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Life Time reveals wildcard Grand Prix stop

Life Time reveals wildcard Grand Prix stop

Life Time is bringing back its high-dollar Grand Prix series including a new, wildcard venue. After teasing the expanded series and announcing riders for 2023, Life Time finally announced that the Grand Prix wildcard will be The Rad Dirt Fest.

The seventh event in Life Time鈥檚 Grand Prix will head to the relatively new festival in Trinidad, Colorado at the end of September. Grand Prix series riders will ride on Sept. 30th, taking on the 110-mile Stubborn Delores gravel course.

Grand Prix cash prizing meets the hand-painted guitar awards given to Rad Dirt Fest winners. Photo: Life Time

Trinidad, Colorado sits just above the border with New Mexico, high up among the Spanish Peaks. That gives the Stubborn Delores course over 10,000 feet (3,000m) of climbing.

The Rad Dirt Fest offers two other distances, for those that want a more relaxed weekend. The Antelope and Frijole are 70 and 40 miles, respectively, all starting from downtown Trinidad.

The Rad Dirt Fest is newer than other Grand Prix events, like the long-running Leadville 100 or Unbound races, but it is a Life Time-owned event.

2022 was the first running of Life Time鈥檚 Grand Prix series. Canadian Olympian Haley Smith won the women鈥檚 series while Keegan Swenson was the men鈥檚 champion.

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