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 May 30, 2013
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Training Tips from the Leadville Podium (+ Win LT100 Entry!)
Your guide to mastering Leadville with advice from the elites

Leadville is less than three months away! We’ve got a few goodies for you.

Firstly, we reached out to past top-three finishers at America’s highest ultramarathon to get the inside scoop on training for and experiencing Leadville. Featuring advice from Dylan Bowman, Ashley Arnold, Neal Gorman, Duncan Callahan, Ashley Nordell, Nick Clark, Tina Lewis, Liza Howard, Zeke Tiernan and Ryan Sandes … Take a gander, and get pumped up for this year’s race!

Secondly, Herbalife is offering one Trail Runner reader entry into the (sold-out!) 100-miler on August 17-18, 2013. Comment on this article by Wednesday, June 5, tell us why you want to run Leadville this year, and be entered in our random drawing! Please include your email address, which will not be displayed publicly; winner will be notified by email next week. Read on ... 


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Pacific/Desert
06/01 Foothills Trail Rainier to Ruston Rail-Trail Ultra 13.1M, 27.7M, 50K, 50M; South Prairie, WA www.rainiertoruston.com
06/08 Lake Youngs Ultra 28.8M; Renton, WA www.LakeYoungsUltra.com
06/23 Burton Creek Trail Run 5K, 10K, 13.1M, 26.2M; Tahoe City, CA www.tahoetrailrunning.com
06/29 Double Dipsea Race 13.7M; Stinson Beach, CA www.doubledipsea.com
07/06 Harding Hustle 15K, 30K, 50K; Foothill Ranch, CA www.hardinghustle.com
07/13 Brian Waterbury Memorial Rock To Pier Run 6M, 13.1M; Morro Bay, CA www.leaguelineup.com/rock2pier
07/27 Foothills Rails to Trails Buckley to Orting Half Marathon 13.1M; South Prairie, WA www.rainiertoruston.com
08/11 Mud & Chocolate Trail Runs #2 4.5M, 13.1M; Sammamish, WA www.mudandchocolate.com
08/24 Bill Flodberg Mount Madonna Challenge 6K, 12K, 18K, 30K; Gilroy, CA www.svrchome.org/mtmadonnachallenge.htm
08/25 Dirt Inspires Women Trail Half Marathon 4M, 8M, 13.1M; Santa Cruz, CA www.ditrailruns.com
09/14 Emerald Bay Trail Run 12K; Tahoe City, CA www.bigblueadventure.com
09/14 Paatuwaqatsi - Water Is Life 50K; Polacca, AZ www.waterisliferun.org
09/22 Lagoon Valley Trail Run 3.0 5K, 10K, 13.1M; Vacaville, CA www.lagoonvalleytrailrun.com
09/28 Mogollon Monster 100 106M; Pine, AZ www.mogollonmonster100.com

Rockies
06/14 Bighorn Trail 100 100M; Dayton, WY www.bighorntrailrun.com
06/15 Bighorn Mountain Wild And Scenic Trail Run 30K, 50K, 50M; Dayton, WY www.bighorntrailrun.com
06/15 Turkey Track Trail 13.1M, 26.2M; Pagosa Springs, CO www.joingecko.org/events
07/06 Park City Mini Trail Series 10K 10K; Park City, UT www.R-U-Nevents.com
07/07 Summer Roundup Trail Run 12K; Colorado Springs, CO www.summerroundup.com
07/20 Classic 10K Race 10K; Colorado Springs, CO www.csgrandprix.com
07/20 Spring Creek Memorial 9 Miler 5K, 9M; Steamboat Springs, CO www.runningseries.com
07/27 LaSportiva Eldora Trail 10K 10K; Nederland, CO www.digdeepsports.com
08/03 HURL Elkhorn Endurance Runs 13.1M, 50K, 50M; Montana City, MT www.vigilanterunning.org
08/03 Mt Werner Classic 50K; Steamboat Springs, CO www.runningseries.com
08/03 Taos Ski Valley 10K Up And Over Trail Run 10K; Taos Ski Valley, NM www.taosskivalley.com
08/03 Top Ten Mile 10M; Colorado Springs, CO www.csgrandprix.com
08/24 Continental Divide Trail Run 15M; Steamboat Springs, CO www.runningseries.com
08/24 Mountain Chili Cha Cha 5K, 10K, 13.1M; Pagosa Springs, CO www.joingecko.org/events
08/31 Meeteetse Absaroka Challenge 5K, 10K, 15K; Meeteetse, WY www.meetrec.org
09/14 Park City Mini Trail Series 1/2 Marathon 13.1M; Park City, UT www.R-U-Nevents.com
09/15 Lead King Loop Charity Races 2.5K, 12.5K, 25K; Marble, CO www.leadkingloop25k.com
09/28 Bear Chase Trail Races 10K, 13.1M, 50K, 50M, 100K; Lakewood, CO www.bearchaserace.com
09/28 Devil Mountain Ultra 13.1M, 50K, 50M; Pagosa Springs, CO www.joingecko.org/events
09/28 Sundance Trail Run 10K, 30K, 50K; Sundance, WY www.sundancetrailrun.com

Heartland
06/01 Kettle Moraine 100 Endurance Runs 38M, 100K, 100M; Lagrange, WI www.kettle100.com
06/02 Deadwood Mickelson Trail Marathon 13.1M, 26.2M; Deadwood, SD www.deadwoodmickelsontrailmarathon.com
06/08 Indian/Celina Challenge 8M, 13.1M, 26.2M; Leopold, IN www.runperrycounty.com
06/29 Black Hills 100 50M, 100K, 100M; Sturgis, SD www.blackhills100.com
07/13 Flirt With The Dirt Trail Race 5K; Findlay, OH www.bvhealthsystem.org
07/13 Psycho Psummer Run Toto Run 10M, 20M, 50K; Kansas City, KS www.psychowyco.com
07/13 Waugoshance Trail Marathon 5K, 13.1M, 26.2M; Cross Village, MI www.greatlakesendurance.com
07/27 Crow Peak Ascent 10K; Spearfish, SD www.bhrctrails.com
08/03 Eagle Creek Trail Marathon 6.55M, 13.1M, 26.2M; Indianapolis, IN www.planetadventurerace.com
08/03 The Legend 5M, 10M, 13.1M; Laingsburg, MI www.runlegend.com
08/10 Victoria Secret Dirty Half 13.1M; Rapid City, SD www.bhrctrails.com
08/24 DINO Trail Run Series- SouthWestway 5K, 15K; Indianapolis, IN www.DINOseries.com
08/24 Leanhorse Ultra 50K, 50M, 100M; Hot Springs, SD www.LeanhorseHundred.com
09/08 Hartman Creek 10K, 25K; Waupaca, WI www.greatlakesendurance.com
09/14 Mark Twain 100 50M, 100M; Steelville, MO www.stlouisultrarunnersgroup.net
09/21 Birkie Trail Run and Trek 5K, 13.1M, 26.2M, 26.2R; Hayward, WI www.birkie.com
09/21 Dances With Dirt Hell 50K, 50M, 100R; Pinckney, MI www.dwdhell.com
09/28 Rock Bridge Revenge 12K, 25K; Columbia, MO www.columbiatrackclub.com
09/29 Heritage Trail Marathon 6.55M, 13.1M, 26.2M; West Lafayette, IN www.planetadventurerace.com

Northeast
06/01 Pocono XTERRA Hickory Trail Run 11K; White Haven, PA www.wilkesbarreracing.com
06/01 Rothrock Trail Challenge 30K; State College, PA www.rothrockchallenge.com
06/08 Cayuga Trails 50 50M; Ithaca, NY www.CayugaTrails50.com
06/15 Highlands Sky Trail Run 40M; Davis, WV www.wvmtr.org
06/16 Tanglewood Tanglefoot Trail Runs 10K, 20K; Elmira, NY www.tanglewoodnaturecenter.com
07/07 Double Trouble 15K and 30K Trail Runs 15K, 30K; Birdsboro, PA www.pretzelcitysports.com
08/03 MD HEAT Race 25K; Baltimore, MD www.mdheatrace.com
08/17 River Valley Run 10K Trail Run 10K; Manchester, MD www.rivervalleyranch.com/rivervalleyrun
08/17 Run For Hunger Trail Challenge 2M, 8K, 13.1M; Freeport, PA www.runrace.net
08/24 Dam Scramble Trail Event 10M, 20M; Curnwensville, PA www.clfdccd.com
09/07 Odyssey Trail Running Rampage 5M, 13.1M, 26.2M, 40M; Milboro, VA www.oarevents.com
09/15 Dam Half & Dam Full 13.1M, 26.2M; Mifflingburg, PA www.midpenntrailblazers.com
09/15 Hit the Hay 13k Trail Run 13K; Birdsboro, PA www.pretzelcitysports.com
09/21 12-Hour Adventure Trail Run 12H; Triangle, VA www.athletic-equation.com
09/21 Virgil Crest Ultras 50K, 50M, 100M; Virgil, NY www.VirgilCrestUltras.com

South
06/01 Bernheim Trail Marathon 13.1M, 26.2M; Louisville, KY www.trailraceseries.com
06/16 Gator Bait Trail Run 5K, 15K; Huntsville, TX www.terrafirmaracing.com
07/16 Wolf Run 7M; Kingsport, TN www.RunTriCities.org
08/10 Still Hollow Trail Runs 10K, 13.1M; Chattanooga, TN www.rockcreek.com/greenway/
09/07 Francis Marion Dirt Dash 12K, 13.1M; Awendaw, SC www.eagle-endurance.com
09/14 Bays Mountain Trail Race 15M; Kingsport, TN www.RunTriCities.org

Canada
07/05 Sinister 7 Ultra 148K; Blairmore, AB www.sinister7.com
07/06 Creemore Vertical Challenge 25K, 50K; Creemore, ON www.ouser.org
07/13 The Limberlost Challenge 14K, 28K, 42K, 56K; Huntsville, ON www.thelimberlostchallenge.com
08/09 Dirty Girls Run 12H, 24H, 48H; Mansfield, ON www.dirtyrunnerproductions.com
08/10 Arc’teryx Squamish 50 23K, 50K, 50M; Squamish, BC www.Squamish50.com
08/16 Fat Dog 100 20M, 30M, 50M, 70M, 120M, 120R; Keremeos, BC www.mountainmadness.ca
09/07 Haliburton Forest 12K, 25K, 50K, 50M, 100M; Haliburton, ON www.ouser.org
09/21 Canadian Rockies HeliRun 19K; Calgary, AB www.transrockies.com
09/21 Run Off The Grid 12K, 25K, 37K, 50K; Mattawa, ON www.naturesharmony.ca/run-off-the-grid/overview

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