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Sat 15 Aug 2020

LEADVILLE TRAIL 100 RUN

LEADVILLE - COLORADO
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LEADVILLE TRAIL 100 RUN presented by LA SPORTIVA
August 17-18, 2019.

The legendary 100-mile race "Race Across The Sky" is where it all started in 1983. Here it is. The race where legends are created and limits are tested. One hundred miles of extreme terrain in the Colorado Rockies, from elevations of 9,200 to 12,600 feet. You will give respect to the mountain and you will earn the respect of all.

The Leadville 100 Miles are a world reference race. Perhaps the duo that forms alongside the Pike's Peak marathon this ultra-high altitude trail represents for many the best of American mountain racing. For his history, from the Tarahumaras to the record of Matt Carpenter; For the more than three thousand meters of altitude in which it runs; And for being the great American test more open to the Spanish popular runner.

The small mining town of Leadville in Colorado claims to be the roof of the United States of America located as is no less than 3,100 meters above sea level and further surrounded by no less than fourteen "fourteeners", peaks over 14,000 feet ( 4,267 meters) From there two world references of the trail start: On the one hand, the great crossing that connects those peaks, named Nolan's 14 and where Iker Karrera set a new record this 2017 as we already told you here. The second icon of the area is one of the mythical and benchmark races in the USA, the Leadville LT100 , which takes place in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. The race is famous, among other things, because it is where the legend of the Tarahumara tribe that is part of the best-seller “Born to run” was hatched.

Travel

The course, one hundred miles in the Rockies: The race goes through a round trip with start and finish in Leadville. Half of the race, 50 miles south, is at Winfield. Once this point is reached, you must go back through the same steps, crossing the corridors that go with those that come, until you reach Leadville again. The difference in altitude is about + 5,500m.

The most significant point of the race is Hope Pass, at about 3,800m altitude. It is a pass between the Hope (4,429m) and Quail (4,102m) mountains and its access is so difficult that provisioning and rescue is carried out from the start of the race with flocks of… .flames! Key point of the test, it is near the middle of the race and it is necessary to cross it towards mile 45 on the way and 55 on the return.

Along the route there are 13 aid stations, 11 liquids and solids and 2 only liquids. It should be noted that the first aid station, which will also be the last one on the way back, is 22km from Leadville. This is of particular importance, especially on the way back, when the forces are fairer, since it is 22km without replacing liquids or solids and with an ascending route to the finish.

In general it is a little technical route for what we are used to in these distances in Europe. There are even quite a few stretches of road along it.

Program

Thursday August 15
• 2:00 pm. - 8:00 pm. Early collection of bibs and mandatory medical registration
Leadville Race Series HQ, 316 Harrison
Photo identification is required. Racer check-in and collection of bib numbers. Bibs must be collected in person. They will not be mailed or delivered to others.

Friday August 16
• 7: 00–9: 30 am Bib number collection and mandatory medical registration
Leadville Race Series HQ, 316 Harrison
Photo identification is required. Racer check-in and collection of bib numbers. Bibs must be collected in person. They will not be mailed or delivered to others.
• 8:00 am - 2:00 pm Pre-race exhibition
The Expo will be located in the parking lot of Lake County High School, 1000 West 4th St.
• 10:00 am Mandatory final report
Lake County High School Gymnasium, 1000 West 4th St.
Updated conditions, any changes to race rules or procedures, and last minute instructions will be provided. All participants are required to attend. A crew briefing will immediately follow at 11:30 am
• 11:30 am Carbo lunch after the athlete meeting
The Lake County High School gymnasium, 1000 West 4th St. jerseys will be delivered to the expo once the athlete meeting is over.
• 3:00 pm. - 5:00 pm. Supply bag drop: only clear plastic bags. WITHOUT EXCEPTIONS!
Courthouse Lawn, 6th & Harrison

Saturday August 17
• 3:00 am - 3:45 am Align with your time chip
6th & Harrison's corner
• 4:00 am START OF THE RACE
Starting line, 6th & Harrison

Sunday August 18
• 5:00 am Cut-off time of 25 hours: the buckles will be delivered in the finishing channel.
Cutting time for runners awarded with large silver and gold trophy buckles, delivered in finishing channel
• 10:00 am deadline for all runners
Runners who finish before the 30 hour cut but after the 25 hour cut will receive the small silver and gold trophy buckles.
• 12:00 pm. Award ceremony
Lake County High School Gymnasium, 1000 West 4th St.
All awards and finishing jackets will be presented at this time and must be collected in person. They will not be released to others and will not be distributed before or after the award ceremony. Jackets that are not printed at the award ceremony will be made and shipped free of charge.