OTHTC High Desert Ultra


Dec 04, 2022 at 7:00 AM

OTHTC High Desert Ultra

3000 College Heights Blvd.

Ridgecrest CA, 93555


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Entry Fee $55
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $80
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 30K
  • 50K

Series: RRCA State Championship, Southern California Ultra Runners Grand Prix

Type: Ultra

Participant Limit: 400

Starting Elevation: 2400

High Point: 3500

First Year of the Event: 1985

Men's Record: 3:10:22

Masters Men Record: 3:16:37

Women's Record: 3:39:42

Masters Women Record: 3:39:42


Come join us in the northern Mojave Desert, as we host the High Desert Ultra in its 36th year! We are excited to return as an in-person event in 2021. Participants will be capped at 200, so register soon. Enjoy great views of the southern Sierras and the Indian Wells Valley from the Rademacher and Spangler Hills south of Ridgecrest. Our desert area can provide great running conditions during the month of December. We think this is a great event for first-timers and veterans alike. We continue as the last stop on the Southern California Ultrarunner’s Grand Prix Series. We hope to see you in December!

There will be a few new procedures this year, to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Please read about them here.

As a 501(c)(3) organization, the Over the Hill Track Club seeks to use the proceeds generated by the High Desert Ultra to benefit organizations in our community. By participating in this event, you will be supporting our youth running programs and local charities. Thank you!


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Past Event Dates

Held on Dec 04, 2022

Held on Dec 05, 2021

Held on Dec 06, 2020

Held on Dec 01, 2019

Held on Dec 02, 2018

Held on Dec 03, 2017

Held on Dec 04, 2016

Held on Dec 06, 2015

Held on Dec 07, 2014

Held on Dec 01, 2013

Held on Dec 02, 2012

Held on Dec 05, 2010

Held on Dec 06, 2009

Held on Dec 07, 2008

Held on Dec 02, 2007

Held on Dec 03, 2006

Held on Dec 04, 2005

Held on Dec 05, 2004

Held on Dec 07, 2003

Held on Dec 08, 2002

Held on Dec 09, 2001

Held on Dec 10, 2000

Held on Dec 06, 1998

Held on Dec 07, 1997

Event Results

View 2018 Results