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Answers to most questions can be found on our website.  If you did not find what you were looking for be sure to check the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) section below.  If you still are not finding the answer to your specific question or just want to talk running please feel free to contact us via the email address below. You can typically expect a response from us within a week of your email, if you need a response sooner please indicate as much. Thank You – Race Director, John Storkamp

FAQ / Frequently Asked Questions:

Do you offer entry fee refunds, transfers to other distances or switches to next year or other RSR races?
Entry fees are not refundable under any circumstance, race registrations are not transferable to other participants, future years races or other Rocksteady Running events – additionally we do do not allow transfers between distances. Acceptance of these conditions is part of the registration process. Please note that emails requesting any of the above will not be answered.

Your race is sold out, can I get on the waiting list?
We do not keep a waiting list – instead we accept extra runners up front so that everyone has the same opportunity to train, make reservations, get a babysitter, etc. This means that a withdrawal prior to race day does not create an opening in the race field – it just brings us down to our predetermined field limit which is set in accordance with our permitor(s). We have found that a percentage of those chosen in the lottery will not make it to the starting line due to injury, illness, or other “real life” interventions and adjust the number of allocated spots accordingly year to year based on historical averages.

Your website says that registration is closed, do you have room for one more or can I register on race day?
No, sorry, we cannot reopen registration for you and we do not offer race day registration.  Registration closes if the field limit is met or on a specified date if the field limit is not met.  Closing the race on the published date allows us time to finalize our start list, assign numbers and take care of other critical race preparation – as a very small organization we find that closing registration about a week before an event allows us to produce the best event possible.

I need a pacer for the 100 mile race, can you find / arrange one for me?
Sorry, we cannot find you a pacer that goes beyond the scope of what we choose to do as a race organization.  If you are looking for a pacer we suggest that you ask a friend, someone in your local running group or if you are from out of town check with one of our local running groups such as Upper Midwest Trail Runners, you can connect with members via the UMTR Facebook Page. Keep in mind that our races have a very high volunteer to runner ratio and many runners find that support at aid stations all that they need as long as they plan accordingly and make good use of their drop bags.  Usually the best approach is to find someone who knows you as a runner – preferably someone you have done long runs with or have run long races with – that way they will know how to read you, anticipate your needs, push you when needed and hold back when required. If you don’t have someone like this to help, another experienced ultrarunner should work. What you don’t want is someone that YOU will end up having to take care of on the trail.

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Zumbro Endurance Run
100MI, 50MI, 17MI Trail Race(s)
Theilman, Minnesota
April 7th & 8th, 2017
• 100MI Friday 8:00AM
• 50MI 12:01AM Saturday (Friday Midnight)
• 17MI 9:00AM Saturday

Registration:
Opens Tues Nov 1, 2016 – 12:01AM CST
Closes Fri March 31, 2017 – 11:59PM CST
*Or once the field limit has been met
Complete Registration Details HERE

Directions to Race Start:
Zumbro River Bottoms Management Unit
West Assembly Area
(Near Theilman, MN)
Google Maps Directions HERE
Written Directions HERE
(Approx 1:45 south of Minneapolis, MN)

Terrain:
The course consists of a mix of rugged single and double track trail with rubble, loose rock and sand along with minimum maintenance gravel roads.  The race is primarily concentrated in two large valleys within an expansive hardwood forest.  There are four significant, short, steep climbs (approx 300FT) per loop with small hills in-between along with some significant stretches of flat valley floor running.  Be sure to see maps, elevation charts and stats provided on this website HERE.

100 Mile:
6 x 16.7 mile loop = 100 miles
Elevation Gain 18,588 FT
Elevation Loss 18,588 FT
NET Elevation Change 37,176 FT
30 Aid Stations
34 hour time limit
Complete 100MI Info HERE

50 Mile:
3 x 16.7 mile loop = 50 miles
Elevation Gain 9,294 FT
Elevation Loss 9,294 FT
NET Elevation Change 18,588 FT
15 Aid Stations
18 hour time limit
Complete 50MI Info HERE

17 Mile:
16.7 Mile Loop
Elevation Gain 3,098 FT
Elevation Loss 3,098 FT
NET Elevation Change 6,196 FT
5 Aid Stations
9 hour cutoff
Complete 17MI Info HERE

More About the Area:
The Zumbro Endurance Run 100MI, 50MI and 17MI trail races take place within the Zumbro River Bottoms Management Unit in Southeastern Minnesota’s Bluff Country – just outside of the tiny village of Theilman, MN approximately 1:45 from Minneapolis – St.Paul, MN.  The races start and finish at the West Assembly / Horse Campground Area.  Generally speaking the Zumbro River Bottoms Management Unit lies within a portion of the Richard J. Dorer Memorial Hardwood Forest – an expansive 1.7 million acre tract of Minnesota hardwood forest on the Northern edge of the Driftless Region which is mainly characterized by its tall bluffs and deeply carved river valleys. This “bluff country” is rugged, hauntingly beautiful and provides the perfect venue for 100, 50 or 17 miles of trail running – while this is certainly not an “easy” trail race it can still be a great choice for your first 100, 50 or 17, that is if you are ready for a good amount of climbing / elevation gain.  This is a laid back, old school, low-key trail race hosted by ultrarunners for ultrarunners.