Human Potential LLC was created to help people discover what it is to be human. Our races are specifically designed to challenge each runner physically and mentally. It is through adversity that we can understand Human Potential, and discover oneself.

In other words, we’re glad you’re here giving us a look. What you’ll find at HPRS is a series of Mountain Ultra and Trail running events that celebrate the more “old school” traditions of our sport. It doesn’t matter if you’re skinny or overweight, young or old, ugly or beautiful, fast or slow; we treat all of our runners the same, but you WILL BE CHALLENGED. We believe that in order to discover your Human Potential you need three things; the right training, grit, and stubborn determination. We fully believe, embrace, and vocalize the idea that these types of events are Transcendental, of which a core belief is in the inherent goodness of both people and nature. Transcendentalists believed that people are at their best when truly “self-reliant” and independent. Don’t worry though, we’re here to support you along the way.


We encourage all runners to embrace a communal spirit during all of our events; official or otherwise. We want you to forge new relationships. We hope you’ll take the time to learn from and about, encourage, and care for each other. There is goodness in investing in the success of others. After all, we’re all in this together every step of the way.


We acknowledge that those who finish last work just as hard, sacrifice just as much, and are just as committed, as those who finish first. We uphold the old school traditions of Ultra-running by presenting the same finisher awards to all participants. We offer no cash prizes at our races to front runners, and they will receive no special/preferential treatment over the rest-of-the-pack.


Our races are designed with the utmost respect for runners and non-runners alike; as well as local and federal municipalities, local residents, land managers and businesses. While we acknowledge that it is nearly impossible to please everyone, we do our very best to respect all and provide satisfaction to the majority.


The founder/owner, and race director, of The Human Potential Running Series is a seasoned ultra veteran who has traveled to all corners of our country specifically for ultra running events for more than a decade. He brings his combined experiences of Ultrarunning in other parts of our country, and other ultra communities, to the forefront of ultrarunning in Colorado. He is committed to providing our runners with races that focus on people before profit. HPRS was designed to not only treat all runners as equals, but to make them tougher on the inside, while celebrating the power of our ultra community.

To learn more about your race director, “Sherpa” John Lacroix, please CLICK HERE.
Human Potential LLC is registered with the Colorado Secretary of State and in good standing.