Blueprint for Athletes Leadville Stage Race

231 McWethy Drive
Leadville, CO 80461

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BLUEPRINT FOR ATHLETES LEADVILLE STAGE RACE
A new addition to a historic race – your challenge remains the difficult course that made the Blueprint for Athletes Leadville Trail 100 MTB famous, but now we are spreading it over three exciting days. With a stage race format, you will be able to put the hammer down even faster and bring a team if you choose. You will get a chance to win daily prizes and maybe even wear the leader’s jersey on days two and three. In addition, there are many ways to gain entry into the sold-out LT100 MTB in August! Already in? This is the perfect training opportunity to get you race-ready by riding the same renowned course.

Think you’re fast? Just beat Alban Lakata’s course record (5:58:35) time splits on any of the three stages and you automatically earn a spot in the LT100! If a relay is more your style, it’s time to pull together a couple ringers. A team can be 2-3 riders, each rider racing one of the days. The fastest team effort is also given a LT100 entry!

As with our other qualifiers, we have spots waiting for the best age group results and a random lottery drawing as well.

EVENT SCHEDULE
Thursday, July 27
• 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Optional pre-race packet pickup
Leadville Race Series Retail Store (316 Harrison Ave.)
Photo ID required. Packets must be picked up in person and will not be given to others.

Friday, July 28
• 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Packet pickup and mandatory racer check-in
Lake County Rodeo Grounds
Photo ID required. Packets must be picked up in person and will not be given to others.
• 9:00 a.m. RACE START
• 4:00 p.m. ‐ 6:30 p.m. Post-race meal, entertainment and a daily award ceremony
Sayer-McKee Building, KW Plaza (615 Harrison Ave., Leadville, CO 80461)

Saturday, July 29
• 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Mandatory racer check-in
Lost Canyon aid station
• 9:00 a.m. RACE START
• 4:00 p.m. ‐ 6:30 p.m. Post-race meal, entertainment and a daily award ceremony
Sayer-McKee Building, KW Plaza (615 Harrison Ave., Leadville, CO 80461)

Sunday, July 30
• 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Mandatory racer check-in
Lost Canyon aid station
• 9:00 a.m. RACE START
• 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Expo and post-race party (Lunch, music and beer) at the Lake County Rodeo Grounds
• 2:00 p.m. Awards ceremony

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION
The 100-mile out-and-back course, split into 3 stages, in the midst of the Colorado Rockies. Low point of 9,200 feet is located at the Twin Lakes dam. The high point is Columbine Mine, at 12,424 feet. The majority of course is on mountain two-track fire roads. A sub 12-hour finish time is required to be considered an official Stage Race Finisher.

Stage 1 — 42 miles
Start at the Lake County Rodeo Grounds and finish at Lost Canyon.

Stage 2 — 16 miles
Start and finish at Lost Canyon while climbing/descending Columbine.

Stage 3 — 42 miles
Start at Lost Canyon and finish at the Lake County Rodeo Grounds.
Distances subject to change.

Aid Stations
Stage 1: Carter Summit aid station at mile 10 and Pipeline aid station at mile 28.
Stage 2: Columbine aid station at mile 8.
Stage 3: Pipeline aid station at mile 13.5 and Carter Summit aid station at mile 18.

Water provided by Eldorado Springs.

Transportation
The Leadville Stage Race start on day one is at the Lake County Fair Grounds which has plenty of parking available. The Stage 1 finish is located 20 miles south of Leadville at Lost Canyon. During registration, athletes are asked if you need a shuttle ride back to your vehicle at the Rodeo Grounds. Overnight secure bike storage is located at Lost Canyon and will be offered for all athletes including those riding the shuttle back to Leadville. Many racers will have people meeting them at the finish and not need a ride back to town. Stage 2 begins and ends at the same location, that being Lost Canyon. Athletes are responsible for their own transportation to Lost Canyon for Stage 2. Stage 3 will begin at Lost Canyon and finish at the Rodeo Grounds in Leadville. Shuttle service will offered during registration again for an additional $10, from the Rodeo Grounds at 6 a.m. out to Lost Canyon so that your vehicle will be located at the finish line after the race. Cost for the two-day event shuttle service is an additional $10.

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