Leadville Race Series
The Leadville Trail 100 races are among the most challenging in the country, featuring steep climbs and serious descents at elevations in excess of 12,000 feet. Events include a trail marathon, heavy half marathon, 50-mile and 100-mile running races, 50-mile and 100-mile bike races, 10K run and training camps.
The Leadville Trail 100 Mountain Bike Race has garnered a lot of attention lately. A Colorado cyclist, Dave Wiens, won the event six years in a row. Levi Leipheimer won in 2010, Todd Wells in 2011 and Alban Lakata in 2012. For the women, Rebecca Rusch has finished first in the last four races — 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.
Leadville and Twin Lakes are quickly becoming known as the ultimate training grounds for athletes.
Leadville Trail 100 — 2013 Schedule of Events
Leadville Trail 100 Training Camp
June 22 - 24, 2013
This is not a race, but an organized run to familiarize participants with the challenges of the LT100 Run. Our goal is to provide each participant the tools necessary to complete the LT100 within the 30 hours. Included will be: high altitude training, race strategy, tactical info and motivation. Discussion period prior to and following each day’s run. After Saturday’s dinner, an experienced panel of runners, crew members and race management will discuss “What it takes to finish the LT100.”
Leadville Trail Marathon & Heavy Half Marathon
Saturday, June 29, 2013
Marathon: 26.2 miles of breathtaking, Leadville Rocky Mountain trails, summiting the notorious 13,188 ft. Mosquito Pass. Heavy Half Marathon: 13.1 (plus a couple more) miles of breathtaking, Leadville Rocky Mountain trails. Well supplied aid stations.
Leadville Silver Rush 50 Mountain Bike Race
Saturday, July 13, 2013
The course is 50 miles out and back within the high altitude environment of Leadville's historic east-side mining district. The route is extreme in true Leadville fashion. Three well-supplied aid stations with a 4 hour cut-off time at half-way point.
Leadville Silver Rush 50 Run
Sunday, July 14, 2013
The course is 50 miles out and back within the high altitude environment of Leadville's historic east-side mining district. The route is entirely on dirt, rocks, and mud and will offer the runner amazing climbs and exhilarating downhills all with incredible Leadville vistas. 14-hour time limit.
Leadville Trail 100 Mountain Bike Race
Saturday, August 10, 2013
Start and finish in the heart of Leadville at 10,200’. More than 90 percent dirt or double track dirt roads. Steep climbs: serious descents. Seven-mile climb to the 50-mile turnaround at 12,600'. Approximately 14,000’ elevation gain. Greater than 65 percent average finish rate under the 12-hour limit. Excellent support stations.
Leadville Trail 100 10K
Sunday, August 11, 2013
Out-and-back course covering the first 3.1 and last 3.1 miles of the infamous Leadville Trail 100 course. Paved and dirt roads. Aid station at turnaround. Race begins at the corner of 6th and Harrison Ave.
Leadville Trail 100 Run
Saturday – Sunday, August 17-18, 2013
50 miles out and 50 miles back in the midst of the Colorado Rockies. Lowest point is 9,200'. and the highest point is Hope Pass, at 12,600'. The majority is on forest trails with some mountain roads. Pacers allowed after the 50-mile point. 11 well-supplied aid stations with cut-offs; 5 are medical checks.
Photos by David Hahn, courtesy of the Leadville Trail 100.