Human Potential Running Series Returns to In-Person Running Events with Huge Success. Eyes Full Schedule of Events
August 7, 2020
Arvada, CO – August 6, 2020 – The Human Potential Running Series (HPRS), Colorado’s largest series of ultramarathons and the 4th largest ultra-series in North America, successfully returned to in person racing on July 11, 2020, becoming the first trail and ultra races in Colorado to return since the Covid-19 Pandemic began. The series is pressing ahead with its remaining schedule of races in 2020, and if successful they’ll be the largest race series in the nation to host their full calendar of events in 2020.
On the weekend of July 11-12, 2020 in Fairplay Colorado, HPRS hosted their 6thAnnual Silverheels 100-Mile Endurance Run with 55 participants in attendance. They also hosted their 3rd Annual Last Call 50-Mile Endurance Run for a total of 56 participants. The race weekend saw a combined 111 runners from 25 US states, Canada and Mexico. Through the Silverheels 100, HPRS raised $3600 for 2-Mile High Inc, a local non-profit dedicated to bettering recreational opportunities within the elevated town of Fairplay.
On Saturday, August 1, 2020, also in Fairplay Colorado, HPRS hosted their 6thAnnual Sheep Mountain Endurance Runs for 133 runners, as well as their rescheduled 6th Annual South Park Trail Marathon & Half with 109 participants. The two events held simultaneously combined for a series record 242 Runners at a single event, from 28 US States.
Human Potential LLC, the organization that plans and hosts HPRS events has implemented a successful Social Reintegration Strategy focused on the health and safety of race participants, volunteers, staff, and the local communities during the COVID-19 era. Some of the modifications to normal racing include: becoming the first ultramarathon that required all volunteers to wear face masks while performing their duties at all times, temperature checks and COVID-19 waivers at check-in, wave starts of no more than 20 runners every 10-minutes, requiring runners to wear masks within aid stations, altered aid station protocols, and termination of post-race festivities.
HPRS continues to work closely with their valued partners to provide the same quality running events they’re known for. Thanks to BASE Performance, Orange Mud, Elevation Culture, and Eldorado Natural Springs Water, HPRS events maintain the same quality and community feel the series has produced from their beginning.
The series now moves forward with hosting their remaining schedule of permitted events in Colorado and Arkansas, which includes:
- The Sangre de Cristo Ultras in Westcliffe, CO on September 15-20th.
- Tommyknocker 12-Hour & Mine Shaft Half in Golden, CO on October 3rd, rescheduled from May 9th.
- The 7thAnnual Indian Creek Fifties in Sedalia, CO on October 17th
- The 2ndAnnual Razorback Running Revival in Mountainburg, AR on November 7th
- and the 8thAnnual Sawmill Trail Runs in Golden, CO on December 12th
For more information about The Human Potential Running Series and their remaining schedule of events, visit their website at www.HumanPotentialRunning.com