Hardrock 100

Hardrock 2020 Cancelled

Due to the ongoing uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, all aspects of the 2020 Hardrock Hundred Endurance Run have been canceled. This includes the run, Camp Hardrock, and the Hardrock 100 Mountain Running Camp.

Over the past two months, the Board of Directors and Run Committee completed a thorough decision-making process. This process included consultations with key officials within the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), public health departments and the local communities that support Hardrock.

“We have met tirelessly as a Board and Run Committee over these past months. We know the economic impact to the region, as well as the desire of our runners - already postponed for a year - to experience Hardrock. In the end, safety to all was the overriding factor. Our event gathers runners, volunteers, crew and more from around the world into small, isolated mountain communities. We spent a lot of time asking questions and considering options, trying to find a safe version of Hardrock we could hold this year, but the difficult final decision was to cancel the run. We look forward to seeing every member of the Hardrock family in the San Juans in 2021,” shared Run Director Dale Garland.

In the near future, we will be updating our community and runners registered for the 2020 Hardrock in regards to the impact this cancellation has on registrations for 2021.

Press Release

Silverton Snow Pack Update - June 2020; photo credit: Visit Silverton

Silverton Snow Pack Update - June 2020

No snow found its way into Silverton during May. That, coupled with a dry April, leaves the annual snowfall at about 90% of average. The snow fields are melting and the creeks are well into their second spring surge. The climate models predict a warm, dry summer. All this adds up to good running and hiking conditions but likely high fire danger in the months ahead. See the numbers at the link below.

I spent last week in Silverton hiking up and down the hills. The north facing slopes in forest have deep snow banks. Andi and I got stopped at about 11,500' up in Deer Park and again on the Niagara Creek Trail much lower down. I met a cow moose on the Beaver Pond Trail fairly close to town. Fortunately, there was no calf around so we stared each other down without harm.

The moose and a red fox made up a significant part of the Silverton population last week. The town looks dead with only a few shops open. But, the natives are getting restless and shops are showing some signs of life.

-Course Director Emeritus Charlie Thorn

See the current and historical numbers

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.