Mile In My Shoes (MiMS)

Get a free entry to the Zumbro Endurance Run, lots of great swag and support a great cause by becoming a Mile in My Shoes (MiMS) FundRacer!

Rocksteady Running is proud to have Mile in My Shoes as an official Zumbro Endurance Run charity partner. MiMS is a local nonprofit that uses the power of running to bring together people from diverse backgrounds to build connections, boost wellness, spark social change, and center people traditionally excluded from running spaces. Based in homeless shelters, addiction recovery programs and re-entry centers for people exiting incarceration, MiMS views running as a tool for both personal and collective transformation. By focusing on people and spaces often marginalized in our society, MiMS teams use movement as a catalyst for social justice. By bringing together people from all walks of life, Members not only find common ground, but learn from and reach out to one another for support.

 

What is a FundRacer? FundRacers use their Zumbro Endurance Run experience as an opportunity to raise critical funding for Mile in My Shoes. Because MiMS is a 501(c)3 organization that relies solely on donations, every FundRacer plays a critical role in allowing MiMS to bring the power of running to more people in need. FundRacing is simple – MiMS helps you create a FundRacing page to share with family and friends, or raise your funds in other ways! (MiMS can help!) The more you raise, the more perks you receive – including a refund of your entry and MiMS’ signature supersoft hoodie at the $500 level, or a guaranteed, free entry into ANY Rocksteady Running race of your choice in 2024 if you raise $2K! (Limited to 5 entries each for both of the RSR lottery races; Superior Spring Trail Race & Superior Fall Trail Race. If you plan to raise $2K or more in hopes of securing one of these entries, please communicate that to MiMS in advance.)

 

Here’s how to get started:

1.) Learn more about MiMS HERE http://www.mileinmyshoes.mn/about-us

2.) Sign up to FundRace HERE https://forms.gle/HxHb37N2ZhcYwoFx8. MiMS will reach out to you within 24 hours with info and support on getting started fundraising.

3.) If you are not yet registered, register yourself for Zumbro as normal during the registration period before the race sells out or registration closes (MiMS will reimburse you when you hit $500).

4.) Fundraise and race (FundRace) for a great cause!

5.) Questions? Email fundracing@mileinmyshoes.mn

“After 16 years incarcerated, I came out feeling like I had a scarlet letter on my chest. I honestly didn’t believe there were good people in the world. Mile in My Shoes changed all of that. After just two or three weeks of team runs the wall I’d built up around me had come down. My mom said “Wow, I got my son back.”

- MiMS Alumni Member

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.