* This is a copy of an email that we will be sending in December to everyone that is on our mailing list 

 

Hi Friends,

I hope this email finds you well as we approach the New Year.

I am excited to announce the 2023 Rocksteady Running race schedule and am looking forward to an amazing year ahead on the trails!

Registration for all of our races will open on Sunday January 1, 2023 at 9:00AM CST.

All of our individual race websites, race info pages and registration detail pages have been updated. Please read through all of these pages for each race that you plan on running, prior to signing up.

Volunteer registration is open for each of our races as well. Please see the volunteer section of our website(s) to learn more and get signed up. Having volunteers commit and sign up early is super helpful, thank you!

Some basic information and links for each race can be found below.

 

Zumbro Endurance Run
100MI, 50MI, 34MI & 17MI
Friday April 7 & Saturday April 8, 2023
Zumbro Bottoms Management Unit near Theilman Minnesota
https://www.zumbroendurancerun.com/

 

Superior Spring Trail Race
50KM, 25KM & 12.5KM
Saturday May 20, 2023
Lutsen, Minnesota
https://www.superiorspringtrailrace.com/
* 15 day lottery registration window opens on January 1 and closes on January 15, drawing is held by January 25.

 

Afton Trail Run
50KM & 25KM
Saturday July 1, 2023
Afton State Park, Minnesota
https://www.aftontrailrun.com/

 

Superior Fall Trail Race
100MI, 50MI & 26.2MI
Friday September 8 & Saturday September 9, 2023
North Shore of Lake Superior, Northern Minnesota
https://www.superiorfalltrailrace.com/
* 15 day lottery registration window opens on January 1 and closes on January 15, drawing is held by January 25.

 

Endless Summer Trail Run Series
Lebanon 10KM – May 24
French 5KM – June 21
Lebanon 7MI – July 5
Spring Lake 5MI – August 2
https://www.estrs.com/

 

As always, review our websites and if you still have any questions, please reach out and I will get right back to you.

Gratefully,

John Storkamp

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

Superior Spring Trail Race
50KM, 25KM & 12.5KM
Lutsen, Minnesota
Saturday May 16, 2020
50KM 7:00AM
25KM 8:00AM
12.5KM 9:00AM

Registration / Lottery:
Opens Wednesday January 1st, 2020 – 12:01AM CST
Closes Wednesday January 15th, 2020 – 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 12.5KM, 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
12.5KM 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

Superior 12.5KM
12.5KM Point to Point Course. 12.5KM = 7.75MI
Elevation Gain  900 FT
Elevation Loss 1,050 FT
NET Elevation Change 1,950 FT
NO Aid Stations
7 Hour Time Limit
Starts Saturday at 9:00AM
Complete 12.5KM 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.