All invited to enter for a chance at America’s highest 100-miler and epic “Race Across the Sky”
LEADVILLE, COLO., Dec. 5, 2018— Every year since 1983, endurance athletes from all over the world travel to Colorado to compete in the Leadville Race Series, produced by Life Time. America’s highest 100-miler is an extreme test of grit, guts and determination with the ultimate goal of completing the “race across the sky” and earning the coveted silver and gold race buckle.
Entrance into the 2019 Leadville Trail 100 MTB and 100 Run Lottery opened this weekend, Saturday, December 1 at 10 am MST and will remain open until Monday, December 31 at 11:59 P.M. MST. Winners will be notified by mid-January and automatically charged the registration fee. Unique amongst many ultra-races, Leadville and Life Time abide by “if you believe, we believe,” meaning you don’t need to pre-qualify in order to enter the lottery.
Those that are unsuccessful in the lottery process and still wish to participate will have the option to race one of the qualifier events to earn a spot, where race entries are distributed by age group as well as random lottery on-site. Additionally, the race series offers charity slots through a number of Official Charity Partners, including the Leadville Trail 100 Legacy Foundation, which was founded by race founders Ken Chlouber and Merilee Maupin to directly benefit the Leadville community. And new this year, the Life Time Foundation will be offering an all-access pass into all Leadville MTB events, Leadville For Lunches, with a donation to their charity to benefit youth lunch programs.
The series of Leadville’s legendary ultra-distance events, famed for their challenging courses and elevations through the Rocky Mountain terrain, has drawn competitors for 36 years who aspire to push themselves through the life-changing race that recently made headlines with Bobby Lea, a 3-time Olympic track cyclist who noted that the Olympics were “nothing compared to Leadville.”
Those that are drawn to the allure of competing in the iconic Leadville Race Series may now register for the entire list of events and training camps, including:
Mountain Bike Events:
- Leadville Qualifier: Wilmington Whiteface 100, June 1
- Leadville Trail 100 MTB Training Camp 1, June 27-June 30
- Silver Rush 50 MTB, July 7
- Leadville Qualifier: Tahoe Trail 100, July 13
- Leadville Qualifier: Leadville Stage Race, July 26-28
- Leadville Trail Marathon and Heavy Half Marathon, June 15
- Leadville 100 Run Training Camp, June 21-24
- Silver Rush 50 Run, July 6
- Leadville 10K Run , August 11
For additional information about the Leadville Race Series, visit www.leadvilleraceseries.com. For photos and more visit the Leadville Race Series Facebook page. To learn more about Life Time Athletic Events visit EventsByLifetime.com.
About Leadville Race Series
Started with only 45 runners as the Leadville Trail 100® in 1983, the Leadville Race Series now consists of six running events, the Leadville Trail 100 mountain bike race, and six mountain biking 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® – Healthy Way of Life
Life Time champions a healthy and happy life for its members across its 140 destinations in 39 major markets in the U.S. and Canada. As the nation’s premiere healthy lifestyle brand, Life Time delivers an unmatched athletic resort experience and provides a comprehensive healthy living, healthy aging and healthy entertainment experience that goes well beyond fitness to encompass the entire spectrum of daily life for individuals, couples and families of all ages. For more information visit, www.lifetime.life.
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