Leadville 100 Run, 2019
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The 2021 lottery for the famous Leadville Race Series is now open.
The status of public events and gatherings due to COVID-19 is still very uncertain. But that doesn’t stop some racing organizations from bringing events back to safety this summer.
“We are happy to announce that the lottery is officially open for the 2021 event!” Leadville’s PR spokesperson shared. The Leadville Race Series consists of the Leadville Trail 100 and the Stages Cycling Leadville Trail 100 MTB.
If you are looking for a 10 km or marathon route, Leadville has that too.
The lottery system is open by February 15, 2021. Lottery winners will be notified on February 23, 2021.
Leadville Trail Series: More information
Leadville is the tallest city in the United States and stands at 10,152 feet. The Leadville Race Series began in 1983 with just 45 runners on an epic 100-mile route. Since then, Leadville has hosted thousands of runners and cyclists.
The Leadville 100 running course extends for 100 miles over extreme and rocky terrain from 9,200 to 12,600 feet. The race is particularly difficult due to the combination of altitude, distance and terrain. There are 13 support stations along the course and time restrictions apply if you want to make it to the podium.
The 100 MTB course is also 100 miles and you can apply as an individual, tandem, or group. Locking times also apply.
The Leadville Trail 100 MTB is planned for August 14, 2021 Leadville Trail 100 Run is planned for August 21-22, 2021.
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