SILVER RUSH 50 RUN

JULY 9th, 2022

Take on 50 miles of extreme territory that starts at 10,200 feet and reaches 12,000 feet on four separate occasions at the Silver Rush 50 Run. It will leave your lungs burning, heart pounding and eyes completely amazed — while also preparing you for the pinnacle Leadville Trail 100 Run presented by La Sportiva.

 

2021 Results

FRIDAY, JULY 9

  • Packet Pickup
    • 3:00pm – 8:00pm
    • Location: Base of Dutch Henri Hill – US Highway 24 and McWethy Dr. (Directions from Retail to Dutch Henri)
    • ID is required.
    • Packets must be picked up in person. They will not be mailed or given to others.
    • No onsite registration.

SATURDAY, JULY 10

  • 5:00am – 5:45am – Packet Pickup – 50 RUN ONLY
  • 5:00am – 5:45am – Drop Bag Drop Off (50 Run only)
    • Location:  Base of Dutch Henri Hill in Leadville Truck
  • 6:00am SILVER RUSH 50 RUN START
  • 8:30am SILVER RUSH 15 RUN START
  • 10:00am – 3:00pm – MTB (50 and 15) Packet Pick Up
  • 11:00am – 11:45am – Kids Duathlon Registration and Packet Pickup
  • 12:00pm – KIDS DUATHLON START
  • 12:00pm – 8:00pm Finish Festival 
  • 4:00pm – 50 Run – Drop bags will be returned to start/finish (base of Dutch Henri hill)
  • 8:00pm – 50 Run – Drop bags – all drop bags must be picked up!
  • 8:00pm – LT100 Run Lottery Coin Drawing

Silver Rush MTB events take place Sunday, July 11th.

2021 Silver Rush 50 Run Pricing:

1/20-1/31 $125
2/1-6/20 $135
6/21-7/8 $140
On-site registration* $155

2021 Silver Rush King & Queen Pricing:

1/20-1/31 $255
2/1-6/20 $265
6/21-7/8 $275
On-site registration* $290

2021 Silver Rush Relay Pricing:

Relay Team 2 athletes 1/20-1/31
$200
Relay Team 2 athletes 2/01-6/20
$250
Relay Team 2 athletes 6/21-7/8
$300
Relay Team 2 athletes On-site registration 7/9- 7/10
$305

2021 Silver Rush 15 Miler Pricing: 

1/20-1/31
$50
2/01-6/20
$60
6/21-7/10
$70
   

2021 Silver Rush Duathlon Pricing:

U-14 $10
Adult $20

*On-site registration will only be available if event is not sold out.

Military and student discounts are offered for our Leadville qualifier events. Please email a photo of your current card to leadville@ltevents.zendesk.com while specifying which event you are inquiring about.

The 50-mile out-and-back course takes racers through the historic mining district on the east side of Leadville. Primarily on dirt roads, first set by miners and their burros, it will begin at the Cloud City Ski Hut (located just below Colorado Mountain College on Hwy 24 on the South end of Leadville). None of the roads used will be closed to vehicle traffic, so please use caution and follow the rules of the road. The route will take runners by and between many grand and historic gold and silver mines.

Total course cut off is 14 hours, 8:00pm. Racers that do not make the cut off at the aid stations will NOT be able to continue the race.

 

Route map for Silver Rush 50 2021 by Timmy Brosious on plotaroute.com

AID STATIONS

  • There will be seven well-supplied aid stations along course.
  • Outbound
    • Mile 7 – Black Cloud
    • Mile 14 – Printer Boy Outbound
    • Mile 18 – Venir
    • Mile 24.4 – Stumptown (1:30pm cutoff)
  • Inbound
    • Mile 32 – Rock Garden (3:00pm cutoff)
    • Mile 36  – Printer Boy (4:30pm cutoff)
    • Mile 43 – Black Cloud (6:00pm cutoff)
  • Aid stations will offer: Water, GU Roctane, GU gels, Assorted foods including bananas, figs, pretzels, chips,  etc.

CUTOFF TIMES

  • Racers that do not make the cut off at the aid stations will NOT be able to continue the race
  • Cutoffs at aid stations are based on gun time – and have factored in various start times
  • Cutoffs at finish are based on chip time
  • 1:30pm – Mile 24.4 – Stumptown
  • 3:00pm – Mile 32 – Rock Garden
  • 4:30pm – Mile 36  – Printer Boy
  • 6:00pm – Mile 43 – Black Cloud
  • 8:00pm – Total Course Cutoff (14hrs – chip time)

DROP BAGS (50 Run only)

  • Drop bags, clear plastic only
  • Drop bags will be taken to the Stumptown Aid Station (half way mark)
  • 5:00am – 5:45am Saturday am at base of Dutch Henri Hill
  • 4:00pm Bags will be returned to the start/finish
  • 8:00pm – Drop bags must be claimed by 8:00 pm Saturday evening

The Silver Rush 50 Run offers a relay option for runners. Two participants will tackle the 50 mile course through an exchange at the Stumptown Aid Station. Relay participants will be in charge of getting themselves to the Stumptown Aid Station for the exchange.

The 15.5 mile Run race on Saturday at 8:30 a.m. This race will start and finish on the same course as the Silver Rush 50 Run, but will feature mostly single track for the 15.5-miles. This race provides an excellent entry option into ultra running and will, of course, be accompanied by the tremendous Leadville views along the way.

View event page here.

COURSE MAP

The Silver Rush 50 weekend will be adding a kid-friendly duathlon on Saturday  at 12 p.m. The duathlon will consist of a 2.5 mile bike, followed by a 2.5 mile run. The race will start and finish near the soccer field at Colorado Mountain College.

Course Map

Each Leadville Qualifying Series race provides 25-100 qualifying slots to the Leadville Trail 100 Run presented by La Sportiva, based on the total number of registered racers 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 cut-off time.

Qualifying slots will be distributed at the Awards Ceremony. Qualifying slot winners MUST BE PRESENT, as the roll-down qualifiers rule will be in effect at each event. All qualifier slots will be awarded and redeemed on race day. You must pay your entry to the LT100 Run within the three days after the event. You will have the option to register for the current year or the following year’s LT100 Run and must decide when accepting your qualification slot. All entries into the LT100 Run are non-transferable.

Visit our LT100 Run Qualification System page for more information

CAMPING AVAILABLE!

Colorado Mountain College is available!

  • Price: $40 for the weekend for a 20′ x 20′ space.
    • Note:  all proceeds benefit CMC Eagles Cross Country Running Team
  • Check in: July 9, 2021 4:00pm
  • Check out:  July 11, 2021 

Spots are limited – so get yours today!

CAMPSITE PLEASE!

UTMB Points – A Silver Rush 50 Run finish will award you 3 points for UTMB qualification. Learn more about this race here.

ATHLETE TRACKING

.Track your athlete when they cross timing splits throughout the course – data only available when there is cell signal.
Timing splits / Results

DIRECTIONS TO THE START / FINISH DUTCH HENRI HILL

The Silver Rush 50 RUN course starts and finishes at the base of Dutch Henri Hill, located just below Colorado Mountain College on Highway 24 South.

From the intersection of Harrison and 6th (stop light in the middle of town):

  • Go south for 1.2 miles on Harrison/Hwy 24
  • Pass USFS building on right, CMC sign on left
  • Arrive at start /finish

 

PARKING AT THE START / FINISH

Parking is located on the campus of Colorado Mountain College at 901 S US Hwy 24. Parking is NOT ALLOWED on either side of Highway 24 or Lake County 41. If you park along these roads, you will be ticketed and towed. There are parking attendants on staff for the Silver Rush 50 and there is no charge to park. Respect the volunteer parking staff and the abundant signage posted.

Additional parking is located just south of the Lake County High School football field. The Lake County High School and Middle School parking lots are up the hill. Please be courteous regarding private parking in the residential areas around Leadville.

 

SPECTATOR VIEWING

To ensure the safety of Silver Rush racers, we allow crew and spectators to drive up to the Printer Boy & Stumptown Aid Stations.

Directions to Silver Rush Aid Stations

All directions start from the Start/Finish Line.

Printer Boy (39°13’37.74”N, 106°15’2.69”W)

  • Take Hwy 24 north back toward Downtown Leadville.
  • Pass the curve in the highway, right before hitting the historic Downtown district, make the first right hand turn onto Monroe Street.
  • Head up to the top of the street and turn right onto Toledo which turns into County Road 2, otherwise known as California Gulch.
  • Continue up California Gulch for 3.5 miles and you will see the aid station. BE CAUTIOUS as the California Gulch road does intersect with the race course approximately 2.5 miles from the Harrison Ave. turn off. RACERS HAVE THE RIGHT OF WAY!

Stumptown (39°15’8.93”N, 106°13’59.82”W)

  • Take Hwy 24 north back toward Downtown Leadville.
  • Turn right at 7th Street, one block past the stoplight.
  • Head up 7th Street which will bring you up through the Mining District.
  • Veer right off onto County Road 38, 2.7 miles from the Harrison Ave. turn off. This is a VERY rough, dusty road. Please drive with caution.
  • No parking allowed at the aid station, plan to park and walk into this location.  Ambulance access must be maintained at all times, please park responsibly.

SPECTATOR FOOD & BEVERAGE

Food will be available for purchase near the finish line. There are also numerous fantastic restaurants in and around Leadville offering everything from hearty home cooking to gourmet dining. Click here for more information on Dining in Leadville.

8pm Awards/age group qualifier coins will be distributed as athletes finish the race. All finishers will receive a medal and a pint glass. Results will be posted online concluding the event.

LT100 Run qualifier coin drawing will take place. Relay teams are not eligible for the LT100 Run qualifier coin.

Award Categories

Silver Rush 50-Mile Run participant awards will be in the following category:

  • Top 3 men overall
  • Top 3 women overall
  • Top 3 non-binary overall
  • Top 3 age group (19-under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+)

Relay participant awards will be in the following category:

  •  Top 3 overall

Silver Rush 15-Mile Run awards will be in the following category:

  • Top 3 men overall
  • Top 3 women overall
  • Top 3 non-binary overall

Kids racing in the Kids Duathlon will receive finisher swag!

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.

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 from the Silver Rush 50 Run

VIEW RESULTS

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 a complete list of volunteer opportunities – please look HERE!

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