2023 Zumbro Recap

Photo Credit Scott Rokis   It turns out that the 2023 Zumbro Endurance Run slotted into the perfect weather window. After a Winter with significant snowfall, and a snowpack that held on relatively late – a week before the race we received more heavy wet...

2022 Zumbro Recap

Family Affair – Photo Credit Mike Wheeler   Have you ever heard the saying “the best lessons are learned in the coldest classrooms”?  Well, Zumbro is among the coldest, and its lessons are truly among the best.  Since 2009 (and earlier including...

2021 Zumbro Recap

My days immediately after an event are spent cleaning up, sorting through supplies, organizing equipment and packing things away until next time.  After a busy few event days, these following days of simple tasks allow me a lot of headspace to reflect on the overall...

2018 Zumbro Recap

This is a fun and light-hearted recap of the 2018 Zumbro Endurance Run, an official recap and statement regarding the historic blizzard that occurred during the race and the subsequent cancellation of this year’s 17 mile race can be found HERE...

2018 Zumbro 17 Mile Race Cancellation

If you were signed up for this years 17 mile race, we ask that you please take the time to read this.  It is about a 9 minute read. Minnesota experienced a record and historic Spring storm that coincided with the 2018 Zumbro Endurance Run (held Friday April 13 &...

2017 Zumbro Recap

​ Written by John Storkamp – Race Director About the Zumbro Endurance Run: The Zumbro Endurance Run 100MI, 50MI and 17MI trail races​ were founded in 2009 and​ take place ​each year ​in early April within the Zumbro River Bottoms Management Unit in Southeastern...

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...

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...

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...