Approximately 650 athletes competed in Leadville over the weekend for the Silver Rush 50 and 15-mile run races. Runners in the 50-mile race reached an elevation of 12,000 feet at four different points along the trail. A kid-friendly race also expanded athletes’ age range from five to 72 years old.

Lindsey Herman, a 23-year-old runner from Gunnison, won the women’s division of the Silver Rush 50 Run with a time of 8:02:15. Blake Wageman of Conifer finished second, and Letitia Dusich of Colorado Springs finished third.

Scott Spillman, a 35-year-old Denver resident, placed first for the men’s division of the Silver Rush 50 Run with a time of 6:40:02. Christopher Hammes of Durango took home second place, and Leadville local Patrick Cade won third place.

Sean Herring, a 31-year-old runner from Denver, finished first for the men’s division of the 15-mile run with a time of 1:55:39. Herring also won the men’s division of the 15-mile MTB race. Will Mathiowdis of Highlands, North Carolina placed second, and Kory Cool of Manhattan, Kansas finished third.

For the women’s division of the 15-mile run, Amelia Shea of Denver finished first with a time of 1:58:02. Shea also won the women’s division of the 15-mile MTB race. Finishing second was Haley Zipperer of Breckenridge, with Jacquie Mannhard of Boulder representing third place.

In the kids’ duathlon event, which included a 2.5-mile bike and a one-mile run, Layla Horning, a 13-year-old from Leadville, placed first with a time of 41:57 for the girl’s division. Devyn Sterkel, also a 13-year-old from Leadville, won the boys’ division with a time of 31:46.

2021 Silver Rush 50 Run Results


Place/Name    M/F    Age    Time     City

1 Scott Spillman    M    35    6:40:02    Denver

2 Christopher Hammes    M    29    7:03:37    Durango

3 Patrick Cade    M    37    7:08:52    Leadville

4 Zachary Russell    M    27    7:14:48    Keystone

5 Brian Babyak    M    24    7:19:43    Rio Rancho, NM

6 Jeason Murphy    M    41    7:20:01    Salida

7 Lyle O'Brien    M    29    7:28:36    Boulder

8 Noah Williams    M    26    7:35:50    Leadville

9 David Ruttum    M    42    7:37:24    USA

10 Matthew Warriner    M    26    7:49:29    Leadville

11 Matthew Vira    M    22    7:55:41    Leadville

12 Ryan Charter    M    32    7:58:49    Leadville

13 Ryan Guldan    M    37    7:59:21    USA

14 Lindsey Herman    F    23    8:02:15    Gunnison

15 Peter Cole    M    35    8:05:26    Denver

16 Rodrigo Jimenez    M    44    8:11:04    Leadville

17 Aaron Anton    M    39    8:15:38    Eldorado Springs

18 Joshua Courtright    M    31    8:16:17    Colorado Springs

19 Justin Ladner    M    40    8:20:25    USA

20 Blake Wageman    F    35    8:20:45    Conifer

21 Dan Thurnhoffer    M    34    8:23:49    Golden

22 Marvin Sandoval    M    43    8:26:01    Leadville

23 Michael Owen    M    32    8:29:07    Pomeroy, OH

24 Letitia Dusich    F    40    8:33:12    Colorado Springs

25 Peter Lukes    M    50    8:33:15    Corrales, NM

26 Jason Platt    M    41    8:37:52    Edwards

27 Chuck Peterson    M    36    8:40:11    Gypsum

28 Sarah Biehl    F    27    8:40:35    Columbus, OH

29 Jessica Brazeau    F    30    8:42:01    Flagstaff, AZ

30 John Novak    M    56    8:44:46    USA

31 Jamie Kilcoyne    M    50    8:45:09    USA

32 Jeff Marshall    M    38    8:45:39    USA

33 Lucie Hanes    F    27    8:46:08    Eagle

34 Greg Kempers    M    27    8:46:09    Poncha Springs

35 Aaron Acuna    M    35    8:47:31    Lakewood

36 Lelis Gonzalez    M    37    8:50:08    Leadville

37 Bo Shelby    M    25    8:51:20    Denver

38 Copeland Laris    M    24    8:51:41    Jackson, WY

39 Bradley Duplant    M    39    8:54:00    Colorado Springs

40 Matthew Webb    M    28    8:54:03    Denver

41 Christine O'Gorman    F    32    8:55:24    Lakewood

42 Nathan Sicher    M    40    8:56:25    Joplin, MO

43 Richard Williams    M    52    8:56:49    Leadville

44 David Mackey    M    51    8:57:16    USA

45 Zachary King    M    34    8:58:02    Boulder

46 Jayson Hefner    M    23    9:03:41    Fairfield, CA

47 Gabriel Martinez    M    29    9:06:47    USA

48 Jon Kinner    M    41    9:06:47    Lakewood

49 Orlin Hopper    M    50    9:10:34    Denver

50 Jason Clarke    M    34    9:10:49    Salida

73 Ash Warner    F    35    9:36:06    Leadville

91 Sam Saunders    M    34    9:58:10    Leadville

93 Erin Drasler    F    40    9:58:52    Leadville

104 Abby Reinholt    F    40    10:08:45    Leadville

194 Celesta Cairns    F    43    11:17:23    Leadville

195 Grace Moses    F    23    11:17:39    Leadville

221 Danika Berman    F    22    11:32:44    Leadville

248 Karen Wylie    F    41    11:53:15    Leadville

260 Kelsey Regan    F    30    12:01:46    Leadville

331 Stephen Rodgers    M    53    13:10:17    Twin Lakes

340 Caitlin Haler    F    31    13:13:00    Leadville

343 Kalyca Zarich    F    31    13:16:05    Leadville

393 John Scott    M    56    13:45:41    Leadville

397 Kerry Fisher Newell    F    67    13:47:34    Leadville

2021 Silver Rush 15-Mile Run Results


Place/Name    M/F    Age    Time     City

1 Sean Herring    M    31    1:55:39    Denver

2 Amelia Shea    F    31    1:58:02    Denver

3 Haley Zipperer    F    27    2:00:19    Breckenridge

4 Jacquie Mannhard    F    36    2:06:14    Boulder

5 Keely Lovato    F    23    2:13:45    Massachusetts

6 Ashley Arnold    F    34    2:13:50    North Carolina

7 Kara Diamond-Husmann    F    44    2:17:25    Denver

8 Will Mathiowdis    M    29    2:18:37    North Carolina

9 Kory Cool    M    34    2:20:02    Kansas

10 Ben Thomas    M    26    2:20:03    Massachusetts

11 Gina Lucrezi    F    38    2:23:02    Boulder

12 Steven Neugebauer    M    42    2:23:03    Delaware

13 Madeline Frank    F    24    2:23:05    North Carolina

14 Hannah Perry-Zeik    F    25    2:23:07    New York

15 Jacob Matyas    M    19    2:25:15    Boulder

16 Jason Deugan    M    44    2:27:20    Colorado

17 Eric Rooney    F    38    2:28:21    Delaware

18 Katherine Keel    F    30    2:29:30    Basalt

19 Blair Aakre    F    45    2:31:18    Thornton

20 Molly Hunt    F    26    2:36:09    California

21 Matthew Graham    M    32    2:36:13    Windsor

22 Phaedra Branom    F    48    2:38:25    Washington

23 Byron Tapp    M    56    2:41:14    Texas

24 Ally Feldman    F    35    2:41:49    Arvada

25 Joann Nelson    F    43    2:42:30    Boulder

26 Brian Gale    M    37    2:43:26    Denver

27 Jennifer Sterling    F    47    2:46:52    Texas

28 Shane Portfolio    M    45    2:47:08    Englewood

29 Caroline Daugherty    F    24    2:47:15    Massachusetts

74 Lisa Sandoval    F    45    3:42:08    Leadville

117 Sara Mahan    F    31    4:30:56    Leadville

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