2024 Hardrock 100 Lottery Results

Results from the lottery for the 2024 Hardrock 100.

By , and on December 2, 2023 | Comments

Congratulations to all the runners who secured places in the 2024 Hardrock 100!

The Hardrock 100 is a 100-mile race through Colorado’s San Juan Mountains, starting and finishing in Silverton. The challenging and gorgeous route packs in 33,000 feet of elevation, often at altitudes above 13,000 feet. It alternates direction each year, and will run clockwise in 2024.

The ultimate bucket list race, the Hardrock 100 is notoriously difficult to gain entry into, with 2,796 applying for this year’s lottery alone. Unlike the Western States 100, which offers several avenues to gain entry in addition to an even more difficult lotto, the only way to secure a guaranteed entry into the Hardrock 100 is to win the previous year’s race. The 2024 Hardrock 100 will start 146 runners.

Below, we list top competitors on the current entrants list as well as those high enough on the waitlists to have a chance of getting in. Then, we explain how the lottery operates, as well as break down some of the demographics of this year’s lottery and its lucky selected runners.

Courtney Dauwalter - 2023 Hardrock 100 - Winning

Courtney Dauwalter wins the 2023 Hardrock 100 in course record time. Photo: iRunFar/Meghan Hicks

Notable 2024 Hardrock 100 Women’s Entrants

The only way to gain automatic entry to the Hardrock 100 is by winning and the 2023 women’s champion Courtney Dauwalter will be back to defend her title.

Here are the notable women selected to run the 2024 Hardrock 100, in alphabetical order:

  • Claire Bannwarth (France) — 5th 2023 Hardrock 100; 1st 2023 Tahoe 200 Mile; 7th 2023 Transgrancanaria; 15th 2023 UTMB
  • Becky Bates (Canada) – 7th 2023 Hardrock 100; 8th 2022 High Lonesome 100 Mile; 10th 2021 Run Rabbit Run 100 Mile (Hares)
  • Camille Bruyas (France) — 2nd 2023 Diagonale des Fous; 1st 2022 Ultra-Trail Cape Town; 1st 2022 Grand Trail des Templiers; 10th 2022 Western States 100; 2nd 2021 UTMB
  • Courtney Dauwalter — 1st 2023 Hardrock 100; 1st 2023 UTMB; 1st 2023 Western States 100
  • Tara Dower — 1st 2023 and 2nd 2022 Run Rabbit Run 100 Mile (Hares); 4th 2023 and 5th 2022 JFK 50 Mile
  • Serena Eley — 3rd 2023 Grindstone by UTMB 100 Mile; 2nd 2017 Angeles Crest 100 Mile
  • Maggie Guterl — 11th 2022 Hardrock 100; 8th 2022 Run Rabbit Run 100 Mile; 1st 2021 Big Dog’s Backyard Ultra; 1st 2021 Cocodona 250 Mile
  • Emily Halnon – 9th 2023 & 7th 2022 Hardrock 100
  • Katharina Hartmuth (Germany) — 2nd 2023 UTMB; 2nd 2023 Trail World Championships 80k; 4th 2023 Transgrancanaria Classic (115k); 3rd 2022 TDS
  • Claire Heslop (Canada) — 11th 2023 & 19th 2022 UTMB; 14th 2023 Transgrancanaria Classic
  • Jordan Maki-Richards (Australia) — 4th 2022 Cascade Crest 100 Mile; 1st 2023 Buffalo Stampede 100k
  • Amber Weibel — 3rd Swiss Alps 100 Mile; 15th 2022 Western States 100; 4th 2021 High Lonesome 100 Mile
  • Yitka Winn — 1st 2023, 2021, 2019 & 2018 Cascade Crest 100 Mile; 10th 2023 Gorge Waterfalls 100k

[Editor’s Note: Meghan Hicks was previously entered, but has withdrawn.]

Full entrants lists and waitlists.

Notable 2024 Hardrock 100 Men’s Entrants

François D'Haene at Maggie Gulch

François D’Haene on his way to winning the 2021 Hardrock 100. Photo: iRunFar/Bryon Powell

Here are the notable men selected to run the 2024 Hardrock 100, in alphabetical order:

  • Nick Coury — 5th 2022 Javelina 100 Mile; 8th 2022 Hardrock 100; U.S. 24-hour record (173 miles) in 2021; 4th 2021 Run Rabbit Run 100 Mile (Hares)
  • François D’Haene (France) — 2nd 2022 & 1st 2021 Hardrock 100; 1st 2021 UTMB; 8th 2023 Diagonale des Fous
  • Mick Jurynec – 9th 2021 Hardrock 100; 10th 2023 Bear 100 Mile; 2nd 2022 Superior Trail 100 Mile
  • Karl Meltzer — 12th 2023 Bear 100 Mile; 4th 2023 Pine to Palm 100 Mile; at least eight Hardrock 100 finishes with a record five wins
  • Zach Miller — 2nd 2023 & 5th 2022 UTMB; 6th 2023 Trail World Championships 80k; 1st 2023 Tarawera 100 Mile
  • Michael Owen — 1st 2023, 2022, 2021, 2019 & 2017 Promised Land 50k; 1st 2023 Cruel Jewel 50 Mile
  • Robert Panas – 9th 2023 High Lonesome 100 Mile; 2nd 2022 Run Rabbit Run 100 Mile (Tortoises)
  • Diego Pazos (Switzerland) — 24th 2023 & 7th 2021 UTMB; 6th 2020 Transgrancanaria Classic
  • Nick Pedatella — 6th 2021 Hardrock 100; 1st 2023 High Five 100 Mile; 4th 2021 San Juan Solstice 50 Mile
  • Ludovic Pommeret (France) — 5th 2023, 4th 2021, & 1st 2016 UTMB; 1st 2022 & 3rd 2019 TDS; 6th 2022 Western States 100
  • Jeff Rome — 2nd 2018 & 7th 2017 Hardrock 100; 13th 2023 IMTUF 100 Mile
  • Jason Schlarb — 1st (tie) 2016 Hardrock 100; 2nd 2023 Himan Trail 110k; 2022 8th Eiger Ultra-Trail by UTMB 10ok
  • Paul Terranova — 6th 2022 Hardrock 100; 6th 2023 Leadville 100 Mile; 4th 2022 Bighorn 100 Mile; 3rd 2021 Bear 100 Mile; 3rd 2021 High Lonesome 100 Mile
  • Andy Vermilyea – 6th 2022 Cascade Crest 100 Mile; 4th 2019 Grindstone 100 Mile

Full entrants lists and waitlists.

Zach Miller - 2023 Trail World Championships 80k - during

Zach Miller will make his Hardrock 100 debut in July 2024. Photo: iRunFar/Bryon Powell

Notable Waitlisted Women With at Least a Remote Chance of Getting In

These are the fast women who are high enough on their respective waitlists to have a chance of getting in before race day. They are listed in the order in which they appear on the waitlists:

  • Sabrina Stanley (5th Finished waitlist) – 2-time Hardrock 100 winner in 2021 & 2018; 9th 2023 UTMB; 4th 2021 MUIT 115k; 2-time Nolan’s 14 finisher
  • Darla Askew (10th Finished waitlist) – 7-time Hardrock 100 finisher, most recently 10th in 2023; 1st 2022 Pine to Palm 100 Mile; 1st 2022 Standhope 100 Mile
  • Hannah Green (11th Finished waitlist) – 3rd 2022 & 7th 2017 Hardrock 100
  • Nikki Kimball (12th Finished waitlist) – 2nd 2018 Hardrock 100; 6th 2023 IMTUF 100 Mile

[Editor’s Note: We’re only listing runners from the top 12 of the Never and Finished women’s waitlists. We’ll add additional runners if there’s lots of movement on the waitlists.]

Notable Waitlisted Men With at Least a Remote Chance of Getting In

These are the fast men who are high enough on their respective waitlists to have a chance of getting in before race day. They are listed in the order in which they appear on the waitlists:

  • Brandon Worthington (2nd Finished waitlist) – 14th 2023 Hardrock 100; 5th 2021 Tahoe 200 Mile
  • Luke Jay (3rd Never waitlist) – 2nd 2022 & 1st 2019 High Lonesome 100 Mile; 29th 2021 UTMB
  • Jakub Galczynski (5th Finished waitlist) – 32nd 2023 Hardrock 100; 2nd 2021 IMTUF 100 Mile; 3rd 2020, 12th 2019 & 7th 2018 Bear 100 Mile
  • Kris Tyson (6th Never waitlist) – 6th 2023 Cascade Crest 100 Mile; 3rd 2022 Kettle Moraine 100 Mile; 2nd 2021 Cruel Jewel 100 Mile
  • Jeff Browning (7th Finished waitlist) – 5th 2023, 5th 2022, 5th 2021, & 1st 2018 Hardrock 100; 1st 2023 Bighorn 100 Mile; 1st 2022 Moab 240 Mile

[Editor’s Note: We’re only listing runners from the top 12 of the Never and Finished men’s waitlists. We’ll add additional runners if there’s lots of movement on the waitlists.]

Sabrina Stanley at Maggie Gulch mile 15.4

Sabrina Stanley leads the 2021 women’s race at Maggie Gulch. Photo: iRunFar Bryon Powell

2024 Hardrock 100 Lottery Parameters

The 2024 lottery is divided into two categories, the Never Finished and Finished divisions:

  • Never — This pool contains runners who’ve not yet finished the Hardrock 100.
  • Finished — This pool contains runners who’ve finished at least one Hardrock 100.

For 2024, 73 runners were selected from each category.

From 2022 onward, the Hardrock 100 organization adopted a new policy whereby the same proportion of female runners who enter the lottery will be selected to run the race. Therefore, the draw is essentially drawn into four sections: Female Never, Female Finished, Male Never, and Male Finished.

Returning champions are given automatic entrance to the event. The 2023 women’s champion Courtney Dauwalter has accepted that entry, while 2023 men’s champ Aurélien Dunand-Pallaz declined it.

Each year, race director Dale Garland also handpicks six entrants who bypass the lottery. Explained on the organization’s website, “In 2024, six such runners will be selected, evenly split between men and women, from a slate of at least 12 applicants proposed by the RD and approved by the Hardrock Board of Directors.” In prior years, the names of these picks were kept confidential. For Hardrock 2024, the organization is releasing those names. This year, those runners were:

  • Camille Bruyas
  • François D’Haene
  • Tara Dower
  • Katharina Hartmuth
  • Zach Miller
  • Ludovic Pommeret

Call for Comments

  • Did you get selected to run the 2024 Hardrock 100?
  • Who are your top picks to excel in the men’s and women’s race from the runners listed above?
Sarah Brady

Sarah Brady is Managing Editor at iRunFar. She’s been working in an editorial capacity for ten years and has been a trail runner for almost as long. Aside from iRunFar, she’s worked as an editor for various educational publishers and written race previews for Apex Running, UK, and RAW Ultra, Ireland. Based in Belfast, Ireland, Sarah is an avid mountain runner and ultrarunner and competes at distances from under 10k to over 100k. When not running, she enjoys reading, socializing, and hanging out with her dog, Angie, and cat, Judy.

Sarah Brady

Eszter Horanyi identifies as a Runner Under Duress, in that she’ll run if it gets her deep into the mountains or canyons faster than walking would, but she’ll most likely complain about it. A retired long-distance bike racer, she gave ultra foot racing a go and finished the Ouray 100 in 2017, but ultimately decided that she prefers a slower pace of life of taking photos during long days in the mountains and smelling the flowers while being outside for as many hours of the day as possible. Eszter will take any opportunity to go adventuring in the mountains or desert by foot, bike, or boat, and has lived the digital nomad lifestyle throughout the west for the past seven years.

Sarah Brady

Bryon Powell is the Founding Editor of iRunFar. He’s been writing about trail running, ultrarunning, and running gear for more than 15 years. Aside from iRunFar, he’s authored the books Relentless Forward Progress: A Guide to Running Ultramarathons and Where the Road Ends: A Guide to Trail Running, been a contributing editor at Trail Runner magazine, written for publications including Outside, Sierra, and Running Times, and coached ultrarunners of all abilities. Based in Silverton, Colorado, Bryon is an avid trail runner and ultrarunner who competes in events from the Hardrock 100 Mile just out his front door to races long and short around the world, that is, when he’s not fly fishing or tending to his garden.