Volunteer Jobs

Please review all of the information provided for the job(s) that you have been assigned to and print what you think you may need.  We also ask that you review rest of the general information on the website so you can be the best resource possible for participants and fellow volunteers.  A list of volunteer assignments can be found HERE.  Thank you!

Medical Support - Finish Line
Day: Saturday   Start: 4:30 AM   Finish: 10:30 PM

Report To:
Caribou Highlands / Race Director

Description:
Medical personnel to staff finish line and be on-call for medial incidents at finish line or ready to be dispatched elsewhere on the course.  Medical room adjacent to finish line will be available for medical team and medical incidents / triage.Responsibilities: Medical SupportRelated Information: For Emergencies Dial 911 – for non-emergencies see information below.

Two Harbors / Lake County
*For use from Two Harbors, Gooseberry Falls (Race Start) to Crosby Manitou
Lakeview Memorial Hospital 325
11th Avenue Two Harbors, MN 55616-1360
(218) 834-7300 Lake County Sheriffs OfficeLake County Law Enforcement Center
613 Third Avenue Two Harbors, MN 55616
(218) 834-8385Grand Marais / Cook County
*For use from Temperance River to Lutsen / Caribou Highlands (Race Finish)
Cook County North Shore Hospital and Care Center
515 5th Ave West Grand Marais MN 55604
218-387-3040Cook County Sheriffs Office Cook County Law Enforcement Center
143 Gunflint Trl
Grand Marais, MN 55604
(218)387-3030
Medical Support - Floater

Day: Friday – Saturday  Start: Friday 7:30 AM  Finish: Saturday 10:30 PM

Report To: Gooseberry Falls State Park (100 Mile Start) / Race Director John S. – Trail Sweeping Coordinator Matt L.

Description: Medical personnel to shadow course sweeping team and be present at aid stations just prior to them closing and available for dispatch to other areas of course if needed.

Responsibilities: Medical – first responder.  Triage / assess medical needs – call in additional support if needed.

Related Information:

For Emergencies Dial 911

Two Harbors / Lake County
*For use from Two Harbors, Gooseberry Falls (Race Start) to Crosby Manitou

Lakeview Memorial Hospital 325
11th Avenue Two Harbors, MN 55616-1360
(218) 834-7300

Lake County Sheriffs Office Lake County Law Enforcement Center
613 Third Avenue
Two Harbors, MN 55616
(218) 834-8385

Grand Marais / Cook County
*For use from Temperance River to Lutsen / Caribou Highlands (Race Finish)

Cook County North Shore Hospital and Care Center
515 5th Ave West
Grand Marais MN 55604 218-387-3040

Cook County Sheriffs Office Cook County Law Enforcement Center
143 Gunflint Trl
Grand Marais, MN 55604
(218)387-3030

HAM Radio / Communications

Day: Friday – Saturday  Start: Friday 7:30 AM  Finish: Saturday 10:30 PM

Report To: Ham Radio Coordinator Rick & / or Jayne Johnson

Description: Provide communications for race – a team will be stationed at each aid station.  Assignments / times will be provided and emailed to HAM Radio team by HAM Radio Coordinator

Responsibilities: Communications

The Superior Fall Trail Race is supported by the Boundary Waters Amateur Radio Club BWARC http://www.boreal.org/bwarc/ – and spearheaded by Rick and Jayne Johnson.  If you are a licensed HAM Radio Operator and would like to volunteer in that capacity, please contact us and we will put you in touch with Rick and Jayne.

Putting on an ultra-distance trail-running race in a remote location with minimal cellular phone coverage is challenging to say the least. In order to maintain the highest level of safety for all of our runners, volunteers and staff we rely on Amateur Radio Operators also known as HAM radio operators.  Each one of our events is staffed with an army of experienced radio operators who provide communications, runner tracking, facilitate logistics and coordinate emergency response.  Without this dedicated group of often unsung volunteers we would not be able to host our events in the safe and organized manner that we do today.

Equipment Crew - Main Supply

Day: Thursday – Sunday  Start: Thurs 12:01 PM  Finish: Sunday 12:01 PM

Report To: Two Harbors Community Center – Race Director

Description: Distribute supplies to each aid station from main supply truck along the course and pick up supplies when aid stations close.

Responsibilities: Drive supply truck from Twin Cities to Two Harbors Communtiy Center on Thursday – arrive by 3:30 PM.  Fill water, buy ice in town at “Super 1” Grocery Store and load , final provisions, load drop bags.  Stay overnight at Grand Superior Lodge with RD team.  Mobilize to race start on Friday AM by 6:30 AM.  Immediately after race start, begin supply distribution.  Drop supplies at least 2 hours prior to aid station open time, staying in contact with HAM radio operators on current pace of front-runners, make adjustments, provide stop-gap or open aid stations if front-runners are beating projected open times.  Distribute last supplies to final aid station locations just before sun-down on Friday.  Rest at Caribou Highlands.  Assist with resupply as needed.  Start back at 1st aid station to pickup supplies.  Packup and organize all supplies in truck for return trip to Twin Cities on Sunday.

Related Information: http://www.superiorfalltrailrace.com/maps-and-data/

Equipment Crew - Roving Supply

Day: Thursday – Sunday  Start: Thurs 12:01 PM  Finish: Sunday 12:01 PM

Report To: Two Harbors Community Center – Race Director

Description: Work with “Main Supply” to Distribute supplies to each aid station – Roving supply will distribute and pickup Drop-Bags, Generators and will carry extra supplies to resupply aid stations as needed.  Roving supply will be equiped with HAM Radio Operator.

Responsibilities: Drive cargo van from Twin Cities to Two Harbors Communtiy Center on Thursday – arrive by 3:30 PM.  Help fill water, buy ice in town at Super 1 Grocery Store and load , final provisions, load drop bags.  Stay overnight at Grand Superior with RD team.  Mobilize to race start on Friday AM by 6:30 AM.  Immediately after race start, begin supply distribution.  Drop main supplies at least 2 hours prior to aid station open time, Deliver drop bags and generator only when aid station workers are present.  Be at aid stations at closing time to pickup drop bags and generators and any extra supplies / water to be redistibuted up the course.  Deliver drop bags to the finish line. Staying in contact with communication team on current pace of front-runners, make adjustments, provide stop-gap or open aid stations if front-runners are beating projected open times.

Related Information: http://www.superiorfalltrailrace.com/maps-and-data/

Course Marking

Day: Thursday  Start: 6:30 AM  Finish: 5:00 PM

Report To: Caribou Highlands Townhomes – Race Director

Description: Mark in groups of two a 5 to 12 mile section of trail.  Meet at Caribou Highlands Townhomes (look for trail markers to find the townhome) by 6:30 AM

Responsibilities: Need to be strong / athletic for this position.

Related Information: http://www.superiorfalltrailrace.com/maps-and-data/

Course Sweeping

Day: Friday – Saturday  Start: Friday 7:00 AM  Finish: Saturday 10:30 PM

Report To: Sweeping Coordinator per his schedule TBD – Matt L.

Description: Course Sweeping

Responsibilities: Follow last runner picking up flags, looking for runners in distress and enforce cutoffs (to be done by Sweeping Coordinator Matt L.)  Assignments and times to be made by Matt L.

Related Information: http://www.superiorfalltrailrace.com/maps-and-data/

100 Mile Packet Pickup

Day: Thursday  Start: 4:00 PM  Finish: 9:00 PM  Report To: Race Director and / or Cheri Storkamp

Description: Packet pickup and the pre-race meal start at 5:00 PM and go until 8:00 PM. There is a mandatory pre-race meeting for runners starting at 6:30 PM which will last around 30 to 40 minutes.

Responsibilities: Helping to setup packet pickup. Help with packet pickup for the 100 mile race – getting runners their numbers, shirts, sweatshirts etc., answering questions etc. Help with tearing down and picking up packet pickup.

Related Information: NA

100 Mile Race Start

Day: Friday  Start: 6:30 AM  Finish: 8:30 AM

Report To: Race Director @ 100 Mile Start Gooseberry Falls State Park Visitors Center

Description: Help Check in runners and facilitate the start of the race

Responsibilities: Unload equipment, make coffee, check in runners,  clean-up, pack-up

Related Information: NA

50 Mile and Marathon Packet Pickup
Day: Friday  Start: 4:00 PM  Finish: 8:00 PM

Report To:
Race Director @ Caribou Highlands Mountain-View Conference Room

Description: 
Help check-in runners, answer questions, sell merchandise etc.Responsibilities: Unload equipment, make coffee, check in runners, answer questions, sell merchandise, clean-up, pack-up.

Related Information:
50 Mile Race Start

Day: Saturday  Start: 5:00 AM  Finish: 6:30 AM

Report To: Race Director @ Findland Rec Center / Superior Hiking Trail Trail-Head

Description:  Help Check in runners and facilitate the start of the race

Responsibilities: Related Information: http://www.superiorfalltrailrace.com/maps-and-data/

Marathon Race Start

Day: Saturday  Start: 6:30 AM  Finish: 8:30 AM

Report To: Race Director @ Cramer Road / Superior Hiking Trail Trail-Head

Description: Help Check in runners and facilitate the start of the race

Responsibilities: Related Information: http://www.superiorfalltrailrace.com/maps-and-data/

Finish Line

Day: Saturday  Start: 4:00 AM  Finish: 10:30 PM

Report To: Race Director or John P. @ Caribou Highlands Patio (adjacent to pool)

Description: Work finish line area of the Superior 100, 50 and Moose Mountain Marathon

Responsibilities: Help with timing, tracking runners, collecting chips, handing out medals, assisting runners, keep food and drink replenished, clean-up and tear-down.

Related Information:  NA

Final Cleanup - Saturday Night

Day: Saturday  Start: 7:30 PM Finish: 11:00 PM

Report To: Race Director or John P. @ Finish Line / Caribou Highlands Patio / Pool Area

Description: Final Clean-Up, Tear Down and Haul-Out

Responsibilities: Help with the final cleanup and packup of the finsh line / finish area.  We like to have some people that are fresh / rested to help with this as many of the volunteers that are left at the finish line at the end of the race are getting pretty tired!

Related Information: NA

Floater

Day: Thursday – Saturday Start: Thursday 3:30 PM Finish:  Saturday 10:30 PM

Report To: Race Director

Description: Shadow / Assist Race Director

Responsibilities: Stay with race director to act as right-hand

Related Information: NA

Aid Station: Split Rock - Captain: Tony Schuster

Important: Note that the aid station open and close times listed below are projections based on current course record times – you should  plan to arrive at least 1 hour before the listed open time to allow ample time to setup your aid station and be ready for the first runner.  That being said, it is best to arrive as early as possible as this is an art not a science – bring a book, enjoy the woods and wait for the first runner!

Day: Friday Open: 9:00 AM Close: 11:00 AM Cutoff: No Cutoff

Aid Station Captain: Tony Schuster

Report To: Split Rock Aid Station / Aid Station Captain – DIRECTIONS (Google map directions show where to park only – volunteers park at the Split Rock Wayside then walk north on the shoulder of Highway 61 crossing over the river to the spur trail on the West / Left side of the road, walk approx .20 miles up trail to aid station.)  Race director and Supply team will head to this location immediately after the start of the 100 mile as well.

Description: Mile 9.7 – The Split Rock Aid Station serves the 100 mile race only.  It is 9.7 miles from the Start and 10.3 miles to the next aid station (Beaver Bay).  Aid station supplies will be dropped off in advance of your arrival –  There are no drop bags at this aid station.  There will be HAM Radio Operators at each aid station to handle race communications.  Crew / spectator access is not allowed at this aid station.  Spectators may park in the Split Rock wayside parking lot and hike the spur-trail directly out of the parking lot to see their runners (approximately a couple miles before the aid station) they are not allowed to administer aid at this locaiton however, just spectate.   Please tear down and pack up aid station supplies before you leave for pickup by the Equipment Crew.

Responsibilities: Work the aid station – read AID STATIONS 101 if you have questions.

Related Information:
Maps and Directions 
Aid station Supplies Provided
Emergency Services Contact Information

Aid Station: Beaver Bay - Captain(s): Tom Burr & Nancy Griffith

Important: Note that the aid station open and close times listed below are projections based on current course record times – you should  plan to arrive at least 1 hour before the listed open time to allow ample time to setup your aid station and be ready for the first runner.  That being said, it is best to arrive as early as possible as this is an art not a science – bring a book, enjoy the woods and wait for the first runner!

Day: Friday Open: 10:30 AM Close: 3:00 PM Cutoff: No Cutoff

Report To: Beaver Bay Aid Station / Aid Station Captain – DIRECTIONS

Aid Station Captains: Tom Burr & Nancy Griffith

Description: Mile 20.1 – The Beaver Bay Aid Station serves the 100 mile race only.  It is 10.3 miles from the previous aid station (Split Rock) and 4.9 miles to the next aid station (Silver Bay).  Aid station supplies will be dropped off in advance of your arrival –  drop bags will follow once you have arrived.  There will be HAM Radio Operators at each aid station to handle race communications.  Crowd control is imperative at this aid station as the station is in a small Superior Hiking Trail parking lot – make use of cones, caution tape, barriers etc to give runners plenty of room.  IMPORTANT: Runners cross County Highway 4 / Lax Lake Blvd just before arriving at your aid station – use a volunteer or recruit a bystander if you can to act as a spotter and assist in runners crossing the road.  Please tear down and pack up aid station supplies before you leave for pickup by the Equipment Crew.

Responsibilities: Work the aid station – read AID STATIONS 101 if you have questions.

Related Information:
Maps and Directions 
Aid station Supplies Provided
Emergency Services Contact Information

Aid Station: Silver Bay - Captain(s): Bill Pomerenke

Important: Note that the aid station open and close times listed below are projections based on current course record times – you should  plan to arrive at least 1 hour before the listed open time to allow ample time to setup your aid station and be ready for the first runner.  That being said, it is best to arrive as early as possible as this is an art not a science – bring a book, enjoy the woods and wait for the first runner!

Day: Friday Open: 11:30 AM Close: 4:00 PM

Cutoff: 4:00 PM – Cutoffs to be enforced by Sweeping Coordinator, Matt L. only.

Report To: Silver Bay Aid Station / Aid Station Captain – DIRECTIONS

Aid Station Captain(s): Curt and Peggy King

Description: Mile 25 – The Silver Bay Aid Station serves the 100 mile race only.  It is 4.9 miles from the previous Aid Station (Beaver Bay) and 9.9 miles to the next aid station (Tettegouche).  Aid station supplies will be dropped off in advance of your arrival –  drop bags will be dropped off after you arrive.  There will be HAM Radio Operators at each aid station to handle race communications.  IMPORTANT: Runners cross County Highway 5 / Penn Blvd just before arriving at your aid station – use a volunteer or recruit a bystander if you can to act as a spotter and assist in runners crossing the road.  Please tear down and pack up aid station supplies before you leave for pickup by the Equipment Crew.

Responsibilities: Work the aid station – read AID STATIONS 101 if you have questions.

Related Information:
Maps and Directions 
Aid station Supplies Provided
Emergency Services Contact Information

Aid Station: Tettegouche - Captain: Peter & Maura Schnorbach

Important: Note that the aid station open and close times listed below are projections based on current course record times – you should  plan to arrive at least 1 hour before the listed open time to allow ample time to setup your aid station and be ready for the first runner.  That being said, it is best to arrive as early as possible as this is an art not a science – bring a book, enjoy the woods and wait for the first runner!

Day: Friday Open: 1:30 PM Close: 8:00 PM

Cutoff: 7:30 PM – Cutoffs to be enforced by Sweeping Coordinator/ Matt L. only.

Report To: Tettegouche Aid Station / Aid Station Captain – DIRECTIONS

Aid Station Captain: TBD

Description: Mile 34.9 – The Tettegouche Aid Station serves the 100 mile race only.  It is 9.9 miles from the previous Aid Station (Silver Bay) and 8.6 miles to the next aid station (County Road 6).  Aid station supplies will be dropped off in advance of your arrival –  There are NO drop bags for this aid station.  There will be HAM Radio Operators at each aid station to handle race communications.  Once you park in the parking lot, follow the spur trail as shown on the maps – this is about a 1/4 mile uphill hike into the aid station.  Please tear down and pack up aid station supplies before you leave for pickup by the Equipment Crew.

Responsibilities: Work the aid station – read AID STATIONS 101 if you have questions.

Related Information:
Maps and Directions 
Aid station Supplies Provided
Emergency Services Contact Information

Aid Station: County Road 6 - Captain: Jamison Swift

Important: Note that the aid station open and close times listed below are projections based on current course record times – you should  plan to arrive at least 1 hour before the listed open time to allow ample time to setup your aid station and be ready for the first runner.  That being said, it is best to arrive as early as possible as this is an art not a science – bring a book, enjoy the woods and wait for the first runner!

Day: Friday Open: 3:30 PM Close: 10:30 PM

Cutoff: 10:30 PM – Cutoffs to be enforced by Sweeping Coordinator/ Matt L. only.

Report To: County Road 6 Aid Station / Aid Station Captain – DIRECTIONS

Aid Station Captain: TBD

Description: Mile 43.5 – The County Road 6 Aid Station serves the 100 mile race only.  It is 8.6 miles from the previous Aid Station (Tettegouche) and 7.7 miles to the next aid station (Finland).  Aid station supplies will be dropped off in advance of your arrival –  drop bags will be dropped off after you arrive.  There will be HAM Radio Operators at each aid station to handle race communications.  Pacers are allowed starting at this aid station after 6:00 PM.  IMPORTANT: Runners must cross County Highway 6 then run down the shoulder of the road just before arriving at your aid station – use a volunteer or recruit a bystander or two if you can to act as a spotter and assist in runners crossing and running down the road.  Please tear down and pack up aid station supplies before you leave for pickup by the Equipment Crew.

Responsibilities: Work the aid station – read AID STATIONS 101 if you have questions.

Related Information:
Maps and Directions 
Aid station Supplies Provided
Emergency Services Contact Information

Aid Station: Finland - Captain: Eric Nordgren

Important: Note that the aid station open and close times listed below are projections based on current course record times – you should  plan to arrive at least 1 hour before the listed open time to allow ample time to setup your aid station and be ready for the first runner.  That being said, it is best to arrive as early as possible as this is an art not a science – bring a book, enjoy the woods and wait for the first runner!

Day: Friday-Saturday Open: 5:00 PM Friday Close: 2:00 AM Saturday

Cutoff: 2:00 AM Saturday – Cutoffs to be enforced by Sweeping Coordinator/ Matt L. only.

Report To: Finland Aid Station / Aid Station Captain – DIRECTIONS

Aid Station Captains: Trail-Fitters Duluth / Erik and Denise Kaitala

Description:  100Mile 51.2 | 50 Mile Start – The Finland Aid Station serves the 100 mile race only and serves as the start of the 50 mile race (6:00 AM Saturday).  It is 7.7 miles from the previous Aid Station (County Road 6) and 7.5 miles to the next aid station (Sonju Lake Road).  Aid station supplies will be dropped off in advance of your arrival –  drop bags will be dropped off after you arrive.  There will be HAM Radio Operators at each aid station to handle race communications.   Please tear down and pack up aid station supplies before you leave for pickup by the Equipment Crew.

Responsibilities: 
Work the aid station – read AID STATIONS 101 if you have questions.

Related Information:
Maps and Directions 
Aid station Supplies Provided
Emergency Services Contact Information

Aid Station: Sonju Lake Road - Captain(s): Larry Pederson & Tim Eversman

Important: Note that the aid station open and close times listed below are projections based on current course record times – you should  plan to arrive at least 1 hour before the listed open time to allow ample time to setup your aid station and be ready for the first runner.  That being said, it is best to arrive as early as possible as this is an art not a science – bring a book, enjoy the woods and wait for the first runner!

Day: Friday-Saturday Open: 6:00 PM Friday Close: 8:00 AM Saturday

Cutoff: No Cutoff

Report To: Sonju Lake Road Aid Station / Aid Station Captain – DIRECTIONS

Aid Station Captain(s): Dave and Mary Pramann

Description:  100 Mile = 58.7 | 50 Mile = 7.5 – The Sonju Lake Road serves the 100 and 50 mile races.  It is 7.5 miles from the previous Aid Station (Finland) and 4.2 miles to the next aid station (Crosby Manitou).  Aid station supplies will be dropped off in advance of your arrival –  there are no drop bags and no crew access to this aid station.  There will be HAM Radio Operators at each aid station to handle race communications.  Should you need to refill water at this aid station the nearest water can be found nearby at Crosby Manitou State Park – HERE .  Please tear down and pack up aid station supplies before you leave for pickup by the Equipment Crew.Responsibilities: Work the aid station – read AID STATIONS 101 if you have questions.

Related Information:
Maps and Directions 
Aid station Supplies Provided
Emergency Services Contact Information

Aid Station: Crosby-Manitou - Captain(s): Maria & Doug Barton

Important: Note that the aid station open and close times listed below are projections based on current course record times – you should  plan to arrive at least 1 hour before the listed open time to allow ample time to setup your aid station and be ready for the first runner.  That being said, it is best to arrive as early as possible as this is an art not a science – bring a book, enjoy the woods and wait for the first runner!

Day: Friday-Saturday Open: 7:00 PM Friday Close: 9:30 AM Saturday

Cutoff: No Cutoff

Report To: Crosby Manitou Aid Station / Aid Station Captain – DIRECTIONS

Aid Station Captains: Maria & Doug Barton

Description:  100 Mile = 62.9 | 50 Mile = 11.7 – The Crosby Manitou Aid Station serves the 100 and 50 mile races.  It is 4.2 miles from the previous Aid Station (Sonju Lake Road) and 9.4 miles to the next aid station (Sugarloaf Road).  Aid station supplies will be dropped off in advance of your arrival –  Drop bags will be dropped off after you arrive.  There will be HAM Radio Operators at each aid station to handle race communications.  Should you need to refill water at this aid station the nearest water can be found nearby at Crosby Manitou State Park – HERE .  Please tear down and pack up aid station supplies before you leave for pickup by the Equipment Crew.Responsibilities: Work the aid station – read AID STATIONS 101 if you have questions.

Related Information:
Maps and Directions 
Aid station Supplies Provided
Emergency Services Contact Information

Aid Station: Sugarloaf - Captain(s): Jan & Joe O'Brien

Important: Note that the aid station open and close times listed below are projections based on current course record times – you should  plan to arrive at least 1 hour before the listed open time to allow ample time to setup your aid station and be ready for the first runner.  That being said, it is best to arrive as early as possible as this is an art not a science – bring a book, enjoy the woods and wait for the first runner!

Day: Friday-Saturday Open: 9:00 PM Friday Close: 12:01 PM Saturday

Cutoff: No Cutoff

Report To: Sugarloaf Road Aid Station / Aid Station Captain – DIRECTIONS

Aid Station Captains: Jan and Joe O’BrienDescription:  100 Mile = 72.3 | 50 Mile = 21.1 – The Sugarloaf Road Aid Station serves the 100 and 50 mile races.  It is 9.4 miles from the previous Aid Station (Crosby-Manitou) and 5.6 miles to the next aid station (Cramer Road).  Aid station supplies will be dropped off in advance of your arrival –  Drop bags will be dropped off after you arrive.  A generator will be provided for this aid station.  There will be HAM Radio Operators at each aid station to handle race communications.  Please tear down and pack up aid station supplies before you leave for pickup by the Equipment Crew.

Responsibilities: Work the aid station – read AID STATIONS 101 if you have questions.

Related Information:
Maps and Directions 
Aid station Supplies Provided
Emergency Services Contact Information

Aid Station: Cramer Road - Captain(s): Overnight Brian Poepple / Saturday Tony Banks

Important: Note that the aid station open and close times listed below are projections based on current course record times – you should  plan to arrive at least 1 hour before the listed open time to allow ample time to setup your aid station and be ready for the first runner.  That being said, it is best to arrive as early as possible as this is an art not a science – bring a book, enjoy the woods and wait for the first runner!

Day: Friday-Saturday Open: 10:30 PM Friday Close: 1:30 PM Saturday

Cutoff: 1:30 PM Saturday – Cutoffs to be enforced by Sweeping Coordinator / Matt L. Only

Report To: CramerRoad Aid Station / Aid Station Captain – DIRECTIONS

Aid Station Captains: Overnight (Friday into Saturday) TBD / Saturday 6:00AM until close – Tony Banks

Description:  100 Mile = 77.9 | 50 Mile = 26.7 | Marathon = Start – The Cramer Road Aid Station serves the 100 and 50 mile and Marathon races.  It is 5.6 miles from the previous Aid Station (Sugarloaf Road) and 7.1 miles to the next aid station (Temperance River).  Aid station supplies will be dropped off in advance of your arrival –  Drop bags will be dropped off after you arrive.  A generator will be provided for this aid station.  There will be HAM Radio Operators at each aid station to handle race communications.  Please tear down and pack up aid station supplies before you leave for pickup by the Equipment Crew.Responsibilities: Work the aid station – read AID STATIONS 101 if you have questions.

Related Information:
Maps and Directions 
Aid station Supplies Provided
Emergency Services Contact Information

Aid Station: Temperance River - Captain: Bekah Metzdorf / Mill City Running

Important: Note that the aid station open and close times listed below are projections based on current course record times – you should  plan to arrive at least 1 hour before the listed open time to allow ample time to setup your aid station and be ready for the first runner.  That being said, it is best to arrive as early as possible as this is an art not a science – bring a book, enjoy the woods and wait for the first runner!

Day: Friday-Saturday Open: 12:01 AM Saturday Close: 4:00 PM Saturday

Cutoff: No

Report To: Temperance River Road Aid Station / Aid Station Captain – DIRECTIONS

Aid Station Captains: Mill City Running / Bekah Metzdorf & Tim Lupfer

Description:  100 Mile = 85 | 50 Mile = 33.8 | Marathon = 7.9 – The Temperance River Road Aid Station serves the 100 and 50 mile and Marathon races.  It is 7.1 miles from the previous Aid Station (Cramer Road) and 5.7 miles to the next aid station (Sawbill-Britton Peak).  Aid station supplies will be dropped off in advance of your arrival –  Drop bags will be dropped off after you arrive.  A generator will be provided for this aid station.  There will be HAM Radio Operators at each aid station to handle race communications.  If you are running low on water, request more via the HAM Radio operators but also be proactive and send someone for more before you run out – be creative, there are several building with spigot’s in Tofte.   Please tear down and pack up aid station supplies before you leave for pickup by the Equipment Crew.

Responsibilities: Work the aid station – read AID STATIONS 101 if you have questions.

Related Information:
Maps and Directions 
Aid station Supplies Provided
Emergency Services Contact Information

Aid Station: Sawbill - Captains: Dale Immerfall and Family

Important: Note that the aid station open and close times listed below are projections based on current course record times – you should  plan to arrive at least 1 hour before the listed open time to allow ample time to setup your aid station and be ready for the first runner.  That being said, it is best to arrive as early as possible as this is an art not a science – bring a book, enjoy the woods and wait for the first runner!

Day: Friday-Saturday Open: 1:00 AM Saturday Close: 5:30 PM Saturday

Cutoff: 5:30 PM Saturday – Cutoffs to be enforced by Sweeping Coordinator / Matt L. only.

Report To: Sawbill / Britton Peak Aid Station / Aid Station Captain – DIRECTIONS

Aid Station Captains: Dale Immerfall and Family

Description:  100 Mile = 90.7 | 50 Mile = 39.5 | Marathon = 13.6 – The Sawbill-Britton Aid Station serves the 100 and 50 mile and Marathon races.  It is 5.7 miles from the previous Aid Station (Temperance River) and 5.5 miles to the next aid station (Oberg Mountain).  Aid station supplies will be dropped off in advance of your arrival –  Drop bags will be dropped off after you arrive.  There will be HAM Radio Operators at each aid station to handle race communications.  If you are running low on water, request more via the HAM Radio operators but also be proactive and send someone for more before you run out – be creative, there are several building with spigot’s in Tofte.  Please tear down and pack up aid station supplies before you leave for pickup by the Equipment Crew.

Responsibilities: Work the aid station – read AID STATIONS 101 if you have questions.

Related Information:
Maps and Directions 
Aid station Supplies Provided
Emergency Services Contact Information

Aid Station: Oberg Mountain - Captains: Kurt Decker / Twin Cities Running Company

Important: Note that the aid station open and close times listed below are projections based on current course record times – you should  plan to arrive at least 1 hour before the listed open time to allow ample time to setup your aid station and be ready for the first runner.  That being said, it is best to arrive as early as possible as this is an art not a science – bring a book, enjoy the woods and wait for the first runner!

Day: Friday-Saturday Open: 2:00 AM Saturday Close: 7:00 PM Saturday

Cutoff: 7:00 PM Saturday – Cutoffs to be enforced by Sweeping Coordinator / Matt L. only.

Report To:  Oberg Mountain Aid Station / Aid Station Captain – DIRECTIONS

Aid Station Captain: Twin Cities Running Company – Kurt Decker

Description:  100 Mile = 96.2 | 50 Mile = 45 | Marathon = 19.1 – The Oberg Mountain Aid Station serves the 100 and 50 mile and Marathon races.  It is 5.5 miles from the previous Aid Station (Sawbill-Britton Peak) and 7.1 miles to the race finish (Caribou Highlands / Lutsen).  Aid station supplies will be dropped off in advance of your arrival –  Drop bags will be dropped off after you arrive.  There will be HAM Radio Operators at each aid station to handle race communications.  If you are running low on water, request more via the HAM Radio operators but also be proactive and send someone for more before you run out – be creative, there are several building with spigot’s in Tofte.  Please tear down and pack up aid station supplies before you leave for pickup by the Equipment Crew.

Responsibilities: Work the aid station – read AID STATIONS 101 if you have questions.

Related Information:
Maps and Directions 
Aid station Supplies Provided
Emergency Services Contact Information

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Superior Fall Trail Race
100MI, 50MI, 26.2MI Trail Race(s)
Lutsen, Minnesota
(approx 4hrs North of Minneapolis, MN)
September 8 & 9, 2017
100MI Friday 8:00AM
50MI Saturday 5:15AM
26.2MI Saturday 8:00AM

Registration / Lottery:
Registration via 15 day lottery registration period.
Opens Sunday January 1st, 2017 – 12:01AM CST
Closes Sunday January 15th, 2017 – 11:59PM CST
Complete Lottery / Registration Details HERE

Directions:
100MI Start: Gooseberry Falls State Park, MN HERE
50MI Start: Finland Rec Center – Finland, MN HERE
26.2MI Start: Cramer Road – Schroder, MN HERE
Races Finish: Carbibou Highlands – Lutsen, MN HERE

Terrain:
The Superior Fall Trail Races 100MI, 50MI & 26.2MI are run on rugged, rooty, rocky, 95% single-track trail with near constant climbs and descents.  The race is held on the Superior Hiking Trail in the Sawtooth Mountains paralleling Lake Superior in Northern Minnesota / not far from the Canadian border.  The race located approximately 4 hours North of Minneapolis, Minnesota.   The Superior Fall Trail Races are very difficult / challenging races and are probably not a good choice for your first trail or ultra race (see Registration Info for qualifying requirements).

100 Mile:
Point to Point 103.3 Miles
Elevation Gain 21,000 FT
Elevation Loss 21,000 FT
NET Elevation Change 42,000 FT
13 Aid Stations
38 hour time limit
Complete 100MI Info HERE

50 Mile:
Point to Point 52.1 Miles
Elevation Gain 12,500 FT
Elevation Loss 12,500 FT
NET Elevation Change 25,000 FT
7 Aid Stations
16.5 hour time limit
Complete 50MI Info HERE

26.2 Mile:
Point to point 26.2 Miles
Elevation Gain 5,500 FT
Elevation Loss 5,500 FT
NET Elevation Change 11,000 FT
3 Aid Stations
14 hour cutoff
Complete 17MI Info HERE

More About the Race:
The Superior Trail 100 was founded in 1991 when there was no more than a dozen or so 100 mile trail races in the USA, back then if you wanted to run a 100, you had choices like Western States, Hardrock, Leadville, Wasatch, Cascade Crest, Umstead, Massanutten and Superior . Superior quickly earned it’s reputation of its namesake today – Rugged, Relentless and Remote and is known as one of the tougher 100 mile trail races.  Superior lives on now as one of the “legacy 100 milers” and is considered by many to be one of the most challenging, prestigious and beautiful 100 mile trail races in the country. Shortly after the inception of the 100, the Superior 50 was started and in the early 2000’s the Moose Mountain Marathon was added. None of the history or tradition of this race has been lost and is a great event for those looking for a world-class event with a low-key, old-school 100 miler feel.  The Superior Trail Race is put on by ultrarunners for ultrarunners.

More About the Area:
The North Shore of Lake Superior runs from Duluth, Minnesota at the Southwestern end of the lake, to Thunder Bay and Nipigon, Ontario, Canada, in the North to Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, in the east. The shore is characterized by alternating rocky cliffs and cobblestone beaches, with rolling hills and ridges covered in boreal forest inland from the lake, through which scenic rivers and waterfalls descend as they flow to Lake Superior. The shoreline between the city of Duluth to the international border at Grand Portage as the North Shore.  Lake Superior is considered the largest freshwater lake in the world by surface area. It is the world’s third-largest freshwater lake by volume and the largest by volume in North America.  The Superior Hiking Trail, also known as the SHT, is a 310-mile long distance hiking single-track hiking trail in Northeastern Minnesota that follows the ridgeline overlooking Lake Superior for most of its length. The trail travels through forests of birch, aspen, pine, fir, and cedar. Hikers and runners enjoy views of boreal forests, the Sawtooth Mountains, babbling brooks, rushing waterfalls, and abundant wildlife. The lowest point on the trail is 602 feet above sea level and the highest point is 1,829 feet above sea level.