*** For the 2021 race anything and everything on this page and related links are subject to change at any time, right up until the event. See the race distance specific info-pages for more information. ***
CRITICAL UPDATE REGARDING FINLAND CREW / PACER ACCESS
There will no longer crew access at Finland. Significantly, the Finland Recreation Center, the mile 52 aid station for the 100 mile race, and the start headquarters of the 50 mile race, is no longer available to us. The Eastern Area Management Team for the Greenwood and Cook County / BWCA fires have taken over the entire site for a command center in order to accommodate about 80 staff and will be camping outside, around the building and near the trailhead. We will have an aid station nearby (it will be within a mile of the stated distance of the existing aid station), the normal aid station is at mile 51.2. That said, runners need to plan for this to be a ‘no crew access’ and ‘no pacer swap-out’ aid station. For those runners that rely heavily on crew or pacers this could pose a challenge in that the previous aid station (County Road 6) is at mile 43.5 and the next aid station (Sonju Lake Road) is at 58.7, BUT crew access is not (never is) allowed at Sonju Lake Road either. Crosby-Manitou is the next aid station after Sonju, which does allow crew access, that is at Mile 62.9. The point is, that you are going to need to have everything that you need with you (and/or make use of your Finland and Sonju drop bags) in order to go from 43.5 to 62.9 (19.4 miles) without crew. I know for most of you this will not be an issue (qualifying standards for the win), but I want you to be fully aware of the logistics. Additionally, if you are using a pacer starting at County Road 6 (43.5) you need to make sure that your pacer is capable of safely covering this distance with you, carrying what they need to take care of themselves. Finally, if you do have crew and pacers, it is your responsibility to share this information with them. If we have time we will update the documents on the website – but there may not be time to do so so it is very important that you get this info to your crew i.e. “There is no crew access at Finland, there is no crew access at Sonju either, I will see you at Crosby.”
All runners will be allowed pacers from the County RD 6 Aid Station this year, no matter what time you get in. Note that pacers / crew cannot (never could) leave vehicles overnight at County Road 6, i.e. pacers need to get dropped off.
Please note that the changes regarding County Road 6 and Finland have NOT been updated on the aid station chart, maps, etc. – This is an “audible” and it is your responsibility to update your and your crews notes on this.
More information for the reasons behind this can be found HERE https://www.superiorfalltrailrace.com/superior-fall-trail-race-september-3-wildfire-update-race-to-proceed
Runners, crew members, pacers, volunteers and spectators, please be sure to review and print any of the following materials that you think you may need as 1.) the race does not provide any printed materials and 2.) cell and 4G coverage can be spotty on the North Shore and there is no guarantee that you will be able to access this information on your phone, tablet or computer.
* Click icons / headings below to view, download and print as needed.
A handy / condensed Schedule of Events for race weekend.