Pacers at Hardrock

In 2016, pacers are allowed from Ouray on. In addition to crew access aid stations (Grouse Gulch, Sherman, Cunningham), pacers can start or stop at the Maggie Gulch Aid Station, but only if they make the ~4 mile trip from Co Rd 2 on foot or bicycle. No vehicles are allowed at Maggie AS.

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. There are no pacer check-ins, bibs, or recording of pacer names. The aid station check in/out volunteer simply needs to note that a runner arrived/left with a pacer on their clipboard.

Muling is not allowed.

Need a Pacer?

Our Pacer Coordinator has this year's Pacer-Runner matchmaking spreadsheet ready to help find you your perfect trail partner!