An Interview with 2018 Zumbro 100 Mile Men’s Winner Scott Coles (SC) – Interview conducted by Kevin Langton (KL) KL: Congrats on the win. Congrats on the finish in such an epic year. Congrats on your first hundred. Now can we please talk about the...
An interview with the 2017 Zumbro 100 mile women’s champion and third overall including men and women, Tina Johnson (TJ) of Milwaukee WI, interview conducted by John Storkamp – Zumbro Endurance Run Race Director (JS) (JS) While you have won a few shorter...
An interview with Mike Ferguson (MF) post Zumbro 2017 in which he won the 17 mile race breaking his own course record from the previous year. Interview conducted by John Storkamp (JS) – Zumbro Endurance Run Race Director Authors / interviewers note: I was excited to...
An interview with Kelly Boler (KB) post Zumbro 2017 in which she won the 17 mile race in course record time. Interview conducted by John Storkamp (JS) – Zumbro Endurance Run Race Director JS: Kelly, congratulations on your recent Zumbro 17 Mile Trail Race win...
An interview with Doug Kleemeier (DK) post Zumbro 100, 2017 in which he won the race at the age of 50, running the third fastest time ever on the courese. Interview conducted by John Storkamp (JS) – Zumbro Endurance Run Race Director JS: Doug, you completely...
Written by Stacie Woods Tony Woods, has a great story. This will be his first time running the (2017) Zumbro Endurance Run (17 Mile) – something he has been dreaming about for many years! In 2004, Tony’s brother, Brian Woods, ran his first marathon. Tony and...
By Alex Kurt For GearJunkie.com Kevin Chem was just 15 when he tried his first 100-miler, a six-loop race in his hometown of Savage, Minnesota, in 2014. “I made it about 80 miles, which was all I really expected,” he said. “I was running alone, didn’t have training...
Rarely does a race come down to a couple of seconds – never does a hundred. In 2012, Bob Gerenz (then, relatively unknown in the Midwest ultra scene) put his head down, kicked and kicked again and took the win – only two seconds separated him and the 2nd...
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...
The Zumbro Endurance Run 100M, 50M, 34M & 17M race(s) will be held on Friday April 8 and Saturday April 9, 2022. We are currently in the permitting process and will update the website with the 2022 event details later this Fall. We are targeting January 1, 2022 as the registration open date. If you are not already on our mailling list, you can sign up to receive updates https://www.zumbroendurancerun.com/join-our-mailing-list/ Please note that our email list is for all of the Rocksteady Running events, not just Zumbro.
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)
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.
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
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 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.