Hardrock 100 is an ultramarathon race that takes place in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado. The race - approximately 102 miles long - has 33,197 feet of climb and 33,197 feet of descent for a total elevation change of over 66,300 feet. The average elevation is over 11,100 feet. It is not for the weak.
Hardrock 100 is an ultramarathon race that takes place in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado. The race – approximately 102 miles long – has 33,197 feet of climb and 33,197 feet of descent for a total elevation change of over 66,300 feet. The average elevation is over 11,100 feet. It is not for the weak. The race was first held in 1992 and has been held annually (except for a few years due to snow, fire, and Covid) since then. The race starts and ends in the town of Silverton, Colorado, and includes several major climbs, including Handies Peak (14,048 feet), Engineer Mountain (13,860 feet), and Mount Sneffels (14,150 feet). The race is known for its scenic beauty as well as its difficulty. Runners follow a course that is a giant loop and either go clockwise or counter-clockwise each year, depending on the race director’s choice. It is considered to be one of the most challenging ultramarathon races in the world due to its high altitude and rugged terrain. You’ll have to wade knee-deep in ice-cold streams, cross snowfields, climb rocky areas that require the use of your hands, and may be caught above the treeline in extreme thunderstorms. Oh, and due to the high altitude, you may battle altitude sickness and possibly edema. Sound fun? The race is limited to only 146 runners each year and entry is determined by a lottery of over 2000 applicants. The cut-off time is 48 hours with about 25% of all starters being unable to complete the race. If you are an ultrarunner looking for a challenge, then this is one race you must consider adding to your bucket list.
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