Leadville Trail 100

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The Leadville 100, held in August, is one of the most famous and longest mountain-bike races in the world: 100 miles of lung-crushing, adrenaline-fueled riding on the old silver-mining roads that go from 9200ft to 12,424ft and back again. But the Leadville Trail races are not just about the mountain bikers.

The whole thing started as a 100-mile foot race (45 racers started, only 10 finished), and they still offer that run every year, along with a plethora of other races, including a half-marathon, a 50-mile bike race and a 24-hour mountain-bike race. If you’re interested in participating in the LT100 MTB or RUN, you need to register for the lottery selection the preceding December; you should also consider attending the annual training camp.