The hardrock miners of Colorado experienced adversity on another level through the hardships they faced in the San Juan Mountains. When the mines closed and the jobs dried up the town of Silverton was in search of a new identity.

The Hardrock Hundred Endurance Run epitomizes the community aspect of mountain running perhaps due to the grueling nature of the course and the adversity the runners face. The mentality of everyone vs. the mountain exists especially at Hardrock. Friends and runners gather each July in Silverton and a town is reborn.

Matt Trappe came to UD last summer and had an idea to capture the story of Silverton, we love the town and the race and said YES – lets make a film. He has worked super hard to create a beautiful film we are happy to share. Watch the Trailer:


  • March 24 – Flatirons Running Company – Boulder, CO
  • April 2 – Twin Cities Running Company – Minneapolis, MN
  • April 3 – Alamo Drafthouse – Denver, CO
  • April 9 – Marathon Sports – Plymouth, MA (benefiting the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute)
  • April 15 – US National Whitewater Center – Charlotte, NC
  • April 21 – iRun – Phoenix, AZ
  • April 22 – San Francisco Running Company – Mill Valley, CA
  • April 23 – Seven Hills Running Shop – Seattle, WA
  • May 13 – Evolution Healthcare & Fitness – Portland, OR
  • July 13 – Hardrock 100 – Silverton, CO

Kissing The Rock A production by Matt Trappe Photo & Film
In association with Louder than 11
Edited by Matt Trappe Louder than 11
Additional Editing by Jess Carfield
Score by Fizzix Productions
Post Produced by Louder than 11
Produced and Directed by Matt Trappe

Film made possible with support from Ultimate Direction, Hoka One One, Clif Bar, Feetures! and Competitor Magazine.

About Matt Trappe:

Silvertron Depot - Matt Trappe Photography

Silverton Depot – Matt Trappe Photography

Silverton - Matt Trappe Photography

Silverton – Matt Trappe Photography