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Dec 21

UTMR will be a qualifying race for the 2021 Hardrock Hundred Mile Endurance Run

Lizzy Hawker

We had some good news from the board of “Hardrock”!  Finishers of our 170km race in 2020 will qualify for the 2021 Hardrock lottery. For anyone who hasn’t heard of Hardrock it is a 100 mile ultramarathon in the Southern Colorado’s San Juan Range, USA.

Here is what one 5-time finisher of Hardrock, Jason Poole, has to say about it!” As a 5-time finisher of the Hardrock Hundred Endurance Run and also a finisher of the Ultra Tour Monte Rosa (UTMR), I can honestly say that the UTMR is one of the very best Hardrock qualifiers available in all of Europe.  Although the UTMR occurs at an overall lower altitude than Hardrock, it does boast more elevation gain.  With a wide variety of trail types and surfaces, the UTMR serves up a unique and challenging circumnavigation of the second highest mountain in the Alps and western Europe.  The UTMR will more than adequately prepare you for the high-alpine terrain of the Hardrock and the San Juan Mountains in Colorado.  I highly recommend the UTMR, not only as a qualifier for the Hardrock, but as a truly extraordinary running adventure with spectacular scenery, lung-burning climbs and some of the finest trails in the Alps.”

For more information about Hardrock you can check their website here: https://www.hardrock100.com/

The San Juan mountains of Colorado, USA.

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