Thank You for Volunteering!

Thank you for signing up to volunteer at the Zumbro Endurance Run – we could not put on this event without your generous support!  Below is a quick rundown of whats next / what to expect between now and race day!

1.) Your name has been added to our list of volunteers HERE – please check and make sure your name is showing up, that means we have successfully received your volunteer registration – if for some reason your name is not showing up, please get in touch with us.

2.) You will notice that initially / by default the “Job” column next to your name in the spreadsheet is blank, this means you have not been assigned a job yet… About 3 weeks prior to the race we will start making “Volunteer Assignments” – at that time you will find a job listed next to your name and you may even find that your name shows up on the list more than once, meaning you have more than one job!  Please feel free to check back but we will send out an email notifying you when your job(s) have been assigned.

3.) Once your job has been assigned you can go HERE and find your Volunteer Job – you will find a description of the job you have been assigned along with many other details including where to be when, what you may need to bring and what your responsibilities are.

Finally, we ask that you take some time to review the race website in its entirety, everything pertinent to the race, the runners and volunteers can be found on this site – knowing this information makes you the best volunteer possible!

Again, we cannot thank you enough for your help – should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me HERE.

Thank You,

John Storkamp
Race Director
Zumbro Endurance Run

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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

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)

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.