Winter is right around the corner in Leadville and that means one thing – the lotteries for the 2023 Stages Cycling Leadville Trail 100 MTB and the Life Time Leadville Trail 100 Run presented by La Sportiva are closing in.
- Lottery Dates: 12/1 – 12/15, 2022
There are a variety of ways to gain entry into the 2023 events, so here’s a little refresher to check in on all the ways you can join us on the start line in 2023:
1) Enter the lottery
Each year, the Leadville Race Series team accepts lottery applications for the LT100 Run & LT100 MTB. After the window closes, entrants are randomly selected for participation.
- All participants will be notified of their lottery results on January 9th, 2023.
- More info on the lottery process and rules here.
2) Qualify at an official Leadville Race Series event
The Leadville Race Series offers up events around the country that serve as an opportunity to gain entry. You can qualify with a top performance in your category, or through the random drawing at the awards ceremony. More info on qualifiers below:
- Leadville Race Series Run Events
- Leadville Race Series MTB Events
- Qualifier event registration is available on a first come first served basis.
- Registration opens on January 10th, 2023.
3) Partner up with one of our amazing charity partners
Bring purpose to your race by riding or running with one of the official LRS charity partners. Commit to a fundraising minimum and you will gain entry into the race.
- Charity slots open on 12/1/22.
- More info on the Leadville Race Series charity program here.
4) Purchase a Coaching + Entry package from our official coaching partner, Boundless Coaching.
Boundless Coaching is comprised of Leadville veterans who can help you carve your path to a legendary experience on race day. Dedicated coaching, webinars, group rides and runs, all backed by a supportive community that will support your journey to the Red Carpet.
- More info on Boundless Coaching slots here.
5) Participate in either the LT100 MTB or LT100 Run Camp and purchase the guaranteed entry package.
Each year, a small allocation of Camp + Entry packages are offered up (first come, first served) when the lottery launches on 12/1. Grab a Camp + Entry package and you’ll have the chance to preview the course in Leadville first-hand, while gaining a guaranteed entry to the event.
- LT100 MTB Camp Info
- LT100 Run Camp Info
- Registration is first come, first served, and opens on 12/1/2022.
6) Apply your 2022 volunteer hours
The Leadville Race Series simply would not be possible without the tireless work of its hundreds of volunteers. If you volunteered for 10+ hours* in 2022, you can gain preference to the 2023 lottery.
- More information on volunteering here.
*Please note, while there will not be an increase to hours from the 2022 season, we do anticipate an increase to this standard number of hours in the future.
6) Life Time Member Guaranteed Access
Life Time members who have held a digital or in-club membership for at least 6 months prior to the lottery (6/1/22) are eligible for guaranteed entry into the LT100 MTB & LT100 Run events! Members can begin registering on 12/1/22 and the deadline to claim entry for Life Time members is 12/8/22.
So there you have it, these are the 7 ways to get entry into the Race Across the Sky. We hope to see you lining up at 6th & Harrison next year, and as always, DIG DEEP!
The Leadville Race Series Team