We are so grateful that you are interested in being a volunteer this season at one of our Leadville Race Series events!
Volunteer details will be posted here soon. In the meantime, if you have any questions about volunteer opportunities, please contact Rich Naprstek at Leadville@lifetimefitness.com
Each of our races is able take place thanks to talented and dedicated volunteers helping with every aspect of the race! Be a part of the fun as you assist participants pre-race, welcome and guide them to the start areas, cheer them on along the course, and celebrate their accomplishments at the finish line and during the post-race festivities. Volunteer positions include some of the following:
- Pre-race: Helping with participant bag stuffing, registration and packet pickup, setting up the start/finish areas and marking the course
- During race: Aid station help and traffic/parking control
- Post-race: Helping with start/finish area tear down, trash pickup and unmarking the course
Our medical volunteers are key to making sure our racers and races are as safe as possible. If you are a doctor, nurse, or EMT and would like to help in this capacity, please let apply today!
> Apply for a volunteer medical position now
Zero Waste Volunteers help the races recycle and compost 75% of all waste generated at events. That’s 10,000 pounds in 2013. If you have an interest in environmental sustainability or just like helping people do the right thing, join us!
> Sign up now
Can my volunteer hours from the 2016 Leadville Race Series events go towards the 2017 Blueprint for Athletes Leadville Trail 100 Run or the Blueprint for Athletes Leadville Trail 100 MTB lottery?
Yes, VOLUNTEERING FOR ANY LEADVILLE RACE SERIES EVENT (including all qualifier events except the Lutsen 99er) for 10 hours+ can gain you preference into the 2017 LT100 RUN or LT100 MTB. Runners can volunteer at bike events and cyclists can stay around and volunteer for the LT100 Run. For the past 33 years, our dedicated volunteers have been a necessity and you are greatly appreciated. Your contribution is what makes the Leadville Trail 100 an incredibly energetic and meaningful experience.
What should I wear to volunteer?
For your time and effort, you’ll receive a great T-shirt! We want you to wear it while you’re helping out so that you are easily identifiable to racers and crews. Remember that weather in Leadville is variable. Just because it’s July or August does not mean that it’s necessarily warm enough for shorts and sandals. Be prepared with pants, jacket, and even hats/gloves. Also, don’t forget the sunscreen, as we are above 10,000 feet.
Can I bring my family, friend, neighbor or co-worker?
The more the merrier! To help with appropriate staffing, it’s best to know numbers in advance, so please register anyone who is volunteering. Although we’ll never turn away great help! Volunteers you bring may donate hours to you, the racer. However you must volunteer as well in order for them to donate hours toward your lottery preference. We will be unable to accept volunteer hours from others to you if you have not volunteered.
How long should I plan to help?
Some assignments will require a strong commitment of particular hours. Just let us know what you can do and we’ll make the most appropriate assignment.
What should I do if I cannot make it?
Just let us know. We recognize that there are unforeseeable circumstances, but if you’re able to send a quick email or give us a call, we’ll be able to adjust.