Aid Station Supplies

Below is a list of all items that will be delivered to the aid station locations by our logistics (equipment / supply) team. Also listed are some suggested items that volunteers may want to bring for their personal comfort while you working the aid station – keep in mind some people will be out there as little as a few hours and some all day or even all weekend, so please prepare accordingly. Volunteers are welcome to eat aid station food, but may tire of this and may want to consider packing something.  Volunteers should feel free to add their own personal touches to the aid stations and coordinate additional food items with their fellow aid station volunteers.  Keep in mind the lists below are a guide and there may be some slight variations.

MAJOR EQUIPMENT:
Pop-up canopies / tents
Tables
Tarps for drop bags and other misc. uses
Garbage Can
Blue water jugs (for water only)

MINOR EQUIPEMENT:
Cutting board
Sharp knife
Scissors
Roll duct tape
Large plastic containers with covers
Small plastic containers with covers
Pitchers for serving water
Can opener
Gallon ziplock bags
Quart ziplock bags
Garbage bags
Paper bowls
Paper plates
Paper towels
Toilet paper
Sanitizing wipes for tables
Hand sanitizer
Plastic knives for making sandwiches
Cups (we are a cupless race, but just in case anyone loses theirs)
Rope
Notebook
Dish soap
Dish rags

FOR OVERNIGHT / LONG DURATION AID STATIONS:
Plastic forks
Plastic spoons
Styrofoam cups for soup and other hot items
2 burner stove
Propane
Pot for soup and other hot items
Padle or spoon for soup
Coffee percolator
Fry pan and spatula
Pot pads
Pights
Generator (limited quantity, race provides for some aid stations only)
Blankets for runners needing warmth

FOOD (GENERIC LIST):
Soda; Coke, Ginger Ale)
Ice
Soup mix; Chicken noodleand vegetarian
(the following, all pre-packaged / individual servings)
Goldfish
Plain Potato Chips
Oreo Cookies
Cinnamon Teddy Grahams
Motts Fruit Snacks
Nut only trail mix

FIRST AID KIT (IN ALL AID STATION BOXES):
Non-latex gloves
Gauze
Athletic tape
Tampons
Vaniply (in the same vein as vaseline…only better)
Neosporin
Iodized salt
Band-aids
Pens
Sharpies
Antihistime tablets (for bee stings)
Mylar blankets

AID STATION VOLUNTEERS ADDITIONAL PERSONAL ITEMS TO CONSIDER BRING:
Packable Chair
Rain Gear
Sun-screen
Bug-spray
Food (if you want something more than aid station food)
Tent or car camping setup for your crew to take turns getting some rest at overnight aid stations
Warm Clothes
Headlamps / Flashlights

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

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
16.75 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.