Latest News – January 3
LT100 Run Sells Out in Two Days, Other Races Open
The legendary “Race Across The Sky” 100-mile run sold out just 48 hours after opening registration at midnight on the first day of the New Year. The news was reported via social media on the Leadville Race Series Facebook Page:
“The 2014 #LT100 Run is full! This year, we limited the number by several hundred fewer slots than last year to reduce impact on the course and aid stations. The rest of the run events are still open for registration and 2014 Leadman spots are still available.”
2013 LT100 Run Start
Life Time, The Healthy Way of Life Company (NYSE:LTM), announced the events schedule and opened registration at midnight on Jan. 1 for the 2014 Leadville Race Series events, including the Leadville Trail 100 Run.
In addition: “In the spirit of further improving overall athlete, crew and spectator experience at the Leadville Trail 100 Run, the event will offer fewer participants slots, increased shuttle service to the Twin Lakes aid station and management efforts, along with parking access at Winfield,” stated the media announcement released from their corporate offices in Chanhassen, MN. Later, in an exchange on social media, the LRS posted: “We are bringing our numbers (for the LT100 Run) down a couple hundred less than last year.”Traffic congestion & disorganization at aid stations are some of the concerns from LT100 runners and crew.
Last year, the LT100 Run saw a reported 900+ runners lace-up for the start of the race. With that elevated number of competitors, complaints from racers, crews and locals were also on the rise. This fall, race organizers addressed these concerns in another media announcement which may be read HERE.
With a schedule that begins in March and concludes in September, endurance athletes from around the world will make the pilgrimage to Leadville with the single goal to finish a “Race Across the Sky” event.Even the llamas atop Hope Pass wonder about the ultra-runners. Photo: David Hahn
The race lottery for the 21st annual Leadville Trail 100 Mountain Bike Race opened Nov. 1, 2013 and lottery winners will be randomly selected by Feb. 28, 2014. Those selected will be notified by email the first week of March.
The 2014 Leadville Race Series schedule includes:
- March 29 – Leadville Qualifier: Austin Rattler
- March 30 – Austin Rattler Run
- June 14 – Leadville Trail Marathon
- June 14 – Leadville Trail Heavy Half Marathon
- June 22 – Leadville Qualifier: Wilmington Whiteface 100
- June 28 – 30 – Leadville Trail 100 Run Training Camp
- July 2 – 5 – Leadville Trial 100 MTB Training Camp 1
- July 6 – 9 – Leadville Trail 100 MTB Training Camp 2
- July 12 – Leadville Qualifier: Silver Rush 50 MTB
- July 13 – Leadville Silver Rush 50 Trail Run
- July 19 – Leadville Qualifier: Tahoe Trail 100
- August 9 – Leadville Trail 100 MTB
- August 10 – Leadville 10K Run
- August 16 – Leadville Trail 100 Run
- September 6 – Barn Burner
Endurance athletes seeking the ultimate challenge also may register to be a part of the Leadman/Leadwoman division, in which participants must complete five of the following Leadville Race Series events: the Leadville Trail Marathon, Leadville Silver Rush 50 MTB or Run, Leadville Trail 100 MTB, Leadville Trail 10K Run and the Leadville Trial 100 Run. Among 95 registrants in 2013, 43 earned the title as 2013 Leadman or Leadwoman.
Camp of Champions registration opens January 6, over the phone, by contacting Abby Long at 719-219-9351. For additional information about the Leadville Race Series including the Leadville 100 MTB lottery, visit www.leadvilleraceseries.com.
Winter Mountain Bike Race Tomorrow at Nordic Center
The fourth race in Pedal Power Winter Race Series, the Pedal Power Winter Mountain Bike Race, will take place Saturday, January 4 , at 10 a.m. Racers will meet prior to the start at the Tennesse Pass Nordic Center at Ski Cooper.
This ‘winter mountain bike’ event was introduced to the Winter Race series last year and was immediately met with rave reviews for its challenging track.Hop on your fat-tire bike and get to the start line!
The course utilizes the Tennessee Pass Nordic Centers network of nordic trails which wind their way through the pine forests and meadows flanking magnificent Tennesse Pass between Vail and Leadville. There will be two categories available this year, with a 10-12 mile course set up for advanced and expert riders and a 5-6 mile beginner course for those who simply want to get out and experience the thrill winter moutain biking.
Registration for this event is $20. Participants can save time by pre-registering directly online at pedalpowerbike.com. They can also register with forms from Pedal Power Bicycle Shop in Eagle-Vail or by calling 970 845-0931. Registration is also possible for $25 on the day of the event at the race start. For more information call Pedal Power at 845-0931.