Welcome to the 21st Annual / 2023 Superior Spring Trail Race. 100+ volunteers are coming together to put on this year’s race. We are thrilled to have 980 registered runners from 2 countries, 24 states and 200 Minnesota cities. We will be racing on the Superior Hiking Trail / the traditional race course this year.
NOW is also the time to review all of the information on the website again, so you are as prepared as possible come race day. I cannot stress enough how important it is to review the information associated with the distance you are running (links below) along with taking the time to review other important sections of the website.
12.5KM Info: https://www.superiorspringtrailrace.com/12-5km-info/
Below are some important reminders and a few updates:
If You Can No Longer Run:
If for any reason you will not be running the race, there is no need to contact us to let us know – we will know you are not starting when you do not pick up your race number.
Bib Number Assignments:
Bib number assignments have been made and are available on our website HERE https://www.superiorspringtrailrace.com/2023-bib-assignments/ – Be sure to use the ‘search’ function to find your name as the list is not entirely alphabetical. Knowing your bib number at check-in is helpful. Those 50K runners using drop-bags should mark them with your name and bib number.
Bib Number Pickup and Drop Bag Dropoff:
Bib number pickup and drop bag dropoff is just that – there will be no pre-race meeting etc. Representatives from the race will be there if you have any last minute questions. Weather permitting, it will be a festive atmosphere around check-in some come hang out awhile and socialize with your fellow runners.
2023 Race Beanie:
We are doing beanies this year, all runners will pick up this beanie at check-in https://www.superiorspringtrailrace.com/2023-race-beanie/
A reminder that we are a cupless race, so carry your own water bottle, hydration bladder and cup.
Race results will be available HERE https://www.athlinks.com/event/44440/results/Event/1051369/Results as soon as you finish.
All runners will be awarded a medal. We started doing new medals in 2021, a scaled back design sans year / date with space to write it in or add other info helps us to cut down on waste (no more throwing out / burning dated medals). https://www.superiorspringtrailrace.com/new-superiors-finishers-medals-2021-and-beyond/
Post Race Meal:
A huge thank you to Caribou Highlands / Moguls Grill and Taproom for doing a wonderful job catering Chili for our event and generally being a great host. We will have meat and vegetarian chili for participants after they finish the race. For crew, pacers, family members or runners that need something more, Caribou Highlands / Moguls will be doing a cookout, selling burgers and other items near the finish line as well.
We are super excited to once again be serving coffee from our fantastic sponsor Fika Coffee throughout the event. Fika is a local coffee shop, located in downtown Lutsen off of Highway 61. https://fikacoffee.com/
Swag for Sale:
We will have some t-shirts, hats, posters, stickers, sweatshirts and more for sale. Cash and check preferred – Venmo and PayPal available.
Please be sure to check out our awesome sponsors and Partners. We have real relationships with all of these businesses and most of the owners and/or employees are personal friends, they volunteer, run the races and are part of our local running community.
Superior Hiking Trail
Visit Cook County
Mill City / Saint City Running
Vaniply / Vanicream
Bell Bank Mortgage – Jerry Schmidt
Performance Running Gym
Bridge Realty – Bill Pomerenke
LutZen Massage Studios
Full Sun Services
Mile in My Shoes
Blue Water Cafe
St. Croix Law
Critical Connections Ecological Services
Relentless Courage – Jon Howard
Safe travels, we will see you at the race!