I Run 4 Leadville

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A nonprofit fundraiser supporting

Leadville Trail 100 Legacy Inc.

I Run 4 Leadville, The place that started it all for me


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$1,000 goal

Most of the people in my adult life know me as an avid trail runner. I can tell you that definitely wasn't always the case. I never ran until college. It was my escape from an abusive relationship #metoo. Then in the Army I actually learned HOW to run and figured out I was good at it (at least in longer distances). It became my sport, my life, my identity.

Then I went to run in Leadville and changed my life. I didn't finish my first Leadville race (in fact I have yet to finish any "official" trail race), but I made it half way, seeing the entire out and back course and successfully tearing hip flexors and my Achilles after a fall at mile 6! I was carried out of the medic tent and never looked back. Leadville is where it all became reality. I learned about an amazing community of ultra-runners. It's how I learned about run clubs and this stupid crazy fun sport we know as ultra-running.

During these tough times, and with all their race events cancelled due to COVID-19, towns like Leadville are hurting. I was supposed to run the Leadville Silver Rush 50 Miler on July 11. But now that that race is canceled instead, I will be running my 50 miles solo from my front door. And to add to the effort I'm doing it in support the Leadville Trail 100 Legacy Foundation.

The Legacy Foundation generates all its donations from athletes and supporters of the Leadville Race Series of events, those who want to give back to this incredible community. The Foundation awards a $2000 scholarship to every senior who graduates from the local high school to go onto to any form of higher education. They also provide grant funding to local groups and programs working to improve on the quality of life for the people of Leadville.

Please help me in supporting them and my goal to give back to this place that gave me so much!

And for more on my life changing journey into trail running check out my blog at

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Leadville Trail 100 Legacy Inc.

Organized By Jennifer DiCiesare

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