Last year Lifetime Fitness added qualifiers as a way to get into the Leadville 100 mountain bike race in addition to the entry lottery. Last year there were 3 qualifiers. This year there will be 6 qualifiers although the last one is in September and will be for the 2013 Leadville 100.
Qualifying slots will be distributed at the Awards Ceremony. There will be 70-100 slots per qualifying event. Half the Leadville 100 entries will be awarded based on results and half will be awarded randomly to finishers under a time cut-off.
2012 Leadville 100 Qualifier Races
- April 21 – Austin Rattler 100
- June 2 – Barn Burner 104
- June 17 – Wilmington Whiteface 100
- July 14 – Leadville Silver Rush 50 MTB Race
- July 22 – Tahoe Trail 100
- September 15 – Alpine Odyssey 100