Weekend Preview: Boulder Peak Triathlon

Triathlon Events

Saturday July 7th

 

LG Tri: Splash, Grind, Sprint

Eagle


Grant Ranch OWS

Littleton


Sunday July 8th

 

Boulder Peak Traithlon

Boulder


Silver Rush 50 Run

Leadville


Rocky Mountain State Games: Triathlon

Colorado Springs



Cycling Events

Thursday July 5th

 

BVV Thursday Night Racing

Erie


Saturday July 7th

 

BME Series: Keystone

Keystone


EPIC Singletrack Series: Race RendezVous

Winter Park


BVV Saturday Sprints

Erie


Laramie MTB Series

Happy Jack, Wy


USAC Masters Track National Championships

Trexlertown, Pa


USAC Junior Track National Championships

Trexlertown, Pa


Sunday July 8th

 

Sunshine Hill Climb

Boulder


Silver Rush 50 MTB Race

Leadville


USAC Masters Track National Championships

Trexlertown, Pa


USAC Junior Track National Championships

Trexlertown, Pa

Weekend Preview: Another Beautiful Weekend on Tap

Triathlon Events

Thursday June 21st

 

Vixxen Racing Swim Clinic

Boulder


Boulder Stroke & Stride, Week #4

Boulder


Friday June 22nd

 

Leadville 100 Trail Run Training Camp

Leadville


Saturday June 23rd

 

Solstice Sunset Open Water Swim

Longmont

Join Mountain Swim Series as they kick off their 2018 season with the Solstice Sunset Swim at Union Reservoir Saturday June 23rd. Early online registration closes Thursday June 21 at midnight. Race day registration is available for an additional $10 fee.

 


Loveland Lake to Lake Triathlon

Loveland


TriBella Women Only Triathlon

Cherry Creek Reservoir


Leadville 100 Trail Run Training Camp

Leadville


Sunday June 24th

 

Rachel Joyce & Dana Platin Run Clinic

Boulder


Boulder Sunrise Triathlon

Boulder


South Suburban TRYathlon

Centennial


Tri on the Plains

Sterling


Tri the Boat

Steamboat Springs


Leadville 100 Trail Run Training Camp

Leadville



Cycling Events

Thursday June 21st

 

BVV Thursday Night Racing

Erie


Grintas Cycling Retreat

Steamboat Springs


Crested Butte Bike Week

Crested Butte


USAC Pro Road, ITT & Criterium National Championships

Knoxville, TN


Friday June 22nd

 

Pactimo Pop-Up Store

Denver


Mountain Bike Capital USA Weekend Event

Winter Park


Grintas Cycling Retreat

Steamboat Springs


Crested Butte Bike Week

Crested Butte


USAC Pro Road, ITT & Criterium National Championships

Knoxville, TN


Saturday June 23rd

 

Mavic Haute Route Rockies

Boulder to Colorado Springs – the long way

 

 


EPIC Singletrack Series: Point to Point

Winter Park


Bring Out Yer Bike 

Denver


Laramie MTB Series

Happy Jack, WY


VIDA Mtb Clinic: Trestle Bike Park

Winter Park


BME Series: Crested Butte

Crested Butte


4SOH

Ft. Collins


BoulderCentre for Orthopedics Criterium

Golden


Colorado Bike MS

Westminster – Ft. Collins


Grintas Cycling Retreat

Steamboat Springs


Crested Butte Bike Week

Crested Butte


USAC Pro Road, ITT & Criterium National Championships

Knoxville, TN


Sunday June 24th

 

Big Ring Cycles Demo Days

Golden

Join Big Ring Cycles, Rocky Mountain Bicycles, Shimano and Bike-a-Latte at New Terrain Brewery and test drive great new bikes out on the trails at North Table Mountain from 8am-noon on Sunday, June 24th! Check out new shoes by Pearl Izumi, New Terrain’s food truck – J-Street, New Terrain Brewery


Bicycle Tour of Colorado

Leadville and beyond


John Stenner Memorial TT

Keensburg


Mavic Haute Route Rockies

Boulder to Colorado Springs – the long way


Colorado Bike MS

Westminster – Ft. Collins


Grintas Cycling Retreat

Steamboat Springs


BME Series: Crested Butte

Crested Butte


VIDA Mtb Clinic: Trestle Bike Park

Winter Park


Crested Butte Bike Week

Crested Butte


USAC Pro Road, ITT & Criterium National Championships

Knoxville, TN

Weekend Preview: There’s an Off Road Theme

Triathlon Events

Thursday June 14th

 

Stroke & Stride

Boulder


FREE Women’s Race Clinic with Alison Freeman

Boulder


Saturday June 16th

 

XTERRA Lory

Ft. Collins


Leadville Marathon & Heavy Half

Leadville



Cycling Events

Thursday June 14th

 

BVV Thursday Night Racing

Erie


Ride the Rockies

Breckenridge, Edwards, Steamboat Springs, Grand Lake and Winter Park


USAC Talent ID Road Camp

Golden


USAC Para Road Race & TT National Championships

Augusta, Ga


USAC Masters Road National Championships

Augusta, Ga


Friday June 15th

 

RMRS: Crested Butte

Crested Butte


Ride the Rockies

Breckenridge, Edwards, Steamboat Springs, Grand Lake and Winter Park


USAC Talent ID Road Camp

Golden


USAC Masters Road National Championships

Augusta, Ga


Saturday June 16th

 

7th Annual G’Knight Ride

Longmont

 

The G’Knight Ride is a celebration of cycling, and is meant for cyclists of all ages, sizes, and abilities.  The Ride is a great excuse to dust off that old 10-speed, mountain bike, or cruiser and hop on with 2,000+ other riders on a great evening tour.  The G’Knight Ride helps to fun cycling education and bike refurbishing programs throughout the year by Bicycle Longmont, the area non-profit bike advocacy organization.


Century Experience Ride

Florissant


Denver Century Ride

Denver


Pedaling 4 Parkinson’s

Lone Tree


Bailey HUNDO & HUNDitO

Bailey


MOOTS Colorado Ranch Rally

Steamboat Springs


RMRS: Crested Butte

Crested Butte


USAC Talent ID Road Camp

Golden


USAC Masters Road National Championships

Augusta, Ga


Sunday June 17th

 

Parker Mainstreet Criterium

Parker


Golden Cruisers Fight to End Alzheimer’s Ride

Golden


FIBArk MTB Races

Salida


RMRS: Crested Butte

Crested Butte


USAC Masters Road National Championships

Augusta, Ga

Weekend Preview: Indoor and Outdoor Events

Triathlon Events

Thursday Jan 25th

 

Meet and Greet : Rob Gray, Ultraman World Champion

Boulder


Outdoor Retailer & Snow Show

Denver


Friday Jan 26th

 

Outdoor Retailer & Snow Show

Denver


Saturday Jan 27th

 

Aria Athletic Club & Spa Winter Triathlon

Leadville


Outdoor Retailer & Snow Show

Denver


USAT Winter Triathlon National Championships

St. Paul, MN


Sunday Jan 28th

 

Winter Sprinter Master’s Swim Meet

Longmont


Yeti Chase 5k & 10k

Lakewood


South Suburban TRYathlon

Centennial


Blue Sky Velo Kick Off Meeting

Longmont


Outdoor Retailer & Snow Show

Denver



Cycling Events

Thursday Jan 25th

 

3rd Annual Borealis Fat Bike World Championships

Crested Butte


Outdoor Retailer & Snow Show

Denver


Ergon Women’s Saddle Demo and Launch Party

Boulder


Friday Jan 26th

 

Pastries on the Path

Boulder


3rd Annual Borealis Fat Bike World Championships

Crested Butte


Outdoor Retailer & Snow Show

Denver


Saturday Jan 27th

 

Old Man Winter Official Course Pre Ride

Boulder


3rd Annual Borealis Fat Bike World Championships

Crested Butte


Outdoor Retailer & Snow Show

Denver


Sunday Jan 28th

 

Blue Sky Velo Kick Off Meeting

Longmont


3rd Annual Borealis Fat Bike World Championships

Crested Butte


Outdoor Retailer & Snow Show

Denver

Leadville 100 Trail Run

Leadville

 

The Leadville Race Series began in 1983 with just 45 runners making the epic 100-mile trek through rugged Rocky Mountain terrain. Today, the world-renowned series stretches from New York to California and hosts thousands of racers on foot and in the saddle. Year after year, endurance athletes from all over the world test their grit, guts and determination with the ultimate goal of “Racing Across the Sky” and earning the coveted silver and gold buckle. Race with us and push your mind and body to the limit. The red carpet awaits.

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 details and Registration here

Series Events

Austin Rattler Run – April 1, 2018

Leadville Marathon & Heavy Half – June 16, 2018

Silver Rush 50 Run – July 8, 2018

Leadville 10k Run – August 12, 2018

Leadville Trail 100 Run – August 18, 2018

Series Information here

Leadville 10k Run

Leadville

 

The Leadville Race Series began in 1983 with just 45 runners making the epic 100-mile trek through rugged Rocky Mountain terrain. Today, the world-renowned series stretches from New York to California and hosts thousands of racers on foot and in the saddle. Year after year, endurance athletes from all over the world test their grit, guts and determination with the ultimate goal of “Racing Across the Sky” and earning the coveted silver and gold buckle. Race with us and push your mind and body to the limit. The red carpet awaits.

Held the weekend of the historic Leadville Trail 100 MTB, the Leadville 10K Run is the shortest run in the series, but covers the first and last 3.1 miles of the infamous Leadville Trail 100 Run presented by New Balance.

Event details and Registration here

Series Events

Austin Rattler Run – April 1, 2018

Leadville Marathon & Heavy Half – June 16, 2018

Silver Rush 50 Run – July 8, 2018

Leadville 10k Run – August 12, 2018

Leadville Trail 100 Run – August 18, 2018

Series Information here

Silver Rush 50 Run

Leadville

 

The Leadville Race Series began in 1983 with just 45 runners making the epic 100-mile trek through rugged Rocky Mountain terrain. Today, the world-renowned series stretches from New York to California and hosts thousands of racers on foot and in the saddle. Year after year, endurance athletes from all over the world test their grit, guts and determination with the ultimate goal of “Racing Across the Sky” and earning the coveted silver and gold buckle. Race with us and push your mind and body to the limit. The red carpet awaits.

Take on 50 miles of extreme territory that starts at 10,200 feet and reaches 12,000 feet on four separate occasions at the Silver Rush 50 Run. It will leave your lungs burning, heart pounding and eyes completely amazed — while also preparing you for the pinnacle Leadville Trail 100 Run presented by New Balance.

Event details and Registration here

Series Events

Austin Rattler Run – April 1, 2018

Leadville Marathon & Heavy Half – June 16, 2018

Silver Rush 50 Run – July 8, 2018

Leadville 10k Run – August 12, 2018

Leadville Trail 100 Run – August 18, 2018

Series Information here

Leadville Marathon & Heavy Half

Leadville

 

The Leadville Race Series began in 1983 with just 45 runners making the epic 100-mile trek through rugged Rocky Mountain terrain. Today, the world-renowned series stretches from New York to California and hosts thousands of racers on foot and in the saddle. Year after year, endurance athletes from all over the world test their grit, guts and determination with the ultimate goal of “Racing Across the Sky” and earning the coveted silver and gold buckle. Race with us and push your mind and body to the limit. The red carpet awaits.

Run through the historic mining district’s challenging old mining roads and trails, and hit a high of 13,185 feet at Mosquito Pass during the Leadville Trail Marathon or Heavy Half Marathon. The views will leave you breathless, if you’re not already. The marathon will mark its 17th year in 2018, while the Heavy Half will mark its 13th.

Event details and Registration here

Series Events

Austin Rattler Run – April 1, 2018

Leadville Marathon & Heavy Half – June 16, 2018

Silver Rush 50 Run – July 8, 2018

Leadville 10k Run – August 12, 2018

Leadville Trail 100 Run – August 18, 2018

Series Information here

The Race Across The Sky: A Broad’s Guide to Why

by Lisa Ingarfield
From The Broadview

Trail running, for those of you who have not tried it, can be as challenging as it is beautiful. We are spoiled in Colorado with thousands of trails to choose from. The options cater to every level of runner (and walker) and every need, from easy, wide trails through meadows to rocky, technical climbs ascending several thousand feet. Run, walk, or hike. Whatever your skill level, Colorado’s foothills and mountains have something for you.

One of the world’s most famous trail races is right here on our doorstep: the Leadville Trail 100 (LT100). Yes, you read it correctly. One hundred miles out and back including two trips over Hope Pass (12,600 ft) just outside of Twin Lakes. The “race across the sky” is in its 35th year, and its 2017 roster boasts over 600* eager trail runners and ultra-marathoners (an ultra-marathon is any distance over 26.2 miles).

The Leadville 100 Trail Race began in 1983 in response to the closure of Leadville’s major employer, the Climax Mine. The closure of the mine was devastating for Leadville’s economy, 3,200 people lost their jobs. Overnight, Leadville became the town with the highest unemployment rate in the nation. Cue Ken Chlouber and Merilee Maupin. Chlouber, an avid marathon runner and local miner, developed the idea for a 100 mile race through the Rocky Mountains that would bring revenue to Leadville. The race traverses mountainous terrain, with a whopping 18,168 feet of elevation gain over the 100 miles.
Women at Leadville

Chlouber asked Maupin to be race director (blazing a trail as only one of a few women ultra-marathon race directors in the 80s!) and in late summer 1983, the town held the first Leadville Trail 100 race. There were 45 starters, including one woman (Teri Gerber). Ten runners finished that race, but sadly Gerber, the lone woman adventurer was not one of them. She didn’t give up, however, and, returned in 1984 to finish.

In 1994, ultra-marathon runner, Ann Trason set the women’s course record at 18:06:24, a 23 year old record in tact today. According to Maupin, the Leadville 100 has a great history of incredibly strong, courageous, and smart women. Maupin shared the story of her friend Maureen Garty, who has since passed away. Garty had never run a race longer than a marathon and in 1986 raced the LT100. She was fifth overall and took the win for the women in 22:45:01.

In 2016, the race included 340 official finishers, 65 of whom were women. While numbers of women participating in the race has steadily increased over time, with a jump of about thirty-five percent in 2014, according to Maupin, the numbers of women participating is still fairly low compared to men. Despite the lower numbers of women competing in the race, Maupin points out women’s finishing percentages have always been higher than the men’s.

Maupin’s heart is in this race, and while she and Chlouber have since sold the race series to Lifetime Fitness, she is still involved and still encourages women to participate. When asked why women should consider entering this race, Maupin shares: “Finishing is life changing … once you’ve crossed that finish line… you are better than you think you are, and you can do better than you think you can. Do away with those limits that you have placed on yourself. Doing this race, finishing it, not quitting, extends to every corner of your life.”

Laurie Nakauchi racing Leadville in 2014

The Running Broad’s View of the LT100

One of those incredibly strong, courageous, and smart (Denver) broads Maupin speaks of is Laurie Nakauchi. Nakauchi has completed the LT100 11 times–yep, you read that right–and will be toeing the line again this August. She is chasing the mantle of most LT100s completed by a woman, a record currently held by Marge Hickman with 14 completed races. Hickman is also racing again this year and puts the lid on any kind of ageism – she is in her 60s and still taking names (#badass).

Nakauchi started racing the LT100 over twenty years ago when there were very few women participating and she encourages women to pick up trail running, especially ultras. She sees women’s ultra-running as a massive untapped market. “Women do a lot” she says, but “if a woman takes this [race] on, they are going to finish.” She echoes Maupin’s assertion that women, overall, have a higher percentage finish rate over men.

Junko Kazukawa, another badass broad, ultra-running coach, and long-time LT100 runner, will be racing this year as well, marking her seventh race. Kazukawa, like Nakauchi, is an accomplished trail and ultra-runner. In 2014 and 2015, Kazukawa completed the Leadwoman series, which involves finishing the Leadville marathon, Silver Rush 50 mile bike or run, LT100 mountain bike race, LT100 run, and the Leadville 10K. Just to solidify her badassery in case you weren’t already convinced, in 2015 she also completed the Grand Slam of 100 mile races (Western States, Vermont, LT100, and Wasatch) and then in 2016 completed the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc, a 103 mile race, replete with over 30,500 feet of elevation gain, around Mont Blanc in the Alps through France, Italy and Switzerland. Oh, and Kazukawa is also a two-time breast cancer survivor. For Kazukawa, she knows her body and knows what she is capable of doing. She keeps upping the ante each year, because “why not?” I kind of agree. There’s always a reason not to do something, but equally, there is always a reason to try.

Junko Kazukawa finishing the UTMB in 2016

For the women reading this article who have considered entering the lottery to secure a place in the LT100, Maupin’s, Nakauchi’s and Kazakawa’s perspective comes down to three words: go for it. …

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