Sponsors & Partners
A huge thank you to all of our sponsors and partners. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor you can learn more HERE.
The Superior Trail Races (both Spring and Fall) take place on the Superior Hiking Trail. The Superior Hiking Trail Association is the non-profit organization that builds and maintains the Superior Hiking Trail. The Superior Trail Races / Rocksteady Running make an annual donation to the trail association, organize volunteer efforts, promote membership and generally advocate for the trail. If you are not already a Superior Hiking Trail Association member, we encourage you to join, you can do so HERE https://superiorhiking.org/joinsuperior/ – if you are already a member and would like to make an additional donation, you can do so HERE https://superiorhiking.org/donatesuperior/ – If you are ever so inclined, drop them a line and tell them how meaningful it is to you to have the opportunity to train and race on the Superior Hiking Trail. We thank you for your support of the SHT!
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. 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 year-round 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.
Salomon is a footwear and apparel company that needs little introduction, but we will make one anyways! The Superior Spring Trail Race is very excited to continue our longstanding relationship with Salomon! 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.
We are honored to have Mill City Running as the official running store sponsor of the Superior Spring Trail Race! Owned by husband and wife Jeff and Bekah Metzdorff, Mill City is a culmination of their life’s passions of running and community building. Both avid runners, they opened Mill City Running in 2013 after spending a decade working in a variety of running related positions. The homegrown Minnesotans are living their dream and are excited to help you on your path to fitness. Our staff of 13 includes teachers, students, social workers, professional runners, artists and moms, all brought together by our passion for running. When you visit Mill City Running you will find a staff of experts here to help, whether you’re just getting started or a seasoned competitor. From finding the perfect shoe, to nutrition suggestions and training advice, we’ve got you covered.
Vanicream is a proud sponsor of the Superior Spring Trail Race. Vanicream Moisturizing Ointment will be available at our aid stations. Vanicream Moisturizing Ointment is a long-lasting ointment helps prevent water loss and soothes dry, irritated, and itchy skin and lips. Soothes irritated skin caused by rubbing associated with running, biking, and other activities. Ideal formula for dry skin associated with atopic dermatitis (eczema), psoriasis, ichthyosis, and winter itch. For dry to extra dry skin. Formerly known as Vaniply™ Ointment.
Jerry is a reliable and trusted mortgage professional, and a trail runner! Jerry is committed to exceeding the expectations of his real estate partners and clients. Dedicated to providing the very best combination of products and rate – service and results. Jerry has been helping people finance and refinance their homes, cabins, and investment property for over 15 years.
As one of the country’s largest privately owned banks, Bell embraces a simple yet powerful commitment to our employees and customers. Our core values of family, unequaled service and giving back are at the heart of what we do. Employees and customers alike are treated like family, and Bell is recognized as a top place to work and to do business. We’re a place where people matter, and results matter. That’s the Bell difference. http://www.jshomeloans.com NMLS# 452472
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.
Northwoods Running is a run coaching service that is highly personalized. Certified Running Coach Jeff Miller has over 40 years of competitive running, cycling, Ironman, trail running and ultrarunning experience. No cookie cutter programs. One-on-one time with your coach on a regular basis. You already lead a busy life, but you have goals and dreams. Most training plans are pretty rigid. Running should add to your life, not be another challenge to squeeze into it. I am passionate about running and helping others stay active and healthy — not just for a race, but for your entire life. NORTHWOODS RUNNING – Real Coaching For Real People Chasing Extraordinary Dreams. https://www.northwoodsrunning.com/
Nestled snugly inside the Mountain Inn at Lutsen, LutZen is more than just a massage studio, it’s a technique, a brand, and an experience that is unique to our therapists. Down to the last detail; from our cozy spaces, our wildly talented and intuitive massage therapists, our comfy massage tables, and all of the little extras that make you go Ahhhh…
With roots on the North Shore, our team is dedicated to nature conservation and enjoyment of the outdoors. We believe in helping you achieve your goals and are here to support in your trail, tree, and home landscaping projects so that you can get out and enjoy life! We are a small family-owned business dedicated to providing top-notch customer service and quality outcomes. We are dedicated to preserving your trees as well as your home, and give careful consideration to every project.
Run Superior, win goodies, and collect good vibes while supporting a great cause by becoming a Mile in My Shoes (MiMS) FundRacer! You could even earn guaranteed / lottery-bypass entry into the race! Learn more HERE https://www.superiorspringtrailrace.com/mile-in-my-shoes/
Rocksteady Running is proud to have Mile in My Shoes as an official Superior Spring Trail Race charity partner. MiMS is a local nonprofit that uses the power of running to bring together people from diverse backgrounds to build connections, boost wellness, spark social change, and center people traditionally excluded from running spaces. Based in homeless shelters, addiction recovery programs and re-entry centers for people exiting incarceration, MiMS views running as a tool for both personal and collective transformation. By focusing on people and spaces often marginalized in our society, MiMS teams use movement as a catalyst for social justice. By bringing together people from all walks of life, Members not only find common ground, but learn from and reach out to one another for support.
Executive Coaching with Relentless Courage. We help people set and reach their goals. We move forward and believe action is key to growth. When life gets crazy and responsibilities at home and work pile one on top of the other, it’s easy to let our health, fitness and personal goals slip. The years go by and we don’t even realize how much our health has declined or how far we’ve gotten from our greater purpose. When it’s time to turn things around and start a new program, however, it can be difficult to know what to do next. And staying motivated is hard — especially if you try to do it all on your own. That’s where the coach comes in. Visit our website, then get in touch to learn how we can help.