Leadville Hosts More Than 1,900 Endurance Athletes This Weekend at Life Time Silver Rush 50 Mile Trail Run and MTB Events

July 8, 2024

Mary Denholm and David Roche break the tape at Saturday’s Silver Rush 50 Trail Run, while Haley Dumke and Matthew Fox claim bragging rights after wins in Sunday’s Silver Rush 50 MTB

Leadville, CO., /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – Athletes ranging from ages 10 to 78 descended upon Leadville this weekend to take part in the Life Time Silver Rush 50 Run presented by La Sportiva and the Life Time Silver Rush 50 MTB Presented by Kinetik. More than 1,900 competitors from 46 states and six countries took to the starting line to test their physical demands in two of the series most intense and majestic race events.

The Silver Rush 50-mile Trail Run and MTB races saw athletes conquer an out-and-back course with over 7,500 feet of elevation gain, taking them through the historic mining district on Leadville’s east side. Beginning with a nearly 10-mile climb, athletes reached more than 12,000 feet at the races highest point. The weekend also featured 15-mile run and mountain bike races, which started and finished on the same 50-mile course. Racers in the 15-mile events reached an elevation gain of more than 1,600 feet, with its peak at 10,900 feet. Back for a second year, the Silver Rush Juniors 5K Run gave nearly thirty runners ages 10-18 the opportunity to take part in the weekend festivities.Nearly one-hundred participants registered for both 50-mile events, with the goal of finishing and earning themselves Silver King and Silver Queen honors.

“Yet another phenomenal Silver Rush weekend in Leadville,” said Tamira Jenlink, Leadville Race Series event manager. “This weekends is all about family, with both run and mountain bike events to entice and challenge all ages, levels and desires. From last ass over the pass, to a record smashing Silver Rush 50-mile run on the women’s side to an all-around fantastic podium showing from our juniors, it was a tremendous effort by all. Congratulations to all our athletes – we look forward to seeing you back very soon!”

Top finishers across the events are highlighted below. Full race results are available here and images and b-roll here.


50-mile run – Women’s Division

Name City Age Time
Mary Denholm Erie, CO 37 7:04:51
Imogen Ainsworth Poncha Springs, CO 35 7:33:07
Colleen Noonan Eldorado Springs, CO 40 8:08:44


50-mile run – Men’s Division

Name City Age Time
David Roche Boulder, CO 36 6:18:26
GP Giblin Boulder, CO 29 6:43:25
Joel Shores Denver, CO 25 6:49:11


50-mile run – Non-Binary Division

Name City Age Time
Lewis Bowen Buena Vista, CO 46 12:07:34
Sarah Haueisen Denver, CO 31 13:07:56


15-mile run – Women’s Division

Name City Age Time
Hailey Uhre Laramie, WY 20 2:01:02
Kylie Simshauser Florence, CO 21 2:02:09
Anissa Schymik Littleton, CO 53 2:13:36


15-mile run – Men’s Division

Name City Age Time
Chris Johnson Evergreen, CO 37 1:55:40
Darian Allberry Arvada, CO 28 2:00:23
Alan Scheuermann Denver, CO 28 2:09:47


Junior’s 5K Run

Name City Age Time
Henry Pickert Kansas City, MO 16 23:26
Charlee Gall Cedar Falls, IA 15 25:49
Braeden Cordova Denver, CO 13 26:28


50-mile MTB – Women’s Division

Name City Age Time
Haley Dumke Minturn, CO 31 4:38:21
Ingrid Stensvaag Minturn, CO 35 4:52:28
Jennah Jones Buena Vista, CO 39 5:07:36


50-mile MTB – Men’s Division

Name City Age Time
Matthew Fox Woody Creek, CO 37 3:34:23
Matt Pike Longmont, CO 27 3:41:35
Brian Elander Moab, UT 22 3:51:54


15-mile MTB – Women’s Division

Name City Age Time
Alison Sandoval Leadville, CO 44 1:29:02
Liann Quinn Louisville, CO 32 1:29:33
Bailey Graber Alamosa, CO 15 1:31:06


15-mile MTB – Men’s Division

Name City Age Time
Owen Harris Leadville, CO 14 1:19:04
Ben Woodcock Leadville, CO 14 1:22:45
Stuart Page Houston, TX 61 1:25:45

The Leadville Race Series resumes on Saturday, July 20th with the Life Time Tahoe Trail, which will offer competitors a two-loop, 50km riding course with views of Lake Tahoe, rocky summits and breathtaking pine forests. For more information about Life Time Athletic Events, visit www.lifetime.life/athletic-events.

About Leadville Race Series®

Started with only 45 runners as the Leadville Trail 100 Run in 1983, the Leadville Race Series now consists of seven running events and four mountain biking events, plus six events in the Leadville Qualifying Series. The Race Series stretches across three months, and hosts thousands of racers on foot and on mountain bike in some of the world’s most iconic events. Endurance athletes worldwide now make the pilgrimage to Leadville, Colorado, with the single goal of competing in “The Race Across the Sky.” Visit www.leadvilleraceseries.com for more information.

About Life Time
Life Time (NYSE: LTH) empowers people to live healthy, happy lives through its portfolio of more than 170 athletic country clubs across the United States and Canada. The health and wellness pioneer also delivers a range of healthy way of life programs and information via its complimentary Life Time Digital app. The Company’s healthy living, healthy aging, healthy entertainment communities and ecosystem serve people 90 days to 90+ years old and is supported by a team of more than 39,000 dedicated professionals. In addition to delivering the best programs and experiences through its clubs, Life Time owns and produces nearly 30 of the most iconic athletic events in the country.

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Media Contact: Maddy Rivard | 651.955.7739 | mrivard@lt.life | LTAthleticEvents@Finnpartners.com

Images and b-roll HERE