2021 Registration Information

REGISTRATION FOR THE 2021 EVENT IS NOW CLOSED.

Archived registration information for the 2021 event can be found below.  

Registration information for the 2022 event should be available early Winter 2021.

2021 Lottery Period Registration Information Archive

This is an archive of the registration information provided to registrants once we finished the lottery registration period and reopened registration, making the remaining spots available via a conventional first come first served registration process.

It is absolutely crucial that everyone review this page in its entirety, and do the additional REQUIRED (distance specific) reading via the links below PRIOR to registering:

– https://www.superiorfalltrailrace.com/26-mile-info/

– https://www.superiorfalltrailrace.com/50-mile-info/

– https://www.superiorfalltrailrace.com/100-mile-info/

 


Registration: For 2020 lottery winners / 2020 registered runners, that would like to run in 2021:

Those runners that were accepted into the 2020 Superior Fall Trail Race via the 2020 lottery will be selected / guaranteed entry into the 2021 race should they register. We will conduct a two-week “lottery” registration period from Sunday July 18 at 9:00AM through Sunday August 1 at 9:00AM. Those that were subject to 2020’s cancellation that would like to run simply need to register at any time during this two-week period, providing registration details and payment information. The week of August 2 you will be selected and payment cards will be charged. We will match the email address associated with your UltraSignup account, used to register in 2020, to your email address used to register in 2021 to determine who will be automatically accepted. If your email address has changed from 2020 please contact us. If you have not done so already, please add info@ultrasignup.com to your email providers whitelist / ‘do not spam’ list. You will be required to register for the same race distance as 2020 (unless we have given you pre-approval to change distances – see below for more information on this). Register carefully as there are no refunds (see our full refund policy below).

 

Registration: For those that would like to run a different distance than they were registered for in 2020:
The individual Superior race distances each have their own field limits for a myriad of good reasons. We understand that there are a handful of you that were accepted into the 2020 race that would like to register for a different distance than you were signed up for in 2020. For those that would like to go up in distance, you will need to meet the qualifying requirements for the distance that you would like to run (see qualifying requirements below). Please note that virtual races do not count towards the qualifying requirement. If you would like to switch distances, the process will be as follows. 1.) Meet the qualifying requirement should you be looking to go up in distance 2.) Indicate to us via THIS https://forms.gle/5GhWgZf4t5BJGtnV6 form the distance you were registered for in 2020 and the distance you would like to switch to in 2021 3.) List your qualifying race, date, and results link. We will then review and accommodate as many of these changes as possible. You will receive an email indicating if you are allowed to switch or not. We may not be able to accommodate everyone, but will do our best. Please note that if you do not receive an email indicating that you can switch and register for a different distance than you were registered for in 2020, and register for that different distance anyways, we will remove you from the race.

 

Registration: Deferrals / Deferring to 2022:
We understand and appreciate that some of you who were registered for the 2020 race are not able to register for and participate in the 2021 race. If you would like to (or need to) defer to 2022, please indicate that to us HERE https://forms.gle/rVaQwhxq6N3Kkw8q8

 

Registration: For those who were not registered in 2020:
We will conduct a two-week “lottery” registration period from Sunday July 18 at 9:00AM through Sunday August 1 at 9:00AM. Those that were not registered for the 2020 Superior Fall Trail Race that would like to run the 2021 race will provide their registration details, qualifying, and payment information. Once those that were subject to the 2020 cancellation are automatically selected into the race, we will do a lottery draw for any remaining spots. If you are selected your card will be charged and you will be entered into the race, your name appearing on the publicly published list of registered runners. The lottery draw will take place sometime between August 2 and August 9.

 

Registration: Group Lottery Entry:
FOR 2021 [THIS OPTION IS NOT AVAILABLE TO THOSE THAT WERE ENTERED IN AND SELECTED TO RACE VIA THE 2020 LOTTERY, AS YOU ARE GUARANTEED PERSONAL ENTRY THIS YEAR, AND ENTERING WITH SOMEONE NEW AS A GROUP WILL MAKE THE SELECTION PROCESS TOO COMPLICATED ON OUR END

People may choose to enter the Superior Trail Race lottery as a “Group” / with the contingent that everyone that has listed themselves as being part of the group are also selected (max 6 people per group). A group may be mixed between all three race distances. Everyone in that group is either “all in” if selected, or “all out” if the group is not selected. It is important to note that the groups name is entered into the lottery only once and is drawn against all other groups and individuals – entering as a group does not increase your chances of being selected. The group lottery option was implemented for those that only want to participate in the race if their friend, spouse, family member gets in as well – if this is not you, then do not enter the lottery as a group.

To enter the lottery as a group you will need to do the following:

1.) Decide on a VERY UNIQUE “Group” name ahead of time.
2.) Notify everyone in your “Group” of your chosen name ahead of time.
3.) Each individual within the “Group” must register for the lottery via UltraSignup and provide their individual registration and payment information per the lottery registration policy and procedures.
4.) Enter your “Group” name where indicated on the online entry form.
5.) Check the list of registered runners after the lottery drawing to see if your group has gotten in (group will not be listed, just individuals who comprise the group.)

Should your group get in your credit card will be automatically charged and your registration will be subject to all lottery registration policy and procedures as outlined.

Please Note: Groups are for registration purposes only. There is not a team component to the Superior Trail Races.

 

Entry Fee(s):
100MI: $265.00, 50MI: $150.00, 26.2MI: $110.00 (plus UltraSignup fee).

 

Refund Policy:
Entry fees are not refundable under any circumstance, race registrations are not transferable to other participants, future years’ races or other Rocksteady Running events and transferring between distances (up or down) is not allowed. The Race Director reserves the right to modify or cancel the race or course for safety concerns, trail condition concerns, natural disaster or pandemic. In such cases there will be no refunds of race entry fees. Each athlete must accept any such risk of their entry fee paid. There is no complimentary race entry to a future race. Entry fees collected are used to develop and produce the event, starting well in advance of the race date – including course preparation, race supplies, permits, administration and overhead. We will make every effort to produce a fair and safe event for all participants. Any decision we make that impacts the race date or potential cancellation is carefully considered and based on the overall event safety, sustainability and manageability.

 

Qualifying Standards:
Applicable for those that were registered in 2020 and would like to go up in distance or those that are registering for any remaining spots after those subject to the 2020 cancellation are allowed in.
In order to enter the lottery for the 50 and 100 mile races, registrants must meet the following qualifying criteria (note that we did not advance the early date by a year, due to what was for all intensive purposes a loss of racing in 2020 – it is still Januarly 1, 2018)

100 Mile:
In order to register you must have finished at least one 50 mile or longer trail race since January 1 2018, or ANY previous year’s Superior 50KM, Moose Mountain Marathon, Superior 50 Mile or Superior 100 Mile. Completion of 50 miles or more during a 12 hour or less timed/loop trail running event will also qualify you (i.e. a race where you run on a measured loop in order to see how many miles you can run within the allotted time). Virtual races do not count. Qualifying races submitted on the race application must be accompanied by a link to official / verifiable (published) results which will be checked. Those not meeting the requirements will not be allowed entry to the race.

50 Mile:
In order to register you must have finished at least one 50KM trail race or longer since January 1 2018, or ANY previous year’s Superior 25KM, Superior 50KM, Moose Mountain Marathon, Superior 50 Mile or Superior 100 Mile. Completion of 50KM or more during an 8 hour or less timed/loop trail running event will also qualify you (i.e. a race where you run on a measured loop in order to see how many miles you can run within the allotted time). Virtual races do not count. Qualifying races submitted on the race application must be accompanied by a link to official / verifiable (published) results which will be checked. Those not meeting the requirements will not be allowed entry to the race.

26.2 Mile:
No qualifying requirement needed.

 

Entering the Lottery / Registering:
The link to register can be found HERE https://www.superiorfalltrailrace.com/registration-info/

2021 Extended Conventional Registration Information Archive

This is an archive of the registration information provided to registrants once we finished the lottery registration period and reopened registration, making the remaining spots available via a conventional first come first served registration process.

It is absolutely crucial that everyone review this page in its entirety, and do the additional REQUIRED (distance specific) reading via the links below PRIOR to registering:

– https://www.superiorfalltrailrace.com/26-mile-info/

– https://www.superiorfalltrailrace.com/50-mile-info/

– https://www.superiorfalltrailrace.com/100-mile-info/

 

Entry Fee(s):
100MI: $265.00, 50MI: $150.00, 26.2MI: $110.00 (plus UltraSignup fee).

 

Refund Policy:
Entry fees are not refundable under any circumstance, race registrations are not transferable to other participants, future years’ races or other Rocksteady Running events and transferring between distances (up or down) is not allowed. The Race Director reserves the right to modify or cancel the race or course for safety concerns, trail condition concerns, natural disaster or pandemic. In such cases there will be no refunds of race entry fees. Each athlete must accept any such risk of their entry fee paid. There is no complimentary race entry to a future race. Entry fees collected are used to develop and produce the event, starting well in advance of the race date – including course preparation, race supplies, permits, administration and overhead. We will make every effort to produce a fair and safe event for all participants. Any decision we make that impacts the race date or potential cancellation is carefully considered and based on the overall event safety, sustainability and manageability.

 

Qualifying Standards:

IMPORTANT! In order to register for the 50 and 100 mile races, registrants must meet the following qualifying criteria (note that we did not advance the early date by a year, due to what was for all intensive purposes a loss of racing in 2020 – it is still January 1, 2018) – if you register without having the qualifying criteria you will be removed from the race and your entry fee will be refunded less $35.

100 Mile:
In order to register you must have finished at least one 50 mile or longer trail race since January 1 2018, or ANY previous year’s Superior 50KM, Moose Mountain Marathon, Superior 50 Mile or Superior 100 Mile. Completion of 50 miles or more during a 12 hour or less timed/loop trail running event will also qualify you (i.e. a race where you run on a measured loop in order to see how many miles you can run within the allotted time). Virtual races do not count. Qualifying races submitted on the race application must be accompanied by a link to official / verifiable (published) results which will be checked. Those not meeting the requirements will not be allowed entry to the race.

50 Mile:
In order to register you must have finished at least one 50KM trail race or longer since January 1 2018, or ANY previous year’s Superior 25KM, Superior 50KM, Moose Mountain Marathon, Superior 50 Mile or Superior 100 Mile. Completion of 50KM or more during an 8 hour or less timed/loop trail running event will also qualify you (i.e. a race where you run on a measured loop in order to see how many miles you can run within the allotted time). Virtual races do not count. Qualifying races submitted on the race application must be accompanied by a link to official / verifiable (published) results which will be checked. Those not meeting the requirements will not be allowed entry to the race.

26.2 Mile:
No qualifying requirement needed.

 

Registering:
The link to register can be found HERE https://www.superiorfalltrailrace.com/registration-info/

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

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.