Kissing the Rock - A Hardrock Story
by Matt Trappe Photo & Film - Coming Early 2016
"The hardrock miners of Colorado experienced adversity on another level through the hardships they faced in the San Juan Mountains. When the mines closed and the jobs dried up the town of Silverton was in search of a new identity.
The Hardrock Hundred Endurance Run epitomizes the community aspect of mountain running perhaps due to the grueling nature of the course and the adversity the runners face. The mentality of everyone vs. the mountain exists especially at Hardrock. Friends and runners gather each July in Silverton and a town is reborn."
From the blog of film (& run) sponsor Ultimate Direction
Altra Footwear Partners With Hardrock
The Hardrock Hundred Mile Endurance Run is proud to announce a 3-year partnership with Altra© Footwear. With the announcement, Altra Footwear becomes a Diamond Level Partner and the exclusive footwear partner of the Hardrock Hundred Mile Endurance Run.
"We are thrilled to welcome Altra Footwear to the Hardrock family," said Dale Garland, Race Director of the Hardrock Hundred Mile Endurance Run. "We are excited for the long term commitment of Altra to Hardrock - we share similar values and ideals including the traditions that the Hardrock Hundred Mile Endurance Run were built upon."
Hardrock 100 At a Glance
100-mile run with 33,992 feet of climb and 33,992 feet of descent for a total elevation change of 67,984 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.