Aid Station Supplies

Below is a list of all items that will be delivered to the aid station locations including equipment, supplies, food and first aid items.  Also listed are some suggested items you may want to bring for your personal comfort while you are working the aid station – keep in mind some people will be out there as little as a few hours and some all day or even all weekend, so please prepare accordingly (you are welcome to eat aid station food, but you may tire of this and may want to consider packing your own).  Please feel free to add your own personal touches to the aid stations, provide additional food items and more – please just let us know what you plan on providing additional.  Keep in mind the lists below are a guide and there may be some slight variations.

Pop-up canopies / tents
Tarps for drop bags and other misc. uses
Small Honda Generator
Garbage Can
Blue water jugs (for water only)
Orange jugs for HEED only

cutting board
sharp knife
roll duct tape
large plastic containers with covers
small plastic containers with covers
pitchers one for HEED one for water
can opener
gallon ziplock bags
quart ziplock bags
garbage bags
paper bowls
paper plates
paper towels
toilet paper
large stir stick for mixing / stirring HEED
sanitizing wipes for tables
hand sanitizer
plastic knives for making sandwiches
cups for water and HEED
dish soap
dish rags
Hammer HEED
Hammer Endurolytes (electrolyte caps)
Hammer Gel (variety of flavors)

plastic forks
plastic spoons
styrofoam cups for soup and other hot items
2 burner stove
pot for soup and other hot items
ladel or spoon for soup
Coffee percolator
Fry pan and spatula
hot pads
Generator (limited quantity, race provides for some aid stations only)

Hammer Gel (Carbohydrate Gel)
Hammer HEED drink mix
Endurolytes (Electrolyte Replacement Capsulues)
Soda (Coke, Ginger Ale, Sprite)
Fruit (bananas and oranges)
Fig Bars
Potato Chips
Potatoes and Salt
Peanut Butter
Soup mix (Chicken noodle, and vegetarian)
Tortillas and Cheese for Quesadillas
Blankets for runners needing warmth
Garbage bags

non-latex gloves
athletic tape
Vaniply (in the same vein as vaseline…only better)
iodized salt
antihistime tablets (for bee stings)
Mylar blankets

Packable Chair
Rain Gear
Food (if you want something more than aid station food)
Tent for your crew to take turns getting some rest at overnight aid stations
Warm Clothes
Headlamps / Flashlights

Superior(S) 2022

The Superior Spring Trail Race 50K, 25K & 12.5K race(s) will be held Saturday May 21, 2022. We are currently in the permitting process and will update the website with the 2022 event details later this Fall. We are targeting January 1, 2022 as the registration open date. If you are not already on our mailling list, you can sign up to receive updates Please note that our email list is for all of the Rocksteady Running events, not just Superior. 

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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.