Leadville News – June 1
Leadville Weekend Races Benefit Sports Hall of Fame
This weekend kicks off the official race season with the Leadville/Lake County Sports Hall of Fame’s fun and fundraising competitions.
Tomorrow, Saturday, June 2 the 2018 Turquoise Lake 20k starting flags will wave at 9 a.m. for racers taking on the scenic but possibly water-logged course which runs clockwise around scenic Turquoise Lake. The first 7.5 miles of the course consists of hilly paved road. The final 5.5 miles consist of single track dirt trail. The weather should be clear and sunny which could push temperatures up for the high-altitude foot race.
Then on Sunday, June 3 things will shift a few miles south for the family-friendly Fish Hatchery 5k. Located at the historic Leadville National Fish Hatchery, the Fish Hatchery 5K features a scenic cross country style course that winds through sub-alpine forest near and around the Evergreen Lakes and lower Rock Creek area. This race begins at 8:30 a.m. Both races are free to kids aged 17 years and younger.
The race proceeds benefit the Leadville/Lake County Sports Hall of Fame, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded in 2002. Governed by a nine member board, the organization strives to those who have been outstanding in athletics or have given meritorious service to the athletics and/or recreation within our community. The SHF serves as the official sports Hall of Fame for the City of Leadville, County of Lake, and the Senior High Schools of Climax, Leadville, and Lake County.