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Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Superior Spring Trail Race  – we could not put on such a great event without your help! Listed below is important information and the steps to volunteering – at any point, should you have any questions please Contact Us.

1.) Study the website, especially the Race-Info and Volunteer-Info sections to learn about the race and see if you would like to volunteer for a race like this!  The event goes from dusk til dawn and then some, so we generally need volunteers that are willing to work pretty long shifts.

2.) Once you have an understanding of the event and know your availability / hours you are available you can sign up to volunteer HERE

3.) After signing up, make sure your name is on the Volunteer List  (note that initially your job will show as unassigned) if for some reason your name is not showing up on the list, please try signing up again and / or contact us.

4.) Stay tuned for periodic emails from us – depending on when you sign up you may want to check for any archived volunteer emails HERE that you may have missed out on.  Check back for your assignment on the Volunteer Assignment Page – we start making assignments approximately 3 weeks from the race – we will also send out an email when all volunteer assignments have been made.

5.) Once your assignment is made go to the Volunteer Jobs Page to learn more about you job and print out any information you think you might need.

6.) Report on race day and have fun!

Again, we cannot thank you enough for your help, volunteers are the lifeblood of our event!  Please reach out at any point should you have any questions and I will be sure to get back to you.

Gratefully,

John Storkamp
Race Director
Superior Spring Trail Race

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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.