[ This is a copy of an email that was sent out to our mailing list on May 10, 2021, the subject of the email was ‘Superior Spring Trail Race registration closes on Wednesday May 12!  and other RSR updates.’. It contains updates for all of our events including the Superior Fall Trail Race. If you did not receive this as an email and would like to join our mailing list, you can do so HERE https://www.superiorfalltrailrace.com/join-our-mailing-list – as always, the best way to stay informed is to visit our website as we will not always email. Thank you. ]

Hi All,

I just wanted to give you a quick heads up that registration for the 2021 Superior Spring Trail Race will close on Wednesday May 12 at 11:59PM. We are holding the Covid-modified event over four days, May 20-23, so you can choose to run the 12.5K, 25K or 50K any of those days. There are only a few spots left for the Saturday races, but plenty of space left on Thursday, Friday and Sunday. Please review the complete details prior to registering. https://www.superiorspringtrailrace.com/superior-spring-trail-race-2021/

For those of you who have your eye on the Afton Trail Run and the Superior Fall Trail Race, it is safe to say that you can kick training into full gear. While we are still working through the details with our permitting agencies, the Afton Trail Run will likely be held over two days, Friday July 2 and Saturday July 3, while we hope to run the Superior Fall Trail Race on Friday September 10 and Saturday September 11. Again, more details forthcoming on both of these events.

Endless Summer Trail Run Series. We are hopeful that we will be able to host at least one, if not a few days of racing at Spring Lake Park in Hastings sometime later this Summer – we are working with Dakota County to come up with a plan that works for everyone (our runners, volunteers, and other park users) – we will keep you posted!

Thanks everyone, we hope to see many of you at Superior, or on the trails later this year.

Thank You,

John Storkamp

Rocksteady Running
john@rocksteadyrunning.com
Zumbro, Superior(S), Afton, Superior(F), ESTRS

2022 Lottery Selection

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)
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.