The 2017 Hardrock 100 begins in downtown Silverton, Colorado at 6 a.m. MDT on Friday, July 14th. From there, 145 runners will have 48 hours to traverse the 100 miles and 33,000-plus feet of gain in a counterclockwise loop back to Silverton, where they’ll kiss the rock to stop the clock.
For such a small race, the front of both the women’s and men’s fields are filled with talent. We’ll be livecasting the event on iRunFar’s Twitter feed. We’ll also be combining our Twitter feed with other possible news sources and encouraging all of you to join the discussion in the CoverItLive window below. We also have a full news stream without comments for those who prefer a cleaner interface.
Here are a couple resources to help you follow the race:
- iRunFar’s in-depth Hardrock preview;
- iRunFar’s video interviews with Caroline Chaverot, Mike Foote, Anna Frost, Kilian Jornet, Iker Karrera, Nathalie Mauclair, Darcy Piceu, and Jason Schlarb;
- Our race photo albums from: Little Giant (mile 7), Cunningham Gulch (mile 9), Maggie Gulch (mile 15), Grouse Gulch (mile 42);
- The Hardrock website with the 2017 Runners Manual in three parts (all downloadable PDFs): Part 1 – Runner Info, Part 2 – Course Description, and Part 3 – Run History;
- Aid station timing updates and runner GPS tracking (also embedded below); and
- Live audio from Hardrock’s radio transmissions (downloaded m3u file).
A special thanks to Smartwool for making our coverage of the Hardrock 100 possible!
Thanks also to Altra for their support of our Hardrock coverage.
At a race as long and remote as Hardrock, there will be time gaps between our coverage. Here are some Hardrock-related nuggets to fill your time:
- Our feature story Hardrocking: Sharing the Lode about the mining history along the Hardrock course;
- Our How to Run Hardrock article;
- A long-form Hardrock profile, Between a Hardrock and a Place, by Leon Lutz;
- A recent, long-form interview with two-time Hardrock defending champion Anna Frost in the weeks before the 2017 run;
- A recent profile of Blake Wood, 20-time Hardrock finisher
- Evan Honeyfield’s Voices of Hardrock video series;
- Dakota Jones’s A Personal Portrait of Hardrock from 2012;
- Highlights from our 2016 coverage, including our results article and post-event interviews with champions Anna Frost, Kilian Jornet, and Jason Schlarb;
- Bryon Powell’s photos from the 2015 race and iRunFar’s photos from the 2016 edition;
- All of iRunFar’s Hardrock 100 articles and resources.
Please consider making a donation in support of our coverage of the Hardrock 100. We cannot do what we do without the support of our trail and ultrarunning community. Thank you! -Bryon Powell, Editor-in-Chief of iRunFar
You can also support us by purchasing a limited-edition iRunFar Smartwool tee shirt. Once these are gone, they’re gone for good!