Leadville Trail 100
PetitioningThe City of Leadville & The Town of Twin Lakes, CO; Lifetime Fitness and its Leadville Race Series; Josh Colley Race Director; Leadville National Fish Hatchery; San Isabel National Forest; USFS Leadville Ranger District; The Colorado Trail Foundation; The Continental Divide Trail Coalition
Our experiences with the Leadville 100 have all been very different over the years. As each year has gone by the experiences have yet to get better and the reality is, they’ve only continued to get worse. This petition outlines our concerns for the continuation of Leadville’s Events and come from the point of view of we Ultra and Trail Runners, Colorado Residents, Former and Future Race Participants and stewards of our nations trails.
The Leadville 100 has problems and it needs these real solutions. It’s time for Leadville to step-up and adhere to the same conscientious guidelines of many of the other ultra events in our country. It’s time for our Colorado towns and land managers associated with this event towake upand see the very real negative effects this “no-holds barred” approach has on our valuable resources.
The Leadville 100, the towns of Leadville and Twin Lakes, and the various land management agencies that permit this event to take place need to do more to protect the resources of Colorado and the tiny infrastructure that exists in and around this event.
This petition was started to bring to the forefront the very real concerns many of us have about the areas the LT100 utilizes on race weekend. Our concerns are also for the storied history of ultra-running and the protection of it's deeply rooted community. We hope that this petition will make a difference in ensuring Leadville truly protects the lands and resources it uses, and protects the history and future growth of Ultra-Running.