Stage race follows same course as legendary Leadville 100 MTB
CHANHASSEN, Minn./ LEADVILLE, Colo. (April 22, 2015) — Life Time – The Healthy Way of Life Company (NYSE: LTM) today announced the addition of the Leadville MTB Stage Race to the iconic Leadville Race Series roster. The event will take place July 24 through July 26in Leadville, Colo. with the first stage kicking off at 9:00 A.M. MST.
For more than 20 years, endurance athletes worldwide make the pilgrimage to Leadville, with the single goal of competing in the legendary Leadville 100 Mountain Bike “The Race Across the Sky.” Now with the advent of the Leadville MTB Stage Race athletes can race the famous course over three stages and push themselves to go even faster and harder.
“We are thrilled to offer the new Leadville Stage Race as an opportunity for athletes to come and test their limits on the famed The Leadville 100 MTB course,” said Josh Colley, Leadville race director. “The Stage Race is the first new event in Leadville in 12 years and it will undoubtedly challenge athletes in new and exciting ways, as well as complement other events in the Leadville Series. The benefit of this event is athletes of all levels can participate in the Stage Race and go as fast as they possibly can over three days on one of the world’s greatest course.”
The Leadville 100 Mountain Bike Stage Race will consist of the three routes covering the Leadville 100 MTB. The majority of the race is on forest trails with some mountain roads and elevations ranging from 9,200 feet to 12,424 feet.
- Stage 1, July 24, 2015, 39 miles: Lake County Rodeo Grounds and finish at Lost Canyon/Twin Lakes.
- Stage 2, July 25, 2015, 22 miles: Starts at Lost Canyon and climbs Columbine and returns to Lost Canyon.
- Stage 3, July 26, 2015, 39 miles. Starts at Lost Canyon and returns back to the Rodeo Grounds in Leadville followed by a post race meal and party.
* Participants will be offered transportation in and out of Leadville at the end of Stage one and beginning of Stage three.
The inaugural race includes participation from Dave Wiens, Leadville Trail 100 six-time champion, member of the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame, two-time U.S. National Champion and multiple World Cup winner. Read more on Dave’s participation here.
Registration for the Leadville MTB Stage Race is now open to and will fill quickly. Also, the Leadville Stage Race will serve as a Leadville 100 MTB Race qualifier and will have 25 slots for the 2015 Leadville 100 MTB on August 15, 2015.
For more information on race logistics and to register please visit www.leadvilleraceseries.com or “like” the Leadville Race Series Facebookpage. More information about Life Time Athletic Events is available at EventsByLifeTime.com, on Twitter @lifetimefitness and the Life Time Athletic Events Facebook page.
About the Leadville Race Series
Started with only 45 runners as the Leadville Trail 100 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 Fitness, Inc.
As The Healthy Way of Life Company, Life Time Fitness (NYSE:LTM) helps organizations, communities and individuals achieve their total health objectives, athletic aspirations and fitness goals by engaging in their areas of interest — or discovering new passions — both inside and outside of Life Time’s distinctive and large sports, professional fitness, family recreation and spa destinations, most of which operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Company’s Healthy Way of Life approach enables customers to achieve this by providing the best programs, people and places of uncompromising quality and value. As of April 22, 2015, the Company operated 114 centers under the LIFE TIME FITNESS® and LIFE TIME ATHLETIC® brands in the United States and Canada. Additional information about Life Time centers, programs and services is available at lifetimefitness.com.
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