Date: Aug 20, 2022
Location: Leadville, Colorado
Region: Colorado - Rocky Mountains
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Leadville Trail 100 Run
August 20 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm$375
The Leadville Race Series started with the Leadville Trail 100 Run, also known as “Race Across the Sky”, one-hundred miles of extreme terrain that reaches 12,600 feet of elevation at Hope Pass. The course is made up of forest trails and mountain roads through the Colorado Rockies and held on San Isabel National Forest with a special permit. There are 13 well-stocked aid stations along the way. The event covers three days — Day one includes mandatory athlete meeting in morning, participant pack-up pickup that includes t-shirt and drop bags. There is also an expo for all runners to browse throughout the day. Day two is Race Day! Starting line opens early, 3:00 to 4:00 am with 4:00 am start time. Day three continues the race with the final cutoff time at 10:00 am. The awards ceremony starts at 12:00 pm where awards must be picked up in person. There are three awards per age group with ten categories. This ceremony includes Finisher jackets for all participants that make it to the finish line.
This event is an opportunity to explore history. Leadville has six local museums and the Museum Passport is available to share among friends and family to tour the historic attractions any time during race season; Memorial Day through Labor Day. There is a detailed list of options for dining and lodging available in the area. Check out the most popular restaurant among locals and tourists is High Mountain Pies. Guests can stay at area hotels, bed & breakfast, home rentals, and campgrounds. Also remember that the gorgeous Copper Mountain Resort is close-by and open for summer starting in early June.
The Leadville Race Series started in 1983 with just a single race through the Rocky Mountains. Produced by Life Time Events, it has expanded in the United States with multiple running and biking events. For trail running, the series includes the following summer events presented by La Sportiva; Leadville Trail 100 Run, Austin Rattler Run, Leadville Trail Marathon & Heavy Half, Silver Rush 5 Run, and Leadville Trail 10K. Due to popularity and participant demand, the challenging series also invites runners to a 3-day camp, Leadville Trail 100 Run Camp. It is a long weekend of getting to know your fellow racers through intense training with expert runners but celebrating the amazing scenery of the Rocky Mountains with great food and great trails. For those who are also interested in mountain biking, Leadville Race Series has many MTB events throughout the summer and fall.