The 2023 Hardrock 100 begins in downtown Silverton, Colorado at 6 a.m. U.S. Mountain Daylight Time on Friday, July 14. From there, 146 runners will have 48 hours to traverse the 102.5 miles and 33,000-plus feet of gain in this year’s clockwise loop back to Silverton, where they’ll kiss the rock to stop the clock.
For such a small event, there’ll be some exciting action at the front of the men’s and women’s races. We’ll be live-casting the event over on iRunFar’s Twitter feed with text and photo reports from all over the course. We’ll also be live blogging the same material as on Twitter below. This article also includes the event’s live video coverage and other resources to follow the event below.
A special thanks to HOKA for making our coverage of the Hardrock 100 possible!
Thanks also to LEKI for its support of our Hardrock coverage.
Resources for Following the 2023 Hardrock 100
Here are resources to help you follow the race:
- iRunFar’s in-depth Hardrock preview;
- iRunFar’s pre-race video interviews with top contenders Claire Bannwarth, Dylan Bowman, Avery Collins, Courtney Dauwalter, Aurélien Dunand-Pallaz, Annie Hughes, Beñat Marmissolle, and Kimino Miyazaki, with more to come;
- The Hardrock 100 website with the 2023 Runners Manual and in-depth course description; and
- Aid station timing updates and runner GPS tracking (also embedded below).
More to Read While Following the 2023 Hardrock 100
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;
- Highlights from our 2022 coverage, including our 2022 Hardrock 100 results article and post-event interviews with champions Courtney Dauwalter and Kilian Jornet;
- A long-form Hardrock profile, Between a Hardrock and a Place, by Leon Lutz;
- Evan Honeyfield’s Voices of Hardrock six-part video series from 2012;
- Bryon Powell’s articles from his lead up to the 2018 Hardrock: The Journey to Hardrock: A Joyous Gift and Embracing Inadequacy, as well as his photo essay from that year’s race;
- Our profiles of Blake Wood, now a 22-time Hardrock finisher, and Rick Trujillo, one of the Hardrock course’s designers and a past champion;
- Dakota Jones’s A Personal Portrait of Hardrock from 2012;
- Andy Jones-Wilkins’s Love Letter to the Hardrock course from Ouray to Telluride; and
- All of iRunFar’s Hardrock 100 articles and resources.
iRunFar’s Live Coverage of the 2023 Hardrock 100
Here we’re live blogging the progress of the Hardrock 100, and sharing the exact same content as on our Twitter feed. Enjoy viewing it here or on Twitter! Also, give it just a moment to load, once you arrive.
MAProgress’s Runner Tracking of the 2023 Hardrock 100
Runners are wearing GPS trackers and may be tracked via MAProgress’s work here.
Run Steep Get High’s Live Video Coverage of the 2023 Hardrock 100
Enjoy live video streaming from the Run Steep Get High team here.