Runners Galore! TransRockies Today, LT100 Weekend
If it seems like the cyclists have been replaced by runners around these parts, it’s because they have! At least through the weekend and then it will switch back to cyclists on Tuesday, but more on that race later. For now, here’s what’s going on with running in Leadville and Lake County.
Not only is the legendary Leadville Trail 100 footrace this weekend, but today – Thursday, August 15 – locals and visitors will notice an influx of runners from the TransRockies® Run. A six-stage race, runners went from Buena Vista to Twin Lakes yesterday and will travel from downtown Leadville over Highway 24 north to Tennessee Pass and on to Nova Guides at Camp Hale for today’s stage of the running race.
The Grand Daddy of ‘Em All: Leadville 100 Run
The Genesis. The Seed. The Startline. No matter what you call it this weekend’s 31st Annual Leadville Race Series Leadville Trail 100 Run is where it all began!
The legendary “Race Across The Sky” 100-mile Run is where it all started back in 1983. This is it. The race where legends are created and limits are tested. One hundred miles of extreme Colorado Rockies terrain – from elevations of 9,200 to 12,600 feet.
The race starts at 4 a.m. in downtown Leadville on Saturday, August 17 and runs through the 30 hour cut-off time on Sunday, August 18 at 10 a.m. The course is an out and back format in some of the Rockies most challenging terrain.
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