Hardrock 100

San Juan Snow Conditions - May 2022

May 2022 Snowpack Conditions

With the arrival of May, the 2022 snow season is drawing to an end. Snowfall at Red Mountain Pass continued to be anemic in April with only about 15" of new snow during the month. This has resulted in a below average snowpack of just over 50" (87% of normal) and a snow-water equivalent of about 16".

As seen on the plots below, the SWE has already peaked for the year and snow will definitely (and somewhat unfortunately) not be a factor at the Hardrock 2022. This has not been the worst snow year in recent history (see the On This Day plot below), but it's pretty dry in the San Juans. At the risk of crossing more fingers, there is still hope for a wet May to mitigate the fire danger, especially at the lower elevations.

Lottery Results

Congratulations to all of this year's entrants! We look forward to seeing you in July, and wish you the best in the upcoming months of training.

You can view buckets of info on this year's lottery on OpenSplitTime. The official entrant and wait lists are here.

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.