2024 Race Numbers

The Superior Spring Trail Race hosts three races simultaneously, the Superior 50KM Trail Race (starts at 7:00 AM Saturday) and the Superior 25KM Trail Race (starts at 8:00 AM Saturday) and the Superior 12.5K Trail Race (starts at 9:00AM Saturday). Each distance will...

2024 Lottery Selection

We thank everyone that entered the 2024 Superior Spring Trail Race 12.5KM, 25KM and 50KM lottery.  The lottery drawing took place in accordance with our lottery protocol and procedures as outlined HERE https://www.superiorspringtrailrace.com/registration-info/.  Those...

2023 Superior Spring Trail Race Recap

Photo Credit Scott Rokis The Superior 100 Mile Trail Race was established on the Superior Hiking Trail in the fall of 1991, it is the 10th oldest 100 mile trail race in the country. Later, the 50 miler and marathon were added to the Fall lineup. In 2003 the...

2023 Superior Spring Trail Race Runner Welcome

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...

2023 Superior Spring Trail Race Conditions Update 1

Greetings Runners, You are receiving this email because you are registered for the Superior Spring Trail Race on Saturday May 20th, 2023. The following is an important update regarding conditions on the North Shore and our race course. I always try to err on the side...

2023 Race Beanie

Unveiled – the 2023 Superior Spring Trail Race Beanie!  All runners and volunteers will receive this awesome beanie. We purchased extras of these so if friends, family, crew or pacers would like one, they may purchase one on race weekend.  If you want to add a shirt...

2023 Race Numbers

The Superior Spring Trail Race hosts three races simultaneously, the Superior 50KM Trail Race (starts at 7:00 AM Saturday) and the Superior 25KM Trail Race (starts at 8:00 AM Saturday) and the Superior 12.5K Trail Race (starts at 9:00AM Saturday). Each distance will...

2023 Lottery Selection

We thank everyone that entered the 2023 Superior Spring Trail Race 12.5KM, 25KM and 50KM lottery.  The lottery drawing took place in accordance with our lottery protocol and procedures as outlined HERE https://www.superiorspringtrailrace.com/registration-info/.  Those...

Setting Expectations for 2023

In November of 2021, after hosting a season of Covid-modified races, I was updating our race website(s) for what we hoped would be (and thankfully was) a mostly “normal” 2022. While doing so, I decided to include a preface to our Participant Guide(s) titled “Setting...

2022 Volunteer Thank You

Photo Credit – Scott Rokis Dear Friends, In the face of adversity, not only did we prevail, but we did so safely while creating an unforgettable experience for a lot of people. Given all of the challenges this year, I had to lean more heavily than normal on a...

2022 Race Hat

Unveiled – the 2022 Superior Spring Trail Race Hat!  We are switching it up a little this year, taking a break from t-shirts. All runners and volunteers will receive this awesome hat. We purchased extras of these so if friends, family, crew or pacers would like one,...

2022 Race Numbers

The Superior Spring Trail Race hosts three races simultaneously, the Superior 50KM Trail Race (starts at 7:00 AM Saturday) and the Superior 25KM Trail Race (starts at 8:00 AM Saturday) and the Superior 12.5K Trail Race (starts at 9:00AM Saturday). Each distance will...

2022 Lottery Selection

We thank everyone that entered the 2022 Superior Spring Trail Race 12.5KM, 25KM and 50KM lottery.  The lottery drawing took place in accordance with our lottery protocol and procedures as outlined HERE https://www.superiorspringtrailrace.com/registration-info/.  Those...

Remembering Brian Landstrom

Brian crossing the Split Rock River during the 2017 Superior 100 Mile Trail Race – Photo Credit Cole Peyton   Brian Landstrom passed away peacefully and with dignity at home on Christmas Day 2021, he was 70 years old. While Brian led a vibrant life outside...

2021 Superior Recap

Steph Hoff finishing the 50K and Ava Hoff finishing the 25K, together – Photo Credit Amy Broadmoore   Wow, what a SUPERIOR! First and foremost, I have to thank our volunteers. They did not just give a few hours of their time, but instead they each gave two...

Runner Updates 2021

Friends, [ A long email, but an important read since you are running next week. It will take you about 8 minutes to read this. Thanks in advance for taking the time. ] I am super excited to see you at Superior next week! I had the opportunity to run from Carlton Peak...

Rocksteady Running 2021 Races Update 5/10/21

[ This is a copy of an email that was sent out to our mailing list on May 10, 2021, the subject of the email was ‘Superior Spring Trail Race registration closes on Wednesday May 12!  and other RSR updates.’. It contains updates for all of our events including...

2021 Superior Spring Trail Race Update 5/8/21

Hi All, After Minnesota Governor Tim Walz’s Covid-19 update this past Thursday May 6, I have gotten a few questions regarding whether or not the lifting of restrictions for outdoor events is going to change how we will be proceeding with the 2021 Superior Spring...

Superior Spring Trail Race 2021

Superior Spring Trail Race Covid 19 Preparedness Plan, Event Logistics Plan and Participant Guide   Preface We are excited to be holding a Covid-modified Superior Spring Trail Race on May 20, 21, 22 & 23, 2021. We will run the 12.5K, 25K and 50K each of the...

Superior Spring 2021 Updates 10/16/20

The 2020 Superior Spring Trail Race was cancelled due to COVID 19. The 2020 race would have been our 18th annual. We hope to be able to hold the race in 2021. Our ability to hold the race will be contingent on where things are at with the pandemic generally, state...

COVID-19 Press Release 4/9/20

PRESS RELEASE 4/9/20 2020 SUPERIOR SPRING TRAIL RACE CANCELLATION DUE TO THE COVID-19 (NOVEL CORONAVIRUS) PANDEMIC AND STATUS UPDATE REGARDING ALL OTHER ROCKSTEADY RUNNING RACES; [ZUMBRO ENDURANCE RUN – ALREADY CANCELLED ON 3/20/20] AFTON TRAIL RUN, ENDLESS...

COVID-19 Press Release 3/20/20

PRESS RELEASE 3/20/20 2020 ZUMBRO ENDURANCE RUN CANCELLATION DUE TO THE COVID-19 (NOVEL CORONAVIRUS) PANDEMIC AND STATUS UPDATE REGARDING ALL OTHER ROCKSTEADY RUNNING RACES; SUPERIOR SPRING TRAIL RACE, AFTON TRAIL RUN, ENDLESS SUMMER TRAIL RUN SERIES AND SUPERIOR FALL...

COVID-19 Press Release 3/12/20

PRESS RELEASE 3/12/20 COVID-19 (NOVEL CORONAVIRUS) IMPACTS ON ROCKSTEADY RUNNING TRAIL AND ULTRARUNNING RACES INCLUDING THE ZUMBRO ENDURANCE RUN, SUPERIOR SPRING TRAIL RACE, AFTON TRAIL RUN, SUPERIOR FALL TRAIL RACE AND ENDLESS SUMMER TRAIL RUN SERIES. On March 11th,...

2020 Race Numbers

The Superior Spring Trail Race hosts three races simultaneously, the Superior 50KM Trail Race (starts at 7:00 AM Saturday) and the Superior 25KM Trail Race (starts at 8:00 AM Saturday) and the Superior 12.5K Trail Race (starts at 9:00AM Saturday). Each distance will...

2020 Lottery Selection

We thank everyone that entered the 2020 Superior Spring Trail Race 12.5KM, 25KM and 50KM lottery.  The lottery drawing took place in accordance with our lottery protocol and procedures HERE https://www.superiorspringtrailrace.com/registration-info/.  Those selected...

2019 Superior Recap

Frequent Runners and RSR Volunteer Jared and Sarah Simpson Are Elated Finishing the 50K – Photo Credit Mike Wheeler   After each year’s race I write a recap, often times blending factual and statistical information from race weekend with the emotional and...

2019 Volunteer Thank You

Photo Credit: Fresh Tracks Media Monday May 20, 2019 TO: Superior Spring Trail Race Volunteers Dear Friends, I do not necessarily believe that great leaders are born or chosen – I believe that great leaders emerge. Each year that passes, I notice that there are fewer...

Runner Updates 2019

Photo Credit: Fresh Tracks Media Welcome runners to the Superior Spring Trail Race 12.5KM, 25KM and 50KM – Saturday May 18th, 2019! We are excited to be hosting another talented field of runners hailing from 21 states and four Canadian provinces all coming to...

2019 Race Numbers

The Superior Spring Trail Race hosts three races simultaneously, the Superior 50KM Trail Race (starts at 7:00 AM Saturday) and the Superior 25KM Trail Race (starts at 8:00 AM Saturday) and the Superior 12.5K Trail Race (starts at 9:00AM Saturday). Each distance will...

2019 Lottery Selection

We thank everyone that entered the 2019 Superior Spring Trail Race 12.5KM, 25KM and 50KM lottery.  The lottery drawing took place on Thursday January 17th, 2019 in accordance with our lottery protocol and procedures HERE...

2018 Superior Recap

Written by Race Director John Storkamp The Tribute to Jon: The 2018 / 16th annual Superior Spring Trail Race was run in the memory of, and dedicated to, Jon Mathson. At the Friday evening pre-race meeting we read the following statement which was jointly crafted...

2018 Volunteer Thank You

RE: 2018 Superior Spring Trail Race Thank You Letter to Volunteers Dear Friends, Leading into this years Superior Spring Trail Race, my and Cheri’s beloved dog Autumn was nearly a year into her battle with cancer, and at 14 years old she had been with us just...

Runner Updates 2018

Welcome runners to the Superior Spring Trail Race 12.5KM, 25KM and 50KM – Saturday May 19th, 2018! We are excited to be hosting another talented field of runners hailing from 23 states and three Canadian provinces all coming to experience the North Shore, Lake...

2018 Race Numbers

The Superior Spring Trail Race hosts three races simultaneously, the Superior 50KM Trail Race (starts at 7:00 AM Saturday) and the Superior 25KM Trail Race (starts at 8:00 AM Saturday) and the Superior 12.5K Trail Race (starts at 9:00AM Saturday). Each distance will...

2018 Lottery Selection

We thank everyone that entered the 2018 Superior Spring Trail Race 12.5KM, 25KM and 50KM lottery.  The lottery drawing took place on Thursday January 18th, 2018 in accordance with our lottery protocol and procedures HERE...

2017 Superior Recap

Written by Jamison Swift   Stories. All trail runners love to tell stories. It’s a foregone conclusion that when you start talking trails with another runner, you’re going to hear about some incredible experience that they’ve had, and you’re going to be anxious...

Jon Mathson Tribute

During the 2017 Superior Spring Trail Race, we lost a member of our trail running community. Jon Mathson, 41, of Eagan, Minnesota, collapsed on the trail between Moose Mountain and Mystery Mountain while running the 25KM race. The official cause of death has not yet...

Runner Updates 2017

Welcome runners to the Superior Spring Trail Race 25KM and 50KM – Saturday May 20th, 2017! We are excited to be hosting another talented field of runners hailing from 17 states and two Canadian provinces all coming to experience the North Shore, Lake Superior...

2017 Race Numbers

The Superior Spring Trail Race hosts two races simultaneously, the Superior 50KM Trail Race (starts at 7:00 AM Saturday) and the Superior 25KM Trail Race (starts at 8:00 AM Saturday). Each distance will have its own unique race number (unique color and number series)...

2017 Lottery Selection

We thank everyone that entered the 2017 Superior Spring Trail Race 25KM and 50KM lottery.  The lottery drawing took place on Wednesday January 18th, 2017 in accordance with our lottery protocol and procedures.  Those selected have had their payment processed and their...

2016 Superior Recap

By John Storkamp – Race Director Intro: Early “frost out” and below average Winter snow depths leading to crunchy dry trail conditions were supposed to be this years headline until “hot” weather and runners stole the show....

Runner Updates 2016

Welcome runners to the Superior Spring Trail Race 25KM and 50KM – Saturday May 21st, 2016! We are excited to be hosting another talented field of runners hailing from 15 states and Canada all coming to experience the North Shore, Lake Superior and the one and...

2016 Race Numbers

The Superior Spring Trail Race hosts two races simultaneously, the Superior 50KM Trail Race (starts at 7:00 AM Saturday) and the Superior 25KM Trail Race (starts at 8:00 AM Saturday). Each distance will have its own unique race number (unique color and number series)...

Superior Spring Website Revamp 2016

We are super excited to announce the unveiling of the new Superior Spring Trail Race website!  This post probably gets a little more technical and delves into the nuts and bolts of why we designed our site the way we did than the average reader (runner) may be...

2016 Lottery Selection

We thank everyone that entered the 2016 Superior Spring Trail Race 25KM and 50KM lottery. The lottery drawing took place on Tuesday January 19th, 2016 in accordance with our lottery protocol and procedures. Those selected have had their payment processed and their...

2015 Race Numbers

The Superior Spring Trail Race hosts two races simultaneously, the Superior 50KM Trail Race (starts at 7:00 AM Saturday) and the Superior 25KM Trail Race (starts at 9:00 AM Saturday). Each distance will have its own unique race number (unique color and number series)...