Registration

Next Race: April 6-7, 2019, 6:00 a.m.
Registration: 8 September 2018, Noon EDT

Competitive entrants (sub 17 hours for males; sub 18 hours for females)
please contact the race director at RaceDirector@Umstead100.org.

Fees

The race entry fee is $180.

For your entry fee you receive: race support, a race t-shirt or a race hat, a finisher certificate, and a Friday night spaghetti dinner for you and one crew member.

Understanding Registration

General registration for the Race will be online by first-to-register. For us here at Umstead 100 Headquarters, this method has proven to be as random as a lottery, and far easier to administer. We will continue to hold the online registration on a Saturday. Hopefully, this better serves our runners. In addition, although we will choose an online registration company that will not make typing speed an issue, any first-to-register process will require the registrants to be at the right place at the right time.

We will also continue our reserved slot categories: Competitive, 500/1000 Mile Clubs, and Race Volunteers. We will also have a "Second Chance Lottery" for 50 general entries that were not admitted to the race during the initial, first-to-register online registration.

This year our reserved categories and Second Chance Lottery entries will register online for the available entries beginning on Wednesday, September 12th. Second Chance Lottery participants must complete the registration form, including payment information. The Second Chance Lottery registrations will continue until 6:00 pm September 19. The lottery drawing will be held on Wednesday, September 19. If a runner is selected, their payment will be processed. Lottery and category winners will receive confirmations and their credit cards will be billed as soon as we release the winning names. The information of runners who are not selected will be deleted and your credit card will not be billed for participating in the lottery.

We will not maintain a waiting list as our process accounts for pre-race drops and race day no-shows. Competitive entries will continue to be handled on a case-by-case basis. No competitive entry will be considered prior to October 1.

The Umstead 100 is organized and managed by ultra runners for ultra runners -- we are all volunteers. Please keep this in mind when you are disappointed by non-entry or disagree with the registration process. The Race is popular and we know there are going to be a significant number of runners disappointed when they fail to gain entry into the Race. We believe our registration policy is as fair as we can make it and at the same time works for those of us who administer the Race. Please read the Registration policy carefully. If you have comments on registration, please send them. We're always on the lookout for improvements.

The Race is limited to 250 runners (100 and 50 milers combined). This limit is imposed both by our Park permit and our desire to give the highest quality service to our runners. We initially allow more runners to register based on the average number of entry drops and race-day no shows over the last several years.

Qualifying

For acceptance into the Umstead 100, you must have completed at least a 50-mile race within the time limit allowed for that race, or run 50 miles or more in a 12 hour race, since January 1, 2017, or show proof of adequate training and/or suitable running history.

You need to prove to us that you know what you're getting into and you are prepared to meet the rigors of a 100 mile run. We also accept as proof, given the rugged nature of each, the 40 Mile Uwharrie Mountain Run and the 40 Mile Mount Mitchell Challenge. We accept your word if you are running a qualifier subsequent to your registration for the run.

Runners registering for a 50-mile entry must note that on the run application. There are no qualifications for the 50-mile run except your good judgment.

Minimum age accepted into the Race is 18 years of age at registration.

Guidelines for Determining Entry Into the Race

1. General Entries

The Race will accept 250 general entry runners into the Race through online registration on a first-to-finish registration basis. These slots are open to all qualified runners. Registration will be through the Umstead 100 website, www.Umstead100.org, to our selected online registration company. Any online registration prior to the official opening of registration for a race will not be accepted as entries into the Race.

The online registration site will recognize the first 250 hits to the site and lock those applicants into a slot. The applicant will then have 12 minutes to fill out the entry form and submit electronic payment. If payment is not submitted within 12 minutes, the slot will go back into the entry pool. At 12:15 the entry pool will re-open non-claimed entries. This process will repeat every 15 minutes until all spots are filled.

We'll post a list of the information needed for registration on our website one week prior to registration.

Accepted applicants will receive a confirmation notice from the online registration company and we will post a list of accepted runners on the website as soon as possible after the Race is full.

2. Competitive Entries, Previous Winners

The Race will reserve 10 slots for competitive entries and previous male and female winners of the 100 Mile Race. "Competitive" is defined as the potential for sub-17 hours for males and sub-18 hours for females on the Umstead course. These slots will remain open until exhausted, but no later than March 1. Interested and qualified runners should contact the Race Director after October 1 for additional information regarding resume review and entry processing.

3. Second Chance Lottery

The Race will reserve 50 slots for the Second Chance Lottery. This lottery is for general entry runners who were not admitted to the race during the initial, first-to-finish online registration. This lottery is by online registration. See item 6 for lottery registration procedures. On September 19, at a time designated by Race Management, all Second Chance Lottery entries will be assigned a random number and 50 entries will be selected by a random number generator. Selected runners will be added to the entry list and their credit card will be charged the entry fee.

4. Members of 500/1000 Mile Clubs

The Race will reserve 10 slots for members of the "500/1000 Mile Clubs". These slots will be filled by online application. See item 6 for Lottery registration procedures. If more than 10 valid applications are received, a lottery will be conducted by Race Management to randomly select the 10 entries to be entered into the Race. Selected runners will be added to the entry list and their credit card will be charged the entry fee. Entry assurance will be granted for 9-time finishers going for their 1000 Mile Buckle.

5. Race Volunteers/Supporters

The Race will reserve 10 slots for Race Volunteers and those who have materially and substantially supported the Race. These slots will be filled by online application. See item 6 for Lottery registration procedures. If more than 10 valid applications are received, a lottery will be conducted by Race Management to randomly select the 10 entries to be entered into the Race. Selected runners will be added to the entry list and their credit card will be charged the entry fee. Entry for the *next* Race will be granted to volunteers who work at least 8 hours for Sunday and/or Monday cleanup during the *previous* Race. This is a one-time per-runner offer and only for runners who have not previously run the Umstead 100.

6. Second Chance Lottery Registration Procedures

Registration will be through the Umstead 100 website, www.Umstead100.org, to our selected online registration company. Registration will open at 12:00 am Wednesday September 12th and close at 6:00 pm, Wednesday September 19, with the drawing to follow. When registering, Applicants for items 3, 4, and 5 above should check the applicable entry category on the entry form. All registrations for these slots will be verified for correctness. Any form where the category is not checked will be considered as part of the general lottery. Results will be posted on the website, by end of the day on September 23, as part of the overall field accepted into the Race.

7. Refunds

The Race will return a canceling runner's entry fee, less a $40 administration fee, for entry cancellations before February 1.

No refunds will be issued after February 1.

We regret that we cannot refund the entry fee if, for any reason out of race management's control (i.e., natural disaster, Park closure, etc), the race has to be canceled.

Approved by Board: 2/22/2018