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2024 Race Updates

WELCOME LEADVILLE RACE FAMILY!

We are looking forward to sharing yet another magical, dream chasing, soul changing race season with all of you! Thank you for all you bring, including all of your support to our local community. 

As many of you know, these events have grown from the timely vision of Ken and Merilee to address a critical economic impact with our local mine closing in 1982. From the first 45 starters in 1983, to 7 weekends of sold out events, we can all agree their vision has not only been incomparably realized, but has forged the path for outdoor recreation as a mainstay of today’s economic vitality in Leadville. 

With this in mind, we are reaching out to all of you to invite and request your support in how we manage the intersection of economic vitality with local impact. Please know these changes were not implemented lightly, but made collaboratively with local government agencies, with the greatest consideration for safety and experience for all. Much like the climb up Columbine, if something seems insurmountable, our athletes adapt and astound us every time. 

2024 Leadville Trail 100 Run Crewing Changes:

First, the why:

  • Athlete safety– The current congestion poses an unsafe level of risk for athletes and the Twin Lakes locals.
  • Emergency Services are facing delayed response times for accidents in the area.
  • Traffic -Travelers are facing delays between Leadville and Aspen. 

MAYQUEEN CREWING UPDATES

  • Crewing is not allowed at Mayqueen outbound in the morning
      • We will have a staffed and stocked aid station.
      • Your runner will be disqualified if you crew here in the morning.  
      • Law enforcement will be onsite to increase safety and awareness
    • Crewing at Mayqueen WILL be allowed beginning at 5:00pm 
      • Traffic will move in one direction, clockwise, around the lake. 
      • Law enforcement staffed at entrance to support access
      • Access opens at 5:00pm
    • Only 4 crew members + 1 pacer allowed. 
  • All athletes will receive:
    • 1 parking pass for  Mayqueen
    • 4 color-coded crew wristbands
    • 1 pacer wrist band
    • Wristbands not required for kids 10 & under.

TWIN LAKES CREWING UPDATES

To ensure that all crews are able to meet and support their athletes in a timely manner, we will have 10+ shuttles available.

  • New for 2024
    • Twin Lakes Inbound Cut-Off changed to 10:15pm
    • Additional 15 minutes back to the cut-off time.  
  • No Crew Driving Access to Twin Lakes Village
    • Crews must park/shuttle from Outward Bound.
    • No parking permitted on State HWY 82
        • Law enforcement on site to support
  • Shuttles
      • 10+ shuttles will loop from Outward Bound to Twin Lakes Village
      • Shuttles will run between 5:00am -10:00pm ( Or until all crews/athletes back to Outward Bound)
  • Only 4 crew members + 1 pacer allowed.  All Athletes will receive:
    • 4 color-coded crew wristbands 
    • 1 color-coded pacer wristband
    • Wristbands not required for kids 10 & under.

 

Twin Lakes Village Setup Information: 

  • Village Set-up: Friday, August 16th from 12:00pm-10:00pm 
  • Twin Lakes Visitor Center Set-up: Friday Aug. 16th 3:00pm – 10:00pm
    • Staff will be on site to help you get set up, and security will be in place all night.
    • Please plan to drop all large items on Friday as they will not be allowed on shuttles on Race Day, including:
      • Tents (10×10 only) 
      • Coolers
      • Chairs
      • Strollers that cannot be folded and transported quickly
  • How to bring your belongings back to Leadville:
    • Staff will remain onsite. Crews will have two options:
      • On Saturday:
        • As time and space allow, crews can take gear back on the shuttles after 12:00pm
      • On Sunday:
        • From 7:00am-12:00pm crews are welcome to drive to Twin Lakes to pick up their belongings.
  • We encourage you to pack efficiently so that all crews have enough space and shuttles can leave in a timely manner! 

OUTWARD BOUND CREWING UPDATES

  • No crew or parking limits at this aid station! Bring all the support you need!

WINFIELD CREWING UPDATES

  • No pacers or crews remains in effect

Make sure to read your Athlete Guide from front to back, and again! This will serve as a foundation to help you plan, but always check the website for most current updates!

2024 Leadville Trail 100 MTB Crewing Changes:

First, the why:

  • Athlete safety – The current congestion poses an unsafe level of risk for athletes and the Twin Lakes locals.
  • Emergency Services – are facing delayed response times for accidents in the area.
  • Traffic -Travelers are facing delays between Leadville and Aspen. 

TWIN LAKES CREWING UPDATES

To ensure that all crews are able to meet and support their athletes in a timely manner, we will have limited parking and 20+ shuttles available.

Gold, Silver, and Red Corrals:

  • Only Gold, Silver, and Red corrals will have the ability to park at Twin Lakes in the designated spots provided by the Leadville Race Series team. 
  • Athletes/Crews in these corrals will receive:
    • 1 parking pass color coded to your athletes corral
    • 4 color-coded crew wristbands 
      • Wristbands not required for kids 10 & under.

Green, Purple, Orange, Blue, White, and Brown corrals: 

  • Crews must park/shuttle from Outward Bound. 
  • Shuttles
      • 20+ shuttles will loop from Outward Bound to Twin Lakes Dam
      • Shuttles will run between 5:00am-4:00pm. 
  • Athletes/Crews in these corrals will receive:
    • No Parking Pass needed
    • 4 color-coded crew wristbands
      • Wristbands not required for kids 10 & under.

Twin Lakes Dam Setup Information: 

  • Friday, August 9th from 2:00pm-10:00pm 
    • Staff will be on site to help you get set up, and security will be in place all night.
    • Please plan to drop all large items on Friday as they will not be allowed on shuttles on Race Day, including:
      • Tents (10×10 only) 
      • Coolers
      • Chairs
      • Strollers that cannot be folded and transported quickly
  • How to bring your belongings back to Leadville:
    • Staff will remain onsite. Crews will have two options:
      • As time and space allow, crews can take gear back on the shuttles after 12:00pm
      • Beginning at 4:00pm, crews are welcome to drive to Twin Lakes to pick up their belongings.
  • We encourage you to pack efficiently so that all crews have enough space and shuttles can leave in a timely manner! 

OUTWARD BOUND CREWING UPDATES

  • No crew or parking limits at this aid station! Bring all the support you need!

PIPELINE ALTERNATE CREWING UPDATES

  • No crew or parking limits at this aid station! Bring all the support you need!

LOST CANYON CREWING UPDATES

  • Athletes/Crews will receive:
  • 1 GREEN parking pass 
  • 4 color-coded crew wristbands 
    • Wristbands not required for kids 10 & under.

Lost Canyon Setup Information:

  • Saturday August 10th beginning at 6:00am

 

Make sure to read your Athlete Guide from front to back, and again! This will serve as a foundation to help you plan, but always check the website for most current updates!

Please join us in continuing to forge the vision of Ken and Merilee in a sustainable stewardship path forward. Together we are “so much better than we think we are”… and can ALWAYS “do more than we think we can”. Thank you for joining myself, our amazing team, and our precious community of Leadville in these collective efforts. 

Lets dream big and finish strong!

Tamira Jenlink, Race Director of the Leadville Race Series

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