Treaders, Tenders and Trains in Town
Camp of Champs & Cemetery Clean Up
While it might be too easy to draw a connection between the ultra-endurance runners and the tombstones found in the Evergreen Cemetery, this weekend there will be a crossover on the calendar for the two milestone events. Starting this Friday, June 21, the Leadville Race Series initiates its Three-Day Camp of Champions for runners. Open to all runners, this soldout experience offers an introduction to the Leadville Trail 100 Run and is a training tool for this August’s race to be held August 17-18 throughout Lake County. During the Camp, seasoned veterans provide a great education as they cover the LT100 Run course over a three-day period from June 21 – June 24.
So whether you’re a “Race Across the Sky” first-timer or an old hand, this running camp provides an informative look at the country’s most scenic and challenging ultra-run course. There will be group training runs – both day and night – in order to familiarize athletes with key sections of the course, so expect to see them out on the trails! Hey, you can practice your cheering at the same time. It’ll be interesting to see what kind of snowpack awaits them on Hope Pass!
Annual Jewish Cemetery Clean Up June 22-23
Leadville is known for its cemeteries. People actually come to town specifically to spend time walking or driving thru the Evergreen, Hebrew and St. Joseph Cemeteries. And why not? Some of Colorado’s most interesting history and characters have found their final resting places right there on the edge of America’s highest city. So if that’s something that interests you then why not combine some community service in with that passion this weekend. The Annual Leadville Jewish Cemetery Clean-Up is scheduled for June 22 and 23. Now in its 23rd year, the event helps to beautify the Jewish Cemetery which is located adjacent to the Evergreen Cemetery in Leadville. There are several events planned for what has become an annual pilgrimage for many from the front range Jewish Community. The public is welcome.
This summer, Leadville’s Temple Israel Museum and Synagogue will host several Shabbat morning services in their beautiful building located on the corner of W. 4th and Pine Streets. All are welcome at all services; casual dress, no RSVP needed, never any charge. If you’ve never been inside this brilliantly restored gem, attending one of these meaningful services is a great way to experience the Temple in its full glory. See www.jewishleadville.org for more info and directions.
Upcoming Shabbat Services
- Saturday morning, June 22, 2019, 10 a.m. Rabbi Sara Gilbert will lead services. www.jewishleadville.org for details.
- Saturday morning, August 17, 2019 Services will be hosted by Synagogue of the Summit. See www.synagogueofthesummit.org for details.
To schedule a tour, reserve the synagogue for special events, make genealogical inquiries call, 303-709-7050 or 719-293-1274 or visit their website at www.jewishleadville.org.
Train Shifts to Two-a-Day Ride Schedule
At this point in the summer season, the Leadville, Colorado and Southern Railroad switches into high gear and moves to its two-a-day schedule with daily rides leaving at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Despite a snowy opening this scenic train excursion has had a solid start to the 2019 season. There are several special rides coming up in July from the BBQ Train to the special wildflower trips. Leadville Today also received word recently that one of the Fall Photo rides is already sold out, so if you’re making some special plans or have visitors in town, you might want to buy those tickets now. All Aboard!