Blueprint for Athletes Leadville Trail Marathon

124 E. Sixth Street
Leadville, CO 80461

Running > Trail, Marathon > Life Time Fitness Events

Event Description


Each Leadville Qualifying Series race provides 25-100 qualifying slots to the Blueprint for Athletes Leadville Trail 100 Run presented by New Balance, based on the total number of registered racers at each qualifier event. Half of the qualifying spots will be allocated based on the top age-group performances and half will be drawn among riders who have finished the qualifier race within the allocated cut-off time.

Qualifying slots will be distributed at the Awards Ceremony. Qualifying slot winners MUST BE PRESENT, as the roll-down qualifiers rule will be in effect at each event. All qualifier slots will be awarded and redeemed on race day. You must pay your entry to the LT100 Run within the three days after the event. You will have the option to register for the current year or the following year's LT100 Run and must decide when accepting your qualification slot. All entries into the LT100 Run are non-transferrable.

> Visit our LT100 Run Qualification System page for more information

Event Schedule

Starting Time
8 a.m.

Starting Place
Sixth Street Gym, 124 E. Sixth Street, downtown Leadville

Course Cut-offs
There is an 8.5-hour total time limit for the marathon, and aid station cut-offs will occur at 1:45 p.m. at Resurrection inbound (16.4m) and 2:45 p.m. at Venir #3 (19.1m). For the Heavy Half, there is a 8.5-hour total time limit, and there will be an aid station cut-off at 1:45 p.m. at Resurrection inbound (11m).

Packet Pickup
Race number and packet pickup are on Friday at Race Headquarters, 316 Harrison Avenue, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and on race day at Race Headquarters from 6 a.m. to 7:15 a.m.


Check out the 2015 Athlete Guide for detailed schedules, course information and more.
> View the Athlete Guide


The race course is out and back through the historic mining district on the east side of Leadville. Race start will be at 8 a.m. in front of the Sixth Street Gym. The course is primarily on old mining roads and trails, topping out at 13,185 ft. at Mosquito Pass. You may be crossing snow on the course. The course will be well marked with fluorescent pink-and-black-striped ribbon and chalk arrows.

> View the Marathon & Heavy Half Course Map
> View the Marathon Course Profile
> View the Heavy Half Course Profile

Aid Stations
There will be seven well-supplied aid stations for the marathon and five well-supplied aid stations for the Heavy Half.


  JAN 11-FEB 28 MAR 1-MAY 31 JUN 1-JUN 18
Marathon $100 $110 $120
Heavy Half $85 $95 $105

Awards Ceremony

All finishers receive a finishers medal. The Awards Ceremony will take place at the 6th Street Gym at 5 p.m. Include staying for the awards in your race day plans. Age group awards are also awarded at this time.

If you do not attend the Awards Ceremony to receive your award you must send a check made out to the Leadville Race Series for $15 along with the Awards Form filled out fully to:
Leadville Race Series
Attn: Craig Martin
316 Harrison Ave.
Leadville, CO 80461

*Please note that 2016 awards will not be shipped until the end of our race series season, September 20, 2016.

Trash and recycling

Our races are Zero Waste events. Look for recycle and compost bins at every aid station and start/finish. Please discard any trash in an appropriate container. Intentional littering on the course will be grounds for disqualification. The course—on trails both public and private—travels past many historic sites and through areas of exceptional beauty. Help us keep them pristine.

We will be recycling all plastic, aluminum and cardboard during these races, and all our events. We’ll take care of this at the aid stations. At the start/finish, please ensure you place trash or recyclable materials in the appropriate containers, which will be well marked.

Event Sponsors

Special thanks to our Leadville Trail Marathon & Heavy Half Marathon sponsors.

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