OTHTC High Desert - December 1, 2013 (Register at link.)
Join the Bakersfield Distance Projecters for one of the best first ultras. The course is one big loop in the desert with great aid stations and it is very runnable. The entry fee is really reasonable and you get a nice tech shirt, finisher medal, raffle (That is done while you run.) and pizza and drinks at the finish. They also have an early start (6am).