Colorado Mountain College Leadville to host Colorado Cup races Jan. 26 |

Colorado Mountain College Leadville to host Colorado Cup races Jan. 26

The Colorado Cup started as a snowshoe race in 2009 and now has evolved to include fat bike and Nordic ski racing. Skate skiers will begin the competition day at Colorado Mountain College's Leadville campus, followed by fat bikers and snowshoers.
Lauren Swanson / Special to The Daily

This year’s Colorado Cup races at Colorado Mountain College in Leadville will feature 5K and 10K sprint and medley snowshoe races, a 6.4-kilometer skate ski race and an 8K fat-tire bike race.

This year’s competitions are scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 26, at CMC’s Leadville campus. Competitors from beginner to expert level are welcome to participate in each racing discipline.

The Colorado Cup races will start at 8 a.m. and will continue through noon. Entry fees for each competition range from $20 to $40. Interested participants can register online at

All proceeds will benefit the Colorado Mountain College Competition Club, which supports the school’s running club. The running club is the official host of this year’s Colorado Cup races.

The 5K snowshoe race will again determine the Colorado High School Snowshoe State Championship, as it has since 2010. Last year, Summit High racer Jeremiah Vaille won the competition. Snowshoe racers will compete on the trail system surrounding CMC’s Leadville campus.

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