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Wasatch Front 100 Mile Endurance Run

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Wasatch Front 100 Mile Endurance Run
Event typeUltramarathon
Distance100-mile (160 km)
Official sitehttps://wasatch100.com/

The Wasatch Front 100 Mile Endurance Run (Wasatch) is a 100 mile ultramarathon held annually on the first Friday after Labor Day in the Wasatch Front mountain range of Utah. The slogan of the Wasatch Run is "One Hundred Miles of Heaven and Hell", and it is known for its challenging terrain.[1]



Wasatch began in 1980 under the leadership of Richard Barnum-Reece as the Wasatch Front 100 and was Utah's first official hundred mile race.[2][3] The five local runners who were inspired by the Western States, the first of modern-day western 100s. The following year seven runners competed but no one finished.[citation needed] There were more than 300 entrants in 2019 and the race now operates on a lottery system.[4][5]

Course records


Geoff Roes holds the men's course record with a finish time of 18:30:55 in 2009. Bethany Lewis holds the women's course record with a time of 22:21:47, which she set in 2014.[6]


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  2. ^ Miller, Dana. "Seeds That Grew Into the Wasatch 100". wasatch100.com. Retrieved 2022-08-22.
  3. ^ "Ogden ultra-marathoner runs 700 Utah miles in a year". 2015-01-10. Retrieved 2022-08-22.
  4. ^ Moellner, John (November 2019). "2019 – 40 Hours for 40 Years". UltraRunning.com.
  5. ^ "'Everyone thinks about quitting': Utah runners are put to the test during the Salt Flats 100 mile endurance race". Retrieved 2022-08-22.
  6. ^ "Wasatch Front 100 Miler". ATRA. Retrieved 2022-08-22.