Blueprint for Athletes Leadville Trail 100 Run Camp 2017-06-23T10:00:16+00:00


June 23 – 26, 2017

Open to all runners, this camp offers an introduction to the Blueprint for Athletes Leadville Trail 100 Run presented by New Balance and is the perfect training tool for this year’s race. Seasoned veterans provide a great education as you cover the LT100 Run course over a three-day period June 23 – June 26, 2017.  50 LT100 Run entries are available on a first-come-first-served basis as a package deal with Blueprint for Athletes Leadville Trail 100 Run Camp registration. Run Camp is also offered as a stand-alone purchase. 

Whether you’re a “Race Across the Sky” first-timer or an old hand, we encourage you to join us in Leadville for an informative look at the country’s most scenic and challenging ultra-run course. Group training runs — both day and night — will familiarize you with key sections of the course, and discussion sessions with race veterans will help you get the most out of your race experience. Come spend some quality time with us and get to know your fellow racers. Our training camp is an experience you will carry with you forever.We like to think of it as a long weekend of good food, good running and good friends. Please note that the schedule may have to be adjusted due to the snowpack, but we’ll try to keep you informed as the run date approaches.

> Click here to view the Leadville Trail 100 Run presented by New Balance course map.

All or part of this operation is conducted on Public Lands under special permit from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.

June 23 – June 26, 2017

Day 1 | June 23
• 12:00 – 6:00 p.m. Packet pickup at 316 Harrison Ave.

Day 2 | June 24
• 6:30 a.m. Pre-run breakfast provided by LRS. Packet pickup at 316 Harrison Ave.
• 7:30 a.m. Buses begin loading
• 8:00 a.m. Buses depart
• 8:00 a.m. Run planned for the day is May Queen Campground to Twin Lakes Fire House (26 miles). Transport provided by LRS from breakfast to May Queen. LRS will set up two well-equipped aid stations on course at the Outward Bound and Half Pipe for support during the run.
• 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. Transportation running from the Fire House back to Leadville, 316 Harrison Ave.
• 6:00 p.m. Post-run dinner provided by LRS at the Sayer McKee Building (615 Harrison Ave.)
• 7:00 p.m. An experienced panel comprised of the LT100’s past and present Elite ultra-runners, crew members and race management will discuss “What it takes to finish the Leadville Trail 100 at the Sayer McKee Building (615 Harrison Ave.)

Day 3 | June 25
• 6:30 a.m. Meet for pre-run breakfast supplied by LRS at 316 Harrison Ave
• 7:30 a.m. Buses begin loading
• 8:00 a.m. Buses depart
• 8:00 a.m. Run begins at Twin Lakes- Willis Gulch, over Hope Pass (THERE IS SNOW IN AREAS, PLEASE BE CAREFUL) to Winfield and return (approximately 20 miles).
• 12:00 p.m. Cookout at Twin Lakes.
• 3:00 p.m. Transportation departs back to Leadville, 316 Harrison Ave.

Day 4 | June 26
• 4:00 p.m. Crew and runner/pacer meeting at 316 Harrison Ave.
• 8:00 p.m. Load transportation to May Queen at 316 Harrison Ave.
• 8:45 p.m. Run begins at May Queen, ending at LRS Headquarters, 316 Harrison Ave. (15 miles)
• 10:30 p.m. Burritos, hot chocolate and more at LRS Headquarters, 316 Harrison Ave.

Run Camp only $495
Run Camp with LT100 RUN entry $1000

Each day make sure you have:

  • Running shoes of preference
  • Multiple pairs of socks
  • Running shorts
  • Short sleeve shirt
  • Long sleeve shirt
  • Fleece mid-layer
  • Rain shell
  • Hat for the sun
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottles or running pack of your preference
  • Your planned nutrition so you can test it (you can also use our nutrition)
  • And of course, anything else you think you will need!

Leadville is located approximately 100 mountainous miles west of Denver. Plan to arrive early to account for the two-hour travel time from Denver International Airport. For your return flight, keep in mind that Sunday afternoons traveling back to Denver are often characterized by heavy traffic and can take significantly longer than two hours.

You are responsible for your transportation to, from and in Leadville. We suggest the following options and will do our best to provide guidance in pairing you with other campers wishing to share transportation costs:

Rental car (depending on bike transport, opt for a two- to four- passenger vehicle)
Avis: 303-342-5500
Hertz: 303-342-3800

Colorado Mountain Express charter service. CME charters vans and will take a group all the way to Leadville. They can accommodate 10 people per van without bikes, or five to seven with bikes for a charter price of $390/van (each way). They can arrange different pick-up times with enough advance notice.

You are responsible for your lodging in Leadville.
> View our lodging recommendations.

From the very beginning, volunteers have made the Blueprint for Athletes Leadville Trail 100 Run Training Camp possible. We truly appreciate all that our great volunteers do to make our races run smoothly and to make the racers’ experience unforgettable.

If you are going to be in town for the LT100 Run Training Camp, we would love for you to join the family and pitch in. Thanks in advance for your help — we couldn’t do it without you!
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If you have registered for the 2017 race but are unable to participate, you may defer your registration to next year’s event for a fee.

To sign up for a deferral, log into your Chronotrack account and follow the steps below:

  • Step 1: Once you are logged in, click on “Change Race” in the upper right corner.
  • Step 2: Click on “Defer my registration for another event.”
  • Step 3: Click “Continue”
  • Step 4: You will see the fee to change – click on “Proceed to Checkout”
  • Step 5: Enter in your payment information.

Please note: You will receive an email with your deferral code for the 2018 event. Please keep this in a safe place to register with when we open our 2018 event registration! If you have any questions about the deferral process, please contact Athlete Services.

We are pleased to announce our 2017 Leadville Trail 100 Run Training Camp Guides!

Duncan Callahan

Duncan Callahan is a two-time Leadville Trail 100 Run Champion and member of the Altra Endurance Team. He specializes in coaching ultra-distance athletes and seeks to live a balanced, consistent and positive life, while also helping and inspiring others to realize their potential.

Timothy Parr    

Timothy Parr is a Leadville local and the 2009 Leadville Trail 100 Champion. In addition to winning the LT100, Timmy is a 2x Leadville Trail Marathon Champion and has stood on the podium of just about every trail running event in the region. When he’s not coaching runners how to master the Leadville Trail 100 Run, you can find him teaching history at Leadville High School.

John Stacy (Sweep)   

Over the past decade, John Stacy has completed over 60 marathons and ultra-marathons, including three Leadville Trail 100 Run finishes. On the rare weekends that he is not training for his next ultra, you can find John wielding a chainsaw in our local mountains – as a trail maintenance volunteer. He’s also Wilderness First Aid certified, so you’ll want to make friends with him immediately when you get to Run Camp!

Danny Bundrock

Ryan Krol                                                             

Kimberlyn Springborn                                       

Chad Weller                        

Jay Jump                                                               

Joy Robertson                                                               



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