Luke Finken and his family are proud Leadville locals, who consider Leadville a unique home which attracts exceptional people and also a place that has a way of staying in your heart.
Since moving to Leadville in 2001, Luke has found the Leadville Trail 100 Run an inspiring feat to witness.
Having enjoyed watching folks train and accomplish what some deem impossible, he has decided to compete in the 2019 ultramarathon.
Given his deep ties to the community, Luke also sees it as an opportunity to enrich Leadville youth and families by fundraising for one of his favorite nonprofits, Full Circle of Lake County.
He is delighted to run the Leadville Trail 100 to help support Full Circle’s mission.
Luke starts his 100 Mile journey in:
We are honored to root for him on August 17th & 18th as he takes on the Leadville Trail 100 Run. To contribute to Full Circle in his honor, click the Donate button below and write For Luke in the “Add Special Instructions” section of your donation. Thank you so much for your support of Luke and Full Circle!
“I began my Leadville Trail 100 Ultra Marathon training to 1) have fun and 2) get out into nature more. On top of that, I have found benefits physically and internally while training weekly and completing marathons in Moab, UT and Salida, CO this past year. The LT 100 is a task close to home that I couldn’t pass up. It will also be special for me to support Full Circle during the competition.
Full Circle staff –past and present– have provided a wonderful service to this community. Even people who no longer live here continue to support this amazing community partner which speaks volumes for the lasting impact they have in Leadville and across the state (for example, my mother-in-law continues to be an annual donor!).
I look forward to the smiles and cheers from the local community and people from across the globe as I compete in the Leadville Trail 100, using the opportunity to support one of my favorite local institutions.”