Top 5 100 Mile Ultra Races in the US

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Written By SAM RUDSTON

Sam is one of the work placement students here at Ultra X. He is an International Business student at Loughborough University and loves all things sport, recently trail running and rugby. He has always had a keen passion for the outdoors and loves being at our events!

 

9 October 2023

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Exploring the Ultimate 100-Mile Ultramarathons in the US in 2024: Your Guide to Dates, Distances, and Terrains!

Greetings, fellow running enthusiasts and adventure seekers! Let’s dive into the thrilling world of ultra races in the USA for the year 2024. Gear up for an expedition beyond mere distances as we uncover the diverse and challenging terrains that make each race extraordinary. Let’s jump right in:

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Western States Endurance Run (June 2024)

– Where: Olympic Valley, California

– Distance: 100 miles

– Terrain: Mountain Trails, Canyons

– Difficulty: Advanced

Terrain Deep Dive: Picture yourself navigating through the rugged mountain trails and challenging canyons from Squaw Valley to Auburn, California. The Western States Endurance Run, an iconic 100-mile journey, offers not just a race but an exploration of the breath-taking Sierra Nevada terrain.

Leadville Trail 100

Leadville Trail 100 Run (August 2024)

– Where: Leadville, Colorado

– Distance: 100 miles

– Terrain: Mountain Trails, High Altitude

– Difficulty: Advanced

Terrain Deep Dive: Lace up for a high-altitude trail running race in Colorado. The Leadville Trail 100 Run takes you through mountain trails, testing your endurance and determination amidst the thin mountain air

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Hardrock 100 (July 2024)

– Where: Silverton, Colorado

– Distance: 100 miles

– Terrain: Mountainous, Alpine

– Difficulty: Advanced

Terrain Deep Dive: Embark on an alpine odyssey in Silverton, Colorado, with the Hardrock 100. This race weaves through mountainous terrain, offering a challenging yet awe-inspiring journey for those who seek the extraordinary.

Mozart 100

Barkley Marathons (March-April 2024)

– Where: Oahu, Hawaii

– Distance: 100 miles

– Terrain: Jungle Trails, Volcanic Landscape

– Difficulty: Advanced

Terrain Deep Dive: Escape to the lush jungle trails and volcanic landscapes of Oahu, Hawaii, with the HURT 100. This early-year challenge immerses you in the natural beauty of Hawaii while pushing your limits.

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HURT 100 (January 2025)

– Where: Oahu, Hawaii

– Distance: 100 miles

– Terrain: Jungle Trails, Volcanic Landscape

– Difficulty: Advanced

Terrain Deep Dive: Escape to the lush jungle trails and volcanic landscapes of Oahu, Hawaii, with the HURT 100. This early-year challenge immerses you in the natural beauty of Hawaii while pushing your limits.

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Although not a 100 miler, Ultra X Nevada is a 220km journey taking in breath-taking landscapes and unforgettable canyons. Come and join us for our first iteration in 2024!

There you have it – a guide to the top 100-mile ultramarathons in the US for 2024. Strap on those running shoes, sign up, and get ready for an adventure that transcends mere races – it’s a story unfolding through landscapes and personal triumphs!

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