Latest News – June 13

Father’s Day, Lucero Shoot This Weekend

The Rocky Mountain Bowmen Club Annual Father’s Day Shoot, featuring the David Lucero Memorial Challenge is taking place this Saturday and Sunday, June 17 & 18, starting at 9 a.m. at the Range. Registration begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday. The Shoot will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to Noon on Sunday. 

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Organizers with the Colorado Bowhunter’s Association review the contest rules and safety measures before last year’s Annual Fathers Day shoot in Leadville. Photo: Leadville Today/Brennan Ruegg

Competitive 3D Archery Shoot featuring 14 Divisions including Pro, Two Scored Ranges, One Fun Range, Sight-In Range, Food Vendor, Picnic Area, Playground, CBA Merchandise, Camping Area, Door Prizes and More!! Shooters will take the best score of 28 targets (two courses). The Lucero challenge will be held today at 3 p.m. DETAILS.

Rocky Mtn. Bowmen Archery Range is located south of Leadville at the end of County Road 23A.  Turn south off of Highway 24 at the airport exit, and follow the signs. Cost is $25 for members (either CBA or RMBC), $35 for nonmembers (includes membership), $5 for youth 14 and under. The pro class is an additional $20 to the pot. New or renewal memberships shoot the first round free. Additional scored rounds can be purchased for $10.

For more information contact Rose Long at (720) 936-5778.Bowman Father's Day Shoot

Leadville Marathon, Heavy Half on Saturday

Due to the substantial late spring snowfall, the Leadville Race Series crew has been prepping the course and working to clear snow drifts up to seven feet high in some areas of the trail which will be used by hundreds of racers and their crew this Saturday, June 17.

The Leadville Marathon and Heavy Half Marathon will kick off the ultra endurance season in Leadville, Colo., presented by Life TimeSM – The Healthy Way of Life Company.

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Up, up and then way up! The Leadville Trail Marathon tops out at 13,185 ft Mosquito Pass which still has its share of snow. Photo: LRS.

“With the May storms this year, we’ve received a considerable amount of late season snow in Leadville. Our team has been working hard shoveling and clearing the snow away for our participants to give them the great race experience Leadville is known for,” said Ken Chlouber, Founder of the Leadville Race Series.

The Leadville Trail Marathon is the first event in the famed Leadman/Leadwoman competition, where athletes participate in five Leadville Race Series events throughout the summer. This Saturday;s race course runs through Leadville’s east side historic mining district, climbing up to 13,185 feet at the top of Mosquito Pass. The challenging, three-mile pass ascent includes rocky terrain and switchbacks, and athletes are rewarded with breathtaking views of Turquoise Lake and the Mosquito and Sawatch mountain ranges, including Mount Elbert, the highest peak in Colorado.

For those interested in participating in either race, space is still available but do it today as registration closes tomorrow, Thursday, June 15 at 5 p.m. However, in-person registration will be offered Friday, June 16 from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. and race morning, Saturday June 17 from 6 – 7 a.m at the Leadville Race Series headquarters on Harrison Avenue. Both races begin on Saturday, June 17 at 8 a.m. in front of the 6th Street Gym.

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Marathon racers saw true trail conditions last year, encountering snow fields and lots of spring run-off conditions. They will find the same this Saturday, June 17. But you can’t beat the view from the top! Photo: LRS

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