Massanutten Mountain Trails 100 Mile Run
- 01/01/2019 (9:00 a.m.) Entry Opens
- 01/08/2019 (9:00 p.m.) Entry Closes
- 01/08/2019 (9:00 p.m.) Scholarship Applications Due
- 01/09/2019 (9:00 p.m.) Lottery
- 01/22/2019 (9:00 a.m.) Wait List Entry Reopens
- 03/31/2019 (9:00 p.m.) Last Day for Regular Refund
- 04/09/2019 (9:00 p.m.) Wait List Entry Closes
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):
- Completed a 100 mile race on or after January 1, 2016; or
- Completed two ultra distance races, at least one of which 50 miles or longer, on or after January 1, 2017.
- Clarifications: The qualifying run must be an official competition with an entry fee, required course, time limit, a Web site, and official results that are published on the Web. "Fat ass" or other informal runs do not count even if they produce results.
- You must finish the distance you signed up for in the time limit for the event. (Example, entering and starting a 100 mile run but dropping down to a 50 mile option or dropping out at any distance short of 100 miles, is not a qualifier.) You may not use any race you dropped out of regardless of how many miles you ran. Stage races may not be used unless one stage, by itself, qualifies in distance and has separately reported results, a required route, and a time limit. You may run a race longer than 50 miles to qualify as a 50 miler, but you must complete the race you entered. If you enter a 100km, you must finish the 100km to qualify as a 50 miler. You may use a 24 hour race as a 100 miler assuming you complete at least that distance. If you have a question about your qualifier, you should contact the RD ahead of time.
- Runners with five or more prior MMT finishes need not have a qualifier.
Entry Fee: $205.
Refunds: The entry fee is refundable less an amount we keep. You will receive a refund if:
- The request to withdraw from the event occurs on or before the day entry closes.
- 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.)
- 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.
- 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.
- Prior overall winners of the men's or women's division of the MMT and prior race directors of the MMT
- Finishers of five or more MMTs, ranked by number of finishes
- "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:
- You entered the lottery for the 2018 MMT and were not selected;
- You joined the initial wait list for the 2018 MMT (i.e. you joined the wait list early enough to retain your priority);
- You did not withdraw from that wait list;
- You did not move from the wait list to the entrants list;
- You did not start the 2018 MMT; and
- You entered but were not selected in the lottery for the 2019 MMT.
- Finishers of four to one MMTs, ranked by number of finishes.
- 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.
- Reserve accommodations
- Join solo division
- Entry data compared to prior years
- Chances of getting off the wait list
- Entry Process Explanation