Run through the historic mining district’s challenging old mining roads and trails, and hit a high of 13,185 feet at Mosquito Pass during the Blueprint for Athletes Leadville Trail Marathon or Heavy Half Marathon. The views will leave you breathless, if you’re not already. The marathon will mark its 17th year in 2016, while the Heavy Half will mark its 11th.
Entrance to the Blueprint for Athletes Leadville Trail 100 Run presented by New Balance will be lottery-based. Cost is $15 to enter the lottery, which will be open from December 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015. Winners will be notified in mid-January and automatically charged the $315 registration fee. The $15 lottery fee will be applied to The Leadville Legacy Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization giving to the needs of the Leadville community, and the The Life Time Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization helping provide school lunches to children.
Sixth Street Gym, 124 E. Sixth Street, downtown Leadville
There is an 8.5-hour total time limit for the marathon, and aid station cut-offs will occur at 1:45 p.m. at Resurrection inbound (16.4m) and 2:45 p.m. at Venir #3 (19.1m). For the Heavy Half, there is a 8.5-hour total time limit, and there will be an aid station cut-off at 1:45 p.m. at Resurrection inbound (11m).
Race number and packet pickup are on Friday at Race Headquarters, 316 Harrison Avenue, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and on race day at Race Headquarters from 6 a.m. to 7:15 a.m.
The race course is out and back through the historic mining district on the east side of Leadville. Race start will be at 8 a.m. in front of the Sixth Street Gym. The course is primarily on old mining roads and trails, topping out at 13,185 ft. at Mosquito Pass. You may be crossing snow on the course. The course will be well marked with fluorescent pink-and-black-striped ribbon and chalk arrows.
There will be seven well-supplied aid stations for the marathon and five well-supplied aid stations for the Heavy Half.
All finishers receive a finishers medal. The Awards Ceremony will take place at the 6th Street Gym at 5 p.m. Include staying for the awards in your race day plans. Age group awards are also awarded at this time.
If you do not attend the Awards Ceremony to receive your award you must send a check made out to the Leadville Race Series for $15 along with the Awards Form filled out fully 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.
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.
Online registration will open Monday, January 11, 2016 at 9 a.m. MST.
Qualifications: Entrants under 18 years must deliver a signed Parental Release & Waiver to participate.
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, for a charge of $30. 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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