Leadville Race Series Welcomes Over 600 Runners on Saturday as Part of its Silver Rush 50 Endurance Event Weekend
July 11, 2021
Lindsey Herman of Gunnison took first place in the 50-mile run for the women and Scott Spillman of Denver finished first for the men’s division
Leadville, Colo. – The Silver Rush 50 Run, owned and produced by Life Time, welcomed a field of approximately 615 runners representing 47 states and 5 countries to Leadville’s beautiful high country on Saturday. The 50-mile event that takes runners through extreme territory, starts at 10,200 feet and reaches 12,000 feet on four separate occasions. Returning for 2021, the endurance weekend also includes a Silver Rush 15-mile run. The event also includes a 50-mile relay option, in which two participants tackle the 50-mile course through an exchange at the Stumptown Aid Station, and a kid-friendly duathlon, which consists of a 2.5-mile bike, followed by a 1-mile run. Saturday’s events welcomed runners aging from 5 to 72 years of age.
In the women’s 50-mile run division, Lindsey Herman, 23, of Gunnison, Colo. placed first with a finish time of 8:02:15. Blake Wageman, 35, of Conifer, Colo. secured second place with a finish time of 8:20:45 and Letitia Dusich, 40, of Colorado Springs, Colo. placed third in the division with a completion time of 8:33:12.
For the men’s 50-mile run division, Scott Spillman, 35, of Denver, Colo. placed first with a finish time of 6:40:02. Christopher Hammes, 29, of Durango, Colo. secured second place with a finish time of 7:03:37 and Patrick Cade, 37, of Leadville, Colo. placed third in the division with a completion time of 7:08.52.
In the women’s 15-mile run division, Amelia Shea, 31, of Denver, Colo. placed first with a finish time of 1:58:02. Haley Zipperer, 27, of Breckenridge, Colo. secured second place with a finish time of 2:00:19 and Jacquie Mannhard, 36, of Boulder, Colo. placed third in the division with a completion time of 2:06:14.
In the men’s 15-mile run division, Sean Herring, 31, of Denver, Colo. placed first with a finish time of 1:55:39. Will Mathiowdis, 29, of Highlands, N.C. secured second place with a finish time of 2:18:37 and Kory Cool, 34, of Manhattan, Kans. placed third in the division with a completion time of 2:20:02.
In the kid’s duathlon female division, Layla Horning, 13, of Leadville, Colo. placed first with a finish time of 41:57. Isabella Speckman, 13, also of Leadville, Colo placed second with a finish time of 44:07 and Adalee Yoculan, 8, finished third with a finish time of 55:35.
In the kid’s duathlon male division, Devyn Sterkel,13, of Leadville, Colo. placed first with a finish time of 31:46. Wyatt Macy, 10, of Salida, Colo. placed second with a finish time of 33:25 and Sam Price, 14, placed third with a finish time of 36:37.
The endurance weekend continues tomorrow with the Stages Cycling Silver Rush 50 and 15-mile races. The next run event on the Leadville Race Series calendar is the Leadville Trail 10K, which will take place on Aug. 15, followed by the legendary Leadville Trail 100 Run presented by La Sportiva on Aug. 21-22, coined the “Race Across The Sky,” where it all started back in 1983. Next up is the Barn Burner Run event on Sept. 19 in Flagstaff, Ariz., followed by The ‘Rad Dirt Fest, a new event offering from the Life Time team that will take place in Trinidad, Colo, Oct. 2-3. The final run event on the Life Time off-road calendar is the Austin Rattler Run on Nov. 6.
To view all of the Life Time athletic events, including their off-road cycling events, please visit: https://my.lifetime.life/athletic-events.html
The Silver Rush 50 Run is owned and produced by Life Time, the premier healthy lifestyle brand. It is among more than 30 premier athletic events owned by the company, including Garmin UNBOUND Gravel, Verizon New York City Triathlon, Chicago Triathlon, and Miami Marathon.
About the 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, Colo., with the single goal of competing in “The Race Across the Sky.” Visit www.leadvilleraceseries.com for more information.
About Life Time, Inc.
As a wellness pioneer, Life Time is reshaping the way consumers approach their health by integrating where we move, work, live and play – digitally and physically – all with the primary objective of helping people lead healthy, happy lives. With more than 150 destinations in 41 major markets across the U.S. and Canada, Life Time operates luxury athletic resorts, owns and produces iconic athletic events and is expanding its brand though Life Time Workpremium coworking spaces and Life Time Living high-end leased residences. For more information visit lifetime.life.
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