Driving Directions

There is no known / assigned / reliable physical address for the Zumbro Endurance Run race start at the Zumbro Bottoms Management Unit – in our experience using THIS GOOGLE MAPS LINK will get you to the race start without issue but since the race takes place in a fairly remote area (with limited cell coverage once you are in the Zumbro River Valley), you should have a backup plan.  Below you will find written directions from the Twin Cities / Minneapolis – St. Paul area of Minnesota, we suggest that you print these directions and bring them with you.

Written Driving Directions to Race Start:
• From the Twin Cities take Hwy 52 South to Zumbrota
• Take the 60 EAST (NOT West) exit toward Zumbro Falls and Wabasha
• After stop sign in Zumbro Falls go another 12 miles on 60 to Cty Hwy 4
• Turn right on 4, go about 3.6 miles to Theilman
• Turn left (East) on Cty RD 86, go about 3 MI, keeping right at any intersections

Alternate Route (and very scenic):
It is also possible to come from the Twin Cities down Highway 61 through Hastings, Red Wing & Lake City

• After going through Lake City turn right on Cty Hwy 4 and go South
• At stop sign for Hwy 60 (about 6.5 miles) continue straight on 4, go about 3.6 miles to Theilman
• Turn left (East) on Cty RD 86, go about 3 miles, keeping right at all intersections

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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.