Hardrock 100

Hardrock 2023 Lottery - Ticket Counts

Posted here is a FINAL listing of the number of tickets each applicant will have in our December 3rd lottery. If you can't find your name, check for alternate spellings, especially if it is hyphenated or more than two words long. Names in red are first-time applicants. Note that this list is ordered by lottery - make sure you are looking at the correct one.

We have included enough information for you to understand how your ticket total was determined. The columns contributing to each lottery's total are highlighted in yellow. The total number of tickets is highlighted in orange.

Your number of tickets in the "Finished" lottery is: Total tickets = 1+ # Finishes + # DNS since last start + # Service tickets
Your number of tickets in the "Never Finished" lottery is: Total tickets = 2N, where N = # DNS ever + # Service tickets

The rules for determining these numbers and the lottery algorithm are explained on our lottery page. In particular, note that in the "Never" lottery the exponent of our 2N formula is the number of previous years you have applied. For example, if this is the second time you have applied, N=1 (i.e. you applied once before this year) and you get two tickets, not four.

Note that you are credited with a DNS only if you had met the qualifying standard for that year and participated in the lottery (i.e. did not withdraw your application before the lottery). Also note that since the 2019 and 2020 runs were cancelled and we rolled over the 2019 “Never” field to 2021, no DNSs were credited for 2020 or 2021 (except for the “Finished” field, since we DID redo their lottery in 2021).

There are four applicants who had their entries deferred from 2022. They are listed as “Auto-D”. Last year’s female winner gets an automatic entry slot. She is listed as “Auto”. Last year’s male winner did not enter this year.

Note that Service Tickets are awarded in the next year only for participating in the trail work weekend (with an extra if you are certified as a “Trail Boss”), sweeping the course, and serving as an aid station captain or captain’s designee. In addition, a ticket may be awarded for additional specific service to Hardrock, as determined by the Board of Directors. These are reflected in the column "# Trail work/Course Sweep/AS captain ticks". Additionally, one ticket is awarded in perpetuity for every five years of volunteer service at Hardrock, which includes such things as working at an aid station, marking the course, working at check-in, cleaning the venue, organizing the run, etc., but not for pacing or crewing at Hardrock. The column "# Service tickets" includes this award in addition to the next-year-only service tickets.

If you have questions about this process, contact .

New Course Director - Brett Sublett

Hardrock is excited to announce that Brett Sublett has been selected as our new Course Director. Brett brings with him many years of being involved with Hardrock, as a multi time finisher, a multi year volunteer, a trail work participant and most recently, our coordinator for trail marking.

He shares: "I am excited and proud to be the caretaker of the Hardrock Hundred's iconic course"

Hardrock Lottery changes for 2023

For the 2023 Hardrock Hundred, we will be consolidating the “Else” and “Veteran” lottery pools into a single “Finishers” lottery pool. This change will be in effect for the lottery for the 2023 Hardrock, to be held in December of this year. The “Never Finished” lottery pool will be unchanged. The lottery for the new “Finishers” pool will be conducted using the ticket algorithm for the previous “Else” lottery. In the lottery on December 3 we will select 146 entrants, evenly split between the "Finished" and "Never Finished" lottery pools.

We will continue the 2022 policy of having separate lotteries for men and women, so this two-lottery structure is actually four lotteries: “Men Never Finished”, “Men Finishers”, Women Never Finished”, and “Women Finishers”.

This change is being made to strike a better balance between welcoming new runners to Hardrock and maintaining the “Hardrock Family” aspect of the run. The effect on applicant’s chances of being selected depends on the specific allocation of slots between the lottery pools, which is still to be determined. Historically, applicants in the Veteran pool with five finishes have had a much higher chance of getting in than applicants in the Else pool with four finishes. This change will smooth that transition.

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CONGRATULATIONS to 2022's Joel Zucker Memorial Scholarship winners!

The Joel Zucker Memorial Scholarship is proud to announce this year’s twelve deserving recipients from Silverton and Lake City, awarding a record $37,000 for 2022.
Full Press Release

High School Graduates:

  • Belen Roof - Silverton HS
  • Bennett Levine - Lake City Community School
  • Elissa Stephens - Lake City Community School
  • Caroline Thompson - Lake City Community School

Continuing Education:

  • Daniela Acosta - El Paso Community College
  • Raja Braford-Lefebvre - Fort Lewis College
  • Claire Cunningham - Berry College
  • Emelie deKay - Regis University
  • Jaydyn Gallegos - Grand Canyon University
  • Ian Hall - Cornell College
  • Miranda Hall - Cornell College
  • Amaris Hamilton - Fort Lewis College
  • Molly Wright - American University

Now in it’s 23rd year, we have awarded 131 scholarships totaling $247,550 to San Juan Mountain community students in memory of Joel Zucker from New York state who died 36 hours after completing his third Hardrock Hundred run in 1998. Joel loved Silverton, the mountains, and especially long-distance running. He was a university librarian and the Hardrock Hundred community created this award to honor his memory.

Donations are Appreciated!

Hardrock 100 At a Glance

100-mile run with 33,197 feet of climb and 33,197 feet of descent for a total elevation change of 66,394 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.