* This is a copy of an email that we will be sending in December to everyone that is on our mailing list 

 

Hi Friends,

I hope this email finds you well as we approach the New Year.

I am excited to announce the 2023 Rocksteady Running race schedule and am looking forward to an amazing year ahead on the trails!

Registration for all of our races will open on Sunday January 1, 2023 at 9:00AM CST.

All of our individual race websites, race info pages and registration detail pages have been updated. Please read through all of these pages for each race that you plan on running, prior to signing up.

Volunteer registration is open for each of our races as well. Please see the volunteer section of our website(s) to learn more and get signed up. Having volunteers commit and sign up early is super helpful, thank you!

Some basic information and links for each race can be found below.

 

Zumbro Endurance Run
100MI, 50MI, 34MI & 17MI
Friday April 7 & Saturday April 8, 2023
Zumbro Bottoms Management Unit near Theilman Minnesota
https://www.zumbroendurancerun.com/

 

Superior Spring Trail Race
50KM, 25KM & 12.5KM
Saturday May 20, 2023
Lutsen, Minnesota
https://www.superiorspringtrailrace.com/
* 15 day lottery registration window opens on January 1 and closes on January 15, drawing is held by January 25.

 

Afton Trail Run
50KM & 25KM
Saturday July 1, 2023
Afton State Park, Minnesota
https://www.aftontrailrun.com/

 

Superior Fall Trail Race
100MI, 50MI & 26.2MI
Friday September 8 & Saturday September 9, 2023
North Shore of Lake Superior, Northern Minnesota
https://www.superiorfalltrailrace.com/
* 15 day lottery registration window opens on January 1 and closes on January 15, drawing is held by January 25.

 

Endless Summer Trail Run Series
Lebanon 10KM – May 24
French 5KM – June 21
Lebanon 7MI – July 5
Spring Lake 5MI – August 2
https://www.estrs.com/

 

As always, review our websites and if you still have any questions, please reach out and I will get right back to you.

Gratefully,

John Storkamp

Rocksteady Running
Zumbro, Superior(S), Afton, Superior(F), ESTRS
john@rocksteadyrunning.com
https://www.rocksteadyrunning.com/

Zumbro Endurance Run
100MI, 50MI, 17MI Trail Race(s)
Theilman, Minnesota
April 10 & 11, 2020
• 100MI Friday 8:00AM
• 50MI 12:01AM Saturday (Friday Midnight)
• 17MI 9:00AM Saturday

Registration:
Opens Fri Nov 1, 2019 – 12:01AM CST
Closes Fri April 3, 2020 – 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 17 mile loop = 102(ish) miles
Elevation Gain 13,500 FT
Elevation Loss 13,500 FT
NET Elevation Change 27,000 FT
17 Aid Stations
34 hour time limit
Complete 100MI Info HERE

50 Mile:
3 x 17 mile loop = 51(ish) miles
Elevation Gain 6,750 FT
Elevation Loss 6,750 FT
NET Elevation Change 13,500 FT
8 Aid Stations
18 hour time limit
Complete 50MI Info HERE

17 Mile:
17 Mile Loop
Elevation Gain 2,250 FT
Elevation Loss 2,250 FT
NET Elevation Change 4,500 FT
2 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.