This is it, the race of all races. One hundred miles across the high-altitude, extreme terrain of the Colorado Rockies, this event was created for only the most determined athletes. Starting at 10,152 feet and climbing to 12,424 feet, you’ll be challenged to catch your breath — while the views try to take it away.
Our race experience isn't possible without the help of our amazing volunteers. Please email email@example.com if you're interested in supporting this event and having some fun in the process!
Entrance into the Leadville Trail 100 MTB is now closed. Winners will be notified January 7 and automatically charged the $345 registration fee. 100% of the $15 fee will be donated to The Leadville Legacy Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization giving to the needs of our community.
You may register for the LT100 MTB 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, however using the exact 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 no one will be left out! Please note that if a member of your group has completed the LT100 MTB under the designated sub-12 cutoff seven or more times or they have volunteered 10+ hours in the 2015 season they will be forfeiting their guaranteed entry.
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As a valued 2016 LT100 lottery entrant you have the opportunity to purchase limited edition Leadville Race Series gear from Voler! Look for the link to shop in your registration confirmation email.
If unsuccessful in the lottery process and you still wish to participate in the LT100 MTB, please check out some of the options below:
Blueprint for Athletes Camp of Champions
Led by the best of the best, the Camp of Champions could be your entry into the LT100 MTB. Register for the camp packaged with a LT100 MTB entry and you have a guaranteed spot into the sold-out race. As a camp participant, you will ride every mile of the LT100 course while paying special attention to the most grueling sections to help get you ready for your August race.
Blueprint for Athletes Leadville Stage Race
Still looking for a coveted LT100 MTB spot? Race our new Leadville Stage Race and ride the same course spread throughout three exciting days for your shot at an entry. Any rider who beats Alban Lakata’s course record (6 hours, 4 minutes) time splits on any of the three stages and will automatically earn a spot in the LT100 MTB! Riding with a team? The fastest team effort is also given a LT100 entry. As with our other qualifiers, we have spots waiting for the best age group results and a random lottery drawing spot as well.
LT100 MTB Qualifiers
Each Leadville Qualifying Series race provides 25-100 qualifying slots to the LT100 MTB, based on the total number of registered riders at each qualifier event. Half of the qualifying spots will be allocated based on the top age-group performances and half will be drawn among riders who have finished the qualifier race within the allocated cut-off time.
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Charity slots | SOLD OUT
Want to race Leadville and do it for a good cause? Join our Charity Slot Program! Entering our Charity Slot Program guarantees your entry into the legendary Leadville Trail 100 MTB. Slots are available through the Leadville Legacy Foundation, Life Time Foundation and many other 501(c)(3) organizations. Plus you may choose your own charity to race for!
> Learn more about charity slots
CEO Challenges | SOLD OUT
Reward yourself at the LT100 MTB by registering through CEO Challenges. The CEO Challenge package includes:
Thursday, August 11
• 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Early packet pickup and mandatory medical check-in
Registration HQ, 316 Harrison
Photo ID required. Packets must be picked up in person. They will not be mailed or given to others.
Friday, August 12
• 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Packet pickup and mandatory medical check-in
Registration HQ, 316 Harrison
Photo ID required. Packets must be picked up in person. They will not be mailed or given to others. No late medical check-ins will be accepted.
• 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Pre-Race Expo
Courthouse Lawn, 505 Harrison Ave
• 11:00 a.m. Mandatory athlete meeting
Lake County High School, 1000 W 4th St.
Up-to-date conditions, changes in race rules or procedures and last-minute instructions will be announced. All entrants are required to attend.
• 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Supply bag drop
Courthouse Lawn, 6th & Harrison
• 5:00 p.m. Pre-race athlete dinner
Lake County High School, 1000 W 4th St.
Come to socialize and meet other riders and crews.
Saturday, August 13
• 5:00 a.m. – 6:15 a.m. Mandatory corral check-in
Corner of 6th & Harrison
• 6:30 a.m. RACE START
• 3:30 p.m. 9-hour cutoff time for the gold and silver trophy buckle
• 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Finish Fest
Courthouse Lawn, 505 Harrison Ave
• 6:30 p.m. 12-hour final cutoff time for completion of the race and the silver buckle
Sunday, August 14
• 7:30 a.m. Athlete awards and finisher buckles
Lake County High School, 1000 W 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 1,000 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.
• 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Post-race Expo
Courthouse Lawn, 505 Harrison Ave
• 12:00 p.m. Blueprint for Athletes Leadville 10K Run and FREE Kids Dash
Corner of 6th and Harrison
Registration will remain open through 11:30 a.m. race day. Challenge and then treat your crew to compete in Sunday's epic challenge — "America's Highest 10K." Provide yourself with an opportunity to cheer for your friends and family to an unusual "thank you" after they spent the previous day running around at 10,000+ feet ensuring you made your way to the red carpet!
Saturday & Sunday, August 20 & 21
Blueprint for Athletes Leadville Trail 100 Run presented by New Balance
Consider staying in town or coming back for this sold-out event. We can always use an extra set of hands to help athletes and staff alike through this epic event.
The 100-mile out-and-back course is in the midst of the Colorado Rockies. Low point, 9,200 feet; high point is Columbine Mine, 12,424 feet. Majority is on forest trails with some mountain roads.
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> View the course profile
Please note: Due to safety restrictions on the course wheelchair participation is not permitted.
Training on course
A section of the course is on private land (O'Neil Ranch), which is only open to ride on race day. We've created an alternate route for riders looking to train around this area prior to the event.
> View the training route
Virtual course map
Check out our virtual course map — brought to you by Trail Genius — for a complete tour of the Leadville Trail 100 MTB course including video, GPS data, detailed terrain profiles and other key features to get you ready to rock the race.
> View the virtual course map
All or part of this operation is conducted on Public Lands under special permit from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.
There will also be an express aid station located at Carter Summit on Turquoise Lake (at about mile 11 and mile 89). This location will not be a drop bag point. Aid station supplies include, but are not limited to: Hot Shot, GU (including gels, Roctane), Coca-Cola products, fruit (such as bananas, oranges and watermelon), cookies, potato chips, mini candy bars, pretzels, crackers, and PB&J sandwiches. Water provided by Eldorado Springs.
As one of the most well known mountain bike races on earth, getting into the Leadville Trail 100 MTB has always been difficult. LT100 Qualifiers are long and tough, with lots of climbing. They are similar to the classic course at Leadville in that they consist mainly of rugged jeep roads of gravel and dirt. A qualifier event could not only gain you entry into the LT100 MTB, but it could also boost your corral starting position in the Race Across the Sky!
Rider starting positions will be organized in color-coded corrals. These positions will be based on a finish time from the 2015 (year prior only) LT100 MTB race, a 2015 or 2016 qualifier event finish time, or if you hold a current USCI Pro Elite license. Please enter finish times or license numbers when prompted during the registration process. However, if you race a qualifier after previously gaining entry, you MUST email Abby Long at firstname.lastname@example.org to inform her of your finish time and she will then place you accordingly. You will not be placed automatically. Corrals will be assigned as follows:
Track your athlete’s progress, share the race-day excitement and join the Leadville Race Series community! You can receive updates on athletes as they cross points on the course and have them sent directly to your Facebook, Twitter and mobile phone.
Awards Ceremony will be held at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday in the Lake County High School gymnasium. All awards and finisher buckles will be presented at this time and must be picked up in person in the Lake County High School gymnasium. Finisher sweatshirts will be distributed outside the Leadville Race Series Retail Store, 316 Harrison Ave. The first 1,000 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 awards 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 2016 awards will not be shipped until the end of our race series season, September 20, 2016.
Fully Assembled Bike Transport
The original Fully Assembled Bike Transport service for cyclists and triathletes alike. For an additional fee, TBT will take your wheel bag and a gear bag, too!
Pack & Ship Bike Transport
TBT also offers a Pack & Ship service to athletes living in areas that their trucks just can’t get to. You’re only responsible for dis-assembling and boxing your bike for outbound shipping and then re-assembly once your bike is returned home. TBT will handle the rest!
Valet Service (select races)
Take the night off and use TBT’s optional Valet Service. Whether you shipped your bike with TBT or not –TBT will pick up your bike and bags (bike and run) from transition after your race. Two unique Valet Services to choose from:
1. Next Day Valet – stop by TBT’s corral the day after the race for your pedals and bags (and bike too, if you’ve got your own transportation)
2. Finish & Fly – leave it to TBT to pack your bags in a gorgeous TBT Duffle and ship it home with your bike. The duffle is yours to keep!
About TriBike Transport: Founded on the principle of stellar service, since 2004, TriBike Transport (TBT) has provided safe, stress-free and competitively priced round-trip bicycle transportation to triathlon and cycling events. Bicycles are transported fully-assembled, or with our new Pack & Ship Bike Transport service, via TBT's trusted partner shop network and professional drivers, easing the burden on athletes and allowing them to focus fully on their race preparations. For detailed information visit www.tribiketransport.com.
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.
Your race checklist isn't complete without your 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!
As with the Leadville Trail 100 Run presented by New Balance, crews are treated and appreciated equally with the entrant and are included in the Leadville Race Series family. The race packet includes a crew sticker with the race number on it. This must be displayed and readily visible on the crew vehicle at all times. Crew pets must be leashed and under control at all times. Crews are welcome at all aid stations except the turnaround. No crew bikes, please. Crews should allow adequate time to park and walk to aid stations. Crew vehicles are not allowed on any dirt road sections of the course. Riders are responsible for the actions of their crews. Crews and spectators will not be allowed to access the foot of Powerline or obstruct the junction of the paved road and jeep road where riders leave Powerline to head for Pipeline.
Crews will certainly want to be at the 6:30 a.m. start to assist their riders with any last-second needs cheer them on at the sound of the starting gun. Crews should proceed south on Hwy 24 approximately 3 miles, then west on Hwy 300 for a little less than a mile to CR 11/CR 11A "Y" intersection. Follow the slow sweeping right turn on the pavement, uphill and west, onto the gravel road that goes through the gravel pit area. Riders will be on paved CR11, the same road as crews for about a mile, so please drive slowly and use every caution on this stretch of road. Please allow your rider to clear this checkpoint before crewing. There may be some riders without a crew who would appreciate your help. Remember, you may help a rider with any need, except that the riders must carry their own tools and personally perform all repairs or adjustments to their mountain bike. Crews may furnish the replacement parts. Crews should then proceed back to Hwy. 24, then south 11 miles. Turn west on Hwy. 82 for approximately 1 mile then left toward the Twin Lakes Dam. Volunteers will direct the parking. This area gets very congested, so we ask your help and patience, and that you follow the instructions of the traffic control volunteers without question.
A second crew access and parking area is the Mountain View Overlook parking area. Take the first left turn past the road up to the dam. There is a parking area at the end of this road.
We have another crew access point that may prove even better for some riders and crews. This crew area is located on Chaffee County Road 398A at the start of the climb to Columbine Mine Aid Station. Crews drive South on Hwy 24 to Granite. Turn right (West) just past the Granite store. Follow this dirt road to the marked crew area. This will give riders last second help before their big climb and again at the end of their descent. Using this crew point, you will avoid the huge crowds at the Twin Lakes Dam.
Riders will be crossing the dam, then checking in at the Twin Lakes Aid Station. Crews may not cross the dam. You will have to carry anything needed for your rider to the crewing area. This same area will also be the next crew stop as riders will return to this aid station after an incredible climb to and descent from the 12,600' Columbine Mine Aid Station. No crewing is allowed on that section of the course. Volunteers will attempt to meet their every need at this top of the world turnaround checkpoint. Once your rider has returned, reverse these directions.
From the very beginning, volunteers have made the Blueprint for Athletes Leadville Trail 100 MTB 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 MTB, 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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Qualifications: Entrants must be 18 years of age and complete a medical check-in.
Mandatory: Photo ID required at check-in.
Leadville Policy Agreement: Please understand that the Blueprint for Athletes Leadville Race Series does not allow refunds or transfers for all race entries and registration fees unless you have purchased the registration refund coverage option and have a covered reason.
If you wish to defer your entry to the 2017 Leadville race season please understand that your entry will roll over only 1 year, however the registration fee will not. If you choose to defer your entry you must re-pay the event registration fee.
All deferments must be confirmed by Abby Long, email@example.com, at least one week prior to the race.
Registration Refund: Leadville Race Series now offers a registration refund option. Click here to learn more.
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