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BLUEPRINT FOR ATHLETES LEADVILLE TRAIL 100 RUN

PRESENTED BY NEW BALANCE

The legendary “Race Across The Sky” 100-mile run is where it all started back in 1983. This is it. The race where legends are created and limits are tested. One hundred miles of extreme Colorado Rockies terrain — from elevations of 9,200 to 12,600 feet. You will give the mountain respect, and earn respect from all.

Entrance into the 2017 Leadville Trail 100 Run will be open December 1-31, 2016. Winners will be notified in mid-January and automatically charged the $315 registration fee. 

You may register for the LT100 Run lottery as an individual or a group. A maximum of eight family members, friends or teammates can click the group registration option. Group members will register individually, but be sure to use the exact same group name to signify being part of a group. This will guarantee that either your entire group will be successful in the lottery, or not, assuring that no one will be left out! Please note that if a member of your group has completed the LT100 Run under the designated sub-30 cut-off time nine or more times, they will be forfeiting their preference in the lottery.
> View the official rules

We will announce the results of the Lottery and open registration for the Qualifier Events in Mid-January.

If unsuccessful in the lottery process and you still wish to participate in the LT100 Run, please check out our qualifier events, Training Camp entries, coaching package opportunity and charity slots available.

Charity slots
The Leadville Race Series Charity Slot Program provides guaranteed entry into the LT100 Run, plus raises money for multiple charity organizations! Our Charity Slot program has two options; you may raise money for a charity of your choice or one of our associated charities. 2017 charity slot registration opens December 1.
> Learn more about charity slots

Thursday, August 17
• 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Early packet pickup and mandatory medical check-in
Leadville Race Series HQ, 316 Harrison
Photo ID is required. Racer check-in and packet pickup. Packets must be picked up in person. They will not be mailed or given to others.

Friday, August 18
• 7:00–10:00 am Packet pickup and mandatory medical check-in
Leadville Race Series HQ, 316 Harrison
Photo ID is required. Racer check-in and packet pickup. Packets must be picked up in person. They will not be mailed or given to others.
• 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Pre-race Expo
The Expo will be located in the parking lot of the Lake County High School, 1000 West 4th St.
• 11:00 a.m. Mandatory final briefing
Lake County High School gymnasium, 1000 West 4th St.
Up-to-date conditions, any changes in race rules or procedures and last-minute instructions will be provided. All entrants are required to attend. A crew briefing will immediately follow at 12:30 p.m.
• 12:30 p.m. Carbo-loading lunch following the athlete meeting
Lake County High School gymnasium, 1000 West 4th St.
• 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Supply bag drop – Clear plastic bags only. NO EXCEPTIONS!
Courthouse Lawn, 6th & Harrison

Saturday, August 19
• 3:00 a.m. – 3:45 a.m. Line up with your timing chip
Corner of 6th & Harrison
• 4:00 a.m. RACE START
Starting line, 6th & Harrison

Sunday, August 20
• 5:00 a.m. 25-hour cutoff time
Cutoff time for runners awarded the large silver and gold trophy buckles.
• 10:00 a.m. Cutoff time for all runners
Runners finishing before the 30-hour cutoff but after the 25-hour cutoff will be awarded the small silver and gold trophy buckles.
• 12:00 p.m. Awards ceremony
Lake County High School gymnasium, 1000 West 4th St.
All awards and finisher buckles will be presented at this time and must be picked up in person. They will not be given to others and will not be distributed before or after the awards ceremony. Finisher jackets will be distributed outside the Leadville Race Series Retail Store, 316 Harrison Ave. The first 400 finishers will be guaranteed their sweatshirts the day after the race. If your sweatshirt is not printed overnight, it will be made and shipped to you free of charge.
• 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Finisher sweatshirt hand out
316 Harrison (right outside the retail store under the big white tent)

The 100-mile out-and-back course is in the midst of the Colorado Rockies. Low point, 9,200 feet; high point is Hope Pass, 12,600 feet. Majority is on forest trails with some mountain roads. Pacers allowed after the 50-mile point (exceptions only by request).

> View the Course Map
> View the Course Profile

Please note: Due to safety restrictions on the course wheelchair participation is not permitted.

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

Course history
Following is a list of the four changes made to the Leadville Trail 100 Run presented by New Balance course between 2008 and 2013. The course was unchanged for many years before 2008. In the end, the course is essentially identical in 2013 as it was in 2008. The full course is slightly longer (.3 to .4 miles) in 2013 but has a little less elevation gain (450 feet).

  1. County Rd 11A/Halfmoon Road to Twin Lakes Firestation. Halfmoon aid station was moved in 2009 due to a helicopter crash just before race day. Runners went a short way up Halfmoon Road then turned left onto Pipeline road. This change removed .3 miles from the full course distance and reduced the elevation gain by 750 feet.
  2. Halfmoon Road removed entirely in 2012. The access to Pipeline Road was rerouted past the gravel pits, adding about .7 miles to the round-trip distance and about 50 feet more elevation gain.
  3. Winfield Road/Colorado Trail change in 2012. The Winfield Road was finally removed from the course with the completion of the Colorado Trail into Winfield. This added 2.2 miles to the full-course distance and 365 additional feet of elevation gain.
  4. In 2013, a portion of the Colorado Trail near Winfield was removed. (View a map of the change). With a course distance about 2.7 miles longer in 2012 than in 2008, 2.3 miles and about 10 feet of elev gain were removed from a portion of the Colorado Trail near Winfield.

Aid Stations
There are 11 well-stocked aid stations along the course. Cut-off times for the aid stations do apply. Water provided by Eldorado Springs.

Check out the 2016 Athlete Guide for detailed schedules, course information and more.
> View the Athlete Guide

Awards Ceremony will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday at the Lake County High School gymnasium. All awards and finisher buckles will be presented at this time and must be picked up in person at the Lake County High School gymnasium. Participants who finish before the 25-hour cutoff will receive large buckles, while those that finish before the 30-hour cutoff but over the 25-hour cutoff will receive small buckles.

Awards will not be given to others and will not be distributed before or after the Awards Ceremony. Finisher sweatshirts will be distributed outside the Leadville Race Series Retail Store, 316 Harrison Ave. The first 400 finishers will be guaranteed their sweatshirts the day after the race. If your sweatshirt is not printed overnight, it will be made and shipped to you free of charge. However if you do not attend the award ceremony to receive your award, buckle or sweatshirt, you must send a check made out to the Leadville Race Series for $25 along with the Awards Form filled out fully. Please mail to:
Leadville Race Series
Attn: Craig Martin
316 Harrison Ave.
Leadville, CO 80461

*Please note that 2017 awards will not be shipped until the end of our race series season, September 2017.

Your race checklist isn’t complete without your pacers and crew! Give them a way to commemorate this special experience with their own Leadville Race Series memorabilia. Visit our online store to check out our exclusive LRS crew shirts (pictured on right) to get your team prepared for race day!

Pacers
Pacers are allowed after the 50-mile point (Winfield Aid Station). You may have as many pacers as you wish, although only one pacer at a time (until mile 99). Pacers may be picked up only at aid stations and approved crew points. A pacer must fill out a waiver prior to being on course. The waiver can be filled out at the aid station or you may print one here. The waiver must be turned in at the aid station where you plan to pick up your racer to receive the proper pacer bib.

Pacing entails patience, tolerance and humor. The primary duties of a pacer include route finding, keeping the runner on pace, ensuring that the runner continues to eat and drink and making sure the runner leaves the aid stations with adequate clothing and supplies to reach the next aid station. Pacers are not allowed to push, pull, carry or tow the runner. Any special pacing situations or requests must be pre-approved by race management.

Crew
We strongly suggest you bring someone to crew for you during the race. Your race packet (available at carbo-loading dinner or medical check-in) includes a crew sticker with your race number on it. This must be displayed and readily visible on the crew vehicle at all times. Your crew is your personal responsibility. If your crew disregards parking instructions, race rules, directions or requests from race officials, you (the racer) will be disqualified from the race. Please make certain that your crew is not the one others complain about. We ask that your crew drive slowly and obey all posted warnings. There will be a Lake County Sheriff’s Officer patrolling road sections.

Please check in and out of all aid stations before you have your crew take care of your needs. Crew access into aid stations may be limited. If crews are meeting you at aid stations, they should allow adequate time to park and walk to the aid station. It is your responsibility as a runner to make sure that race officials time you in and out of all aid stations. The race packet includes a map and directions showing access roads and crew access points, and crew and pacer rules. Crews should become familiar with the locations of aid stations, available access roads and race rules prior to the start. Crewing is restricted to approved locations, which include Halfpipe Crew Zone and all aid stations except Halfpipe and Hopeless (near Hope Pass).

Our races are Zero Waste events. Look for recycle and compost bins at every aid station and start/finish. Please discard any trash in an appropriate container. Intentional littering on the course will be grounds for disqualification. The course—on trails both public and private—travels past many historic sites and through areas of exceptional beauty. Help us keep them pristine.

We will be recycling all plastic, aluminum and cardboard during these races, and all our events. We’ll take care of this at the aid stations. At the start/finish, please ensure you place trash or recyclable materials in the appropriate containers, which will be well marked.

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