July 11, 2020



Returning to 2020, the Silver Rush 50 weekend will be including a 15.5 mile Run race on Saturday, July 11th 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.


Friday, July 10th

4pm-8pm Packet Pick Up at base of Dutch Henri Hill- US HWY 24 & McWethy Dr.

Saturday, July 11th

8:30am Race Start

4:20pm Course Cutoff


2020 Silver Rush 15.5 Mile Run Pricing

1/19-1/26 $50
1/26-6/15 $60
6/16-7/9 $70
On-site registration $85

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

The Silver Rush 15.5-Mile Run will start and finish at the base of Dutch Henri Hill (US Highway 24 and, McWethy Dr.)

Course Map

Camping details for 2020 are being discussed and will be made public as we get closer to the race day. Please stay tuned for more information.


The Silver Rush 15-Mile MTB 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 is located at the Colorado Mountain College. NO Parking is 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. Overflow parking is located at the Community Park/Rodeo Grounds parking areas located just west of the Intersection of McWethy and West 6th Street. Please use the crossing located on the Mineral Belt Trail to cross Highway 24. Colorado State Patrol will be monitoring pedestrian travel for safety.

If you have registered for the 2020 race but are unable to participate, you may defer your registration to next year’s event for a fee. Please note that your deferral is only valid for the following year’s event while registration is open. It is no longer valid after an event closes or sells out.

How to defer: You can defer your registration via Manage Registration in Run Signup. The defer option can be found by logging on to Run SignUp, navigating to your Profile > Upcoming Events > Manage Registration > Defer Registration.

Deadline to defer for Silver Rush events: 7.5.20

Deferral Fees:

  • Silver Rush 50 Run: $50
  • Silver Rush 50 MTB: $50
  • Silver King and Silver Queen: $100
  • Silver Rush 15.5 mile run: $30
  • Silver Rush 15.5 mile mtb: $30

*No deferrals for Kids Duathlon

If you have any questions about the deferral process, please contact Athlete Services.

Our races are 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.

Visit the link below to view results from the Silver Rush 15.5-Mile Run.