Waves — Format, start times and change requests

In 2022, organizers expect to return to a three-wave system for men and women, which will simplify seeding.

Wave 1 for the men and women includes the following: those among the top men and top women finishers from the last race; top junior racers aging in to the senior race; select auction winners; Grand Prix winners who gained Earned Race Spots; lottery winners with strong credentials; and petitioners with strong credentials.

The primary seeding mechanism for adult racers were their results at Mount Marathon in 2021. First-time racers were generally seeded in the last wave unless they had credentials that warranted otherwise.

Online auction winners (10 for men, 10 for women) will be seeded by their racing experience.