2013 UltraRunning participation by the numbers

by-distance

2013 saw nearly a 10% jump in the number of racers from 2012.

Growth of the Sport

Growth of the Sport

by-distance

2013 participation by distance

2013 Participation by age

2013 Participation by age

2013 participation by gender

2013 participation by gender

 

 

  • Lief Youngs

    What is the total compared to ALL runners? Is it growing or is running growing at all distances?

  • symmitchry

    Good question. I think “all running” is up 4%, according to this link: http://www.runningusa.org/state-of-sport-2013-part-II?returnTo=annual-reports.

  • Todd Sinclair

    I am assuming these numbers are finishers (as ‘finishes’ would indicate). Wondering about unique finishers in a distance (or across the board). I did a 100k, and 2×100 milers so I would be counted 3 times in the total and twice in 100 miles? It would be great to see the numbers and get at the growth by race distance and type (road vs. trail).

  • Jono Mervis

    I would also assume that these are US only stats? The Comrades ultra in 1980 had over 4200 entrants while Two Oceans Ultra (also in SA) would have had around 2000. A large percentage of those who start these two races finish so I would guess more than the 2,890 indicated for that year in South Africa alone.