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Get Ready, Set, GO!   The Wild Wild West Marathon Is Coming Back 2024!

The Lone Pine Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce that we have a new Race Director for our 2024 WILD WILD WEST MARATHON and Ultras.

This year, The Wild Wild West Marathon will be on October 5, 2024. Registration is now Open!

(Concurrent races, 10 Mile, Marathon, 50K and 50 mile)

 

Wild West Marathon Race in Lone PineRegistration: Here at UltraSignUp

Organized by: Lone Pine Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 749
Lone Pine CA 93545

Got Questions? Contact  Joshua Holmes runitfast@gmail.com

Highlights:

As the United States’ oldest trail marathon, the Wild Wild West features a challenging loop course starting and finishing in Lone Pine, California (220 miles east of Los Angeles) and traversing the eastern Sierra foothills. A favorite among ultrarunners, the route includes several steady climbs and moderate declines at altitudes between 3700 and 8600 feet. Despite the hills, elevation, and typical heat (90° by high noon), the spectacular scenery may be worth the discomfort. Striking vistas, the snow-capped eastern Sierra, and the expansive Owens Valley are just a few of the sights along the way. In fact, the area should look familiar to you. This is the site for many Western movies from Roy Rogers in the 1930s to James Garner and Mel Gibson (Maverick) in the 1990s. Iron Man, Lone Ranger and Django Unchained in the 2000s. The race enjoys a cult-like following as most of the nearing 300 (whether looking good, bad, or ugly at the finish), return the following year.

Course Description:

The 10 Mile race starts at Horseshoe Meadows Road and includes plenty of up and down and a few creek crossings. The first third of the course runs mostly uphill on fairly steep jeep roads and trails contouring below the mighty Sierra Nevada Mountains, including Mt. Whitney. 50 Mile, 50k and Marathon runners start and finish in Lone Pine at Spainhower Park. These courses include additional climbing below Whitney Portal, a steady 9-mile descent on a wide graded dirt road leads to the north end of the famed Alabama Hills and the winding and rolling Movie Flat Road takes runners southbound through this unique geological formation of huge rounded oblong rocks. The marathoners and 50k runners split at roughly mile 22 and 28 respectively from the 50-mile course and head downhill to the finish in Lone Pine. The 50-mile race continues onward for 18 more miles before returning to this point and descending to the finish. Many wildflowers, including Indian paintbrush, lupine and Mojave asters, and desert dandelions, bloom along the course. Also, don’t be surprised if you see bear, Tule elk, deer, badger, raccoons, coyotes, skunks, numerous native birds, or rattlesnakes.

Courses:

Wild Wild West 10 Mile Race: https://caltopo.com/m/3NA7E
Wild Wild West Marathon Race: https://caltopo.com/m/1SBEB
Wild Wild West 50k Race: https://caltopo.com/m/GQS1E
Wild Wild West 50 Mile Race: https://caltopo.com/m/0EA9G

Policies:

REFUNDS and CREDITS: No refunds will be given under any circumstances. Please do not ask. For those who must withdraw from the event, until 30 days prior to the race, an 80% credit towards the next year’s event UltraSignUp registration fee is offered. If you choose to withdraw, please log into your UltraSignUp account to request that credit.

EVENT CANCELLATION: If the event is canceled due to pandemic, extreme weather, community disaster, or other force majeure, neither refunds nor credits will be given.

ROUTE: Although we anticipate using the same or nearly the same route each year, the final, exact route is subject to approval from various government agencies and is always subject to change due to various factors beyond our control.

LATE REGISTRATION: If you enter three weeks or less before the race, you may not receive a t-shirt. Also, we will close registration the Tuesday prior to the event and there is NO registration at the event!

Photos by Stuart Siegfried,  CLICK HERE to see the whole gallery.

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