First off, a huge thank you is in order to all runners, crews, families, pacers, volunteers and sponsors for making this years Superior “Fall” Trail Races 100MI, 50MI and 26.2MI so special. This is truly a incredible weekend and we were all a part of that – we are already excited for next year! We ask that you join us, one way or another, as a runner, a volunteer or spectator in 2015!

An outstanding recap of this years race put together on our behalf by Ian Corless can be found HERE http://iancorless.org/2014/09/07/superior-100-2014-minnesota-nice/

Results are available HEREhttp://results.chronotrack.com/event/results/event/event-10289?lc=en and 100 mile live-tracking “splits” can be found HEREhttp://www.ultralive.net/superior100/webcast.php – *please note that “splits” / in-times are “close” and not exact and may contain some errors or omissions.

The expressed goal in implementing a qualifying standard for the first time in the history of the Superior races was to increase the finishers rate and in turn improve the overall experience of the runners – as we all know, Superior is tough and is not a beginners race. Between the qualifying standard and great weather we observed what we believe is the higest ever finishers rate in the 24 year history of the race!

Starters 204
Finishers 141
DNFs 63
Finishers Rate 69%

Starters 138
Finishers 107
DNFs 31
Finishers Rate 77%

Starters 221
Finishers 216
DNFs 5
Finishers Rate 97%

Photos taken by our awesome volunteer photographers are available HEREhttps://www.superiorfalltrailrace.com/photos/ – if you have a gallery to share please send us the link (or share in the comments below), if you do share a gallery with us be sure the permissions are set to “Public” so everyone can see them.

The sweatshirt “gallery” is growing – woo-hoo! Please share your picture and a quick writeup if you like, we will post it HEREhttps://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.692220114193876.1073741828.114367128645847&type=3

We have several race reports from runners, volunteers, crew and pacers up already and they are available HERE https://www.superiorfalltrailrace.com/race-reports/if you have one you would like to share please drop us a line (or share in the comments below).

So many of you have had so many nice things to say about this years race, we thought we would share those comments HERE
https://www.superiorfalltrailrace.com/testimonials/ – this is an awesome way for us to share your comments with our volunteers as it is direct feedback in response to their efforts!

Superior(F) 2022

The Superior Fall Trail Race 100M, 50M & 26.2M race(s) will be held Friday September 9 and Saturday September 10, 2022. We are currently in the permitting process and will update the website with the 2022 event details later this Fall. We are targeting January 1, 2022 as the registration open date. If you are not already on our mailling list, you can sign up to receive updates https://www.superiorfalltrailrace.com/join-our-mailing-list/ Please note that our email list is for all of the Rocksteady Running events, not just Superior. 

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Superior Fall Trail Race
100MI, 50MI, 26.2MI Trail Race(s)
Lutsen, Minnesota
(approx 4hrs North of Minneapolis, MN)
September 11 & 12, 2020
100MI Friday 8:00AM
50MI Saturday 5:15AM
26.2MI Saturday 8:00AM

Registration / Lottery:
Registration via 15 day lottery registration period.
Opens Wednesday January 1st, 2020 – 12:01AM CST
Closes Wednesday January 15th, 2020 – 11:59PM CST
Complete Lottery / Registration Details HERE

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

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
16.75 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 26.2MI 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.