Leadville 100,000 FT Elevation Gain Challenge

Are you up for the challenge?

Get your legs and lungs ready…because our Leadville 100,000 FT Challenge is BACK!

Do you have what it takes to complete the Leadville 100,000 ft Challenge? Push yourself to new heights this summer, and let’s start climbing! You don’t have to do it alone, grab a buddy and divide and conquer the 100K FT Relay!

What is this challenge?

We’re climbing 100,000 feet of elevation this summer! You can opt to take on the challenge by foot or by bike, or if you’re feeling really bold you can enter the 200K Challenge – a combined 100,000 feet of elevation running and 100,000 feet of elevation riding. You can tackle any of the challenges alone, or with a buddy! 100% of proceeds from the event will benefit the Life Time Foundations’ local efforts in Leadville, funding the Lake County Public Schools.

What do I receive?

  • Exceptional bragging rights
  • Challenge T-Shirt
  • The BELT BUCKLE! Leadville is known for our iconic belt buckle, so if you reach 100,000 FT, you’ll get a special buckle of your own
  • If you reach at least 50,000 feet of climbing, you’ll earn a special coin!
  • Custom downloadable race bib
  • Custom downloadable finisher certificate

What do I need to complete the challenge?

Creativity and determination! You can register and track your elevation using RunSignUp, where you can view your progress on a leaderboard. Your journey will be complete when you reach the 100,000 ft elevation challenge.

Join our Facebook group to meet other 100K FTers and build community conversation around the challenge!

What if I live in a flat area?

Last year, we saw some insanely innovative ways to gain elevation! From parking garage ramps, staircases, bridges, trainers & treadmills, to hill repeats on the biggest hill in the area – you all found a way to get it done. Hit your elevation gain any way you want! Find something that works for you. We understand this will be far more challenging for those in flatlands compared to those in more mountainous terrain, but encourage folks to get creative. We’ll re-share all the fun ways you guys are accomplishing the challenge on social!

What’s the timeline to complete the challenge?

June 19th-August 30th, 2021! You can back date any elevation you’ve already gained since the 19th.