“Hardrock”. The name evokes the unique aura of this challenging event. The 21st running of Hardrock is July 11-13; let’s consider what makes it so special, mysterious, and, indeed, legendary.
(NOTE: The Author of this post is Peter Bakwin, who in 2006 began 48 hours before the race, ran the entire course, then did the regular race with the rest of the runners, finishing that as well. No one has attempted the 200 mile Double Hardrock since. This starts a full week of Hardrock coverage – stay tuned for Anton Krupicka’s Race Preview!)