Massanutten Mountain Trails 100 Mile Run

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There are a few changes to the entry process for 2019 so be sure to review this page.

We will now use Ultrasignup for entry. You will need to "register" or enter as a "guest".

We will allow 214 (up from 208) on the final entrants list with a goal of 200 starters.

Qualifications for Entry (No Change): Entrants must be at least 18 years old and have met one of the following tests by the day entry opens (January 1, 2018):

Entry Fee: $205.

Refunds: The entry fee is refundable less an amount we keep. You will receive a refund if:

  1. The request to withdraw from the event occurs on or before the day entry closes.
  2. There is someone on the wait list to fill the vacancy created by your withdrawal if the request occurs after March 31. (If there is no one on the wait list at the time of withdrawal, but someone joins the wait list later, we will issue refunds in the order requested.)
  3. We will withhold $25 from refunds for withdrawals requested on or before April 1 and $100 from refunds for withdrawals requested after that date.

Important: If you own a dog, be sure to read the rules on dogs before entering. Dogs are not allowed at the start/finish site.

Scholarships: The VHTRC sponsors the Debbie Morrin-Nordlund entry fee scholarships for needy runners. More information

Wait List: We will maintain a wait list. Our experience is that many people will move from the wait list to the entrants list. This movement occurs slowly at first, but then much faster as the date of the run approaches. More information on chances of getting off the wait list and into the starting field.

Accommodations - Solo Division: You can reserve sleeping accommodations for Friday night at the start/finish, but that is not part of the entry process. Accommodation reservations will be taken starting March 1. Also, entrants can join the Solo Division starting that date.

You can order extra Friday night meals with entry. We expect that meals will be $8 with entry and $10 at the door.

About the Entry Process

You fill out entry on Ultrasignup, we have a lottery and, if you "win," you're in the race and your credit card will be charged. If you "lose" the lottery, you will be added to the wait list in prioritized order. Please at least skim this page before you start the entry process.

Wait List Priorities: The initial field will be selected randomly. Each qualified runner has an equal chance of being in the initial starting field. We will, however, order the wait list using priorities. Given our experience with movement off the wait list, we expect that those with higher priorities will have a good chance of making it into the starting field.

Here are the priorities from highest to lowest. Within priotity groups, ranking is by the random number that is assigned in the entry process. Numbers will be published daily during the entry period. Within the priority groups based on number of finishes, runners are sorted first by number of finishes, then by lottery number. So all five time finishers would be ahead of all four time finishers.

  1. Applicants who, on three prior occasions in the last five years, served as pre-committed volunteers at the MMT and who were not in the starting field of the 2018 MMT.
  2. Prior overall winners of the men's or women's division of the MMT and prior race directors of the MMT
  3. Finishers of five or more MMTs, ranked by number of finishes
  4. "Last Year Losers" (formerly, "Two-time losers")
    To qualify for the last year loser rule for the 2019 event (which no one is eligable for in 2019 - updated 12/31/2018), ALL of the following must apply to you:
    1. You entered the lottery for the 2018 MMT and were not selected;
    2. You joined the initial wait list for the 2018 MMT (i.e. you joined the wait list early enough to retain your priority);
    3. You did not withdraw from that wait list;
    4. You did not move from the wait list to the entrants list;
    5. You did not start the 2018 MMT; and
    6. You entered but were not selected in the lottery for the 2019 MMT.
  5. Finishers of four to one MMTs, ranked by number of finishes.
  6. All other applicants ranked by lottery number.

The wait list will reopen on January 22 for anyone who did not enter the lottery. People joining the wait list will do so at the end. Joining the wait list at that time and remaining until the end would not apply toward the "two-time loser" rule for the 2020 event. At this point,

There is a full explanation of the VHTRC entry process if you are interested. It is very detailed. You are welcome to read it, but you don't have to.

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