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Rocky Mountain High-est Leadville, Colorado

Sunday 7th September 2014

Road Marathon & Half-Marathon

Twin Peaks in Leadville, Colorado photo by Sandi Halverstadt

Come test your lungs while racing one of the most scenic routes in North America, in historic Leadville Co at 10,152’.

You’ve heard the stories, seen the movies and know the reputation. Now, you get to earn the t-shirt, create new legends and your own story!

In World Famous, the Infamous Leadville, Co.

Update 9.5.2014. Onsite Registration is still available. Saturday 4pm-7pm at Leadville Outdoors store, Sunday morning registration 7am-8:30am at start/finish. The weather looks to be fantastic. The course is super cool and the t-shirts are killer! Come join us!!!


Schedule: Packet Pick up. 4:00 p.m. - 7 p.m. Saturday Leadville Outdoors 225 Harrison Avenue.  Packet Pick up also available 7 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Sunday morning Start/Finish Line 6th street and Harrison. Race Briefing 8:45 a.m. Start/Finish line. Race start 9:00 a.m. sharp.

Aid stations: CLIF is our fabulous nutrition sponsor and all aid stations are stocked with CLIF electrolyte drink, CLIF Bars and CLIF Shots, additionally, water, cokes and the usual treats and snacks. Aid stations are staged at miles 3, 7, 10 for the 1/2 and miles 3,7,11,15,19,23 for the marathon.

Rocky Mountain High-est! America’s Highest! The World’s Highest Road Marathon and Half Marathon. The event is also a USATF Sanctioned race.

Race the inaugural event in 2014 and be part of history in the making.

Leadville is a historic mountain community and North America’s highest incorporated city. At a lofty elevation of 10,152', this race offers exceptional scenery with constant views of 14,000’ peaks in the Sawatch mountain range.

Leadville was listed by Men’s Journal as one of the nation’s top 20 “Dream Towns in America”, and Runner’s World identified Leadville as a “Trailway to Heaven”.

Team GECKO has been fans of Leadville Co. for more then twenty years. After years of staging successful racing events in Pagosa Springs Colorado now is the time to realize our dreams of spreading the GECKO word further afield and Leadville Colorado is the obvious choice. Thank you to the City of Leadville and Lake County for all the support in this venture. We can’t wait for September.

Leadville 1/2 Marathon updated course

Leadville Marathon Course (PDF)
Leadville Marathon Course (Garmin file) The course shown here will be slightly extended at the 14 mile mark (as seen on the PDF file) to make the course distance right on at 26.2
Marathon Course Aid Stations
Half Marathon Course Aid Stations

****Register now, the first 400 entries will receive a personalized, commemorative race bib!

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Aspens in the Fall, Leadville, Colorado, photo by Sandi Halverstadt

Corporate Sponsors

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