Hardrock 100

New Partner - Method Seven

The Hardrock Hundred Mile Endurance Run is proud to announce a 3-year partnership with Method Seven.

With the announcement, Method Seven becomes a Gold Level Partner and the exclusive Sunglasses partner of the Hardrock Hundred Mile Endurance Run. “We are thrilled to welcome Method Seven to the Hardrock family,” said Dale Garland, Run Director of the Hardrock Hundred Mile Endurance Run. “We are excited for the long-term commitment of Method Seven to Hardrock—we share similar values and ideals including the traditions that the Hardrock Hundred Mile Endurance Run were built upon.”

The Hardrock 100 Endurance Run is looking forward to working together with Method Seven to create a mutually beneficial partnership that collectively will work toward providing value to Method Seven and enhancing the overall experience of the Hardrock 100 Endurance Run for all of the competitors.

"Method Seven is thrilled to announce our partnership with Hardrock, a race rich with tradition on one of the most challenging courses in the world," said James Cox, Method Seven's CEO and an avid trail runner. "Our TRAIL26 lens was designed and tested in the mountains of Silverton, Colorado with the help of Avery Collins, Dean Karnazes, and Cat Bradley, all accomplished ultra runners with a love for the Rockies. We are excited to join the incredible Hardrock community and showcase our innovation on the terrain and conditions of the Colorado mountains that inspired our work."

Silverton Snow Report - January 2022

In December, the jet stream moved south and brought much welcomed snow to the San Juan Mountains. Nearly 30 inches of snow was recorded at the Red Mountain Snotel site, bringing the snowpack on January 1st to 50 inches (110% of the historical average). The Snow-Water Equivalent is about 10 inches, which is the average amount for the 1st of January. The long-term forecast for the San Juan Mountains keeps the jet stream tracking across SW Colorado so there is good hope for continued above-average snowfall through January. The 11” of snow that fell on January 1st (which raised the snowpack to 61” or 139% of normal as this report is being written) is (hopefully) a harbinger of good things to come!

Hardrock 2023 Official Print

We would like to invite you to submit your photograph or original art for consideration as the official print for the 2023 running of Hardrock. The theme and focus for this submission is something that encapsulates and represents the “wild and tough” spirit of the Hardrock Hundred Endurance Run and/or the natural beauty of the Hardrock course.

Your artwork will be used for the finisher posters and all publicity for the 2023 running of Hardrock. Hardrock will pay for all expenses associated with copying and producing your work into the various formats.

Submission specifics:

  • Can be photographs or original compositions
  • Please limit your submissions to no more than 3 images
  • Submit in jpeg or pdf file format
  • Selection will be made in late January by a panel of photographers, graphic art specialists, printers and past winners of this contest

The deadline for submitting artwork is Monday, Jan 16, 2023. Please send submissions, along with any questions, to

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.