Sponsors are the lifeblood of our event that provide critical financial support. Click on the sponsor logos below to learn more and please, if possible support them with your dollars and / or drop them an email and thank them for supporting our event. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor you can learn more HERE.
There is no doubt, Minnesota is blessed to have many great independently owned running stores – TC Running Company is one of them but the difference at TC Running Company is their unparraled interest and support of local trail and ultra-running. Thank you TC Running Company for your ongoing support! TC Running Company endeavors to meet the needs of a variety of runners including local middle and high school athletes competing in cross country and track & field, parents of student athletes, college runners, post-collegiate, and competitive runners. We’re also the choice of several local running groups such as Lifetime Fitness, ALARC, MDRA, and The Marsh (which include beginners and walkers). Over the years, TC Running has kept its focus honed and effective. And even though we’ve grown a little since we first opened shop, we still have the same product focus, the same great employees, and the great discounts we’ve been known for in the past. Our efforts have always been locally based, and we will stay true to those roots as part of our commitment to quality service and helpful customer relationships. We invite you to stop in today and experience the kind of personal attention and sound running advice that only TC Running can provide. We look forward to meeting you!
Salomon is a footwear and apparel company that needs little introduction but we will make one anyways! The Superior Trail Race is very excited to be teaming up with Salomon as a sponsor of our event! The collaboration between engineers, athletes and the trail running community gives Salomon a unique advantage in providing the very best, most innovative trail running products. Salomon supports trail running worldwide; from elite-level races to grassroots events. With input from sponsored athletes Salomon continues to evolve products and help drive the progression of the sport.
With us and many other Minnesota ultra’s since the beginning – Hammer Nutrition’s ongoing gererosity has earned them our unwavering loyalty and support. Thank you Hammer Nutrition for everything that you do for our events. You may think that honest, customer-first businesses selling legitimate products have become extinct. Hammer Nutrition is a refreshing exception – No hype, just great products and service. Our longevity, sterling reputation and devoted following amongst serious endurance athletes is unrivaled in the marketplace for four reasons: 1.) Extremely effective products, 2.) Superlative customer service, 3.) Volumes of free knowledge, 4.) Unlimited access to our experts. Since 1987, our passion has been helping serious endurance athletes like you reach their highest levels of athletic performance and physical health safely, naturally, and legally, one completely satisfied client at a time. Twenty years later, this is still our top priority. Hammer Nutrition has always been a huge supporter of the Superior Spring Trail Race, we are all big believers in Hammers products and grateful for their support, year in and year out.
PSI is proud to be a sponsor of the Superior Spring Trail Race. Vaniply Ointment/Skin Protectant was specially formulated to help prevent and relieve chafed skin associated with sports activities such as running or bicycling. It forms a protective barrier which helps to retain the skin’s natural moisture. It spreads easily, is non-greasy, and long-lasting. Convenient 10g pocket size tubes will be provided in your race packet and 2.5 oz tubes will be at each aid station. Our mission is to provide products that are superior in quality, effectiveness and value for people with sensitive skin. Our skin and hair care products are free of fragrance, masking fragrance, dyes, lanolin, parabens, and formaldehyde. All products are gluten-free. Be sure to check out our other product lines: Vanicream, Free & Clear, and RoBathol.
Visit Cook County represents the communities of Lutsen, Tofte, Schroeder, Grand Marais, Grand Portage and the Gunflint Trail. Only in Cook County, MN can you enjoy Lake Superior – the world’s largest freshwater lake, visit Minnesota’s tallest mountain peaks and highest waterfall, ski the largest ski resort in the Midwest and enjoy its longest and most scenic biking trails. Visit Cook County HERE!
JerCo is family owned Contractor in the twin cites and is a proud sponsor of the trail community. Owner Jeremy Flaten, his family and friends have made Rocksteady events part of their yearly family traditions for the past 6 years. At JerCo Construction we transform your home to fit your unique lifestyle throughout the stages your life. Our team is trust worthily and passionate about life; they are driven by the challenge of making your home fit your unique style and needs. We individually and collectively, dedicate ourselves to providing exceptional workmanship, extraordinary service, and professional integrity. We treat your home as our home and you as friends and family. At JerCo we strive to provide a safe, harmonious environment where our employees can enjoy a balanced life and receive much satisfaction and pleasure for a job well done. Our commitment to both our customers and our team allows JerCo Construction to provide lifelong exceptional service to Twin Cities Metro Area. Building you a better home isn’t just our business it’s our life.
Trailfitters opened in May 2004 to provide clothing and footwear to active outdoor people like trail runners, hikers and anyone that appreciates the fit and performance of products designed and built for outdoor use. Trailfitters is located in Fitger’s Brewery Complex in beautiful downtown Duluth, MN. For people not familiar with Duluth, it is an outdoor lover’s dream. Located on Lake Superior, Duluth has been rated in the Top 10 Outdoor Dream Towns by Outside Magazine. It is home to numerous hikers, runners, cross-country skiers, rock climbers, kayakers, in-line skaters, triathletes and other endurance athletes. Duluth has over 52 miles of hiking trails and 65K (40 miles) of cross-country ski trails all within the city limits! Duluth is home to the southern terminus of the Superior Hiking Trail – a 296 mile footpath that winds its way along the ridgetops overlooking Lake Superior. It was rated the #2 hiking trail in the country by Backpacker Magazine. It has become a destination for hikers and backpackers from all over the country. If you love the outdoors, Duluth is a great place to be. Come visit sometime and stop into Fitger’s Complex to say hi and get some ideas on where to hike, run or ski.
Here at Fika, we roast coffee with the goal of bringing you the best from around the globe. But coffee isn’t just a great beverage – it’s a story, an adventurous one, with characters close as your neighbor and far away as the farmer on the other side of the world. Fika Coffee is dedicated to this story and it’s people. From you, to the farmer and everyone in between, we love coffee because coffee is people.
Performance Running Gym, the Twin Cities’ gym specifically for runners. Runners are a unique breed. We march to the beat of our own drummer. We are stubborn enough to hit the roads and trails day in and day out, but many of us neglect the very thing that can take our running to the next level. Strength training. That is why we created Performance Running Gym. https://www.performancerungym.com/
We thank St. Croix Law and Joel Button for their support of the Superior Spring Trail Race ! The St. Croix Valley is a special place to live, raise families, do business, and prosper. Superb legal guidance is a valuable component of assuring the continuity of our interests and assets. St. Croix Law provides such legal guidance for anticipated and unexpected matters. Our sense of community is a major benefit of living in this area. The importance of discretion, trust, integrity, and accountability are perhaps higher in our lives. St. Croix Law recognizes the value of legal counsel that knows you professionally as a client and treats you as a neighbor.
CCES owners and local ultrarunners Jason and Amy Husveth have been long time supporters of Minnesota trail / ultra-running and the Superior Spring Trail Races. We thank Jason, Amy and CCES for providing detailed course mapping / modeling for the Superior Spring Trail Races races. Critical Connections Ecological Services (CCES) is a natural resource and ecological restoration consulting firm based in Marine on Saint Croix, Minnesota. The company was originally incorporated in 2000, with the goal of providing the highest quality scientific expertise and innovative environmental solutions to local municipalities, state and federal government agencies, and select private clientele. CCES provides a number of environmental services including large-scale natural resource inventories, greenway and open space planning and design, land cover mapping, focused botanical inventories, rare plant surveys, natural community restoration design and implementation, wetland delineations, wetland mitigation design and monitoring, and technical/scientific report writing. Furthermore, we excel at integrating detailed natural resource field data into GIS, CAD, and database software applications, enabling our clients to make cost effective and ecologically sensitive land use and land management decisions.
Trail Transformation is a coaching service aimed at providing you with the framework to reach your highest potential and will help you become the best trail runner you can be. Coach Jake Hegge’s background in Exercise and Sport Science and Physical Therapy allows him to address the physiology, running mechanics, injury prevention, periodization, nutrition and psychology of running. Jake will tailor your training program to your individual needs, while minimizing the risk of injury. Your training program will include expert advice and guidance throughout your trail running journey, wherever it may take you. Jake enjoys coaching runners of all abilities and can coach for any distance. In addition to being a Doctor of Physical Therapy with a B.S. in Exercise and Sport Science, Jake has run (and won) many ultramarathons around the Upper Midwest. You can learn more at http://www.trailtransformation.com/
Bill Pomerenke is an ardent supporter of many trail and ultrarunning events and orginizations in Minnesota. We are thrilled to partner with Bill as our official real estate sponsor of the Superior Spring Trail Race. Why an official realtor parnter for a trail run you ask… well, Bill can help you find a house near any of our great trail runing venues and that equals more trail time, what could be better! Visit www.buyandsellwithbill.com
Caribou Highlands Lodge has served as our start / finish and lodging partner for many years now. Please be sure to book your stay with Caribou Highlands. Be sure to tell them you are running the Superior Trail Race for a discounted rate. Caribou Highlands Lodge on Lutsen Mountains, Minnesota’s and the Midwest’s largest ski destination located at the tallest mountain in the Midwest. Caribou Highlands is one of Minnesota’s favorite resort destinations. Located amongst the Sawtooth Mountains just one mile inland from Lake Superior’s North Shore, Caribou Highlands offers great views and a unique vacation experience.
The owner of the Blue Water Cafe has been on our communications team as a HAM Radio Operator for some time – we thank him and Blue Water Cafe for all of their support over the years! Blue Water Cafe – known as the Meeting Place in Grand Marais has been a long-time supporter of the Superior Trail Races in a number of ways! Should your travels before or after the race take you to Grand Marais (and they should), be sure to stop in at Blue Water Cafe and let them know that you were up running the Superior Trail Races!