June 23rd – 25th, 2023

Open to all runners, this camp offers an introduction to the Leadville Trail 100 Run presented by La Sportiva and is the perfect training tool for this year’s race. Seasoned veterans provide a great education as you cover the LT100 Run course over a three-day period.

Whether you’re a “Race Across the Sky” first-timer or an old hand, we encourage you to join us in Leadville for an informative look at the country’s most scenic and challenging ultra-run course. Group training runs — both day and night — will familiarize you with key sections of the course, and discussion sessions with race veterans will help you get the most out of your race experience. Come spend some quality time with us and get to know your fellow racers. Our training camp is an experience you will carry with you forever. We like to think of it as a long weekend of good food, good running and good friends. Please note that the schedule may have to be adjusted due to the snowpack, but we’ll try to keep you informed as the run date approaches.

All or part of this operation is conducted on Public Lands under special permit from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.

This event is held on the San Isabel National Forest under a special use permit.

Camp + Entry is SOLD OUT

Registration for Camp Only is NOW OPEN!

Friday, June 23rd 2023

  • 4:00 PM – 7:15 PM – Check-In at the Leadville Retail Store – 316 Harrison Ave., Leadville, CO
    *Our experienced Camp Guides will be here to answer any questions! *
  • 7:30 PM – 7: 45 PM – Staff & Guide Intros
  • 8:00 – Buses depart for Mayqueen
  • 9:00 PM – 12:00 AM – Night Run! Mayqueen aid station to Leadville Retail Store. Course ~ 12.6 miles. *We will implement a cut-off for anyone that may need extra rest for the big days ahead. Please know that you are important, your training is important and that we want you to be successful. We will sweep the night run course and bring athletes and guides back to Leadville if we see the need to cut your night run short.

Day 1 Route – Mayqueen to Leadville
12.6 Miles
974′ ascent, 780′ descent

Route map for Leadville Camp Night Run – Mayqueen To Retail by Michael Melley on plotaroute.com

Saturday, June 24th, 2023

6:30 AM – Breakfast and mingle at the LRS retail store

  • Drop bags collected, taken to Twin Lakes

7:15 AM – Load buses and depart for Mayqueen (Athletes to drive themselves or get a ride on shuttle bus)

8:00 AM – 2:30 PM – Mayqueen to Twin Lakes Run ~ 26 miles

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM – Dinner at Freight, 302 E. 9th St.

7:15pm – 8:30pm – Panel featuring LT100 Run veterans

The panel from 2022 featured :

  • Cat Bradley
  • Danny Bundrock
  • Jared Conlin
  • Ryan Krol or Jason Friedman
  • Annie Hughes
  • Genevieve Yeakel
  • Jolene Sandoval
  • Rodrigo Jimenez
  • Bob Africa
  • Anton Krupicka
  • Adrian Macdonald

Day 2 Route – Mayqueen to Twin Lakes
25.4 Miles
3241′ ascent, 3927′ descent

Route map for Leadville Run Camp – Mayqueen To Twin Lakes by Michael Melley on plotaroute.com

Sunday, June 25th, 2023

6:30 AM – Breakfast – 316 Harrison Ave. – LRS Pavers

7:50 AM – Load Busses (Athletes to drive themselves or get a ride on shuttle bus)

8:00 AM – Leave Pavers

9:00 AM – 3:30 PM – Willis Gulch Trailhead to Winfield and back ~21.3 miles

10:30 AM – 3:30 PM – Lunch at Willis Gulch Trailhead. Silver Dollar Saloon Catering/BBQ cookout.

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Dinner at Freight – 302 E. 9th St

6:45 PM – 8:00 PM – Crewing Talk with Merilee, Sandy Mahon & last minute questions with guides and Athlete Services Manager, Quinn.

Day 3 Route – Willis Gulch to Winfield
21.3 Miles
6617′ Ascent, 6617′ descent

Route map for Leadville Run Camp – Willis Gulch To Winfield by Michael Melley on plotaroute.com

*NEW – Interactive Pace Chart for your LT100 Run goal time can be found HERE!

2023 Entry Fees:

Camp + Entry: $1575 **SOLD OUT**

  • Registration opens on 12/1/22

Camp Only: $850

  • General Registration opens on 1/10/23

Early access registration for Camp Only is NOW OPEN for Life Time members:

  • In order to be eligible, members must have had digital or in-club memberships for at least 6 months prior to registration
  • Membership number and date of membership will be verified during registration
  • Limited availability, first come first served

Minimum Age: 

  • 17+ for participation in Run Camp
  • Must be 18+ on race day for the LT100 Run

Each day make sure you have:

  • Running shoes of preference
  • Multiple pairs of socks
  • Multiple pairs of shoes
  • Running shorts
  • Gloves/mittens
  • Headlamp
  • Short sleeve shirt
  • Long sleeve shirt
  • Fleece mid-layer
  • Rain shell
  • Hat for the sun
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Gaiters
  • Trekking poles
  • Water bottles or running pack of your preference
  • Your planned nutrition so you can test it (you can also use our nutrition)
  • And of course, anything else you think you will need!

Leadville is located approximately 100 mountainous miles west of Denver. Plan to arrive early to account for the two-hour travel time from Denver International Airport. For your return flight, keep in mind that Sunday afternoons traveling back to Denver are often characterized by heavy traffic and can take significantly longer than two hours.

You are responsible for your transportation to, from and in Leadville. We suggest the following options:

Rental car

Colorado Mountain Express charter service. CME charters vans and will take a group all the way to Leadville from Denver International Airport. They can accommodate 10 people per van without bikes, or five to seven with bikes for a charter price of $390/van (each way). They can arrange different pick-up times with enough advance notice.

You are responsible for your lodging in Leadville.
> View our lodging recommendations.

NEW! We have updated our deferral policies for the 2023 Leadville Trail 100 Run Camp.

90 + Day Out From Event: 

  • Defer into the following year, pay a $150 fee.

89 Days or Less From Event: 

  • Defer into the following year, pay a $200 fee.

No transfers.

A race entry can only be deferred one time and only to the following year’s event.

Want to defer your entry? Please email our athlete services manager with your name and the event from which you are deferring.