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Leadville Race Series Silver Rush 50 Mountain Bike and Run Starts This Week

7 Jul, 2017


On Saturday, July 8 and Sunday, July 9, Life TimeSM – The Healthy Way of Life Company, hosts a weekend where mountain bikers and runners can ‘Race Across the Sky’ in the Blueprint for Athletes Silver Rush 50 Mountain Bike (MTB) and Blueprint for Athletes Silver Rush 50 Run race events in Leadville, Colorado as part of the Leadville Race Series.

The Silver Rush 50 also offers relay options for both the mountain bike and trail run races where participants can each race 25 miles of the course and share the grit and glory of the famed Leadville course together.

Silver Rush 50 Mountain Bike Race, July 8, 2017
The 50-mile out-and-back course takes racers through the historic mining district on the east side of Leadville, passing many grand and historic gold and silver mines. The Silver Rush 50 also serves as a qualifying event for the Leadville Trail 100 Mountain Bike Race on Aug. 12, 2017. Silver Rush 50 participants can have their starting corral position boosted for the Leadville 100 MTB event if they finish in a certain timeframe as well.

Silver Rush 50 Run Race, July 9, 2017

Runners take on 50 miles of extreme territory that starts at 10,200 feet and reaches 12,000 feet on four separate occasions. It leaves runners’ lungs burning, hearts pounding and eyes mesmerized at the amazing Rocky Mountain scenery. The Silver Rush 50 not only prepares racers for the pinnacle Leadville Trail 100 Run on Aug. 19, 2017, but also provides bragging rights for conquering one of the toughest 50-milers in the country.

Silver King and Silver Queen Race
One race not enough? Try two days of exhilarating challenges. First, spend Saturday riding the Silver Rush 50 MTB, and follow it on Sunday with the Silver Rush 50 Run. Finish both events within the allotted time and forever be known as a Silver King or Silver Queen.

Space is limited. Register for all races and find additional information at www.leadvilleraceseries.com

Times and dates as follows:

Saturday, July 8, Silver Rush 50 Mountain Bike Race: 9 a.m. MT  Race Begins

Sunday, July 9, Silver Rush 50 Run: 6 a.m. MT Race Begins.

Location: July 8-9, both races begin at the base of Dutch Henri Hill in Leadville, Colo.

About the Leadville Race Series: Started with only 45 runners as the Leadville Trail 100 in 1983, the Leadville Race Series now consists of seven running events and four mountain biking events, plus six events in the Leadville Qualifying Series. The Race Series stretches across three months, and hosts thousands of racers on foot and on mountain bike in some of the world’s most iconic events. Endurance athletes worldwide now make the pilgrimage to Leadville, Colo., with the single goal of competing in “The Race Across the Sky.” Visit www.leadvilleraceseries.com for more information.

About Life Time, The Healthy Way of Life Company: Life Time is a privately held, comprehensive healthy living, healthy aging and healthy entertainment Lifestyle Company that offers a personalized and scientific approach to long-term health and wellness. Through its portfolio of distinctive resort-like destinations, athletic events and corporate health services, the Healthy Way of Life Company helps members achieve their goals everyday with the support of a team of dedicated professionals and an array of proprietary health assessments. As of June 27, 2017, the company operates 127 centers in 27 states and 35 major markets under the LIFE TIME FITNESS® and LIFE TIME ATHLETIC® brands in the United States and Canada. Additional information is available at www.lifetimefitness.com.

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