SILVERTON — The Hardrock 100 ultrarun through Colorado’s southwestern mountains has been canceled because of this year’s heavy snowfall and avalanche debris.
In an announcement Monday, Hardrock Hundred Endurance Run director Dale Garland said that conditions on much the 100-mile course through the San Juan Mountains are uncertain.
While snow looked to be dropping to manageable levels in time for July’s race, Garland said that unprecedented avalanche debris and high levels in waterways helped lead to the decision to cancel what would have been the 26th run.
The race was also called off in 2002 because of wildfires and in 1995 because of heavy late season snow.
Runners from around the world participate in the race over 13 mountain passes. They run through the night and finish in an average of around 41 hours.
This is the second ultra run in the San Juans to be canceled. The San Juan Solstice, a 50-mile race run from Lake City, was canceled in May.
This reporting is made possible by our members. You can directly support independent watchdog journalism in Colorado for as little as $5 a month. Start here: coloradosun.com/join
More from The Colorado Sun
- Is Colorado’s 2019 ballot question about TABOR spending caps really a tax hike? The answer is sort of.
- In rare case, Colorado judge says permit must be reheard because of contributions to county commissioner’s campaign
- Fish ladders and boat chutes part of a massive dam rebuild on the Arkansas River
- John Hickenlooper officially announces bid for U.S. Senate, one week after abandoning presidential ambitions
- Space Command’s initial home will be in Colorado Springs, congressman says