Emily Ascending – Photo Credit Scott Rokis Intro: “Marathoners! I have some bad news. The bears, squirrels, and a few of the other forest critters have formed a blockade between the start here at Cramer Road and Temperance River, it looks like it...
Written By John Storkamp – Race Director Kisses All Around At the Wolf – Photo Credit Tone Coughlin I have always gone back and forth – sometimes calling Superior a race, and sometimes an event. Rather than either of these, what I think I...
Written By John Storkamp 2018 Superior 100 Mile Grand Masters Champion Janet Hausken About the Superior Trail Race: The Superior 100 Mile Trail Race was founded in 1991 and is one of ten original 100 mile trail races in the United States – Western States (’74),...
About the Superior Trail Race The Superior 100 Mile Trail Race was founded in 1991 and is one of ten original 100 mile trail races in the United States – currently there are about 150 held each year in the US alone. The Superior Fall Trail Race is held annually the...
Rugged, relentless and remote, Northern Minnesota near the Canadian Border, is the home of the Superior 100 – a course that parallells the North-Shore of Lake Superior traversing the Sawtooth Mountains on the Superior Hiking Trail. Breath taking vistas and panoramas...
Written By John Storkamp – Race Director 2016 was a milestone year for the Superior Fall Trail Race 100MI, 50MI and 26.2MI with the Superior 100 Mile Trail Race being contested for the 25th time since its inception in 1991 (there was no 100 mile race held in...
The Superior 100 Mile Trail Race has been aptly described as the “Superbowl of Midwest Trail / Ultrarunning” – the point to point 100 mile trail race is paired with two of the most challenging and scenic 50 mile and 26.2 mile trail races in...
THANK YOUFirst 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...
Reprinted with permission from APKURT @ http://www.ultramn.com – Ultra Minnesota “COVERING THE TRAIL AND ULTRARUNNING SCENE IN MINNESOTA SINCE 2011” – Please pay them a visit! Preliminary recap – course records take a shelling...
Cool weather and clear skies led to new course records in both the men’s and women’s Superior 100 Trail Races Sept. 7-8. Steven Moore (Austin, Texas) knocked off nearly 40 minutes off the previous course record finishing in 21:02. Kristina Folcik...
We thank everyone that entered the 2022 Superior Fall Trail Race 26.2MI, 50MI and 100MI lottery. The lottery drawing for the September 2022 event took place in accordance with our lottery protocol and procedures. Complete 2022 lottery drawing information can be found HERE https://www.superiorfalltrailrace.com/2022-lottery-selection/
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Superior Fall Trail Race
100MI, 50MI, 26.2MI Trail Race(s)
(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
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.