Colorado’s Hardrock 100-Mile Endurance Run

Kilian Jornet and Darcy Piceu won the 2014 edition of the race on July 11-12.

The Hardrock 100 Endurance Run, which took place July 11-13 in Colorado’s rugged San Juan Mountains, is more than just another 100-mile trail race. A grueling, yet beautiful high-altitude course with 67,000 of elevation change, rich history and small race field (there were more than 1,200 applications for the coveted 140 slots) makes it the penultimate quest for those with a desire to push themselves physically and mentally. But Hardrock is also about community. Runners gather in the tiny mountain town of Silverton, Colo., every summer, often weeks before the race, to explore the route, mark trails and adjust to the altitude. Hundreds more come to be a part of the race experience, either by way of volunteering, crewing or cheering on runners. Unlike most 100-mile runs that have a 24- or 36-hour cut-off time, Hardrock has a 48-hour cut-off time and an average finish time of more than 41 hours. Get a glimpse of the Hardrock mystique by scrolling through the photos from this year’s race.

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