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Leadville mountain bike and running events provide scholarships to all local graduates

Published May 28, 2015

LEADVILLE, Colo. (BRAIN) — In this community that bills itself as the highest city in America every high school graduate receives a $1,000 scholarship courtesy of the endurance mountain bike and trail running events held there, including the Leadville 100 mountain bike race.

The Leadville Trail 100 Legacy Foundation is granting $55,000 in scholarships this year to graduates of Lake County High School who are continuing on to any kind of higher education. The program is now in its seventh year.

Life Time Fitness, the owner of the Leadville 100 Race Series, donates a portion of race entry fees to the foundation. Other individuals and organizations also make donations.

"Giving these scholarships every year to the students of Lake County High School is such an honor for me and the entire Leadville Legacy Foundation Board," said Ken Chlouber, the founder of the Leadville Trail 100 Race Series. "It is our hope these scholarships can help to encourage students from our community to further their education and become successful in future academic endeavors, and bring that success back to the Leadville community."

The Leadville Race Series now consists of seven running events and four mountain biking events, plus six events in the Leadville Qualifying Series.

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