Thank you very much for your interest in the 11th Annual Zumbro Endurance Run 100 Mile, 50 Mile & 17 Mile. The race was successfully held from its inception in 2009 through 2016, but experienced a couple of really tough years the past two. The 17 mile race was...
Monday April 15th 2019 8:15PM CST [The following communication has been broken into two parts. We ask that at a minimum all runners and volunteers read Part 1. Both parts are long – Part 2 is extremely long.] ———— Part 1 Dear...
Thursday April 11th 2019 12:45AM CST Dear Friends, The 2019 Zumbro Endurance Run has been canceled. This cancellation includes the 100, 50 and 17 mile races. Throughout the forecasting of this storm, the National Weather Service communicated that there were...
Tuesday April 9th 2019 7:45PM CST [The communication “2019 Zumbro Endurance Run Weather Update 1” was sent to all registered runners and volunteers on Monday April 8th 2019 at approximately 12:45PM CST – a copy of that communication can be found on our website...
Monday April 8th 2019 12:45PM CST Dear Runners, Sitting and typing this email on what is going to be a 70 degree and dry day here in the Twin Cities feels incredibly surreal. But here goes… The National Weather Service (NWS) is tracking a storm that has the...
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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...
An Interview with 2018 Zumbro 100 Mile Women’s Winner Angela Freedman (AF) – Interview conducted by Kevin Langton (KL) KL: Angela congrats on not just the win but even a finish in such an incredible year. What was going through your mind and in that first...
Thank you very much for your interest in the 11th Annual Zumbro Endurance Run 100 Mile, 50 Mile & 17 Mile. The race was successfully held from its inception in 2009 through 2016, but experienced a couple of really tough years the past two. The 17 mile race was canceled in 2018 and the entire event / all distances were canceled in 2019 - both years cancellations due to historic early Spring blizzards. The race has historically been held between the first and second weeks in April and unable to be permitted later in the month due to the Spring turkey hunt. We are still working through details with the Minnesota DNR for the 2020 event and will share more information with you this Fall regarding the 2020 race, including the race date, course / logistics information, and the date that registration will open. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Race Director John Storkamp, firstname.lastname@example.org
Opens Thur Nov 1, 2018 – 12:01AM CST
Closes Fri April 5th, 2019 – 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 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
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
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.