Hardrock 100

Camp Hardrock Recap

It's been a couple of weeks since Camp Hardrock, so we wanted to make sure we properly thanked everyone who made the week such a success. Here they are, in no particular order (besides maybe chronological):

  • Durango Outdoor Exchange, Francois D'haene, Dakota Jones and Anna Frost for participating in the Sunday panel that kicked off the week!
  • Silverton Community Bulletin Board, the Silverton Visitor's CenterM, and the Town of Silverton for all of the spaces and support they provided for the weeks' festivities.
  • Chocolate Dog for carrying the Hardrock Smartwool shirts that supported the community fund.
  • Altra Running, GU Energy Labs, Tailwind Nutrition and Ultimate Direction and Smartwool who showed up either in person or in spirit to support Silverton/Camp Hardrock in presence and/or financial/gear contribution.
  • Avalanche Brewing, Golden Block Brewery and The Eureka Station for hosting Hardrock Happy Hours courtesy of GU Energy Labs.
  • Coffee Bear for hosting morning coffee clubs.
  • Trails In Motion Film Tour and Robert Rhodes for showing up to Silverton with a great lineup of films, including Joe's Grant's film about in Colorado 14er tour that was arguably the night favorite!
  • The Bent Elbow Hotel and Restaurant for hosting invigorating panel discussions and supporting the inaugural Hardrock potluck at Memorial Park.
  • Sarah Lavender Smith for her presentation on Silverton/San Juan mining history (at the The Bent Elbow Hotel and Restaurant).
  • Darcy Piceu, Camille Herron, Sabrina Stanley, Betsy Kalmeyer, Anna Frost, Meredith June Edwards and Kayla Ferguson for participating in the women in ultrarunning panel (also at The Bent Elbow Hotel and Restaurant).
  • Brad Bishop for all of his work coordinating the week's events, specifically the first Hardrock Fatass run and the softball game (that he unfortunately didn't win).
  • James Varner for all of his organization of course trail work and the morning group runs.
  • Megan Finnesy for also helping to organize course trail work
  • All of those who contributed their photos and videos so others could live vicariously through Instagram and Facebook (Bryon Powell, Jamil Coury, James Varner, Howie Stern Photography and others).

What we learned this week is that Hardrock is made up of an amazing community of people. The run, and more importantly the community, wouldn't be what it is without everyone single group and individual who shows up to make Hardrock what it is. Thank you everyone who made it and everyone who is patiently waiting for next year for all that you do for the trailrunning community!

CONGRATULATIONS to this year's Joel Zucker Memorial Scholarship winners!

We are awarding a record $30,000 this year, thanks to all of your generous contributions.

This year's awardees:
Jacee Lawrence
Miranda Hall
Megan Levine
Hannah Dekay
Gerardo Acosta
Derrick Zanoni
Marley Roberts
Talitha Coombs

The Hardrock Hundred Endurance Run awards college scholarships to Silverton High School seniors and seniors from the San Juan region who have a connection to the run. Scholarships are also available to former recipients who are continuing their undergraduate education.

Donations are Appreciated!
To donate online:
Go to the Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado
http://www.swcommunityfoundation.org/
Click on the "DONATE" button in the upper right.
Click on the "Add special instructions to the seller" and enter "Joel Zucker Scholarship".

If you want to mail in a check, make it out to "Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado" and make sure to enter "Joel Zucker Scholarship" in the memo line. Mail it to:
Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado
PO Box 1673
Durango, CO 81302

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.