The Hardrock 100 Mile Endurance Run welcomes new Board of Director members Tom Stockton of Los Alamos along with Doug Hart and Mary Monroe Brown.
Approaching its 25th year of running, the Hardrock 100 Mile Endurance Run has expanded its Board of Directors from 9 to 11 members, following the lottery held Dec. 2, 2017. Stockton, Hart and Monroe Brown will join the current Board of Directors after longtime involvement with the Southern Colorado running community.
“Hardrock is very fortunate to have the energy and experience of Tom, Doug and Mary on our board. They each bring with them a skill set that is desirable and necessary for Hardrock to continue to grow and move forward as a world class event.” Hardrock run director Dale Garland said.
Stockton has been a part of the Hardrock community since 2004 as both a runner, pacer and volunteer.
“I’m excited to bring my decision analytics experience to the Hardrock Board to help the Board make transparent decisions that preserve core Hardrock and ultra-running community values,” he said about his new position.
Similarly, Hart (Duxbury, Mass.) is a 10-year Hardrock volunteer who is honored to be a “dedicated member of the board,” despite having never run a step over 26.2 miles. “I look forward to bringing my non-profit board experience to this seminal event that brings top ultra-marathoners to the San Juan mountains each July,” he said.
Monroe Brown (Durango, Colo.) comes to the Board as a Durango local and is simultaneously serving as the executive director of Trails 2000, a local nonprofit organization that “helps to plan, build and maintain trails, educate trail users, and encourage connectivity on road, path and trail.”
She said of her new place on the Board: “Having worked with and respected the work of Dale and the Hardrock 100 team, the event has tons of potential for cementing the San Juan Mountains and area trails as a global destination. I’m looking forward to working with the team to help them realize those opportunities.”
Other changes to the Board this year include former Hardrock Board of Director Treasurer David Coblentz’s (Los Alamos) move to Hardrock Board of Directors President, replacing Kris Kern.
About the Hardrock 100 Mile Endurance Run
The Hardrock 100 Mile Endurance Run is an ultramarathon of 100.5 miles in length. It features 33,992 feet of climbing and 33,992 feet of descent for a total elevation change of 67,984 feet, running at an average elevation of over 11,000 feet. The race is held on a loop course, utilizing 4WD roads, dirt trails and cross country in Southern Colorado’s San Juan mountain range. This course offers a graduate level challenge for endurance runners and is designed to provide extreme challenges in altitude, steepness and remoteness. Mountaineering, wilderness survival and wilderness navigation skills are as important in this event as endurance. Beginning in 1992, the Hardrock 100 Mile Endurance Run remains to this day, dedicated to the memory of those hardrock miners who made their living within the San Juan Mountains by connecting the historic mining towns of Silverton, Ouray, Telluride and Lake City.