2016 Zumbro Recap

By: John Storkamp – Race Director About the Zumbro Endurance Run 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...

Runner Updates 2016

Welcome runners to the 8th Annual Zumbro 100, 50 and 17 Mile Endurance Run! We are excited to be hosting another super talented field of runners hailing from 15 states and two countries coming to experience Zumbro in all of its agony and glory!  We were on the race...

Zumbro Website Revamp 2016

We are super excited to announce the unveiling of the new Zumbro Endurance Run website!  This post probably gets a little more technical and delves into the nuts and bolts of why we designed our site the way we did than the average reader (runner) may be interested in...

2016 Race Numbers

The Zumbro Endurance Run hosts three races simultaneously, the Zumbro 100 Mile Endurance Run (starts at 8:00 AM Friday) and the Zumbro Midnight 50 (starts at 12:01 AM Saturday) and the Zumbro 17 Mile Trail Race (starts at 9:00 AM on Saturday). Each distance will have...

2015 Zumbro Recap

By John Storkamp – Race Director A Few Quick Thoughts: This was going to be the year.  On Tuesday as we marked the first sections of trail it was so dry I popped a cough drop in as I climbed up to the Scenic Overlook, weighed down with 150 markers in my quiver...

Runner Updates 2015

Welcome runners to the 7th Annual Zumbro 100, 50 & 17 Mile Endurance Run! We are excited to be hosting another talented field of runners hailing from 20 states coming to experience Zumbro in all of its glory! This email is going to be short and sweet and will...

2015 Race Numbers

The Zumbro Endurance Run hosts three races simultaneously, the Zumbro 100 Mile Endurance Run (starts at 8:00 AM Friday) and the Zumbro Midnight 50 (starts at 12:01 AM Saturday) and the Zumbro 17 Mile Trail Race (starts at 9:00 AM on Saturday). Each distance will have...

2014 Zumbro Recap

By John Storkamp – Race Director When “Zumbro” first started it was merely a fun-run put on by our long-bearded friend, Larry “the Oracle” Pederson – all I can remember about those early runs over a decade ago and the first few...

2014 Race Numbers

The Zumbro Endurance Run hosts three races simultaneously, the Zumbro 100 Mile Endurance Run (starts at 8:00 AM Friday) and the Zumbro Midnight 50 (starts at 12:01 AM Saturday) and the Zumbro 17 Mile Trail Race (starts at 9:00 AM on Saturday). Each distance will have...

2013 Zumbro Recap

The 2013 Zumbro Endurance Run 100MI, 50MI and 26.2MI are in the books!  It should be of no surprise that when you have an early Spring race in Minnesota, eventually you will have one with some snow.  After a decade of snow-free trail-running in the Zumbro Bottoms this...

Runner Updates 2013

  Zumbro Endurance Run | 100MI, 50MI, 17MI April 12th & 13th, 2013 Theilman, MN Do not reply to this email, please email questions to HERE You can visit the official Zumbro Endurance Run website HERE Welcome Runners! The Zumbro Endurance Run is quickly...

2013 Race Numbers

The Zumbro Endurance Run hosts three races simultaneously, the Zumbro 100 Mile Endurance Run (starts at 8:00 AM Friday) and the Zumbro Midnight 50 (starts at 12:01 AM Saturday) and the Zumbro 17 Mile (starts at 9:00 AM Saturday). Each distance will have its own unique...

Zumbro 100 Mile Finishers Buckle v2013

The Zumbro 100 Mile Endurance Run finishers buckle has been redesigned for 2013.  Measuring up at 4″ wide X 3.5″ high, this thing is huge and will look great on your belt or on the shelf, dwarfing your other buckles.   It’s big, it’s metal,...

Susan Donnelly Interview

In 2012, Susan Donnelly of Oak Ridge Tennessee once again came and conquered the Zumbro 100 Mile Endurance Run.  Susan won the race for an unprecedented  fourth straight time and kept her amazing streak alive – being one of only two people to complete all four...

2013 Race Shirt

All for one and one for all… All 2013 Zumbro Endurance Run racers and volunteers will receive a high-quality long-sleeve technical t-shirt designed by John Storkamp / Rocksteady...

TCRC

Running is a relatively simple sport, put on your shoes and shorts and go, but to have success at a grueling race like the Zumbro 100, Midnight 50 or 17 mile races, you will need a few things, mo matter how minimal you like to travel.  Twin Cities Running Company...

2012 Race Recap in Brief

We cannot thank our fantastic runners, volunteers and sponsors enough for making this years race a success.  Stay tuned for much more on the website, Facebook, local and national media and running publications – below is a quick recap and some highlights from...

2012 Race Numbers

The Zumbro Endurance Run hosts two races simultaneously, the Zumbro 100 Mile Endurance Run (starts at 8:00 AM Friday) and the Zumbro Midnight 50 (starts at 12:01 AM Saturday) . Each distance will have its own unique race number (unique color and number series) so...

2012 100 Mile Finishers Buckle

All 100 mile runners who finish within the 34 hour time limit will receive one of these handsome belt buckles.  The picture on the buckle not only represents the large abundance of grazing Ibex which are so prevalent in the area but more importantly represent what it...

2012 Race Shirts

We are all in this together… All 2012 Zumbro racers and volunteers will receive a high-quality long-sleeve technical t-shirt designed by John Storkamp.

New Zumbro Website Is Here

After much time and labor, the new Zumbro website is finally a reality!  Take a look around and check things out, we hope that finding the information you are looking for is easier than ever.  Stay tuned because we just went live and we plan on adding a whole bunch...
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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 – 9:00AM CST
Closes Fri March 31, 2017 – 5:00PM 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.