Blueprint for Athletes Leadville Trail 100 Run

24 West 6th Street
Leadville, CO 80461

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BLUEPRINT FOR ATHLETES LEADVILLE TRAIL 100 RUN

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. You will give the mountain respect, and earn respect from all.

EVENT SCHEDULE
Thursday, August 17
• 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Early packet pickup and mandatory medical check-in
Leadville Race Series HQ, 316 Harrison
Photo ID is required. Racer check-in and packet pickup. Packets must be picked up in person. They will not be mailed or given to others.

Friday, August 18
• 7:00–10:00 am Packet pickup and mandatory medical check-in
Leadville Race Series HQ, 316 Harrison
Photo ID is required. Racer check-in and packet pickup. Packets must be picked up in person. They will not be mailed or given to others.
• 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Pre-race Expo
The Expo will be located in the parking lot of the Lake County High School, 1000 West 4th St.
• 11:00 a.m. Mandatory final briefing
Lake County High School gymnasium, 1000 West 4th St.
Up-to-date conditions, any changes in race rules or procedures and last-minute instructions will be provided. All entrants are required to attend. A crew briefing will immediately follow at 12:30 p.m.
• 12:30 p.m. Carbo-loading lunch following the athlete meeting
Lake County High School gymnasium, 1000 West 4th St.
• 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Supply bag drop – Clear plastic bags only. NO EXCEPTIONS!
Courthouse Lawn, 6th & Harrison

Saturday, August 19
• 3:00 a.m. – 3:45 a.m. Line up with your timing chip
Corner of 6th & Harrison
• 4:00 a.m. RACE START
Starting line, 6th & Harrison

Sunday, August 20
• 5:00 a.m. 25-hour cutoff time
Cutoff time for runners awarded the large silver and gold trophy buckles.
• 10:00 a.m. Cutoff time for all runners
Runners finishing before the 30-hour cutoff but after the 25-hour cutoff will be awarded the small silver and gold trophy buckles.
• 12:00 p.m. Awards ceremony
Lake County High School gymnasium, 1000 West 4th St.
All awards and finisher buckles will be presented at this time and must be picked up in person. They will not be given to others and will not be distributed before or after the awards ceremony. Finisher jackets will be distributed outside the Leadville Race Series Retail Store, 316 Harrison Ave. The first 400 finishers will be guaranteed their sweatshirts the day after the race. If your sweatshirt is not printed overnight, it will be made and shipped to you free of charge.
• 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Finisher sweatshirt hand out
316 Harrison (right outside the retail store under the big white tent)

Course history
Following is a list of the four changes made to the Leadville Trail 100 Run presented by New Balance course between 2008 and 2013. The course was unchanged for many years before 2008. In the end, the course is essentially identical in 2013 as it was in 2008. The full course is slightly longer (.3 to .4 miles) in 2013 but has a little less elevation gain (450 feet).

County Rd 11A/Halfmoon Road to Twin Lakes Firestation. Halfmoon aid station was moved in 2009 due to a helicopter crash just before race day. Runners went a short way up Halfmoon Road then turned left onto Pipeline road. This change removed .3 miles from the full course distance and reduced the elevation gain by 750 feet.
Halfmoon Road removed entirely in 2012. The access to Pipeline Road was rerouted past the gravel pits, adding about .7 miles to the round-trip distance and about 50 feet more elevation gain.
Winfield Road/Colorado Trail change in 2012. The Winfield Road was finally removed from the course with the completion of the Colorado Trail into Winfield. This added 2.2 miles to the full-course distance and 365 additional feet of elevation gain.
In 2013, a portion of the Colorado Trail near Winfield was removed. With a course distance about 2.7 miles longer in 2012 than in 2008, 2.3 miles and about 10 feet of elev gain were removed from a portion of the Colorado Trail near Winfield.

Aid Stations
There are 11 well-stocked aid stations along the course. Cut-off times for the aid stations do apply. Water provided by Eldorado Springs.

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