Volunteer Communication 2 2014

Date: Tuesday, March 18th, 2014
Subject: Zumbro 2014 Volunteer Communication 2

Hello All,

You are receiving this email because you have signed up to volunteer at the 2014 Zumbro Endurance Run (17MI, 50MI & 100MI) April 11&12 2014.  Past volunteer communications can be found HERE http://www.zumbroendurancerun.com/volunteers/volunteer-updates/.

For starters, I would like to thank you – we could not put on this race without the support of dedicated volunteers like yourself.  We are still looking for more volunteers for Thursday Afternoon, Friday and Saturday, so if you know of anyone, please help put the word out, recruit your buddies and make a weekend out of it!

We will start making volunteer assignments within the next 10 days or so – once the assignments have been made they can be viewed HERE http://www.zumbroendurancerun.com/volunteers/volunteer-assignments/ – we will use the information you provided us when registering regarding your desired positions and availability, however, please keep in mind that these assignments are subject to some tweaks right up until the event, so we ask that you check back at least a few times leading up to the race.

You can learn more about the position to which you are being assigned HERE http://www.zumbroendurancerun.com/volunteers/resources/volunteer-jobs/
 

A complete list of what items will be provided at the aid station HERE http://www.zumbroendurancerun.com/volunteers/resources/aid-station-supplies/ – as always feel free to bring whatever you would like to make the aid station more comfortable for you, more festive for the runners and as always feel free to bring an extra / special food item or two to really impress the runners.  If you are new to working an aid station, here is a quick tutorial http://www.zumbroendurancerun.com/volunteers/resources/aid-stations-101-2/– also, once assignments have been made we will send out an email with the aid station captains email address so you can coordinate with them.
 
As always please be sure to learn what you can about the race on the website so you are as informed as possible about the race.I believe that is all for now, keep your eyes peeled early next week for assignments and in the meantime, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Thank You,

John Storkamp
Race Director
Zumbro 100 Mile Endurance Run
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Zumbro Endurance Run
100MI, 50MI, 17MI Trail Race(s)
Theilman, Minnesota
April 8th & 9th, 2016
• 100MI Friday 8:00AM
• 50MI 12:01AM Saturday (Friday Midnight)
• 17MI 9:00AM Saturday

Registration:
Registration is currently OPEN
Opened Sun Nov 1, 2015 – 12:01AM CST
Closes Fri April 1, 2016 – 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.