Lead King is a fantastic race, 15ish miles, and I imagine we will go back. Very low key, great course (per $100, I only hiked the last five miles of the course), typical unbelievable Colorado scenery. We likened it to an affordable Telluride.
After the race started, the dog and I hiked out to the Crystal Mill, supposidly one of the most photographed spots in Colorado. A few runners were very happy to have some beer there, which was roughly mile ten for the race. Eleven miles total for the dog and I.
Hit three new Colorado breweries (Capitol Creek, Carbondale Beer Works, and Roaring Fork Brewing), bringing my total to 149. Also visited the Marble Distillery.