Qualification and Registration 2022

Qualification for the 2022 Manitou’s Revenge 54 miler:

-Since this is an extremely tough race we have minimum qualification standards.  In order to apply to run Manitou’s, you must have run another trail/mountain 50 miler or longer, with significant elevation gain (think at least 8,000 feet), within the time limits for that course and within the last two years.  Since not all courses are equal acceptance of your qualification is at the race director’s discretion.  If you are unsure if you qualify, email us before you enter the lottery.  We will also accept a prior Manitou’s finish back to 2019. You will provide this information during the application process.

We have had a couple of requests to accept runners without a prior trail/mountain 50 miler.  WE WILL NOT BE MAKING ANY EXCEPTIONS to this policy this year.

If you are unsure if your prior races qualify or have other questions you can email Charlie at willow333@earthlink.net

Registration will be through a weighted lottery for the following reasons:

-We are limited to 125 runners on race day.

-We have had a massive increase in interest over the past couple of years.

-We want to allow multiple year runners the opportunity to continue to run, along with giving first time runners a good chance to get in.  

-Therefore, we are utilizing a weighted lottery system to make things as fair as possible.   Here’s how it will work…

  1. Sometime on Feb 1, 2022  all interested runners will need to register for the lottery.   This lottery window will close on Feb 15.

  2. Once we receive our permit we will hold a lottery drawing to select runners.

  3. This lottery will favor runners who have completed Manitou’s before.

  • Runners with all 8 finishes plus last years podium finishers skip the lottery and are automatically accepted if they choose to run.

  • All other applicants will start out with 1 ticket towards the lottery.

  • Previous finishers will receive 1 additional ticket for each sub-24 hour finish.

  • As an example, a runner with 2 finishes will receive 3 tickets.

  • Significant volunteer contributions (sweep, aid station captain) will also receive an extra ticket upon request.

4. Runners selected in the lottery will be charged and added to the registered list.

5. A wait list will be created in the event that some chosen runners withdraw before race day.

6. There will be no refunds or deferrals once you are a confirmed registrant.


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