Date: Jun 18, 2022
Location: Leadville, Colorado
Region: Colorado - Rocky Mountains
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Leadville Trail Marathon & Heavy Half
June 18 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm$130
The Leadville Trail Marathon & Heavy Half runs through old mining roads and trails of Leadville, CO that reach 13,185 feet of elevation through a historic district to reach Mosquito Pass. This is the highest trail marathon in the US and even in the summer, runners may see snow on the course. Participants sign up for full marathon (26.2 miles) or half marathon (15.5 miles) and have phased start times based on runners pace. The marathon has seven well-stocked aid stations and the heavy half has three. Runners will be well supported and fueled to finish in their desired timeframes. The race cut-off time is 3:30 pm and the Awards Ceremony follows immediately at the Start/Finish Line at 4:00 pm.
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.