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 only Superior Hiking Trail! Snow and frost were out fairly quickly this year and the North Shore is below average on rain totals so the trail is in great shape BUT as we know, a couple of days of heavy rain can change that so come prepared to run in all conditions – crazy, we know but as of right now, the forecast is looking dry, sunny and mild!
This email is going to be short and sweet and will generally lack specifics since all of the specifics can be found on our website HERE http://www.
Some Additional Notes & Reminders:
Caribou Highlands still has a couple of rooms left and at a 10% discount, act quick as these will certainly go fast so we cannot promise they will have rooms if / when you call. 1-800-642-6036
25KM Start Time:
The 25KM will start one hour earlier than in years past – the new start time is 8:00AM (it used to be 9:00AM)
Spectator Aid Station Access:
Spectators are welcome to visit the Oberg and Sawbill aid stations but MAY NOT park in the trailhead parking lots – signage and volunteers will direct you where to safely park (on the road) at both locations – please obey all signage and volunteers requests. The lots are to be left open for non-race-related parking (day hikers, backpackers etc.)
Clothing and Hydration Common Sense:
Hydration: Take a look at the distances between aid stations and plan accordingly, most people need at least one water bottle, many need two and some carry hydration packs, very few people can or will run this race without carrying water and we strongly discourage it.
Clothing: 50K runners will be out there for a long time and so will some of the 25K runners, it is possible to have cold temps and / or mixed with rain (or even snow) – consider carrying or having access to a light jacket or a garbage bag for warmth – 25K or 50K is not too short to get hypothermia in the event that we should get rain on a cold day!
Drop Bags (50KM Only):
Drop Bags do not come back to the finish until after the aid stations close, so 1.) Only put things in your drop bag that you are willing to not get back or 2.) be prepared to wait until the very end of the race for your drop bag to get back to the Start / Finish area. 3.) Drop bags that are not picked up will be donated to charity.
Mogul’s Special Weekend Menu(s):
Moguls (the restaurant on-site at Caribou Highlands – the race start / finish) will have special menu items for runners, pre-race breakfast buffet and special post race dinner options – you can check out those special menus in advance HERE – the menu says that breakfast will open at 6:30AM on Saturday but we have been told that it will open at 6:00AM for the 50KM runners. As always the race will be providing chili (meat and vegetarian, fixings, cookies etc. – included in entry fee) for runners right after the race.
SWAG (Bring Cash):
We will have sweatshirts, t-shirts, hats, buffs, posters etc. for sale but take cash or check only (no credit cards) and there is no ATM on site, so if you want anything be sure to bring cash or check!
PLEASE READ THE INFO OUR WEBSITE:
Our job is to put on a good race for you – your job before the race is to read the website and know what is happening when and where – after that your job is “simple”… show up, run and have a great time!
On behalf of all of our wonderful volunteers, we are looking forward to seeing everyone at the Superior Trail Race! Please let me know if you have any questions.