Hardrock 100

Hardrock Seeks Course Director

Charlie Thorn

After 27 years of incredible service to Hardrock, Charlie Thorn is stepping down from his role as Hardrock's Course Director. As one of the four original founders of the run, his resume includes 10 Hardrock finishes, a Mother Lode Award, co-head of our Joel Zucker Scholarship Fund and much, much more. He is truly irreplaceable, and will continue in an emeritus role. Thank you Charlie!

Do you love ultra distance running and are you ready to commit to an established event? Are you passionate about the outdoors and wish to combine your passion for running with being part of an organization that shares those values and interests?

Hardrock is seeking a new Course Director. The ideal candidate will be a passionate and organized leader with expertise in trail running course marking and design, communication and relationship building with local political and land use agencies. The right person will also have a keen understanding of the importance of interacting with volunteers, the public and land managers and their role as an ambassador before, during and after the event.

Applicants must have a minimum of 3 years management or supervisory experience in course directing/management in trail running event(s) over 50 miles in distance. Please include a list of those events, your position and a RD contact (if you were not the RD) with your application.

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Hardrock Snow Pack Report - Jan 2019

Photo Credit: Silverton Chamber of Commerce

Silverton has had significant snowfall, although you can see that it's still about 20% below average at the end of December. January has been wet and this week promises more snow. The long range models show above average to average precipitation into the summer. Let's see.

Hardrock 2019 Entrants & Wait Lists

Hardrock 2019 Entrants & Wait Lists

Thanks to everyone who entered this year's lottery. We're thrilled to have such a wonderful crew joining us, and look forward to each lottery entrant getting a turn in the future.

View this year's Entrants & Wait Lists

Hardrock 2019 will start at 6:00a MDT on July 19, 2019.
Runner Manuals will be released toward the end of May, and Camp Hardrock activities (as always) will start on July 4th.

Joel Zucker Memorial Scholarship

The Joel Zucker Memorial Scholarship is awarded by the Hardrock Hundred Endurance Run to San Juan Mountain High School seniors or to seniors from the region with a connection to the run. Additional scholarships are given to former recipients to continue their undergraduate education. Students must apply in writing and be interviewed to qualify.

Congratulations 2018 Scholarship Continuing Education Awardees:

  • Miranda Hall - $5000
  • Megan Levine - $3000
  • Derrick Zanoni - $3000
  • Hannah Dekay - $3000
  • Kayla Zimmerman - $3000
  • Gerardo Acosta - $3000
  • Marley Roberts - $3000
  • Will Custer - $3000
  • Talitha Coombs - $3000

Download the announcement flyer and contributor list for 2018: THANK YOU!

2019 Hardrock Official Print

We are now accepting artist submissions for 2019 Hardrock.

  • Both original art and photos are encouraged.
  • If you are submitting photo(s), please no more than 3 photos per photographer
  • Selection criteria will be based on both composition and scenes that depict the spirit of Hardrock
  • The winning submission will be used for finishers print, social media, advertising and other outlets
  • Hardrock will cover all costs of printing and reproduction

The deadline for submitting entries is 1/31/19. Questions and submissions can be directed to

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.