We started this Running Series back in 2014 with the goal of helping people connect with their human potential through races that challenged them mentally and physically. We believe that by overcoming adversity, we can truly become our best selves – the Transcendentalists were on to something – after all, if it doesn’t challenge you, it can’t change you.
In other words, welcome; we are happy you are here. Our races celebrate the best old-school traditions of mountain and ultrarunning from timed events to 200 milers. We offer 10 events throughout the year, each with its own unique challenges. Make no mistake, these races are TOUGH but we will be here to support you along the way.
ALL OF OUR EVENTS ARE CONDUCTED WITH THE FOLLOWING PRINCIPLES IN MIND:
For our runners and our volunteers, we encourage you to forge new friendships, share stories and care for each other. We are all in this together.
We acknowledge the effort of all of our runners and celebrate their efforts equally. As such, we focus on providing a quality experience for all and do not provide cash prizes or preferential treatment for top finishers
We design our races with the utmost respect for our runners and the local communities, including residents, businesses and local and federal management agencies.
CHALLENGE BY CHOICE
We’re glad when you decide to accept the challenges associated with joining us. We also respect your decision to take on as much, or as little, challenge as you so choose keeping in mind the rules and policies of each unique event.
WE OFFER THIS COMMITMENT TO YOU:
HUMAN FIRST APPROACH
We host races that put people before profits and we focus on creating a memorable experience. You will not find a live band playing at the top of a mountain pass at an HPRS race, but you will find a community that values accountability and challenge ready to support you.
THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE
Our founder, John Lacroix, has over a decade of race direction experience in the mountain and ultrarunning world. He brings the best practices of races across the globe to the forefront of the Colorado trail racing community.
A SPACE FOR GROWTH
Our events are designed to afford you an opportunity to grow as an individual, with the idea that personal growth promotes positive social change for the collective. Here you’ll find yourself amongst other free thinkers looking to improve self awareness, and increase their positive impacts on the greater community.