Pacers at Hardrock

In 2018, pacers are allowed from Ouray on. Pacers may meet their runner ONLY at crew access aid stations (Ouray, Grouse, Sherman, Cunningham), except for Maggie Gulch. At Maggie Gulch, pacers can pick up runners if they hike the 3.25 miles from the parking at the base of Maggie Gulch Road.

Runners over 60 years old may have pacers for the whole run.

Pacers must run at least the whole leg to the next crew access or specifically allowed aid station, as there is generally no access for them in between. Pacers may not continue unless accompanying their runner.

New for 2017 - in the interest of runner and pacer safety, it is required that all pacers check-in with aid station personnel and sign a waiver at the respective aid station they intend to join their runner. This can also be done in advance of the race at runner check-in in the Silverton Gym. Upon signing the waiver, pacers will receive a wristband. This wristband must be worn while on course with their runner. Please note, any pacers under the age of 18 will be also be required to have a parent or adult legal guardian sign their waiver.

Muling is not allowed.