Even after increasing the field limit, for the second year in a row, the field limit has been met for this years 25K and 50K!  We are looking forward to another great race on the Superior Hiking Trail!  This year, the Superior Hiking Trail Association will have a representative at packet-pickup on Friday – please speak with them and consider becoming a member – we all are!

Here is some last minute info. and reminders to get you going in the right direction…

New this year – the 50KM race will go all the way to the top of Carlton Peak!  In years past we stopped just short, but what a waste!  Believe it or not, many runners would add on and run all the way to the top anyways – when you get there, you are rewarded with an excellent view!  ENJOY.

Carlton_Peak

We have added an new course map and a new layout map of the start-finish area, be sure to check it out at the following link:
https://www.superiorspringtrailrace.com/maps-and-data/

Be sure to read up about your race via either of the following links – pretty much everything you need to know can be found here:
https://www.superiorspringtrailrace.com/25km-info/
https://www.superiorspringtrailrace.com/50km-info/

Please come to packet-pickup on Friday night between 4:00 and 7:00 at the Caribou Highlands Mountain-View Conference Room… if you cannot make it on Friday night, you can check in and pickup your race packet on race morning.  Please note, we will need all runners to check-in on race morning so we know who is and who is not starting the race (event if you picked your packet up the night before).

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us… otherwise, we will see you at the race!

Thank You,

The Superior Trail Race Team

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Superior Spring Trail Race
50KM & 25KM
Lutsen, Minnesota
Saturday May 19th, 2018
50KM 7:00AM
25KM 8:00AM

Registration / Lottery:
Opens Monday January 1st, 2018 – 12:01AM CST
Closes Monday January 15th, 2018 – 11:59PM CST
* Due to high demand, registration for the Superior “Spring” Trail Race is held via a lottery, more details about the lottery can be found HERE

Directions to Race Start:
Caribou Highlands Resort / Lodge
371 Ski Hill Road
Lutsen, MN 55612
Google Maps Directions HERE
Approx Travel Times
1:15 North of Two Harbors, MN
1:45 North of Duluth, MN
4:00 North of Minneapolis, MN

Terrain / Course Description:
The Superior 25KM and 50KM Trail Races are extremely hilly, rugged and technical out-and-back (100% trail) trail-races which traverses the Sawtooth Mountain Range on the Superior Hiking Trail in the far reaches northern Minnesota .  The course parallels Lake Superior, the greatest freshwater lake in the world, climbs to near 2000′ peaks with breath-taking vistas of the lake and inland forests and crosses whitewater rivers and serene streams while meandering through mystic Boreal forests.  The races start and finish at Caribou Highlands Resort in Lutsen Minnesota.

Superior 50KM
25KM Out & Back Course = 50KM (31MI)
Elevation Gain 4,200 FT
Elevation Loss 4,200 FT
NET Elevation Change 8,400 FT
4 Aid Stations
9 Hour Time Limit
Starts at 7:00AM Saturday
Compete 50KM Info HERE

Superior 25KM
7.5KM Out & Back Course = 25KM (15.1MI)
Elevation Gain 2,300 FT
Elevation Loss 2,300 FT
NET Elevation Change 4,600 FT
1 Aid Station
8 Hour Time Limit
Starts Saturday at 8:00AM
Complete 25KM Info HERE

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.