■ The Blackall 100 on October 21 is a qualifier for the Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run.
■ The only other Australian qualifier is the Ultra-Trail Australia run in the Blue Mountains.
■ Runners must complete the Blackall 100 course in less than 18 hours to be eligible.
■ Those successful can then have their name placed in a lottery to earn entry.
■ Western States is the world’s oldest 100-mile trail race. Starting in Squaw Valley, California near the site of the 1960 Winter Olympics it ends 100.2 miles later in Auburn, California.