Hardrock 100

Congratulations to 2021 Finishers!

A wild & tough congratulations to the 112 finishers of the 2021 Hardrock, and many kudos for a valiant effort to those whose journey ended shy of an official finish. You can find official results here.

Many, many more thank yous and recognition to be acknowledged and given in the days to come - stay tuned!

Ice Fire Closure

USFS Ice Lakes Closure Map

In October of 2020 a wildfire burned in the Ice Lakes area of the San Juan National Forest (SJNF) approximately 5 miles north of Silverton. The fire burned about 600 acres of steep spruce-fir forest near and over the Ice Lakes Trail and was fully contained by October 26, 2020. At that time a closure order for the area was established by the SJNF to ensure public safety and effective resource management. Approximately 1.5 miles of the Hardrock 100 course runs through the west end of the closed area. The closure order was originally due to expire July 1, 2021 but has now been extended to September 15, 2021 due to conditions on the ground.

The good news is that the SJNF has agreed to make an administrative exception to the closure order to allow runners and pacers to run through the area during the run.

We very much appreciate the SJNF staff support of Hardrock in considering and granting our request for this special permission.

Please note that any access to this area is limited to runners / pacers and ONLY during the run with no deviation from the marked course.

We realize that this area is popular for pre-run training and reconnaissance. However, we are asking that no runners travel on the course south of Chapman Aid Station or north of KT Aid Station prior to the run. While the actual fire closure area is smaller than the Chapman-KT segment of the course, it may be difficult to determine the boundaries of the restricted area. Any runners or pacers entering the closed area prior to the run will put the Hardrock permit at risk, will be subject to sanctions from the Hardrock Run Director and will be subject to fines and prosecution from the SJNF.

Also, please be aware that KT Aid Station will have additional restrictions for the 2021 run. While the aid station is outside the fire closure area, it is located beyond a locked gate on the South Mineral Road that marks the east end of the restricted area. Foot travel to KT would pass through the closure and is prohibited. Therefore, there will be no drop/add pacer access at KT this year and, as usual, no crew access is allowed at KT. Please plan accordingly.

Thanks in advance for your cooperation.
We look forward to seeing you in July!

USFS Ice Lakes Closure Release
USFS Ice Lakes Closure Extension

CONGRATULATIONS to 2021's Joel Zucker Memorial Scholarship winners!

A record $36,000 is being awarded this year, thanks to all of your generous contributions.
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High School Graduates:

  • Daniela Acosta - Silverton HS
  • Raja Braford-Lefebvre - Silverton HS
  • Emelie deKay - Silverton HS
  • Jaydyn Gallegos - Meeker HS
  • Ian Hall - Lake City Community School
  • Molly Wright - Colorado Rocky Mountain School

Continuing Education:

  • Claire Cunningham - Berry College
  • Hannah deKay - Regis University
  • Miranda Hall - Cornell College
  • Jacee Lawrence - Colorado Mesa University
  • Amaris Hamilton - Fort Lewis College
  • Kayla Zimmerman - Vermont Law School

During the last 22 years (including this year), JZMS has awarded 109 scholarships totaling $210,550. Money is donated by runners, volunteers and friends of the Hardrock Hundred Endurance Run, a 100-mile footrace which starts and ends in Silverton each July. Scholarships are given in memory of Joel Zucker, a librarian from New York State who loved long-distance running and Silverton. He died after completing his third Hardrock in 1998.

Donations are Appreciated!

Hardrock 100 At a Glance

100-mile run with 33,050 feet of climb and 33,050 feet of descent for a total elevation change of 66,100 feet with an average elevation of 11,186 feet - low point 7,680 feet (Ouray) and high point 14,048 feet (Handies Peak).

All or part of this operation is conducted on Public Lands under special permit from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service.