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Ways to Race UNBOUND Gravel

Due to high demand, we are unable to accommodate everyone who wishes to participate in Garmin UNBOUND Gravel.  Therefore, a random selection process is utilized to determine who will be allowed to participate in the UNBOUND Gravel events. If you are not selected in the lottery; however, there are other options! Check out all the ways to race UNBOUND Gravel below!


Due to high demand, we are unable to accommodate everyone who wishes to participate in Garmin UNBOUND Gravel.  Therefore, a random selection process will be utilized to determine who will be allowed to participate in the 2023 UNBOUND Gravel events.

The process described herein pertains to the 350-mile, 200-mile, 100-mile, 50-mile, and 25-mile distance options for the 2023 Garmin UNBOUND Gravel.  (Garmin UNBOUND Gravel Juniors will utilize a separate process.)

Individuals have the opportunity to submit their name for participation in the UNBOUND Gravel XL from December 1, 2022 until December 15, 2022, and the UNBOUND Gravel 200, 100, 50, or 25 from January 5, 2023 @ 12:00 pm CT until January 20, 2023 @ 11:59 pm CT. Registration for event entry selection is free of charge. However, credit card information is collected at the time you submit your name for consideration. Your credit card is charged only if you are accepted to participate in the event.


Partner with one of our awesome charity partners, Life Time Foundation or Livestrong to raise money for a great cause and gain entry!

How it works: Each charity participant is required to pay or fundraise for the charity of their choice from the below partners. This cost also includes your guaranteed spot in the 2023 race, and your registration and service fees. Charity spots are limited and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. To redeem your entry, contact the charity and make payment. Then, use your designated code provided by the charity to complete your registration for the 2023 race.

Camp + Entry

Garmin UNBOUND Gravel hosts a world premier training camp in Emporia, KS tailored for gravel enthusiasts each Spring. This 4 day training camp focuses on preparing the athlete’s mind, body, and machine for the rigors of UNBOUND Gravel and other epic endurance endeavors. Camp athletes will learn through educational seminars, test their equipment on the gravel roads of the Flint Hills, and train their bodies with abundant riding. Athletes can also enjoy great locally sourced food  to stay fueled throughout the weekend! And it wouldn’t be an UNBOUND Gravel Camp without amazing goodies from our UNBOUND Gravel sponsors.

Training Camp will have 3 options to help you prepare for the XL, the 200, or the 100 mile events! 

Camp also includes entry into either the UNBOUND Gravel XL, UNBOUND Gravel 200 or UNBOUND Gravel 100 event distances. There’s no better way to earn a coveted UNBOUND Gravel finish than with our Training Camp.


UNBOUND Gravel – the World’s Premier Gravel Event – returns in 2023 with new anticipation, and new challenges! With limited race entries and more demand than ever to take part in this iconic event, UNBOUND Gravel is proud to offer a select number of coaching packages that include a guaranteed entry into the 2023 UNBOUND Gravel race.

With the UNBOUND Premium Coaching and Race Entry Package, you’ll not only receive a guaranteed race entry into 2023 UNBOUND Gravel for the race distance of your choice. You’ll also work with UNBOUND Gravel’s official coaching partners, Rambleur Coaching and Boundless Coaching to help you prepare for success in Emporia this June. Our coaching partners offer a wealth of knowledge and experience in gravel racing and endurance cycling.


You’re eligible to skip the 2024 lottery by volunteering for 10+ hours. Volunteers interested in skipping the lottery must register for specific tasks that state “This task is approved for people who would like to skip the 2024 lottery.”

Friends and family can also donate their hours to help you reach the 10 hour minimum! You will need to email us and provide your name, the recipients name, task worked, and total hours worked.

If you have any questions on volunteering, please email our Athlete Services Manager.


Waitlist is now CLOSED

Life Time Members Early Access Registration

Life Time owns and produces some of the most incredible athletic events in the world, including UNBOUND Gravel. Along with athletic events, Life Time’s goal is to reshape the way people approach health and fitness with its healthy way of life communities. Life Time members — after six months of membership — get access to our athletic events one week before the event registration opening to the general public or guaranteed registration in lotteries.

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