After years of designing and photo editing layouts of the HR100 in print I finally made it to the Hard Rock 100 to witness it in person. Wow, there is nothing like this race anywhere else in the world. From the wild landscape of the San Juan mountains and the technical nature of the trails here to the distance and elevation profiles of the race course. I was completely blown away by the incredible feats of strength, endurance and commitment of these racers. It was also inspiring to also see the tremendous level of support provided by the race organization and the trail running community. Hard Rock 100 has a special vibe to it not only because of the location, but also the community of runners that return year after year.
Thank you for the great weekend everybody and the lasting impressions!