Zumbro 100 Adds Midnight 50 Mile

December 10, 2011

The Zumbro ultra that takes place in southeastern Minnesota every April will have a 50 mile option in addition to the flagship 100 mile event this year!

Pine Trail Overlook

The 100 Mile will start at 8 am on Friday the 13’th, the inaugural 50 Mile will start at midnight later the same day. Also new this year: the course will be a 25 mile loop rather than 20 miles as in past years. You can read about the 2011 event here.

Again this year, the Zumbro 100 will be the first race in the Gnarly Bandit Ultra Series put on by the Upper Midwest Trail Runners. Those who complete the 5 race series of 100K and 100 Mile races get to split a stash of cash!

Registration is open!

Edit 3/16/12: The new course will be a 16.7 mile loop rather than 20 or 25 miles -updated maps and info here.

Great Lakes Endurance 2012 Races Open

December 4, 2011

Great Lakes Endurance is now accepting race entries for all of their 2012 events, including a brand new trail marathon, half marathon, and 5K in northern Lower Michigan!

“The Waugoshance Trail Run, will include a marathon, half marathon, 5K, and Kid’s 2K.  Great Lakes Endurance is collaborating with the Little Traverse Conservancy, Wilderness State Park and the Harbor Springs Chapter of the North Country Trail to stage this new trail race on an absolutely gorgeous section of single track trail from Cross Village, Michigan to Mackinaw City.  The half marathon will start in Wilderness State Park and finish in Mackinaw City.  The 5K and Kid’s 2K will be held on the Friday evening before the main events and be staged entirely on the trail system within Wilderness State Park.”

Great Lakes Endurance will host a record 10 events in 2012 including three snowshoe races, six trail running races, and one road race.