Sponsors are the lifeblood of our event that provide critical financial support. Click on the sponsor logos below to learn more and please, if possible support them with your dollars and / or drop them an email and thank them for supporting our event. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor you can learn more HERE.
There is no doubt, Minnesota is blessed to have many great independently owned running stores – TC Running Company is one of them but the difference at TC Running Company is their unparraled interest and support of local trail and ultra-running. Thank you TC Running Company for your ongoing support! TC Running Company endeavors to meet the needs of a variety of runners including local middle and high school athletes competing in cross country and track & field, parents of student athletes, college runners, post-collegiate, and competitive runners. We’re also the choice of several local running groups such as Lifetime Fitness, ALARC, MDRA, and The Marsh (which include beginners and walkers). Over the years, TC Running has kept its focus honed and effective. And even though we’ve grown a little since we first opened shop, we still have the same product focus, the same great employees, and the great discounts we’ve been known for in the past. Our efforts have always been locally based, and we will stay true to those roots as part of our commitment to quality service and helpful customer relationships. We invite you to stop in today and experience the kind of personal attention and sound running advice that only TC Running can provide. We look forward to meeting you!
PSI is proud to be a sponsor of the Superior Trail Race. Vaniply Ointment/Skin Protectant was specially formulated to help prevent and relieve chafed skin associated with sports activities such as running or bicycling. It forms a protective barrier which helps to retain the skin’s natural moisture. It spreads easily, is non-greasy, and long-lasting. Convenient 10g pocket size tubes will be provided in your race packet and 2.5 oz tubes will be at each aid station. Our mission is to provide products that are superior in quality, effectiveness and value for people with sensitive skin. Our skin and hair care products are free of fragrance, masking fragrance, dyes, lanolin, parabens, and formaldehyde. All products are gluten-free. Be sure to check out our other product lines: Vanicream, Free & Clear, and RoBathol.
CCES owners and local ultrarunners Jason and Amy Husveth have been long time supporters of Minnesota trail / ultra-running and the Superior Trail Race. We thank Jason, Amy and CCES for providing detailed course mapping / modeling for the Superior 100, 50 and 26.2 Mile races. Critical Connections Ecological Services (CCES) is a natural resource and ecological restoration consulting firm based in Marine on Saint Croix, Minnesota. The company was originally incorporated in 2000, with the goal of providing the highest quality scientific expertise and innovative environmental solutions to local municipalities, state and federal government agencies, and select private clientele. CCES provides a number of environmental services including large-scale natural resource inventories, greenway and open space planning and design, land cover mapping, focused botanical inventories, rare plant surveys, natural community restoration design and implementation, wetland delineations, wetland mitigation design and monitoring, and technical/scientific report writing. Furthermore, we excel at integrating detailed natural resource field data into GIS, CAD, and database software applications, enabling our clients to make cost effective and ecologically sensitive land use and land management decisions.
We thank St. Croix Law and Joel Button for their support of the Superior Trail Race! The St. Croix Valley is a special place to live, raise families, do business, and prosper. Superb legal guidance is a valuable component of assuring the continuity of our interests and assets. St. Croix Law provides such legal guidance for anticipated and unexpected matters. Our sense of community is a major benefit of living in this area. The importance of discretion, trust, integrity, and accountability are perhaps higher in our lives. St. Croix Law recognizes the value of legal counsel that knows you professionally as a client and treats you as a neighbor.
Tony has been coaching groups and individuals since 2010, having built one of the most successful training groups in the state. As a certified coach Tony has helped hundreds of people reach and exceed their running goals. Tony’s coaching will include an individualized and adaptable training plan that is designed to work with your schedule and your abilities. Though he has a strong passion for coaching athletes in the 100 mile distance, Tony also coaches those who are looking to run their first 5k, set a marathon PR or tackle any of the Ultra distances. http://tonystenslandcoaching.com/
Trail Transformation is a coaching service aimed at providing you with the framework to reach your highest potential and will help you become the best trail runner you can be. Coach Jake Hegge’s background in Exercise and Sport Science and Physical Therapy allows him to address the physiology, running mechanics, injury prevention, periodization, nutrition and psychology of running. Jake will tailor your training program to your individual needs, while minimizing the risk of injury. Your training program will include expert advice and guidance throughout your trail running journey, wherever it may take you. Jake enjoys coaching runners of all abilities and can coach for any distance. In addition to being a Doctor of Physical Therapy with a B.S. in Exercise and Sport Science, Jake has run (and won) many ultramarathons around the Upper Midwest. You can learn more at http://www.trailtransformation.com/
For very simple sports, trail and ultrarunning can be fairly gear intensive that is why we could not be more excited to have partnered with GearJunkie.com! GearJunkie.com, launched in 2006, is a top online publication for product reviews and news in the outdoors world. The site contains thousands of pages of content — gear reviews, news, travel and adventure stories, a video section, photo galleries, and giveaway contests.
The resort and lakeside cabins are centrally located in the Arrowhead region of Minnesota right on Lake Superior’s shoreline in Little Marais, close to the intersection of Highway 61 and and Lake County Road 6. All of the North Shore attractions are within easy reach, whether it be hiking, sight seeing, shopping or just plain relaxing by the cool waters of Superior. At Eagles Nest gifts you can find unique gifts and souvenirs of the area as well as Ice Cream and Sodas, cabins cuisine and condiments. If you left any necessary items behind you may just find it here.
Trailfitters opened in May 2004 to provide clothing and footwear to active outdoor people like trail runners, hikers and anyone that appreciates the fit and performance of products designed and built for outdoor use. Trailfitters is located in Fitger’s Brewery Complex in beautiful downtown Duluth, MN. For people not familiar with Duluth, it is an outdoor lover’s dream. Located on Lake Superior, Duluth has been rated in the Top 10 Outdoor Dream Towns by Outside Magazine. It is home to numerous hikers, runners, cross-country skiers, rock climbers, kayakers, in-line skaters, triathletes and other endurance athletes. Duluth has over 52 miles of hiking trails and 65K (40 miles) of cross-country ski trails all within the city limits! Duluth is home to the southern terminus of the Superior Hiking Trail – a 296 mile footpath that winds its way along the ridgetops overlooking Lake Superior. It was rated the #2 hiking trail in the country by Backpacker Magazine. It has become a destination for hikers and backpackers from all over the country. If you love the outdoors, Duluth is a great place to be. Come visit sometime and stop into Fitger’s Complex to say hi and get some ideas on where to hike, run or ski.
Bill Pomerenke is an ardent supporter of many trail and ultrarunning events and orginizations in Minnesota. We are thrilled to partner with Bill as our official real estate sponsor of the Superior Fall Trail Race. Why an official realtor parnter for a trail run you ask… well, Bill can help you find a house near any of our great trail runing venues and that equals more trail time, what could be better! Visit www.buyandsellwithbill.com