3. Both team members must run as Hares in our 100 mile race and follow all Hare rules.
  4. You must provide us with your team names no later than September 4, 2023 (you can switch or change until then).
  5. Winning team receives $5,000 ($2,500 per runner). Second place team $2,500. Third place team $1,000. All entrants are still eligible for individual prize money!

* Must be a minimum of five teams entered in the Team Challenge.

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 Sunday, September 10, 2023. 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.

Can you predict the winners? Send us your picks and win $500!  Bonus: Pick the top team as well and win another $500!

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1. Dave Stevens, 40, Canada – Winner here two years back in stellar performance; skipped last year but seeks second win, though has other tough ones to deal with. Canadians have shined here. Assume that last race merely a warmup. The top selection in a tough field and pick to win the masters as well. Teams with Georgia Porter in the Team Challenge.
2. Sam Collins, 28, Utah – Runner was 4th here last year but, hey, he’s just 28 with of room to improve. Love his back to back 50ks as race preps and just smashed course record in local 50K. One of the ones in a tough field. Dark horse pick, though doubt he’s flying under the radar. Teams with Gina Myers in the Team Challenge.
3.  Adam Loomis, 31, Utah – Winner two years back at The Bear faces tougher field here. Seems to be focussed on this and that’s a good thing. Would be no surprise. 
4. Jimmy Elam, 36, Utah – Run last year at UTMB decent, and win at The Bear three years back nothing to sneeze at. Just broke the course record at High Lonesome but faces tougher here. Rates a chance if fresh and doesn’t step on the gas too soon. Wouldn’t be shocked if takes it all. Teams with Tara Dower in the Team Challenge.
5. Arlen Glick, 30, Ohio – Hard to rate him this low, as he was second here last year after second at Western States, but this is a brutally tough field; bit subpar at Western this year and Hardrock effort okay. Looks to make amends. Respect chances and can’t fault those who think it’s his to lose. Teams with Nicole Bitter in the Team Challenge.
6. John Herrick, 32, Colorado – Winner last year at Summer Solstice 50; winner last year at High Lonesome 100 rates a chance as this is anyone’s race. Worth a look. Teams with Salynda Heinl in the Team Challenge
7. Gary Messina, 29, Utah – Runner was undefeated until recent effort and anyway this is a whole different ball game. First try at Distance of Truth. Let’s see if he takes to the distance.
8. Jesse Lang, 38, Washington – Guy hasn’t lost in years – what has he won, like 8 in a row? – and now runs with the Big Dogs.  Multiple time winner at Cascade Crest is no slouch. In the hunt if altitude suits. Teams up with Karen Holland in the Team Challenge.
9. Tomonori Onitsuka, 43, Japan – Not sure what to make of the fields he’s been facing but suspect 3rd at Mt. Fuji is pretty good; then too win a few years ago at Waldo nothing to sneeze at. Has expressed confidence and that’s a good thing. Certainly contends for the Masters.
10. Steve Cornelius, 43, Florida – Been here before with a surprise 6th place finish last year, and now comes back looking to improve. One of the of many in the hunt for the podium with a masters shot to boot. I’ll need to see another to believe. Teams with Kaitlyn Yonke in the Team Challenge.
11. Jackson Buehler, 35, Canada – DNF here last year, but runner is lightly raced and rumor has it he’s quick as a cat. Canadian runners scary on this course. That first climb up the gondola will be a hoot to watch.
12. Haroldas Subertas, 31, Alaska – Not sure what to make of this guy, but all he does is win, though suspect this is a whole different ball game then what he’s been facing. But that’s why we line ’em up, ain’t it? 
13. Patrick Parsel, 37, California – Second at Tushar’s but that was just a 70k, and this appears to be first try at Distance of Truth. Line ’em up and run we say, and let’s see what ya got. Might contend. Teams with Kristi Knecht in the Team Challenge.
14. Jace Ives, 39, Oregon – Guy’s run some quick ones out in the Pacific Northwest, including win at last year’s Pine to Palm 100, but unsure how he’ll handle altitude. Fits if he does.
15. Drew Antonisse, 28, Colorad0 – Another who’s run some quick ones, albeit out east. Might surprise. Teams up with Corrine Shalvoy in the Team Challenge. 
16. Michael Wirth, 25, Washington – Kid’s just 25 and lightly raced, though he DNFed at the 100 here last year. Last effort at Telluride a stunner. Have a funny feeling about this guy.
1. Tara Dower, 29, Virginia – Runner surprised everyone but herself with game second place finish last year and no reason she can’t improve. Recent win at Hellbender 100 impressive as that course is no joke. Has shown can handle altitude, bad weather and mountains and is as game as they come. With last minute scratch of top selection becomes tough top choice. Teams with Jimmy Elam in the Team Challenge.
2. Georgia Porter, 34, Arizona – Was overall 50 mile winner here last year, beating the boys, and the 8:39 she ran is top shelf. Recently won at High Lonesome so we know she has at least one Distance of Truth under the belt. Another who’s tough as they come. Huge chance if comes back fresh. Teams with Dave Stevens in the Team Challenge.
3. Michele Yates, 41, Colorado – Yeah, she’s a last minute entry but has the course record and is a former Ultra Runner of the Year. Not sure what to expect but disregard chances at your own risk.
4. Zoe Rom, 29, Colorado – Gal has run some stellar ones, including overall winner at Collegiate Peaks beating the boys and 3rd at Rio del Lag0. Love run at Never Summer as a tune up. Seems to be on the improve and always in the hunt. Another one of the ones in a wide open field. Teams with Sean Van Horn in the Team Challenge.
5. Gina Myers, 28, Washington – Young runner has plenty of upside, and have to love her third at Marin; multiple winner at Bishop High Sierra but this seems to be her first try at Distance of Truth. Sure, steps way up in class but you never know. Don’t sell short. Teams with Sam Collins in the Team Challenge.
6. Salynda Heinl, 38, Colorado – Heck, she’s been here before, with a 5th a few years back and a top 10 year before that, though last year’s start didn’t go so good. Is going for her 500 mile buckle so you know she’s fit and ready to roll. Respect recent 2nd at Tushar’s. Not without a chance. Teams with John Herrick in  the Team Challenge.
7. Nicole Bitter, 41, Texas – On flatter courses one of the best in the world with recent podium finishes at Javelina and Bandera; but Run, Rabbit, Run isn’t flat, and not sure she’ll love the altitude or the climbing; was 6th here a few years ago but this field coming up tougher. Rates a chance if she runs back to her best. Definite shot at Masters. Teams with Arlen Glick in the Team Challenge..
8. Karen Holland, 36, Canada – She’s been here before though it was 6 years ago; she’s won her last three but not sure who she’s beat, still, Canadians run scary well here and no reason she can’t better her previous RRR performance. Yet another with a chance in a very deep woman’s field. Teams up with Jesse Lang in the Team Challenge.
9. Kristi Knecht, 40, California – Gal once ran with the best but she’s been quiet for a quite some time and this seems to be her return race. Picks a tough spot to make her comeback but you gotta like that. Could be any kind. Teams with Patrick Parsel in the Team Challenge.
10. Sarah Ostaszewski, 32, Arizona – Recent wins at Ouray 100 and Cocadona 250 but faces tougher here, still, means she’s fit as a fiddle, plus she was 7th here last year. Will need to step up to win this one. May improve.  Teams with Logan Williams in the Team Challenge.
11. Corrine Shalvoy, 40, Colorado – Just have a funny feeling about this one, as she’s woke up in her last two races. Might spring a surprise. Teams with Drew Antonisse in the Team Challenge.
12. Kaley Holyfield, 26, Wyoming – Seems to be first try at Distance of Truth, and she’s focussed mostly on local Wyoming races though she’s run well in those. Rates a puncher’s chance if she handles the distance. Teams with Michael Huntington in the Team Challenge.
13. Denise Bourassa, 53, Colorado – Look, at 53 no doubt she’s lost a step or two, but in her prime could run with the best, still, fact that one of the world’s best picked 16 speaks to the depth of the field. Rooting for her all the way, and so should you. Teams with Dan Barger in the Team Challenge.
14. Addy Rastall, 31, Colorado – Local runner knows course better than anyone, and she was Tortoise winner last year. Will need to step up her game to contend; suspect she’s up for it. Respect chances.
15. Rebecca Orig, 34, Colorado – Second last year at High Lonesome, 4th in recent San Juan Solstice, rates a chance in a deep and tough field. Teams with Drew Jennings in the Team Challenge.
16. Brianna Grigsby, 36. Arizona – Veteran runner faces tough field, but recent 3rd at Tushars  Mountain Marathon says she can climb and she’s fit. Teams with Alex Docta in the Team Challenge.



1. Rick Davey, 33, C0. – First male here last year, only behind Georgia Porter, who opts for the 100; and third here previously. Focusses on this and knows course. Appears to be his to lose. The pick.

2. Will Davis, 29. Co. – Almost always in the hunt and he’s young enough to improve. Would be no surprise.                                            

3. John Dragon 28, Pennsylvania – Lightly raced east coaster but has been running out west. Suspect he’s primed for this. Could surprise.
4. Scott Mehring, 33, Co. – On the podium in all his races last couple years and and recent winner Behind the Rocks 50 Miler. Another with a shot in a wide open field.
5. Jackson McElroy, 24, C0. – Youngster shows only two results but looks like he could be any sort. Not without a chance.

6. Tim Smith, 42, California – That second at Leona Divide good enough to put him in the hunt. Another one of the ones in a wide open field.

1. Emily Viehl, 27, Utah – Never been worse than second at somewhat shorter and now stretches out to 50 miles. Seems to be hers to lose.
2. Brandy Ehrholtz, 45, Co. – Local runner is a pure mountain runner so climb will be no problem. Would be no surprise.
3. Shannon Capps, 38, Pennsylvania – Flatlander faces daunting task against altitude and climbs but seems to be one of the best out east. Rates a real chance. 
4. Andrea Wilhelm, 42, Co. – Local runner knows course well and was 4th here two years back, 6th in 2019. Should be in the hunt again.
5. Olivia Durant, 32, Kansas– Yeah, we know she’s a flat lander and shows only one ultra but that 50K in Silverton may be good enough to win this. Dangerous.

Team Entrants

1. Becca Orig/Drew Jennings The Front Range Phonies

2. Kaitlyn Yonke/Steve Cornelius – Team Bill – Running for MS

3. Karen Holland/Jesse Lang – The Jackrabbits

4. Corrin Shalvoy/Drew AntonisseTeam Tomboy 

5. Kaley Holyfield/Michael HuntingtonTeam Happy Jack-Asses

6. Georgia Porter/Dave StevensTeam OutRunYa

7. Brianna Grigsby/Alex DoctaAspire to Inspire

8. Tara Dower/Jimmy ElamHazel and Fiver 

9. Zoe Rom/Sean Van Horn – Team #StayWet

10. Salynda Heinl/John Herrick -The Deatheaters

11. Dalton McCurdy/Devon Olsen – The Double D’s

12. Taylor Refferts/Adam Loomis – Resisting a Rest

13. Gina Myers/Sam Collins – The Three “D’s”

14. Natalie Bond/Wes Martin – The Missouligans

15. Nicole Bitter/ Arlen Glick – The Flatlanders

16. Kristi Knecht/Patrick Parsels

17. Sarah Ostaszewski/Logan Williams

18. Denise Bourassa/Dan Barger – Team Elderbuns

19. Carrie Stafford/Michael Wirth – Last Minute Drama



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