Volunteer Communication 2 2014

Date: Tuesday, March 18th, 2014
Subject: Zumbro 2014 Volunteer Communication 2

Hello All,

You are receiving this email because you have signed up to volunteer at the 2014 Zumbro Endurance Run (17MI, 50MI & 100MI) April 11&12 2014.  Past volunteer communications can be found HERE https://www.superiorfalltrailrace.com/volunteers/volunteer-updates/.

For starters, I would like to thank you – we could not put on this race without the support of dedicated volunteers like yourself.  We are still looking for more volunteers for Thursday Afternoon, Friday and Saturday, so if you know of anyone, please help put the word out, recruit your buddies and make a weekend out of it!

We will start making volunteer assignments within the next 10 days or so – once the assignments have been made they can be viewed HERE https://www.superiorfalltrailrace.com/volunteers/volunteer-assignments/ – we will use the information you provided us when registering regarding your desired positions and availability, however, please keep in mind that these assignments are subject to some tweaks right up until the event, so we ask that you check back at least a few times leading up to the race.

You can learn more about the position to which you are being assigned HERE https://www.superiorfalltrailrace.com/volunteers/resources/volunteer-jobs/
 

A complete list of what items will be provided at the aid station HERE https://www.superiorfalltrailrace.com/volunteers/resources/aid-station-supplies/ – as always feel free to bring whatever you would like to make the aid station more comfortable for you, more festive for the runners and as always feel free to bring an extra / special food item or two to really impress the runners.  If you are new to working an aid station, here is a quick tutorial https://www.superiorfalltrailrace.com/volunteers/resources/aid-stations-101-2/– also, once assignments have been made we will send out an email with the aid station captains email address so you can coordinate with them.
 
As always please be sure to learn what you can about the race on the website so you are as informed as possible about the race.I believe that is all for now, keep your eyes peeled early next week for assignments and in the meantime, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Thank You,

John Storkamp
Race Director
Zumbro 100 Mile Endurance Run
+ Click HERE for Quick Info

Superior Fall Trail Race
100MI, 50MI, 26.2MI Trail Race(s)
Lutsen, Minnesota
(approx 4hrs North of Minneapolis, MN)
September 8 & 9, 2017
100MI Friday 8:00AM
50MI Saturday 5:15AM
26.2MI Saturday 8:00AM

Registration / Lottery:
Registration via 15 day lottery registration period.
Opens Sunday January 1st, 2017 – 12:01AM CST
Closes Sunday January 15th, 2017 – 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
16.5 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 17MI 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.