Qualifying Races

The Zumbro Endurance Run 100 Mile, 50 Mile and 17 Mile races are qualifying races for a number of races throughout the world.  The information contained on this page is not intended to be a comprehensive list of those races, instead highlights just a few of them.  Participating in any of the Zumbro Endurance Run Races that are qualifiers for other races does not guarantee you entry into any of those races.  It is your responsibility to familiarize yourself with those races qualifying and registration / lottery requirements and procedures well in advance of any race that you would like to run.

UTMB, CCC, TDS, OCC

The Zumbro Endurance Run races are International Trail Running Assocation (ITRA) points qualifying races.  The ITRA is the organization that evaluates individual races / courses and awards corresponding points that go towards individual runners points totals, qualifying them for UTMB (Ultra Trail du Mont-Blanc), CCC, TDC, OCC in addition to some other European races.    Below you will find corresponding years / race distances and number / type of qualifying points that have been awarded for each Zumbro race finish.  Please note that the number of points allotted to a specific Zumbro race distance may change from year to year based on changes to course certification / qualification criteria as decided upon by the ITRA. More information about qualifying for UTMB, CCC, TDC and OCC can be found HERE https://utmbmontblanc.com/en/page/87/87.html

2019 Zumbro 100 Mile

2019 Zumbro 50 Mile

2019 Superior 17 Mile

2018 Zumbro 100 Mile

2018 Zumbro 50 Mile

2018 Superior 17 Mile

2017 Zumbro 100 Mile

2017 Zumbro 50 Mile

2017 Superior 17 Mile

   The Zumbro Endurance Run is an official UTMB qualifying race.  https://utmbmontblanc.com/en/

  The Zumbro Endurance Run / Rocksteady Running is an International Trail Running Association (ITRA) Member – learn more about the International Trail Running Association (ITRA) HERE https://itra.run/

Zumbro 2020

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, racedirector@zumbro100.com

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Zumbro Endurance Run
100MI, 50MI, 17MI Trail Race(s)
Theilman, Minnesota
April 12th & 13th, 2019
• 100MI Friday 8:00AM
• 50MI 12:01AM Saturday (Friday Midnight)
• 17MI 9:00AM Saturday

Registration:
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)

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 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

50 Mile:
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

17 Mile:
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.