The Leadville Trail 100 Legacy Foundation, along with the Leadville Race Series, is proud to be the newest members of the Leadville Lake County Economic Development Corporation, EDC. Along with our membership we are excited to announce a new opportunity for local businesses! The Legacy Foundation will be offering a challenge match opportunity for businesses to join the EDC as individual level members at half the normal cost of membership from now until June of 2018.
Our purpose remains the same, --- serving our community and sharing Leadville’s grit, guts, and determination with our Leadville Trail 100 family. Now that all encompassing goal --- changing lives. Being better, stronger, more determined, never quitting. Taking everything learned in Leadville and applying that to family--- kids, wives, husbands, ---jobs, relationships, and community---a life built on character. We know we’ve changed thousands of lives. Consequently, better homes, better families, better workplaces and hopefully a better America. The foundation for all this is singular, ---YOU! We thank you, we hold you close.
"When you cross the finish line at Leadville, Merilee greets you with a hug, a medal and a 'welcome home'. It’s that last part, the 'welcome home' that always puts a lump in my throat. Every damn time. The support and friendship from our Leadville 100 family . . . Ken, Merilee, the runners, the crews, the volunteers . . . has enriched our lives more than we could ever repay. Our support of the Leadville Trail Legacy 100 Foundation and the great work they do for the kids and families in the Leadville community is one small way for us to give back. Looking forward to another “welcome home” in August 2018!"
The Leadville Trail 100 Legacy Foundation is thrilled to be partnering once again with the Leadville Race Series to create the LT100 Charity Slot Program! This is the Legacy Foundation's main fundraising campaign of the year. Without our Charity Slot racers, the Legacy could not continue to make the incredible impact that we so proudly invest into our Leadville, Lake County community.
The Leadville Trail 100 Legacy Foundation invites our race family to support our efforts to address the ever-present needs of our community, creating a better, brighter tomorrow for Leadville, Lake County. Please join the Legacy's annual fundraising initiative by donating to us on Colorado Gives Day, December 5, 2017!
Get Outdoors Leadville! (GOL!) is a community-driven effort to ensure Lake County youth and families, particularly those from underserved backgrounds, can connect with the outdoors. GOL! matters to all members of our community because it stands to improve quality of life for everyone by leveraging our amazing outdoors for its health benefits, a social leveler and to bring our community together!
The Leadville Trail 100 Legacy Foundation is thrilled to be one of GOL! coalition agencies!
The Leadville Trail 100 Legacy Foundation believes the restoration of the Matchless Mine coincides with our mission of supporting a better, brighter tomorrow, while respecting and maintaining our mining heritage. We have proudly donated $2,500.00 to the headframe efforts, however more funds are needed! Please consider a donation to help preserve Leadville's history.
Leadville local, Ty Hall is back as Transamerica’s 2017 LT100 MTB Go-Giver! Starting at the back of the pack, Ty will race to raise funds for the Leadville Trail 100 Legacy Foundation. New this year, we need your help. Donate today, https://www.crowdrise.com/Leadville-Legacy
Dear Leadville Trail 100 Family,
It’s Ken & Merilee once again at your electronic doorstep!
We’re very much hoping you could help us raise funds for the Leadville Trail 100 Legacy Foundation and at the same time gain entry for yourself or a racing buddy into the sold out LT100 MTB or RUN...
Dear Leadville Trail 100 Family,
35 years ago you came to Leadville to help an economically devastated and struggling town and to test your resolve and grit over 100 miles against what most said couldn't be done. The mountains were too high and too steep. The oxygen was nonexistent. Cats couldn't even live here. Well, you did it. You climbed the mountains. You found air where there was none. You finished that 100 miles of Colorado's highest and toughest. And, you did it in less than 30 hours. And too, cats do quite well here. You adopted Leadville and Leadville adopted you. We became family. We, Ken & Merilee, were blessed to be your mother, father, brother, sister. Ken ran with you. Finished with you. And occasionally didn't make the 100 miles with you. Merilee was there with you and for you, your family, your crews, all the way; never leaving the finish line until all the chicks were back in the nest. She held your babies, petted your puppies and bandaged that scraped knee or elbow, while Ken told you to "rub some dirt on it".
Well, we're back....