Now I know why Western States HAD to keep Chase's, my, and the other 400 entrants' money last year...... they built a fancy new feature in their website. You can sign up for e-mail updates of my progress (#311 Andrew Mathews) during the race.
Oh, sure, updates have been available for years via the event webcast at www.ws100.com, but this here link: http://webcast.ws100.com/emailtracksignup.php will take you to the part where you can sign up and everytime I go through a tracking station you'll get an e-mail. Why you can stay up all night (and a good part of the next day :) and see me through this thing.
Now I'm glad they kept Chase's money!