LEADVILLE TRAIL 100 RUN presented by LA SPORTIVA

 

August 20, 2022

The legendary “Race Across The Sky” 100-mile run is where it all started back in 1983. This is it. The race where legends are created and limits are tested. One hundred miles of extreme Colorado Rockies terrain — from elevations of 9,200 to 12,600 feet. You will give the mountain respect, and earn respect from all.

The lottery for the 2022 Leadville Trail 100 Run presented by La Sportiva will be open on December 1st, 2021. 

Check back here for the lottery registration link on 12/1! 

(Full lottery details can be viewed in the dropdown below)

 

There are several ways to get entry into the 2022 Leadville Trail 100 Run presented by La Sportiva. 

1. Lottery

The 2022 lottery will open on December 1st, 2021 and run until December 15th, 2021. Lottery results will be announced on January 12th, 2022. 

For all the details on the selection process for the LT100 RUN lottery, head on over to our lottery page here

If unsuccessful in the lottery process and you still wish to participate in the LT100 Run, please check out some of the options below:

2. Leadville Traill 100 RUN Camp + Entry Package – June 24th – June 26th, 2022

Led by the best of the best, the Leadville Trail 100 Run Camp could be your entry into the LT100 Run. Register for the camp packaged with an LT100 Run entry and you have a guaranteed spot into the sold-out race. 

3. LT100 RUN Qualifier Events

Our Leadville Race Series qualifier events provide a chance for runners to earn a coin for the LT100 Run. Check out our full list of qualifier events here

4. Charity slots

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 race, but also provides you the opportunity to make an impact in the community.

View more info on the Leadville Race Series Charity Partner Program

5. Coaching + Entry Packages

A limited number of Coaching + Entry packages are available through our official coaching partner, Boundless Coaching. Head on over to the Boundless Coaching website for more details. 

6. Volunteer 10+ Hours

Volunteer for any Leadville Race Series event (in Leadville) for 10 hours or more or have someone volunteer on your behalf, and you can bypass the lottery in the next year! Check out our volunteer page for more info and how to sign up. 

Please note athletes must be 18 years or older on the day of the race to participate in the Leadville Trail 100 Run. Age group awards will be based on the age an athlete will be on December 31st of the race year.

UTMB Points – A Leadville Trail 100 Run finish will award you 5 points for UTMB qualification. Learn more about this race here.

2021 Weekend Schedule

FRIDAY, AUGUST 20

  • 10:00am – Mandatory Athlete Meeting
  • 11:00am – 5:00pm – Packet Pickup / Expo / T-Shirt Pickup / Drop Bags
    • Location:  135 E 6th Street 
      • Photo ID is required
      • Packets must be picked up in person
      • Packets will not be mailed or given to others
      • 1:00 PM – Trail Sisters Ladies of Leadville Panel in the expo
  • 11:00am – 5:00pm Drop Bags
    • Location:  113 E 6th St
    • Only clear plastic bags are allowed
    • Clearly label bags with your name, race number and aid station in large letters
    • Drop Bag Return
      • ~8:00am Sunday
      • Location:  316 Harrison Ave 
      • Note:  Any bags not picked up by 5pm Sunday will be donated to local charities!

SATURDAY, AUGUST 21 – RACE DAY!

  • 3:00am – 3:45am Starting Line Open
  • 4:00am RACE START
  • Cutoff Times – Saturday
    • 7:45am – Mayqueen cutoff (outbound)
    • 10:00am – Outward Bound cutoff (outbound)
    • 11:30am – Half Pipe cutoff (outbound)
    • 1:30pm – Twin Lakes Village cutoff (outbound)
    • 4:00pm – Hope Pass cutoff (outbound)
    • 6:00pm – Winfield cutoff (turnaround)
    • 10:00pm – Twin Lakes Village cutoff (inbound)
  • CREW SHUTTLES TO TWIN LAKES BEGIN AT 9:00 AM from Rodeo Grounds – 6th & McWethy. Purchase tickets for $5 at the Leadville Trail 100 Legacy Foundation booth at the expo on Friday. 
  • FINISH LINE

SUNDAY, AUGUST 22

  • FINISH LINE
  • Cutoff Times – Sunday
    • 1:15am – Half Pipe (inbound)
    • 3:00am – Outward Bound (inbound)
    • 5:00am – 25 Hour Cutoff Time – Runners that finish under 25hrs will get the BIG buckle (based on chip time)
    • 6:30am – Mayqueen (inbound)
    • 10:00am – 30 Hour Cutoff Time – Runners that finish under 30hrs will get “small” buckle (based on chip time)
  • 12:00pm Awards Ceremony
    • Location:  Lake County High School Football field  – outdoor venue
    • All awards will be presented at this time and must be picked up in person.
    • Awards will not be given to others and will not be distributed before or after the awards ceremony.
    • Finisher jackets will be distributed at the field following the completion of the awards ceremony.
      • Note – If your sweatshirt is not printed overnight, it will be made and shipped to you free of charge.

The 100-mile out-and-back course is in the midst of the Colorado Rockies. Low point, 9,200 feet; high point is Hope Pass, 12,600 feet. Majority is on forest trails with some mountain roads. Pacers allowed after the 62-mile point.

 

Route map for Leadville 100 Run by Michael Melley on plotaroute.com

Please see updated 2021 Course Cut-offs Here:

Location: Time:
Mayqueen 7:45am
Outward Bound 10:00am
Half Pipe 11:30am
Twin Lakes Village 1:30pm
Hope Pass 4:00pm
Winfield 6:00pm
Twin Lakes Village 10:00pm
Half Pipe 1:15am
Outward Bound 3:00am
Mayqueen 6:30am
Finish 10:00am

Please note: Due to safety restrictions on the course wheelchair participation is not permitted.
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.

Course history

Since 2008, there have been six changes made to the Leadville Trail 100 Run course. The course was unchanged for many years before 2008. In 2017, we returned to the course that was last used in 2012. 

  1. County Rd 11A/Halfmoon Road to Twin Lakes Firestation. Halfmoon aid station was moved in 2009 due to a helicopter crash just before race day. Runners went a short way up Halfmoon Road then turned left onto Pipeline road. This change removed .3 miles from the full course distance and reduced the elevation gain by 750 feet.
  2. Halfmoon Road removed entirely in 2012. The access to Pipeline Road was rerouted past the gravel pits, adding about .7 miles to the round-trip distance and about 50 feet more elevation gain.
  3. Winfield Road/Colorado Trail change in 2012. The Winfield Road was finally removed from the course with the completion of the Colorado Trail into Winfield. This added 2.2 miles to the full-course distance and 365 additional feet of elevation gain.
  4. In 2013, a portion of the Colorado Trail near Winfield was removed. (View a map of the change). With a course distance about 2.7 miles longer in 2012 than in 2008, 2.3 miles and about 10 feet of elev gain were removed from a portion of the Colorado Trail near Winfield.

Aid Stations
There are 13 well-stocked aid stations along the course. Cut-off times for the aid stations do apply.

Enter your goal finish time and see approximate race times, split times, and split paces required at various segments of the course for that desired finishing time.

Download file here.

We want to extend a sincere thank you for your patience while we worked through all the details around our pacer and crew guidelines for the 2021 Leadville Trail 100 Run presented by La Sportiva. After working closely with the US Forest Service, we can now provide you with concrete updates and changes to aid in your planning for race weekend.

In collaboration with the Lake County Health Department and USFS, we are limiting each runner to the following:

  • 2 crew members – 
    • Crew members will be required to wear wristbands at all times
    • Note: crew members ages 16 and under do not count towards your allotment of two.
  • 1 vehicle hang tag
    • Hang tags should be visible and will have your bib number on it.

Crew Shuttles: 

Crew shuttles to Twin Lakes will be offered starting at 9 AM on race day. Shuttles will depart from the Lake County Rodeo Grounds at 6th & McWelthy. You can purchase shuttle tickets for $5 at the Leadville Trail 100 Legacy Foundation booth at the expo on Friday. All proceeds go to the Legacy Foundation.

Crew Meeting: 

There will be a crew meeting immediately following the athlete meeting on Friday, 9/20, at the Lake County High School Football Field.

Crew Locations: 

There are 3 official crewing locations with vehicle access. Runners will hit each location twice. 

  1. Outward Bound (GPS link
  2. Pipeline (GPS link
  3. Twin Lakes (GPS link

Note: Crewing outside of these 3 locations is against official race rules and may result in disqualification of your runner. 

Parking: 

  • Attendants will assist you with parking, look for orange vests. 
  • Park only in designated areas.
  • Do not disturb wildlife or vegetation.
  • Aid stations do experience parking congestion. Be prepared to walk long distances, especially at Twin Lakes. 
  • Be courteous to our local community and residents, and other crews, when parking.

CREW RULES: Crew must abide by Lake County & Chaffee County laws, race rules, listen and respect ALL Leadville Race Series Staff, Volunteers, and personnel in enforcement uniform or vests. 

If you fail to abide and respect our community you will be asked to leave and your athlete may be disqualified!

CREW DO’S: 

  • Crews can provide food, drinks and supplies
  • Pets are allowed – must be leashed and under control at all times
  • Setup permitted at Sunrise on 8/21 – DAY USE ONLY, all day use subject to USFS fees. No camping allowed. 
  • Crews should allow adequate time to walk to aid stations, expect crowds and congestion.
  • Carpooling is encouraged! All crew members must have wristbands. 

CREW DON’TS – GROUNDS FOR DISQUALIFICATION 

  • No crewing outside of official crew locations – Outward Bound, Pipeline & Twin Lakes.
  • Littering
  • Illegal parking 
  • No camping – arrive only on race day 

NEW IN 2021

In order to alleviate our impact and continue to permit our event over Hope Pass and into Winfield, we have worked closely with the USFS on an updated plan:

Winfield: No crew, spectators or pacers will be allowed in Winfield.

  • Winfield Aid station will be stocked 
  • LRS Staff, Medical personnel and volunteers will be onsite
  • DNFs or athlete that do not make the cutoff will be transported back to Leadville
  • Drop bags will be available for athletes and are encouraged!
  • NOTE:  LRS staff will be on-site managing vehicles coming in/out at Winfield. Do not attempt to drive a personal or crew vehicle to Winfield, you will be turned around.

PACER INFO

Pacers can pick up their runners at any point on course beginning at Twin Lakes inbound at mile 62. 

Note: Winfield will not serve as a crew or pacer pickup location in 2021.

Each runner will receive 2 pacer bibs at packet pickup. If you require more than 2 pacers, you will have to transfer one pacer bib to the next pacer, or you can pick up a pacer bib at one of the following checkpoints: 

  • Twin Lakes
  • Half Pipe**
  • Outward Bound
  • Mayqueen**

**No vehicle access at these points so you will be required to hike or bike in to obtain pacer bibs and to meet your runner at these locations. 

NOTE: PACERS DO NOT COUNT AGAINST YOUR TOTAL CREW ALLOTMENT OF 2 CREW MEMBERS. 

PACERS DO’S

  • All pacers must be wearing a bib at all times while on course. 
  • Pacers are allowed starting at mile 62 – Twin Lakes Aid Station inbound. 
  • You may have as many pacers as you wish, although only one pacer at a time (until mile 99). 
  • A pacer must fill out a waiver prior to being on course. The waiver can be filled out at one of the official checkpoints above or you may print one here. The waiver must be turned in at an aid station to receive your pacer bib.
  • Pacers may act as burros, to carry food and equipment for their runner.

PACER DON’TS

  • Pacers are not allowed to push, pull, carry or tow the runner. 
  • Any special pacing situations or requests (ie blind athletes) must be pre-approved by race management.
  • Do not pace using a vehicle or bicycle.
  • Do not take aid from vehicles.
  • Do not camp overnight.

Spectator & Crew Shuttles: 

  • Pickup Location: Lake County Rodeo Grounds, 6th & McWelthy (GPS link), approximately .5 miles from the race start.
  • Leadville Departure Times: 7 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Return times: throughout the afternoon as capacity allows

Village of Twin Lakes Shuttles: If you intend to drive to Twin Lakes, there will be spectator shuttles to bring you from various parking locations to the village of Twin Lakes.

Spectator shuttles will run from Twin Lakes Village to 3 locations along Highway 82:

  • Moache Fishing Site ~ .4 miles  (GPS Link)
  • Mt. Elbert Powerplant ~ 2 miles (GPS Link)
  • HWY 82 & CR 25 ~ 4 miles (GPS Link)

Winfield Shuttles: 

We will transport all runners in need of a shuttle from Winfield back to Twin Lakes.

  • Departure Times beginning at 1:00 PM
  • Running roughly once on the hour every hour until roughly 7:30 PM

In the interest of keeping all athletes as safe and warm as possible, we will run these shuttles to and from Winfield and Twin Lakes only, and not back to Leadville. Please call your awesome humans to meet you in Twin Lakes. You WILL have cell service once you are back past Granite on the shuttle to Twin Lakes – so can make arrangements at that point.

Drop bags must be placed in the expo on Friday, 8/20, 11:00am – 5:00pm. The location will be clearly marked. 

CLEAR PLASTIC BAGS ONLY – BRING YOUR OWN

There are 4 locations on course that you can send drop bags: 

  1. Mayqueen
  2. Outward Bound
  3. Twin Lakes
  4. Winfield

Remember that other than Winfield, you will pass through each aid station twice. Pro tip: send 2 bags together – one to be used for inbound and outbound. 

DROP BAG GUIDELINES

  • Drop bags must be clear plastic bags. 
  • Clearly label bags in large letters with the following info:
    • Bib number
    • Name
    • Aid station name
  • Liquids – any liquids in your bag should be leak proof and in non-breakable containers 

DROP BAG RETURN

  • Pick up by:  Sunday August 23, 2021 by 6:00pm 
  • Location:  
    • Leadville Race Series Retail Store 
    • 316 Harrison Ave, Leadville, CO 80461 
  • Note:
    • Unclaimed drop bags will be donated to local charities. 
    • We will not mail drop bags.

2021 Awards Ceremony 

**Beltbuckle and Finisher Jacket Shipping**

If you were unable to attend the race awards ceremony and need your jacket, buckle and/or age group award shipped, please click this link to purchase shipping. This is a flat fee- no taxes or additional shipping will be added at checkout to cover the cost associated with shipping these items.

  • 12:00pm Awards Ceremony
    • Location:  Lake County High School Football field  – outdoor venue
    • All awards will be presented at this time and must be picked up in person.
    • Awards will not be given to others and will not be distributed before or after the awards ceremony.
    • Finisher jackets will be distributed at the field following the completion of the awards ceremony.
    • The first 1,000 finishers will be guaranteed their sweatshirts the day after the race. 
    • If your sweatshirt is not printed overnight, it will be made and shipped to you free of charge.

AWARDS

  • Age Group Awards (3 deep per category)
    • 18-19 Men / Women
    • 20-29 Men / Women
    • 30-39 Men / Women
    • 40-49 Men / Women
    • 50-59 Men / Women
    • 60-69 Men / Women
    • 70+ Men / Women
    • Non-binary Open
    • Overall Male
    • Overall Female

Note:  If you cannot pick up your award, we will mail it to you for a small fee.  After October 31st,  buckles and jackets will no longer be able to be shipped.

If you are interested in receiving a media credential for the LT100 Run, please fill out this form.

NOTE: Media who plan to fly a drone must also submit this application, pilot license and flight plan to janine.l.prout@usda.gov by August 8, 2021.

All media will be required to attend the media briefing at 213 Harrison Ave. on Friday, 8/20 at Noon.

Additional media inquiries can be directed to Jordan Titus.

Our races aim to be Zero Waste events. Look for recycle and compost bins at every aid station and start/finish. Please discard any trash in an appropriate container. Intentional littering on the course will be grounds for disqualification. The course—on trails both public and private—travels past many historic sites and through areas of exceptional beauty. Help us keep them pristine.

We will be recycling all plastic, aluminum and cardboard during these races, and all our events. We’ll take care of this at the aid stations. At the start/finish, please ensure you place trash or recyclable materials in the appropriate containers, which will be well marked.

From the very beginning, volunteers have made the Leadville Stage Race possible. We truly appreciate all that our great volunteers do to make our races run smoothly and to make the racers’ experience unforgettable. If you are going to be in town for the 100MTB, we would love for you to join the family and pitch in.

REMINDER – Volunteer for any Leadville Race Series event (in Leadville) for 10 hours (or more) or have someone volunteer on your behalf, and you can bypass the lottery in the next year!

Thanks in advance for your help — we couldn’t do it without you!

For 100 Mile Run Volunteer Opportunities – please sign up HERE!

Although we look forward to seeing you at our events, we understand certain things may come up that prevent you from attending. Check out our deferral tiers for each event and please let us know if you have any questions!

Complete Leadville Events Deferral Policies Here.

Visit the link below to view results and photos from the Leadville Trail 100 Run

2021 Leadville Trail 100 Run presented by La Sportiva Race Results

2021 Participant Photos Here

VIEW PAST RESULTS & PHOTOS

Timing Split SMS Updates – In order to get SMS updates when an athlete crossing a timing split, please visit Athlinks to sign up for alerts.
Note – due to back country terrain, there may be lag time on SMS alerts based on cell signal availability.

For 200 athletes, partners, friends and fans, an evening at FREIGHT, Leadville’s premier event venue.

Date: Thursday, 8/19.

Guests can expect exceptional food from the Silver Dollar Saloon (sensitive to dietary needs and prepared with race performance in mind), an open bar with excellent drink, live music, and a brief program highlighting the incredible social impact that the Leadville Trail 100 has had over the years through the Leadville Trail 100 Legacy Foundation and Life Time Foundation.

All proceeds from the evening benefit those two charities; learn more about them and their missions here:

Leadville Trail 100 Legacy Foundation

Life Time Foundation

Special guests will include Ken Chlouber and Merilee Maupin, Founders of the Leadville Trail 100 and the Leadville Trail 100 Legacy Foundation and Kimo Seymour, Executive Director of the Life Time Foundation.

Boots and buckles admired, not required.

SPOTS ARE LIMITED, BUY TICKETS HERE

DEFERRAL INFORMATION

Deferral/ Donated Entry fee- 2021 LT100 RUN deferral list:

*2021 Limited slots were available

For those athletes that were able to defer or donate their 2020 Stages Cycling Leadville Trail 100 RUN entry to be on the 2021 deferral list, we emailed through the registration platform (Run Signup) as well as through our Life Time mass communications email, information and deferral/ reserved entry links to re-register for the 2021 LT100 RUN. The window to use your deferral link (if you were on the 2021 deferral list) was October 19th-November 23rd, 2020.. Athletes that did not use their link (that were on the 2021 deferral list) have now been added to the 2022 deferral list and should expect an email from us, through Run Signup, next fall to re-register for the 2022 LT100 RUN prior to the 2022 LT100 RUN lottery. *Athletes that did not use their 2021 deferral/ reserved entry link are NOT on the 2021 LT100 RUN  roster. At this time, you may choose to enter the 2021 LT100 RUN lottery opening February 1-15th, lottery winners will be notified February 23rd. If you are drawn in the lottery you will need to pay the 2021 LT100 RUN registration fee. You will still be on the 2022 LT100 RUN deferral list.

Deferral/ Donated Entry fee- 2022/23 LT100 RUN deferral list:

If you deferred your 2020 Stages Cycling Leadville Trail 100 RUN to the 2022/23 LT100 RUN, you will receive an email and deferral/ reserved entry link from us through the registration platform (Run Signup) next fall to re-register your deferred entry for the 2022 LT100 RUN. If, at that time, you would like to roll your deferral to the 2023 LT100 RUN you will use the deferral/ reserved entry link to indicate you’d like to roll your deferral to the following year (2023 LT100 RUN).

*No refunds are available for any registration from the cancelled 2020 Leadville Race Series events as of June 18th, 2020.

*Athletes that did not login to make a cancelled event option selection were refunded and withdrawn without guaranteed entry through any lottery.

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