Volunteer Updates

Listed below are copies of the emails sent to volunteers so you can stay up to date if you are coming late to the game, if your email server spammed our emails or you just need to reference back to something we sent out.

2017
Communication 1 – sent July 17th, 2017
Communication 2 – sent August 19th, 2017
Communication 3 – sent August 31st, 2017
Communication 4 – sent August 31st, 2017 (Markers and Sweepers Only)
Communication 5 – sent Sept 1st, 2017 (Runner Tracking Volunteers Only) OMITTED
Communication 6 – sent Sept 2nd, 2017 (Advance Team Only) OMITTED
Communication 7 – sent Sept 2nd, 2017 (Those lodging at Lutsen Only) OMITTED
Communication 8 – sent Sept 2nd, 2017 (Medical Volunteers Only) OMITTED
Communication 9 – sent Sept 3rd, 2017 (Monday Cleanup Volunteers Only) OMITTED

2016
Communication 1 – sent July 12th, 2016
Communication 2 – sent August 20th, 2016
Communication 3 – send August 31st, 2016
Communication 4 – sent August 31st, 2016 (Markers and Sweepers Only)

2015
Communication 1 – sent July 16th, 2015
Communication 2 – sent August 21st, 2015
Communication 3 – sent September 2nd, 2015
Communication 4 – sent September 2nd, 2015  (Markers and Sweepers Only)
Communication 5 – sent September 17th, 2015 (Thank You Letter to Volunteers)

2014
Communication 1 – sent July 8th, 2014
Communication 2 – sent August 20th, 2014
Communication 3 – sent August 26th, 2014 (Markers and Sweepers Only)
Communication 4 – sent August 26th, 2014
Communication 5 – sent September 11th, 2014 (Thank You Letter to Volunteers)

2013
Communication 1 – sent July 15th, 2013
Communication 2 – sent August 23, 2013
Communication 3 – sent August 23, 2013 (Markers and Sweepers only)
Communication 4 – sent September 12th, 2013 (Thank You Letter to Volunteers)

2012
Communication 1 – sent July 26th, 2012
Communication 2 –  sent August 30th, 2012
Communication 3 – sent September 14th, 2012 (Thank You Letter to Volunteers)

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Superior Fall Trail Race
100MI, 50MI, 26.2MI Trail Race(s)
Lutsen, Minnesota
(approx 4hrs North of Minneapolis, MN)
September 7 & 8, 2018
100MI Friday 8:00AM
50MI Saturday 5:15AM
26.2MI Saturday 8:00AM

Registration / Lottery:
Registration via 15 day lottery registration period.
Opens Monday January 1st, 2018 – 12:01AM CST
Closes Monday January 15th, 2018 – 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.