Crew/Spectator Guides will be published no later than 4 weeks prior to race day.
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 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:
1) Going forward, no crew, spectators or pacers will be allowed in Winfield.
Winfield Aid station will still be fully and completely supported by LRS staff, medical personnel and volunteers, including a robust aid station. If you need to drop at Winfield, you will receive sag support back to Leadville. Drop bags will still be available for athletes and we encourage you to take advantage of them!
** 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.
2) Pacers will now be permitted beginning at Twin Lakes inbound, mile 62.5.
Pacers can join their runners on the Twin Lakes return at mile 62.5 of their day.
3) We are limiting each runner to 2 crew members on course at a time throughout the duration of the event.
Each runner will be given 1 vehicle hang tag and 2 crew passes. Please be respectful of this new rule, as we need to follow these guidelines in order to ensure the issuance of future permits at the LT100 Run.
These changes do not come lightly and were not made to take away from the experience of this wonderful event, but rather to preserve the future of LT100 Run for years to come. We ask that you join us in working to preserve the integrity of the Leadville Race Series as we work towards a long term future of this event.
Pacers are allowed after the 62-mile point (Twin Lakes Aid Station). You may have as many pacers as you wish, although only one pacer at a time (until mile 99). Pacers may be picked up only at aid stations and approved crew points. A pacer must fill out a waiver prior to being on course. The waiver can be filled out at the aid station or you may print one here. The waiver must be turned in at an aid station to receive the proper pacer bib.
Pacing entails patience, tolerance and humor. The primary duties of a pacer include route finding, keeping the runner on pace, ensuring that the runner continues to eat and drink and making sure the runner leaves the aid stations with adequate clothing and supplies to reach the next aid station. Pacers are not allowed to push, pull, carry or tow the runner. Any special pacing situations or requests must be pre-approved by race management.
We strongly suggest you bring someone to crew for you during the race. Your race packet includes a hang-tag which should be displayed and readily visible on the crew vehicle at all times. Your crew is your personal responsibility. If your crew disregards parking instructions, race rules, directions or requests from race officials, you (the racer) will be disqualified from the race. Please make certain that your crew is not the one others complain about. We ask that your crew drive slowly and obey all posted warnings. There will be a Lake County Sheriff’s Officer patrolling road sections.
Crew access into aid stations will be limited to 2 crew members on course at a given time. If crews are meeting you at aid stations, they should allow adequate time to park and walk to the aid station. It is your responsibility as a runner to make sure that race officials time you in and out of all aid stations. The race packet includes a map and directions showing access roads and crew access points, and crew and pacer rules. Crews should become familiar with the locations of aid stations, available access roads and race rules prior to the start. Crewing is restricted to approved locations, which include Pipeline Alternate Crew Zone and all aid stations except Halfpipe and Hopeless (near Hope Pass).