For the first time in the ride’s history, the Tevis Cup has been canceled — to keep the spirit of the ride alive, organizers have created a virtual event and are inviting fans to go virtual with Tevis. Look at it this way, this is probably the only year when you’ll have the chance to say that you competed — and completed — the Tevis Cup ride. Complete the 100 miles in 100 days challenge and you will receive a Tevis Cup Sticker and Finisher T-Shirt or Bandana.
Unlike the real-life Tevis Cup, you can complete the 100-miles in as many smaller chunks as you choose to finish the goal. Organizers do NOT recommend riding the 100-miles all at once unless you are participating at an actual sanctioned event with veterinary controls. As you log your completed miles, you will receive updates of where you now are on the historic Western States Trail. Even better, this is the only time you can compete in the Tevis Cup without a horse!
So pick your equine partner, or register for our non-riding division, and join us for 100-miles, on YOUR own trails at your own pace.
Description and Dates
The “Ride” starts today, August 1st, the original planned date of the ride. Riders and their mounts (or those joining us without a horse) have 100 Days to complete their 100-miles. All miles must be completed by November 9, 2020 and results submitted by November 11, 2020. Miles are ON YOUR HONOR. Organizers are not validating or requiring proof of completion; this event is for fun and to help support the Western States Trail Foundation. The only person you would be cheating is yourself. The entry fee for either division is $65. You can sign up until November 1.
Riders MUST complete the challenge on ONE horse – just like the real ride – one rider, one horse, one hundred miles. Riders are allowed to enter more than one equine and complete 100 miles on multiple horses if desired (one horse per entry please).
Want to participate but don’t have a horse? This is the division for you!! We appreciate your support of this event. Complete your 100 miles any way you choose under your own personal power (no motorized vehicles) – run, walk, bike, swim, crawl, shuffle, do the boogie, however you feel like getting it done!
We welcome participants from ALL locations. Feel free to sign up in either or both divisions! Please note, due to the cost of shipping internationally, finishers from outside of the US will receive the bandana and sticker rather than a T-shirt.
All who complete the full 100-mile Challenge will receive a Tevis Cup Sticker and Finisher T-Shirt or Bandana. Please be sure to specify your size when registering. You will also receive virtual milestones along the way in recognition of your ongoing achievement and quest to complete the trail. Please note in the interest of safety, there will be NO awards offered based on speed or for achieving greater than 100 miles within this time frame. There may be other awards offered from our Sponsors, which will all be based on having participated in the challenge in either division. Awards will be mailed at the conclusion of the EVENT, rather than when participants finish individually (sorry to make you wait, but its easier on our volunteers).
So, here’s your chance to fulfill a dream and become a Tevis contender. One of the things I’ve always admired about the race is that the emphasis is on finishing, not just winning. Even though you won’t earn a buckle, logging 100 miles is an achievement.