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Video: Watch The “Kissing The Rock” Hardrock 100 Movie Trailer

From the late 19th century to the late 20th century, hardrock miners of southwestern Colorado experienced adversity on another level through the hardships they faced in the rugged 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, a 100-mile trail race started in 1992, epitomizes the community aspect of mountain ultrarunning through the parallels of the adversity the runners face, the grueling nature of the course and the family atmosphere the race has fostered.

The mentality of everyone vs. the mountain exists everywhere in trail running, but especially so at Hardrock—which includes more than 66,000 feet of elevation gain and loss, a course profile with an average elevation of more than 11,000 feet above sea level and extreme weather that can include heat, violent thunderstorms, gusting wind, lightning and even mid-summer snow. Friends and runners gather every July in Silverton—to race, to watch, to crew and to volunteer—and a town is reborn. “Kissing the Rock,” a new film about the race produced and directed by Matt Trappe in association with Louder than 11, will launch in February 2016. Here’s a listing of scheduled screenings around the country:

March 24: Flatirons Running Company – Boulder, CO

April 2: TC Running Co – Minneapolis, MN

April 3: Alamo Draft House – Denver, CO (sponsored by Runners Roost)

April 9: Marathon Sports – Plymouth, MA

April 15: U.S. 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