Welcome Moose Mountain Marathon Runners! We are about a week and a half out from this years race / Saturday September 8th, 2018! We are very excited to be hosting another extraordinary field of runners at this years Superior Fall Trail Race – represented are runners...
Welcome Superior 100 Mile Runners! We are about a week and a half out from this years race / Friday September 7th, 2018! We are very excited to be hosting another extraordinary field of runners at this years Superior Fall Trail Race – represented are runners from 36...
In September, we come together to answer a calling, something that sounds much like the distant beating of our own hearts, perhaps the sound our hearts made when we were younger, or when the earth was younger, a faint cry that begins our transformation, a yearning to...
You must wear your race number and it must be clearly visible at all times. The Superior “Fall” Trail Races host three races simultaneously, the Superior 100 Mile, the Superior 50 and the Superior / Moose Mountain Marathon. Each distance will have its own unique race...
We thank everyone that entered the 2018 Superior Fall Trail Race 26.2MI, 50MI and 100MI lottery. The lottery drawing took place on Thursday January 18th, 2018 in accordance with our lottery protocol and procedures...
An Interview With Susan Donnelly (SD) After Running Her 100th 100 Mile Race at the 2017 Superior 100 Mile Trail Race, a feat accomplished by very very few people, anywhere – Interview conducted by Kevin Langton (KL) KL: First, congratulations on...
An Interview with 2017 Superior 100 Mile Women’s Winner Gretchen Metsa (GM), Gretchen placed 10th overall and is a Type 1 Diabetic – Interview conducted by Kevin Langton (KL) KL: Congrats on a great race. You dominated the...
An interview with 2017 Superior 50 Mile winner Brent Loberg (BL), Brent ran the 2nd fastest time ever on the modern day 50 mile course – Interview conducted by Kevin Langton (KL) KL: Congrats on a great race. Please tell us how your race...
Superior Fall Trail Race
100MI, 50MI, 26.2MI Trail Race(s)
(approx 4hrs North of Minneapolis, MN)
September 6 & 7, 2019
• 100MI Friday 8:00AM
• 50MI Saturday 5:15AM
• 26.2MI Saturday 8:00AM
Registration / Lottery: Registration via 15 day lottery registration period.
Opens Tuesday January 1st, 2019 – 12:01AM CST
Closes Tuesday January 15th, 2019 – 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
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).
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
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
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.