Volunteer registration for the 2023 Leadville Race Series season will open on March 1, 2023.

Our events are fueled and executed by the amazing heart, spirit, and energy of you, our volunteers! Without YOU, none of these events are possible. YOU are not only central, but you are the backbone of every athlete’s experience on and off the course. THANK YOU! 

By volunteering at any of our Leadville Race Series events in Leadville, you can earn preference in to the following year’s lottery. Make sure to read through the updates for 2023 and how you apply these hours for preference in our lottery, for both the LT100 MTB and LT100 Run.  

  • You must have a GivePulse account. 
    • If you do not, please visit:  https://www.givepulse.com/group/6795-Leadville-Race-Series  
    • New members push the “Join” Tab under Leadville Race Series. 
    • This will take you to all Leadville Race Series volunteer opportunities. 
    • Please continue to check back for updates and/or new events loaded! 
    • Existing members will see the list once logged in! 
  • You MUST sign up through GivePulse for a shift.  
    • There are limited spots in each shift. 
    • All shifts, for all events will open on March 1, annually.  
    • You may certainly show up and volunteer with a friend and/or family member. And we so appreciate all of you! However, only shifts that are registered and recorded within GivePulse, are eligible for Lottery preference.  
    • Take away here: Make sure to log into GivePulse, as close to March 1 as possible, to register for your favorite location/time! 
  • All fantastic humans who donate 15+ hours will be eligible for preference in the LT100 Run and LT100 MTB lotteries! 
    • Note: there are no guarantees, as the pandemic has reminded us! We will do everything we can to ensure your preference, but of course can not foresee all circumstances. 
  • At the end of your shift please make sure to log your hours. 
    • Log into GivePulse & click “Make an Impact” in the right corner. 
    • Fill in all info from your shift as prompted.  
    • These hours will be verified no later than November 30th.  
    • You, the athlete, must register between Dec. 1 and before Dec. 15 for the lottery.  
    • Through the registration platform make sure to do the following: 
    • When asked if you volunteered/had hours donated to you, reply yes. 
    • This will move you through the volunteer section and allow you to add info regarding both personal volunteer and donated volunteer hours. 
    • Only YOU, the athlete, registers for the lottery, and records all info regarding your hours, whether your personal hours or donated hours. 
    • Sit back… open a beverage of your choice, and wait for the Lottery announcements in early January. 
  • Donating Hours 
    • Thank-you first and foremost!! Your time and energy are allowing another human to have an opportunity towards preference! 
    • You may donate your hours to a max of two people… Yes!, we know some of you not only by name… but by your renowned dedication to these events, and the number of events you turn out for over the summer. INCREDIBLE!! YES YOU ALL ARE! 
    • Do NOT register in the lottery. Your chosen recipient of your hours will document all info within their registration. We will take it from there! 

Can my volunteer hours from the 2023 Leadville Race Series events go towards the 2024 Leadville Trail 100 Run or the Leadville Trail 100 MTB lottery?
Yes! Volunteering at any local 2023 Leadville Race Series event for 15 hours+** can gain you preference into the 2024 LT100 RUN or LT100 MTB. Runners volunteer at bike events and cyclists can volunteer for run events. For the past 35 years, our dedicated volunteers have been a necessity and you are greatly appreciated. Your contribution is what makes the Leadville Race Series an incredibly energetic and meaningful experience. Please note that only volunteer hours earned at events in Leadville, CO will be eligible for preference in the Leadville Trail 100 Run & Leadville Trail 100 MTB lotteries.

** NEW for 2023 and beyond

What should I wear to volunteer?

For your time and effort, you’ll receive a great T-shirt! We want you to wear it while you’re helping out so that you are easily identifiable to racers and crews. Remember that weather in Leadville is variable. Just because it’s July or August does not mean that it’s necessarily warm enough for shorts and sandals. Be prepared with pants, jacket, and even hats/gloves. Also, don’t forget the sunscreen, as we are above 10,000 feet.

Can I bring my family, friend, neighbor or co-worker?
The more the merrier! To help with appropriate staffing, it’s best to know numbers in advance, so please register anyone who is volunteering. Although we’ll never turn away great help! Volunteers you bring may donate hours to you, the racer. However you must volunteer as well in order for them to donate hours toward your lottery preference. We will be unable to accept volunteer hours from others to you if you have not volunteered.

How long should I plan to help?
Some assignments will require a strong commitment of particular hours. Just let us know what you can do and we’ll make the most appropriate assignment.

What should I do if I cannot make it?
Just let us know. We recognize that there are unforeseeable circumstances, but if you’re able to send a quick email or give us a call, we’ll be able to adjust.

With further questions, contact:

Volunteer Coordinator

Each of our races is able take place thanks to talented and dedicated volunteers helping with every aspect of the race! Be a part of the fun as you assist participants pre-race, welcome and guide them to the start areas, cheer them on along the course, and celebrate their accomplishments at the finish line and during the post-race festivities. Volunteer positions include some of the following:

  • Pre-race: Helping with participant bag stuffing, registration and packet pickup, setting up the start/finish areas and marking the course
  • During race: Aid station help and traffic/parking control
  • Post-race: Helping with start/finish area tear down, trash pickup and unmarking the course
We are looking forward to having safe events and we’re excited to welcome our new medical volunteers. If you are a doctor, nurse, or EMT and would like to help in this capacity, please email Chris Yeager of Lake County Search and rescue for more information and to sign up as a medical volunteer.

Zero Waste Volunteers help the races recycle and compost 75% of all waste generated at the Leadville Race Series events! If you have an interest in environmental sustainability or just like helping people do the right thing, join us. Special thank you to our local organization, Cloud City Conservation Center for all of their support on Leadville Race Series events.

Volunteer with Cloud City Conservation Center!

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