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Life Time Announces 2023 Grand Prix presented by Mazda Series Details

Apr 18, 2023

Following the successful finale of the 2022 Grand Prix race series at Big Sugar Gravel presented by Mazda in Bentonville, Ark., Life Time (NYSE: LTH), the nation’s premier healthy lifestyle brand and event producer, announces details for the 2023 Life Time Grand Prix presented by Mazda.

For 2023, the series will expand to seven races. With this change, athletes will have the option to drop up to two events versus just one last year. Additionally, field sizes will expand to 35 female and 35 male riders, and entry fees will be covered by Life Time. Additionally, doping controls will also be expanded to include more races and athletes. A total prize purse of $250,000 will be allocated to the top 10 female and male riders upon the conclusion of the Series.

“Over the last year, we’ve seen phenomenal progress in accomplishing our objectives to bring more fans to the sport of cycling domestically and advance positive change in the landscape of professional and recreational cycling in the U.S.,” said Kimo Seymour, President of Events and Media at Life Time. “Building on last year’s solid momentum and the extremely positive sentiment we heard from athletes and brand partners, we’re very excited to host this season’s group of athletes representing diverse backgrounds. We can’t wait to see how the 2023 season will play out.”

Prize Purse:

  • A seventh ‘Wild Card’ event will be added for 2023, allowing participants to drop up to two events.
  • Athletes may ride all seven events and take the points from their best five performances.
  • A total prize purse of $250,000 will be distributed to the top ten scoring female and male participants as follows:
    1. $25,000
    2. $20,000
    3. $16,000
    4. $13,000
    5. $11,000
    6. $10,000
    7. $9,000
    8. $8,000
    9. $7,000
    10. $6,000

2023 Life Time Grand Prix presented by Mazda Event Lineup:

Doping Control:

  • In 2022, Life Time brought anti-doping procedures to three of its Grand Prix events. This will expand to more events in 2023, with more athletes being tested including riders in the elite fields who are not part of the 70 Grand Prix riders.

2022 Life Time Grand Prix presented by Mazda Results:

  • Canadian XC mountain biker and Olympian, Haley Smith, 29, of Uxbridge, Ont. took first in the women’s category with 138 points.
  • Three-time National XC Mountain Biking Championship winner, Keegan Swenson, 28, of Heber City, Utah secured first in the men’s category with 149 points.
  • Each athlete took home $25,000.

To view the 2022 leaderboard with final standings and learn more about the Life Time Grand Prix presented by Mazda, visit and follow along on social media. To learn more about Life Time, visit

Instagram: @lifetimegrandprix

Twitter: @LTGrandPrix

Facebook: @LifeTimeGrandPrix

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