Aid Stations, Maps and Data

Below are course maps, elevation profiles & driving directions to the race. Please be sure to review and print all items that you think you might need as we do not provide hard copies of these maps.

Course Map

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Zumbro 100 Mile
6 X 17 Mile Loops = 102 Miles
Elevation Gain 13,500 FT
Elevation Loss 13,500 FT
NET Elevation Change 27,000 FT
17 Aid Stations
34 Hour Time Limit
Starts at 8:00AM Friday

Zumbro 50 Mile
3 X 17 Mile Loops = 51 Miles
Elevation Gain 6,750 FT
Elevation Loss 6,750 FT
NET Elevation Change 13,500 FT
8 Aid Stations
18 Hour Time Limit
Starts Sat. at 12:01AM (Midnight Friday)

Zumbro 17 Mile
1 X 17 Mile Loop = 17 Miles
Elevation Gain 2,250FT
Elevation Loss 2,250 FT
NET Elevation Change 4,500 FT
2 Aid Stations
9 Hour Time Limit
Starts Saturday at 9:00AM

Start / Finish Area Layout: Adjacent is a link to a Google Map showing the Zumbro Bottoms West Assembly Area / Horse Campground which is the start / finish area, race headquarters and camping area for the Zumbro Endurance Run.

Driving Directions:
There is no known / assigned / reliable physical address for the Zumbro Endurance Run race start at the Zumbro Bottoms Management Unit – in our experience using THIS GOOGLE MAPS LINK will get you to the race start without issue but since the race takes place in a fairly remote area (with limited cell coverage once you are in the Zumbro River Valley), you should have a backup plan.  Below you will find written directions from the Twin Cities / Minneapolis – St. Paul area of Minnesota, we suggest that you print these directions and bring them with you.

Written Driving Directions to Race Start:
• From the Twin Cities take Hwy 52 South to Zumbrota
• Take the 60 EAST (NOT West) exit toward Zumbro Falls and Wabasha
• After stop sign in Zumbro Falls go another 12 miles on 60 to Cty Hwy 4
• Turn right on 4, go about 3.6 miles to Theilman
• Turn left (East) on Cty RD 86, go about 3 MI, keeping right at any intersections

Alternate Route (and very scenic):
It is also possible to come from the Twin Cities down Highway 61 through Hastings, Red Wing & Lake City

• After going through Lake City turn right on Cty Hwy 4 and go South
• At stop sign for Hwy 60 (about 6.5 miles) continue straight on 4, go about 3.6 miles to Theilman
• Turn left (East) on Cty RD 86, go about 3 miles, keeping right at all intersections

Zumbro 2020

The 2020 Zumbro Endurance Run has been scheduled for Friday April 10 and Saturday April 11, 2020.  Registration will open on Friday November 1, 2019.

Before registering for this years race, we are requiring all runners to read the following disclosure and acknowledgement in its entirety https://www.zumbroendurancerun.com/zumbro-2020 -  It will take you about 7 minutes to read. It covers the following key points.  

1.) Zumbro was partially cancelled in 2018 due to an abnormal / early Spring blizzard. 

2.) Zumbro was completely cancelled in 2019 due to an abnormal / early Spring blizzard. 

3.) Zumbro is not immune to a third such weather event. In the event that we must cancel the race for any reason, there will be no refunds and the race(s) will not be rescheduled.  

4.) Those intending to register and run in 2020 should be fully aware of significant course, aid and access changes.  

5.) Zumbro does take place on the Friday and Saturday prior to Easter Sunday in 2020.

Given the weather these past couple of years, we totally understand if you do not want to take the risk of signing up for Zumbro and are certainly not asking you to. There are a lot of other great races that you can sign up for in the Midwest and North later in April and in early May. We are totally fine having a smaller event. Whatever you decide is totally, completely, 100% fine with us.  We wish you the best of luck with whatever you run this coming Spring.  We thank you for your ongoing interest and support. 

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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.