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Add purpose to your race experience by signing up to ride or run with one of our official Leadville Race Series charity partners. By registering with one of the Leadville Race Series charity partners, you can secure a spot to our sold out events while fundraising for a great cause. Find out more on how it works below.


Each charity participant is required to fundraise a minimum amount for the charity partner in order to secure your spot. This cost also includes your guaranteed spot in the 2024 event, and your registration and service fees. Charity spots are limited and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The official charity partners determine the fundraising minimum for each race, please reach out to the contacts below for more information. 

A Note On Deferrals for Charity Entries: 

Should a charity partner athlete want to defer their race entry to the following year, their deferral process will follow the same path of any other athlete registered for the event(s). All Charity Partner athletes that register with a unique code for Leadville Race Series events are subject to the Leadville Race Series LT100 MTB & RUN Deferral Policy.

Life Time Foundation

The Life Time Foundation supports public schools and community organizations, right here in Leadville and across the nation, to improve youth nutrition and promote youth physical activity. All of the dollars raised stay in the Leadville community. 

The Team: By joining the Life Time Foundation Team and committing to fundraise for the cause, athletes are guaranteed race entry, receive top-class Foundation gear, and become part of an incredible, mission-driven community.

The Life Time Foundation charity slot registration open on November 6, 2023.

Contact: Lindsay Gaesser

Entries Available: 

  • LT100 Run – SOLD OUT
  • LT100 MTB – SOLD OUT
  • Silver Rush 50 MTB & Run
  • Leadville Trail Marathon & Heavy Half
  • Leadville Stage Race

The Leadville Trail 100 Legacy Foundation

The Leadville Trail 100 Legacy Foundation is the original charity partner of the Leadville Trail 100.  It was created by race founders Ken Chlouber & Merilee Maupin to provide athletes a way to give back to Leadville and the community that has supported these events for the past 40 years. Each year funds raised during the Leadville Race Series events are pumped right back into the community. The Legacy Foundation awards a $2,000 scholarship to every Lake County High School graduate looking to further their education and the Legacy Grants program provides funding to local programs and initiatives working to ensure that Leadville is a great place to live, work and raise a family.

For more information, visit their website or reach out to their staff.

Contact: Veronica Rimbert
(719) 486-1133

Entries Available: 

  • LT100 Run – SOLD OUT
  • LT100 MTB – SOLD OUT
  • Silver Rush 50 MTB & Run
  • Leadville Trail Marathon & Heavy Half – SOLD OUT
  • Leadville Stage Race – SOLD OUT

Colorado Outward Bound School

Colorado Outward Bound School is on a mission to change lives through challenge and discovery in the outdoors. On backpacking adventures across Colorado and Utah, we empower youth to become compassionate and bold leaders. Founded in 1962, we are proud to be one of the longest-running expeditionary learning schools in the country. For decades, we have helped youth connect with nature, develop a love for outdoor recreation, and grow into their best selves.

By joining our team, you’ll help provide scholarships for youth and local community partners to embark on our outdoor adventures. Moreover, you’ll be supporting a Leadville-based non-profit.

Contact: Kelsey Maxwell

Entries Available: 

  • LT100 MTB – Waitlist Open
  • LT100 Run – Waitlist Open

Chris Klug Foundation

The Chris Klug Foundation inspires and educates young adults to increase registration for organ and tissue donation. Their programs reach tens of thousands of young people each year, equipping them with facts about organ donation so they can make educated decisions. Chris himself is a 10+ finisher of the LT100 MTB!

Contact: Anna Morgan-Palardy

Entries Available: 

  • LT100 MTB – Waitlist FULL
  • LT100 Run – Waitlist FULL

First Descents

First Descents provides life-changing outdoor adventures for young adults impacted by cancer and other serious health conditions. First Descents has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars over 10+ years of fundraising at Leadville Race Series events!

Contact: Reid Heard

Entries Available: 

  • LT100 Run – SOLD OUT
  • LT100 MTB – SOLD OUT

Livestrong Foundation

The LIVESTRONG Foundation helps those affected by cancer, now. Dollars raised through the LT100 charity program go to support Livestrong Navigation, Fertility, and Solution Grants.  

Contact: Justin Cantu

Entries Available: 

  • LT100 Run – SOLD OUT
  • LT100 MTB – SOLD OUT

Challenged Athletes Foundation

It is the mission of the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) to provide opportunities and support to people with physical challenges, so they can pursue active lifestyles through physical fitness and competitive athletics. The Challenged Athletes Foundation believes that involvement in sports at any level increases self-esteem, encourages independence and enhances quality of life.

Contact: Jennifer Rose
(858) 692-4895

Entries Available: 

  • LT100 MTB – SOLD OUT
  • LT100 Run – SOLD OUT

Colorado High School Cycling League

Mission: The Colorado League promotes positive youth development through interscholastic mountain biking for students in Colorado, southern Wyoming, northern New Mexico, and Spearfish, South Dakota.

We provide a comprehensive infrastructure that fosters safe, respectful, friendly competition where youth cultivate leadership, and build community in a welcoming environment that strengthens family bonds and empowers youth through interscholastic high school mountain bike racing.

Research shows that cycling improves the well-being of youth and communities. The Colorado League provides an avenue for youth and families to participate in a life-long sport that fosters healthy habits, commitment to service, and respect for the outdoors.

Contact: Cheri Merrihew
(410) 440-5839

Entries Available: 

  • LT100 MTB – SOLD OUT
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