Hardrock 100

CONGRATULATIONS to 2022's Joel Zucker Memorial Scholarship winners!

The Joel Zucker Memorial Scholarship is proud to announce this year’s twelve deserving recipients from Silverton and Lake City, awarding a record $37,000 for 2022.
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High School Graduates:

  • Belen Roof - Silverton HS
  • Bennett Levine - Lake City Community School
  • Elissa Stephens - Lake City Community School
  • Caroline Thompson - Lake City Community School

Continuing Education:

  • Daniela Acosta - El Paso Community College
  • Raja Braford-Lefebvre - Fort Lewis College
  • Claire Cunningham - Berry College
  • Emelie deKay - Regis University
  • Jaydyn Gallegos - Grand Canyon University
  • Ian Hall - Cornell College
  • Miranda Hall - Cornell College
  • Amaris Hamilton - Fort Lewis College
  • Molly Wright - American University

Now in it’s 23rd year, we have awarded 131 scholarships totaling $247,550 to San Juan Mountain community students in memory of Joel Zucker from New York state who died 36 hours after completing his third Hardrock Hundred run in 1998. Joel loved Silverton, the mountains, and especially long-distance running. He was a university librarian and the Hardrock Hundred community created this award to honor his memory.

Donations are Appreciated!

San Juan Snow Conditions - May 2022

May 2022 Snowpack Conditions

With the arrival of May, the 2022 snow season is drawing to an end. Snowfall at Red Mountain Pass continued to be anemic in April with only about 15" of new snow during the month. This has resulted in a below average snowpack of just over 50" (87% of normal) and a snow-water equivalent of about 16".

As seen on the plots below, the SWE has already peaked for the year and snow will definitely (and somewhat unfortunately) not be a factor at the Hardrock 2022. This has not been the worst snow year in recent history (see the On This Day plot below), but it's pretty dry in the San Juans. At the risk of crossing more fingers, there is still hope for a wet May to mitigate the fire danger, especially at the lower elevations.

Lottery Results

Congratulations to all of this year's entrants! We look forward to seeing you in July, and wish you the best in the upcoming months of training.

You can view buckets of info on this year's lottery on OpenSplitTime. The official entrant and wait lists are here.

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.