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
stations-maps-data/ – for all distances
number-assignments/ – 100 mile and 50 mile runners, use your assigned race number to mark your drop bags. Your drop bags should include your first name, last name, race number and aid station location for the bag.
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.
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.
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!