Here is a theory of why it filled up so fast, aside from being an awesome race . . . In early June of 2009, “Born to Run” made the NY times best seller list and has topped for 39 weeks. With this a whole new generations of runners hit the trails. So how long does it take to become an ultra runner let alone a Leadville 100 runner? Maybe three or so years?
Ponderous Posterior 50k: January 14 QUAD ROCK 50 Mile: May 12 Dirty Thirty: June 2 Mount Evans Ascent: June 16 Leadville Training Camp:June 23-25 Leadville 100: August 18-19 Devil Mountain 50: September 29