Leadville, Colo., (July 10, 2022) – The Life Time Silver Rush 50 Run presented by La Sportiva and Stages Cycling Silver Rush 50 MTB events, owned and produced by Life Time (NYSE: LTH), took place on back-to-back days this weekend, bringing more than 1,600 runners and cyclists representing 43 states and 10 countries to Leadville, Colo. Athletes ages 16 to 74 years old took on various event distances as part of this family-friendly, challenging endurance weekend, helping kick off the race series’ 40th year of racing in the magical Cloud City.
Runners and riders participating in the 50-mile out-and-back races climbed more than 7,500 feet and reached 12,000 feet on four separate occasions. Leadville also hosted 15-mile running and MTB races over the weekend, which each had a total elevation gain of approximately 1,600 feet and reached a high point of 10,900 feet, starting and finishing on the same course as the Silver Rush 50 race. A brand-new addition for this year, the Silver Rush Juniors 5K Run, was added to the race day itinerary, designed exclusively for runners aged 10 to 18 years old.
Endurance enthusiasts vying for an even bigger challenge were invited to sign up for the Silver Queen and Silver King, first completing the Silver Rush 50 Run on Saturday and then the Stages Cycling Silver Rush 50 MTB on Sunday. This past weekend, 76 athletes finished both events within the allotted time and walked away with the Silver King / Silver Queen title.
“This was the 21st year of the Stages Cycling Silver Rush 50 MTB and the 15th year of the Life Time Silver Rush 50 Run presented by La Sportiva – and it may have been the most spectacular year yet,” said Tamira Jenlink, Race Director. “Congrats to all of our amazing athletes who committed, didn’t quit, and absolutely dug deep. In fact, this year we saw one of the highest finisher rates to-date. A tremendous thank-you to our amazing volunteers – this will go down in history as a year to remember!”
Women’s Silver Rush 50 Run Results
Men’s Silver Rush 50 Run Results
Non-Binary Silver Rush 50 Run Results
Para Silver Rush 50 Run Results
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Women’s Silver Rush 50 MTB Results
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Men’s Silver Rush 50 MTB Results
To view all race results from the Silver Rush 50 Run and MTB, visit: Athlinks.
The next running event on the Leadville Race Series calendar is the Life Time Leadville 10K Run presented by La Sportiva on Aug. 13. The legendary Life Time Leadville Trail 100 Run presented by La Sportiva, also known as the “Race Across The Sky” will take place Aug. 19. The final run event on the Leadville Race Series calendar is the Life Time Austin Rattler presented by La Sportiva, which will take place on Nov. 4 in Texas.
The next bike event on the Life Time off-road event calendar is the Stages Cycling Leadville Stage Race happening July 28 – 30. The Stages Cycling Leadville Trail 100 MTB, the fourth event in the Life Time Grand Prix Series presented by Mazda, will take place on Aug. 12. The final bike event on the Leadville Race Series calendar is the Life Time Austin Rattler presented by La Sportiva, which will take place on Nov. 4 in Texas.
This weekend’s races were the second races in the Lead Challenge, a progressive series of trail run and mountain bike events ranging from 26.2 to 100 miles for a total of 282.4 miles. Racers must complete each of the following Leadville-based events within the allotted cut off time in order to move on and be eligible for the next: Leadville Trail Marathon, Silver Rush 50 MTB OR Run, Leadville Trail 100 MTB, Leadville 10K, and Leadville Trail 100 Run. If a racer does not meet the required finish time, he or she will not be allowed to continue in the Lead Challenge competition. View the current standings HERE.
To view all of the Life Time athletic events, including their off-road cycling events, please visit: https://my.lifetime.life/athletic-events.html.
The Silver Rush 50 Run & MTB are owned and produced by Life Time, the premier healthy lifestyle brand. They are among more than 30 premier athletic events owned by the company, including Garmin UNBOUND Gravel, Verizon New York City Triathlon, Chicago Triathlon, and Miami Marathon.
About the Leadville Race Series
Started with only 45 runners as the Leadville Trail 100 Run 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 bikes 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®
Life Time (NYSE: LTH) empowers people to live healthy, happy lives through its portfolio of nearly 160 athletic country clubs across the United States and Canada. The company’s healthy way of life communities and ecosystem address all aspects of healthy living, healthy aging and healthy entertainment for people 90 days to 90+ years old. Supported by a team of more than 30,000 dedicated professionals, Life Time is committed to providing the best programs and experiences through its clubs, iconic athletic events and comprehensive digital platform.
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