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Welcome runners to the 7th Annual Zumbro 100, 50 & 17 Mile Endurance Run! We are excited to be hosting another talented field of runners hailing from 20 states coming to experience Zumbro in all of its glory!

This email is going to be short and sweet and will generally lack specifics since all of the specifics can be found on our website HERE https://www.zumbro100.com – PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE take the time to read through the site and at a minimum read over / see the following:


Additional Notes:

FOR 100 MILE RUNNERS (but everyone should read) – New this year: Pink Ribbon In Lieu of Back Bib (BETA:)
Because the 100 mile race is not the only race happening during race weekend (50 mile starts at 12:01AM Saturday and 17 mile starts at 9:00AM Saturday) we have often thought about implementing a “back bib” / race number for 100 mile runners, rather than do that now and make it mandatory we came up with the idea of a piece of pink ribbon.  You are welcome to take the piece of pink ribbon and tie it to the back of your hydration pack, waist belt etc. so you can easily be identified by runnersdoing the other distances, hopefully you will get some cheers and passed with care by these fresher / more energetic runners.  It is NOT mandatory that you participate in this but it is there as an option that we would like to test this year to see if it adds anything to the experience of 100 mile runners.

*** Everybody’s effort / race is important weather you are running 17 miles, 50 miles or 100 miles but we ask that special consideration and right of way be given to 100 mile runners – by the time 50 mile and 17 mile runners hit the course the 100 mile runners will have been out on the trail for a long time and will not be as sharp, quick to react or as steady on their feet as the fresher more energetic runners starting the shorter distances.

 
Crew & Spectator Access:
The “short version” is… Only 100 mile runners crews will be allowed to DRIVE to Aid Station 1/4 – crews and spectators from the other distances may hike out to aid station 1/4 and 2/3 if they would like, complete info regarding this can be found HERE / The Long Version https://www.zumbro100.com/aid-stations-maps-data/Clothing:
The last couple of years people have gotten themselves in trouble by not having, carrying or wearing enough clothing… we strongly encourage runners to carry a small / light packable shell jacket or large plastic garbage bag – having this could keep you from going hypothermic should we get cold temps and rain like last year… be smart.

Again PLEASE READ THE INFO OUR WEBSITE and know what is going on and what to expect etc – our job is to put on a good race – your job before the race is to read the website after that your job is to show up and run and have a great time!  We are looking forward to seeing everyone later this week / weekend!

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Zumbro Endurance Run
100MI, 50MI, 17MI Trail Race(s)
Theilman, Minnesota
April 13th & 14th, 2018
• 100MI Friday 8:00AM
• 50MI 12:01AM Saturday (Friday Midnight)
• 17MI 9:00AM Saturday

Registration:
Opens Wed Nov 1, 2017 – 12:01AM CST
Closes Fri April 6th, 2018 – 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.