camp & run

Overview of Camp & Run

All running levels welcome

Please join Runners for Public Lands, the Cloud City Conservation Center, Friends of Lake County, and the Lake County Tourism Panel for an inspirational weekend in Leadville, Colorado from Friday, June 21st through Sunday, June 23rd! The weekend will include discussions with local experts, hands-on service projects, and time to connect with new friends. There will be opportunities to run, hike, swim, and explore the treasured landscapes of this iconic trail-running town throughout the weekend, and we will also have the opportunity to try new products gifted from our brand coalition partners including Teva, Trail Butter, Best Day Brewing, GU, and more!

As a non-profit committed to creating inclusive communities dedicated to protecting the environment, Runners for Public Lands, our partners, and our sponsors, welcome everyone to join us for this amazing opportunity! For anyone interested in this event but unable to manage the fee, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at to inquire about available ‘camperships.’

This Camp & Run is based on the ancestral homelands of the Ute people. We express our gratitude for their understanding and stewardship of the living lands through which we run.


Details for 2024 Leadville Camp & Run


Each day will include opportunities to run/hike as a group or, if you prefer, on your own. Throughout the weekend we will offer various activities to learn more about the history of Leadville and give back to the community through a hands-on service project. We will gather together for lunch and dinner each day, and in the evenings we welcome everyone to join us around the campfire as we share stories, chat about this beautiful place, and discuss topics relevant to trail running and the environment.


$45 per person for the weekend, including camping, coffee, lunches, dinners, and some snacks.


Printerboy Campground – Accessible, Group Campsite 4

Service Projects:

  • Saturday: Learn about regenerative farming and contribute to an impactful Cloud City Conservation Center’s farm project.
  • Sunday: Join the Friends of Lake County on a Halfmoon Road Cleanup


  • Saturday: Turquois Lake Run, Out & Back, beginning and ending at the Campsite. Choose your distance!

  • Sunday: Final run route TBD. Choose your distance!


Teva, Best Day Brewing, Trail Butter, GU

Additional Information

What to Bring:

  • BYO: Bring your own reusable water bottle, plates and utensils
  • Water: This campground will not have water available. RPL will provide some communal water, but bringing a jug or two for yourself/to share is appreciated.
  • Personal food/drinks for breakfast (and snacks): Coffee will be provided in the morning. Lunches and Dinners and some snacks and beverage options will also be provided! Note: If you have food restrictions please let us know and consider bringing food that you know works for you! We will do our best to accommodate all but we may need your help! 
  • Shoes: Trail appropriate shoes and running pack with hydration capability
  • Protection: Sunscreen, chapstick, and/or sun protective clothing.
  • Trail work clothing: Appropriate clothing for trail work/clean-up.
  • Camp gear: Tent, sleeping bag, headlamp, reusable water bottle, mug, plates, utensils, etc
  • Warm layers: Beanie, warm jacket, warm socks
  • Firewood: RPL will provide firewood but donation of a bundle or two is always appreciated. 
  • Parking: Parking in our group camp is limited to 15 vehicles. We ask that participants carpool! Overflow parking will be available .5 miles offsite and our team is happy to shuttle guests. 
  • Cell Service: Please be aware that there is no cell service at the campground. The closest cell reception is in town. 

Alternate Accomodations

If camping isn’t your thing, below are some options for accommodations in Leadville, CO. While the cost to camp with us is included in the registration fee for this event, other accommodation options will be at your own expense: Freight Leadville, Timberline, The Delaware, Inn the Clouds Hostel, The Majestic, Old Tale Inn, Leadville Motor Lodge