Date: Aug 14, 2022
Location: Leadville, Colorado
Region: Colorado - Rocky Mountains
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Leadville Trail 10K
August 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm$40
Leadville Trail 10K is the shortest event in Leadville Race Series for trail running, covering small sections of the Leadville Trail 100 Run. It is a great way to train for the 100 mile run or “Race Across the Sky” which takes place a week following the 10K competition. This course covers 6.2 miles starting and ending in downtown Leadville, Colorado and has a total elevation gain of 465 feet. There is one aid station during this race, set-up at the turnaround mark. For Awards, there are ten categories broken down by age and gender, the top 3 of each will receive awards. All racers who cross the finish line will receive unique participant t-shirt. A lucky bonus with this event is held the same weekend as the Leadville Trail 100 MTB, one of the most well-known mountain bike races. Runners and bikers join together in Leadville to celebrate health, fitness, and the great outdoors.
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.