STAGES CYCLING LEADVILLE TRAIL 100 MTB LOTTERY
Entrance into the 2019 Stages Cycling Leadville Trail 100 MTB Lottery is now closed (as of Monday, December 31st, 2018 at 11:59 P.M. MT). Winners will be notified on Sunday, January 13th and automatically charged the $450 registration fee. Withdrawing from the lottery is no longer accepted.
You may register for the LT100 MTB lottery as an individual or a group. A maximum of four family members, friends or teammates can click the group registration option. Group members will register individually, but be sure to use the exact same group name to signify being part of a group. This will mean that either your entire group will be successful in the lottery, or not, assuring that no one will be left out! Please note that if a member of your group has completed the LT100 MTB under the designated sub-12 hour cut-off time eight or more times, they will be forfeiting their preference in the lottery.
If you are unsuccessful in the lottery process and still wish to participate in the LT100 MTB, you have the option to race one of our qualifier events to earn your spot in. Each Leadville Qualifying Series race provides 25-100 qualifying slots to the Leadville Trail 100 MTB, based on the total number of registered riders at each qualifier event. Half of the qualifying spots will be allocated based on the top age-group performances and half will be drawn among riders who have finished the qualifier race within the allocated cutoff time.
We will announce the results of the Lottery and open registration for the Qualifier Events in Mid-January.
Qualifier events include:
- Austin Rattler MTB
- Wilmington Whiteface MTB
- Lutsen 99er
- Stages Cycling Silver Rush 50 MTB
- Tahoe Trail
- Stages Cycling Leadville Stage Race
- Barn Burner
- Qualification events will be allocated 25-100 slots, based on the number of registered riders.
- 50% of slots will be distributed based on performance in the qualifying event.
- Slots will be distributed to each gender and age group (20-29, 30-39, etc.) based on the percentage of total athletes in those age groups, with a minimum of 1 slot for every age group.
- The top athletes in each age group will receive the allocated slots.
- In the event a top athlete elects not to accept a slot, the slot will roll down to the next athlete in the results, within the age group.
- In the event slots are not claimed after the roll down in each age group, those slots will be allocated to the Event Lottery, as described below.
- One slot will be allocated for the top single speed rider.
- Slots will be allocated to the top tandem team.
- 50% of slots will be distributed through the Event Lottery.
- All finishers under the pre-determined maximum finish time, who have indicated their desire to participate in the lottery, will be entered in the lottery.
- Names will be drawn from the eligible lottery athletes and slots will be given out.
- In the event an athlete opts not to accept a slot, the slots will roll down to the next athlete that is drawn, until ALL slots have been distributed.
- Qualification slots must be claimed in person immediately.
- Registration for the Leadville Trail 100 must be completed and paid for immediately.
- For the 2019 Qualifiers, riders may elect to race in the Leadville Trail 100 for 2019 or defer until 2020. Registration will happen onsite for either year and payment will be assessed for 2019 or 2020. Through the registration process, riders will be asked to select the year they prefer to race.
- Only solo riders will be considered as potential qualifiers. Relays are welcome to race qualifier events where available but will not be considered as a potential qualifier.
- All registration fees for the LT100 are non-transferrable and non-refundable.
Led by the best of the best, the Leadville Trail 100 MTB Camp could be your entry into the LT100 MTB. Don’t wait around to see if you have luck in the lottery – secure yourself a guaranteed spot in the LT100 MTB today by registering for one of the 50 LT100 MTB Training Camp spots with entry. Only 50 LT100 MTB entries are available on a first-come-first-served basis as a package deal with the Leadville Trail 100 MTB Camp registration for $2500. Another 50 camp-only spots are available at $1000 for those not needing a LT100 spot. As a camp participant, you will ride every mile of the LT100 course while paying special attention to the most grueling sections to help get you ready for the August race or just to experience the challenging LT100 MTB course spread over three days.
Skip the lottery and guarantee your entry by registering with a charity. Competing on behalf of one of our official charity partners not only guarantees you a spot in the 2019 race, but also provides you the opportunity to make an impact in the community.
Learn more info about our Leadville Race Series Charity Partner Program.