Leadville Race Series Cancellations FAQ

As you can imagine, this has been a difficult time for the Leadville Race Series team as we work through the challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic has presented us. We have worked tirelessly to explore all options for our 2020 events and worked closely with public officials to determine all potential outcomes for this year’s races. Given the uncertainty and severity of the situation taking its toll on the Leadville community, City and County officials have deemed it unsafe to permit events through the remainder of the summer. 

 With that in mind, we are forced to make the very hard decision to cancel all of our 2020 Leadville Race Series events. 

 Over the course of 37 years, the Leadville Race Series has never been faced with this kind of challenge but one thing is for sure, we will do everything we can to overcome this and see you back on the start line in 2021.

Please click on individual events below to look at refund and deferral options for your 2020 entry.

Deferral Options will be available on RSU on Monday, May 18 at 5pm MT

Monday, May 18th at 5 pm MT, all options will become available through your RSU account.

How to Login or Find your race registration: 

 1) Login to RunSignup – click the circle character in the top right > Click Create Account

2.) Fill in all fields.

  1. If there is a match/ race registration with the email address that you have created an account for you will need to claim the account. There will be a box toward the bottom of the screen.

3.) Click Go Claim Them!

4.) Any account (race registration) created with your email address will appear:

            a) Click the blue Claim Account on the right side of the screen/ registration.

            b)  The registration is now linked to your profile and will bring you back to your profile page.

            c) Click Profile

You will then see any race you are registered for through the Run Signup registration platform.

5.) Find the Leadville Race Series event that you are selecting your option for.

6.) You will see QUESTIONS at the top of your screen. Click QUESTIONS *this will appear at the top of the screen on Monday, May 18th at 5pm MST.

Note: the next steps will become available for all Silver Rush Events, Leadville Stage Race, Leadville 10K, Leadville Trail 100 MTB and Leadville Trail 100 RUN registrants on Monday, May 18th at 5pm MT, at which time the cancellation options will appear.

7.) Select your desired option and answer all following questions.

              a) Reminder for LT100 MTB & RUN athletes: there is a limit to entries into the 2021 event. Once the capacity is met you will have the option for 2022 and 2023.

Additional Notes:

Athletes are able to log back into their account to change their selected option through June 16th at 5pm MT.

Athletes will NOT receive a confirmation email of their selected option.

Refunds will begin to be processed after the deadline for option selection, June 16th.

Deferrals will be recognized after the deadline for option selection, June 16th. Those who select the deferral option will need to re-complete the registration form. Information for 2021 deferral selections will be sent in November, 2020.

2021 LRS Events

Leadville Trail Marathon- June 19th, 2021

Silver Rush 50 MTB- July 10th, 2021

Silver Rush 50 Run- July 11th, 2021

Leadville Trail 100 MTB- August 14th, 2021

Leadville 10K- August 15th, 2021

Leadville Trail 100 Run- August 21st-22nd, 2021

LT100 MTB Camp-  July 1st-4th, 2021

LT100 Run Camp- June 25th-28th, 2021

Stage Race- July 30- Aug 1, 2021

Option 1: Donate your entry fee to your choice of the Life Time Foundation, Leadville Trail 100 Legacy Foundation or NICA (national or state league of your choice). As a thank you, we will provide you with guaranteed, non-complimentary entry into your choice of the 2021, 2022 or 2023 LT100 MTB. We will be in touch to get your selection.

Option 2: Complimentary deferral option valid for 1-time use in your selection of the 2021, 2022 or 2023 LT100 MTB

Option 3: Full refund on entry fee (excluding the service fees and add on merch)

Q: I have chosen to defer my registration to the 2021 LT100 MTB from the earlier options. Do I need to login to my registration to re-select the option?

  • You are on our deferral radar! We will reach out to you in November to register prior to the lottery. You will have a window to register your deferred entry. *Athletes that submitted the Options Form, choosing Options A, B or C (the refund/ deferral through options A&B or trade/ defer through option C) will need to pay for their 2021 registration for the LT100 MTB.

Q: I have chosen to defer my registration to the 2021 LT100 MTB from the earlier options. How can I push that deferral to the 2022 or 2023 LT100 MTB?

  • We will be in touch soon for you to let us know which year you would like to use your deferral. If you change your deferral to another year we will NOT be able to switch to another.

Q: I have chosen to defer my registration to the 2021 LT100 MTB from the most recent options through the deferral form that was available. Will I have to re-pay the registration fee through the Standard Deferral Policy

  • With the event cancellation we are happy to offer the $0 deferral option to you.

Q: I deferred my entry from 2019 LT100 MTB to 2020 LT100 MTB. Am I allowed to defer again?

  • Yes! We are excited to allow you to defer (just this once…) your race to 2021, 2022, or 2023.

Q: I deferred my entry from 2019 LT100 MTB to 2020 LT100 MTB. Can I get a refund?

  • We are unable to give you a refund, but we are happy to offer the $0 deferral option to you to race 2021, 2022 or 2023!

Q: What is the plan for corrals? Can I use my 2019 results from a qualifier for 2021 LT100 MTB?

  • One of our top priorities is to have a safe start. We will have more information this fall.

 Q: I do not want to defer my 2020 LT100 MTB entry to a following year. Can I transfer it to another Life Time event? A couple qualifiers? DK?

  • Though we appreciate the thought, no. Please choose between the options we have in place.

Q: Can I get a refund?

  • Yes! Please login to your Run Signup registration and select the best option for you. The platform and service fee is not part of the refund. Please allow a couple weeks for this to credit back to your bank. If you have changed credit cards but still have the same bank, the refund should still credit to the account. If you are worried please reach out to Run Signup Support to confirm details.

Option 1a: Donate my entry to the Lake County School District via the Life Time Foundation (100% of proceeds to impact the lunch program in Lake County, which is currently serving 720 kids per day, breakfast, lunch and dinner.) As a thank you, we will provide you with guaranteed, non-complimentary entry into your choice of the 2021, 2022 or 2023 LT100 Run.

Option 1b: Donate your entry to the Leadville Trail 100 Legacy Foundation, the foundation started by Ken Chlouber and Merilee Maupin and helps fund scholarships for all Lake County HS graduates. As a thank you, we will provide you with guaranteed, non-complimentary entry into your choice of the 2021, 2022 or 2023 LT100 Run.

Option 2: Complimentary deferral option valid for 1-time use in your selection of the 2021, 2022 or 2023 LT100 Run

Option 3: Full refund on entry fee (excluding the service fees and add on merch)

 Q: I deferred my entry from 2019 LT100 RUN to 2020 LT100 RUN. Am I allowed to defer again?

  • Yes! We are excited to allow you to defer (just this once…) your race to 2021, 2022, or 2023.

Q: I deferred my entry from 2019 LT100 RUN to 2020 LT100 RUN. Can I get a refund?

  • We are unable to give you a refund, but we are happy to offer the $0 deferral option to you to race 2021, 2022 or 2023!

Q: I already chose to defer prior to the cancellation announcement. What does this mean for me?

  • Please send us an email, leadville@ltevents.zendesk.com. There may be a bit of delay in response. We will update your registration with your choice option. Thank you for your patience!

Q: I do not want to defer my 2020 LT100 RUN entry to a following year. Can I transfer it to another Life Time event? A couple qualifiers?

  • Though we appreciate the thought, no. Please choose between the options we have in place.

Q: Can I get a refund?

  • Please login to your Run Signup registration and select the best option for you. The platform and service fee is not part of the refund. Please allow a couple weeks for this to credit back to your bank. If you have changed credit cards but still have the same bank, the refund should still credit to the account. If you are worried please reach out to Run Signup Support to confirm details.

Option 1: Donate your entry fee to your choice of the Life Time Foundation, Leadville Trail 100 Legacy Foundation or NICA (national or state league of your choice). We will be in touch to get your selection.

 Option 2: Defer into 2021 Event

Option 3: Full refund on entry fee (excluding the service fees)

Q: I have chosen to defer my registration to the 2021 Silver Rush Event (July 10th  & 11th , 2021). What do I need to do now?

  • ACTION REQUIRED: You will receive an email from us with instructions and your complementary deferral link in November 2020. You will have a window opportunity to register with the deferral.

Q: I can’t or do not want to attend the 2021 Silver Rush event. What are my options?

  • You can choose to receive a refund of your registration fee. OR choose to donate your entry fee to one of the foundations. *Athletes that have used their 2019 deferral to enter the 2020 event are allowed to roll the deferral to 2021. We cannot refund registrations from the 2019 events.

Q: I already chose to defer prior to the cancellation announcement. What does this mean for me?

  • We will work to refund the fee that you have paid to defer. Please send us an email, leadville@ltevents.zendesk.com. There may be a bit of delay in response. Thank you for your patience!

Q: Can I get a refund?

  • You can choose the refund option, Option 2. You will be refunded the registration fee. The platform and service fee is not part of the refund. Please allow a couple weeks for this to credit back to your bank. If you have changed credit cards but still have the same bank, the refund should still credit to the account. If you are worried please reach out to Run Signup Support to confirm details. *Athletes that have used their 2019 deferral to enter the 2020 event are allowed to roll the deferral to 2021. We cannot refund registrations from the 2019 events.

 Q: I already deferred my 2019 registration to the 2020 Silver Rush Event. Do the current options apply to me? Can I choose any option listed?

  • We understand the cancellation of the event is not your decision. You can defer your entry to the 2021 Silver Rush Event.

 Q: Will you give coins/ slots into the 2020 Leadville Trail 100 MTB or RUN to athletes that were registered for the 2020 event?

  • Hang on partner! Keep your eyes and hears on our social platforms. If we are able to, we will have information shortly!

Option 1: Donate your entry fee to your choice of the Life Time Foundation, Leadville Trail 100 Legacy Foundation or NICA (national or state league of your choice). We will be in touch to get your selection.

 Option 2: Defer into 2021 Event

Option 3: Full refund on entry fee (excluding the service fees) 

Q: I can’t or do not want to attend the 2021 Stage Race. What are my options?

  • You can choose to receive a refund of your registration fee (Option 3). OR choose to donate your entry fee to one of the foundations.

Q: I already chose to defer prior to the cancellation announcement. What does this mean for me?

  • We will work to refund the fee that you have paid to defer. Please send us an email, leadville@ltevents.zendesk.com. There may be a bit of delay in response. Thank you for your patience!

Q: Can I get a refund?

  •  You can choose the refund option, Option 2. You will be refunded the registration fee. The platform and service fee is not part of the refund. Please allow a couple weeks for this to credit back to your bank. If you have changed credit cards but still have the same bank, the refund should still credit to the account. If you are worried please reach out to Run Signup Support to confirm details.

Q: I already deferred my 2019 registration to the 2020 Event. Do the current options apply to me? Can I choose any option listed?

  • YES! We understand the cancellation of the event is not your decision. Please choose one of the 4 Options!

Option 1a: Donate my entry to the Lake County School District via the Life Time Foundation (100% of proceeds to impact the lunch program in Lake County, which is currently serving 720 kids per day, breakfast, lunch and dinner.)

Option 1b: Donate your entry to the Leadville Trail 100 Legacy Foundation, the foundation started by Ken Chlouber and Merilee Maupin that helps fund scholarships for all Lake County HS graduates.

Option 2: Defer into 2021 Event

Option 3: Full refund on entry fee (excluding the service fees) 

Q: I have chosen to defer my registration to the 2021 10K (August 15th, 2021). What do I need to do now?

  • ACTION REQUIRED: You will receive an email from us with instructions and your complementary deferral link in November 2020. You will have a window opportunity to register with the deferral.

Q: I can’t or do not want to attend the 2021 10K event. What are my options?

  • You can choose to receive a refund of your registration fee (Option 3). OR choose to donate your entry fee to one of the foundations.*Athletes that have used their 2019 deferral to enter the 2020 event are allowed to roll the deferral to 2021. We cannot refund registrations from the 2019 events.

 Q: Can I get a refund?

  • You can choose the refund option, Option 2. You will be refunded the registration fee. The platform and service fee is not part of the refund. Please allow a couple weeks for this to credit back to your bank. If you have changed credit cards but still have the same bank, the refund should still credit to the account. If you are worried please reach out to Run Signup Support to confirm details. *Athletes that have used their 2019 deferral to enter the 2020 event are allowed to roll the deferral to 2021. We cannot refund registrations from the 2019 events.

Run Camp RSU Login

MTB Camp RSU Login

Option 1: Defer your registration to 2021 Camp Weekend ( 2021 RUN CAMP: June 25th– June 28th.  MTB Camp: July 1st– July 4th). Waived deferral fee.

Option 2: Refund entry for my Camp Only or Camp + Entry registration (minus the platform /service fees).

Option 3a: Donate my entry to the Lake County School District via the Life Time Foundation (100% of proceeds to impact the lunch program in Lake County, which is currently serving 720 kids per day, breakfast, lunch and dinner. That’s 3,600 bags of food each week!)

Option 3b: Donate your entry to the Leadville Trail 100 Legacy Foundation, the foundation started by Ken Chlouber and Merilee Maupin and helps fund scholarships for all Lake County HS graduates. You will also receive early registration for the 2021 Leadman & Leadwoman Challenge.

*All decisions must be submitted before June 16,2020, through your Run Signup Registration.

Q: I have chosen to defer my registration to the 2021 Leadville Trail 100 Camp + Entry (package) or Camp ONLY. What do I need to do now?

  •  ACTION REQUIRED: You will receive an email from us with instructions and your complementary deferral link in November 2020. You will have a window opportunity to register with the deferral.

Q: I’m a Camp + Entry registrant. I have chosen to defer my registration CAMP to the 2021 Leadville Trail 100 Camp. What do I need to do now? What if the 2020 August events (Stages Cycling Leadville Trail 100 MTB & Leadville Trail 100 Run presented by La Sportiva) get postponed or cancelled?

  • We will make sure to add your 2020 LT100 ENTRY to the main event communication. We look forward to seeing you at the 2020 LT100 MTB or RUN (Stages Cycling Leadville Trail 100 MTB & Leadville Trail 100 Run presented by La Sportiva) event this August! We will continue to monitor the current COVID-19 situation. If there are any changes we will announce information minimum 4 weeks prior to the event.
  • ACTION REQUIRED: You will receive an email from us with instructions and your complementary deferral link in November 2020. You will have a window opportunity to register with the deferral.

Q: I can’t or do not want to attend the 2021 LT100 MTB or RUN Camp event. What are my options?

  • You can choose to receive a refund of your registration fee (Option 2). OR choose to donate your entry fee to either foundation, Option 3 or Option 4.

Q: I already chose to defer prior to the cancellation announcement. What does this mean for me?

  • We will work to refund the fee that you have paid to defer. Please send us an email, leadville@ltevents.zendesk.com. There may be a bit of delay in response. Thank you for your patience!

Q: Can I get a refund?

  •  You can choose the refund option, Option 2. You will be refunded the registration fee. The platform and service fee is not part of the refund. Please allow a couple weeks for this to credit back to your bank. If you have changed credit cards but still have the same bank, the refund should still credit to the account. If you are worried please reach out to Run Signup Support to confirm details.

Q: I already deferred my 2019 registration to the 2020 LT100 Camp Event. Do the current options apply to me? Can I choose any option listed?

  • YES! We understand the cancellation of the event is not your decision. You are able to defer to the 2021 event!

Option 1: Defer your registration to 2021 Leadville Trail Marathon & Heavy Half (June 19th, 2021). Waived deferral fee.

Option 2: Refund entry fee (minus the platform /service fees)

Option 3: Donate my entry to the Lake County School District via the Life Time Foundation (100% of proceeds to impact the lunch program in Lake County, which is currently serving 720 kids per day, breakfast, lunch and dinner. That’s 3,600 bags of food each week!)

Option 4: Donate your entry to the Leadville Trail 100 Legacy Foundation, the foundation started by Ken Chlouber and Merilee Maupin and helps fund scholarships for all Lake County HS graduates. You will also receive early registration for the 2021 Leadman & Leadwoman Challenge.

*All decisions must be submitted before June 16,2020, through your Run Signup Registration.

Q: I have chosen to defer my registration to the 2021 Leadville Trail Marathon & Heavy Half (June 19th, 2021). What do I need to do now?

  • A: ACTION REQUIRED: You will receive an email from us with instructions and your complementary deferral link in November 2020. You will have a window opportunity to register with the deferral.

Q: I can’t or do not want to attend the 2021 MAR/ HH event. What are my options?

  •  You can choose to receive a refund of your registration fee. OR choose to donate your entry fee to either foundation, Option 3 or Option 4.

Q: I already chose to defer prior to the cancellation announcement. What does this mean for me?

  • We will work to refund the fee that you have paid to defer. Please send us an email, leadville@ltevents.zendesk.com. There may be a bit of delay in response. Thank you for your patience!

Q: Can I get a refund?

  •  You can choose the refund option, Option 2. You will be refunded the registration fee. The platform and service fee is not part of the refund. Please allow a couple weeks for this to credit back to your bank. If you have changed credit cards but still have the same bank, the refund should still credit to the account. If you are worried please reach out to Run Signup Support to confirm details.

Q: I already deferred my 2019 registration to the 2020 MAR/HH. Do the current options apply to me? Can I choose any option listed?

  •  YES! We understand the cancellation of the event is not your decision. You are able to defer to the 2021 event.

Q: Will you give coins/ slots into the 2020 Leadville Trail 100 RUN presented by La Sportiva to athletes that were registered for the 2020 event? Through social, a drawing or a contest? How can I get one?!

  • Hang on partner! Keep your eyes and hears on our social platforms. If we are able to, we will have information shortly!
 
Option 1: Defer your registration to 2021 Leadman & Leadwoman Challenge. Waived deferral fee. Ability to register and pay for remaining LRS events, including the LT100 MTB and LT100 Run.
Option 2: Refund your 2020 Leadman & Leadwoman entry fee (minus platform/service fees). Ability to register and pay for remaining LRS events, including the LT 100 MTB and LT100 Run.You will also receive early registration for the 2021 Leadman & Leadwoman Challenge.
Option 3: Donate your entry to the Lake County School District via the Life Time Foundation (100% of proceeds to impact the lunch program in Lake County, which is currently serving 720 kids per day, breakfast, lunch and dinner. That’s 3,600 bags of food each week!) You will also receive early registration for the 2021 Leadman & Leadwoman Challenge.
Option 4: Donate your entry to the Leadville Trail 100 Legacy Foundation, the foundation started by Ken Chlouber and Merilee Maupin and helps fund scholarships for all Lake County HS graduates. You will also receive early registration for the 2021 Leadman & Leadwoman Challenge.
 
Deadline: June 16th, 2020

Q: I have chosen to defer my registration to the 2021 Leadman & Leadwoman Challenge What do I need to do now? What are the 2021 event dates?

  • ACTION REQUIRED: You will receive an email from us with instructions and your complementary deferral link in November 2020. You will have a window opportunity to register with the deferral.

2021 Event Dates (* subject to change):

Leadville Trail Marathon- June 19th, 2021

Silver Rush 50 Weekend- July 10th & July 11th, 2021

Leadville Trail 100 MTB- August 14th, 2021

Leadville 10K- August 15th, 2021

Leadville Trail 100 Run- August 21nd – 23rd, 2021

Q: I chose the refund (Option 2) but want to register for the individual races for the remaining 2020 events. How register and pay to do that?

  • Keep training. Dig Deep! Email us, leadville@ltevents.zendesk.com, tell us which events you want to register for. We confirm you were a 2020 registered Leadman or Leadwoman, then send you instructions.

Q: I can’t or do not want to attend the 2021 Leadman & Leadwoman Challenge events. What are my options?

  • You can choose to receive a refund of your registration fee. OR choose to donate your entry fee to either foundation, Option 3 or Option 4.

Q: I already chose to defer prior to the cancellation announcement. What does this mean for me?

  • We will work to refund the fee that you have paid to defer. Please send us an email, leadville@ltevents.zendesk.com. There may be a bit of delay in response. Thank you for your patience!

Q: Can I get a refund?

  •  You can choose the refund option, Option 2. You will be refunded the registration fee. The platform and service fee is not part of the refund. Please allow a couple weeks for this to credit back to your bank. If you have changed credit cards but still have the same bank, the refund should still credit to the account. If you are worried please reach out to Run Signup Support to confirm details.

Q: I already deferred my 2019 registration to the 2020 Leadman & Leadwoman Challenge. Do the current options apply to me? Can I choose any option listed?

  •  YES! We understand the cancellation of the event is not your decision. You are able to defer to the 2021 event!

Q: Will you give coins/ slots into the 2020 Leadville Trail 100 RUN presented by La Sportiva to athletes that were registered for the 2020 event? Through social, a drawing or a contest? How can I get one?!

  • Hang on partner! Keep your eyes and hears on our social platforms. If we are able to, we will have information shortly!

Yes! More info to come.

We are working around the clock to find innovative and exciting content and training ideas to bring to our Leadville Family. We will continue to keep you posted.

We understand that lodging in Leadville is limited and can be a challenge for race weekends. We encourage you to contact your lodging provider immediately to discuss their options.

One of our team missions is to treat you all as FAMILY! Under the hope that we will still host a season in July and August, we are in need of volunteers!

Volunteer at a Leadville Race Series event with us! Check out the volunteer opportunities through the link provided or reach out to Richard Naprstek, our AMAZING Course Logistics Manager & Volunteer Coordinator RNaprstek@lt.life

As of now, we are planning to open the store June 1. However, you are more than welcome to shop virtually! Shop online here:

Leadville Race Series Retail Store

Though we would absolutely LOVE to see you, please abide by the COVID-19 restrictions and policies. It continues to be a priority for our community to stay healthy!

For the most up to date tourist information, please refer to the Visit Leadville COVID-19 travel information page here

Leadville is home to many incredible organizations that are striving to build a good future for our community, and we want to shed a little light and love on the Lake County Community Fund for everything they’re doing right now. The LCCF is spearheading a Community Disaster Relief Fund in the wake of all the economic impacts of COVID-19 and they’ve been working tirelessly to ensure basic needs are met for the community during this crisis. If you want to help the Leadville community, this is a great way to lend your support! For more info on the work they’re doing and how to donate: https://bit.ly/2wZQ6ZL