Gravel Riders Take on a New Off-Road Adventure at the ‘Rad Dirt Fest

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TRINIDAD, Colorado, (Monday, October 4, 2021) — The first-ever edition of Life Time’s The ‘Rad Dirt Fest took place this weekend in Trinidad, Colo. Off-road athletes either took on the three distances of the gravel race or two distances of the running event while some athletes took on both events in the Purgatory Challenge.

“It was a thrill to welcome these bike and run athletes to Trinidad this weekend to experience this new event created by Life Time,” says Phil Rico, Mayor of Trinidad. “We hope this is one of many events that come to town and that Trinidad’s outdoor recreation continues to grow and get recognized.”

Gravel Results

On Saturday, gravel riders took on the Stubborn Delores Race, 165 miles, the Anteloop Race, 99 miles or The Frijole Race Start for 38.5 miles. After a few days of rain the gravel courses lived up to the dirt fest name.

Lauren De Crescenzo, on her way to winning thw women's category (and 2nd place overall) at the initial 'Rad Dirt Fest. Photo by Linda Guerrette, courtesy Life Time
Lauren De Crescenzo, on her way to winning thw women's category (and 2nd place overall) at the initial ‘Rad Dirt Fest. Photo by Linda Guerrette, courtesy Life Time

For the 165 miles Stubborn Delores Race in the women’s division, Lauren De Crescenzo, 31, of Longmont, Colo. placed first with a finish time of 8:35:03 and second overall, just 2 minutes off the overall win. Serena Gordon, 42, of Bend, OR. secured second place with a finish time of 9:35:49. Hannah Shell, 30, of Boulder, Colo. placed third in the division with a completion time of 9:52:14.

In the 99 mile Anteloop Race, Ashley Fouts, 45 of Boulder, Colo. placed first with a time of 5:27:25. Beth Wyatt, 53, of Denver, Colo. was second with a time of 5:30:20 and Kate McLaughlin, 33 of Golden Colo, finished third with a time of 5:35:00.

For the 165 miles Stubborn Delores Race in the men’s division John Keller, 24, of Boulder, Colo. placed first with a finish time of 8:33:05. Nathaniel Draeger, 41, of Taos, NM. secured second place with a finish time of 8:56:24. Life Time’s own Ryan Cross, 35, of Boulder, Colo. placed third with a time of 9:18:00. Cross’ day job is as Life Time Event’s Off-Road Cycling and Trail Running Marketing Manager.

In the 99 mile Anteloop Race for the men Eli Kranefuss, 24 of Mill Valley, CA placed first with a time of 4:48:44, Jake Magee, 34, of Longmont, Colo. was second with a time of 4:49:34 and James Walsh, 43 of Littleton Colo, finished third with a time of 4:54:45.

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