Among those who will be on the starting line for this year’s Hardrock will be defending champions Karl Meltzer and Betsy Kalmeyer.
What makes the Hardrock Hundred Endurance Run one of the world’s most challenging events? Consider these facts: to complete the race demands that an athlete run elevation gains comparable to running from sea level to the top of Mt. Everest and back at an average elevation gain of more than two miles above sea level. This running includes going over 12,000 ft. above sea level thirteen times, above 13,000 feet an additional seven times and summitting on of Colorado’s famed “14ers.”, Handies Peak. After each long climb comes an equally demanding and grueling descent only to climb again.
The Hardrock Hundred race course links the history rich towns of Telluride, Ouray, Lake City, and Silverton. These picturesque mountain towns stand as testaments to the spirit of men and women who chose to carve their lives out of the rocks and lofty crags, seeking fame and fortune from the minerals hidden in these mountains and valleys. It is in the spirit of there perseverance and dedication that the Hardrock race is held every year.
For more information on this extraordinary event, please call Dale Garland, run director at 970/259-3693 or email at email@example.com