Volunteer Lodging

Communal lodging for volunteers is available at Caribou Highlands Townhomes (Lutsen / race finish / race headquarters) on Thursday night for those on the trail marking crew or helping with Setup on Friday and Friday and Saturday nights for all other volunteers.  Unit numbers will be available the week of the race and we will email those to you – room assignments will be posted on unit doors, you can go to any unit to review the list and learn which unit you will be staying in.  HERE is a Caribou Highlands site map detailing where the townhome units are on the property.

Caribou Highlands
371 Ski Hill Rd
Lutsen, MN 55612
https://goo.gl/maps/ZXok3rat2HQ2

A few reminders about lodging:

  • This is communal lodging meaning you may share a bunk room or a living room floor with others.
  • We ask that you bring a sleeping bag, sleeping pad and pillow as there may only be floor space available when you are needing to sleep.
  • These are nice modern townhomes near the finish area at Caribou Highlands and there are cooking facilities and showers available for your use.
  • Please clean up after yourself and have your own towel and toiletries if you are going to take shower.
  • Please do not reserve a room or bed for yourself, if you are not going to be there for a while please pack your stuff up and keep it with you, if there is a free bed or bedroom, feel free to use it.
  • A few rooms may be reserved with names on the door – please respect this… it’s usually those folks that are volunteering 5 or more days, a seniority or senior (the old guys / gals) thing!
  • Do not lock the door to the unit, if the door is locked there will be a key under the front door mat, do not take / remove this key – leave it there otherwise people coming in after a volunteer shift could be locked out.
  • Do not leave valuables in the townhome since we will not be locking them.
  • If for some reason you did sign up but are not seeing your name listed on one of the door sheets – please do not panic and contact John or Cheri Storkamp, we will make room for you!
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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.