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 La Sportiva.
The 50-mile out-and-back course takes racers through the historic mining district on the east side of Leadville. Primarily on dirt roads, first set by miners and their burros, it will begin at the Cloud City Ski Hut (located just below Colorado Mountain College on Hwy 24 on the South end of Leadville). None of the roads used will be closed to vehicle traffic, so please use caution and follow the rules of the road. The route will take runners by and between many grand and historic gold and silver mines.
Total course cut off is 14 hours, 8:00pm. Racers that do not make the cut off at the aid stations will NOT be able to continue the race.
- 50 miles
- 7,942′ Elevation Gain
- 12,040′ Highest point