Hardrock 100

COVID-19 Update 3 - April 2

As the impacts of COVID-19 on our lives continue to take shape, the Hardrock Hundred Endurance Run is keenly aware of the uncertainty and impact that COVID-19 is having, not only in our community with the cancellation or postponement of races, but also Worldwide. While Hardrock is committed to doing everything in its power to put on the 2020 Hardrock Hundred Endurance Run, our first and foremost commitment is and always will be to ensure the health, safety and well being of the entire Hardrock community and our society at large.

While there is credible information, guidelines and protocols being established by our government and health and medical experts at all levels designed to slow or contain COVID-19, there remains great uncertainty as to what lies ahead. Truthfully, things are changing so fast, decisions made today could be altered tomorrow.

While we understand that there is great uncertainty among our community, along with a desire to have solid information and foster hope that races such as the Hardrock continue; as of today’s date, amid rapidly changing information with countless unknowns, we do not know if the 2020 Hardrock Hundred Endurance Run will proceed***. Instead at this time, we’d like to reaffirm this commitment to you – we promise to stay in touch with you as often as it takes, be open and transparent in our communications with you and work and communicate with all relevant parties on a continual basis - including health and governmental officials - to ensure that we have all the available and relevant information we need to collectively decide the fate of the 2020 Hardrock Hundred Endurance Run.

In these unprecedented times we stand together not only as the Hardrock community but as a society. We appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding during these extraordinary and unsettling times.

In the interim, we encourage all members of our community to remain safe, vigilant, heed the advice of your health professionals, practice social distancing and do their part to ensure we stop the spread of COVID-19.

Silverton Snow Pack Update - March 2020; photo credit: https://www.instagram.com/rhiannahamilton_photography/

Silverton Snow Pack Update - March 2020

Snowfall in the San Juan Mountains was almost suspended during February with barely one foot of snow. The temperatures have been low so the spring melt hasn't started but, we're about 15% below average snowfall.

The climate models predict warmer than average temperatures but less than normal precipitation this spring.

The Hardrock 100 is excited to announce a mountain running camp slated for July 9-12, 2020.

With the popularity of our Camp Hardrock week, which coincides with the Hardrock 100 Endurance Run, this new event will be offered as a gathering of mountain athletes of all abilities. The camp staff will include area locals, Hardrock 100 veterans, race staff, and elite runners from all over the world.

Our goal is to share the Hardrock Experience for the purpose of education, area history, training, wellness and sustainability, while discovering underfoot the breathtaking landscape traversed by the Hardrock 100.

The camp will be hosted by The Red Mountain Alpine Lodge, an off-the-grid backcountry lodge just minutes from Silverton and Ouray.

Camp instructors and guides will include: (subject to change)
Jeff Browning
Anna Frost
Hillary Gerardi
Joe Grant
Dr. Stephen Halvorson
Dakota Jones
Nikki Kimball
Darcy Piceu
Jason Schlarb
Meredith Terranova

Enrollment will be limited to 20 participants selected on a first come basis.
Tuition is $1695 (plus registration fees), which includes 4 days, 3 nights lodging, instruction, all meals, trail nutrition, trailhead shuttles, and gift bag.

Registration is OPEN via UltraSignup. A $500 deposit will hold your spot at the camp.

Proceeds to benefit the Hardrock 100, A 501(3)(c) non-profit organization providing trail stewardship and educational opportunities in Southwest Colorado. For more information, .

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
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.