Tuesday, October 23, 2018

10th Annual Wild Duluth Races Turn Out Great!

Friday was absolutely gorgeous and Sunday as well. Saturday,
race day, we had snow (virtual arctic tundra a couple of times in the morning), the temps never rose above 36 degrees and it was windy as heck. But, the sun came through and the winds eventually died down and it turned out to be a really nice day. Our awesome volunteers came prepared in winter clothing and built campfires to stay warm while the weather tested the mettle of our runners a little bit. I think Saturday was really the perfect day. 

Thank you Wild Duluth runners for joining us for 10 years and making our day as special as we hope your day was. We started this race because we wanted to share this amazing trail (the Superior Hiking Trail) and amazing City with our running friends. We're just so happy that you all keep coming back and enjoying the trail with us. Huge thank you to our awesome volunteers! Already looking forward to Wild Duluth races V.11 and our 10th anniversary of the Harder n' Hell Half Marathon next year!

Unofficial 50K and 100K Results Posted

Unofficial 50K and 100K results posted on our Results page.  Half marathon results later today.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Tailwind Nutrition - Wild Duluths new Endurance Fuel!

SUPER excited to announce Tailwind Nutrition as our new official endurance fuel for the Wild
Duluth races! We know many of you use Tailwind already and we’re super happy to share this great product with all of our runners. Tailwind truly is all you need all day at Wild Duluth. No more gels, no more salt pills, just Tailwind to meet your calorie, hydration and electrolyte needs! Enjoy Tailwinds clean and light flavor while providing the nutrition you need to endure all day! Thanks Tailwind Nutrition!

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

UPDATE: 50K Start and 100K Turnaround Moved to Oldenburg Point

The start for the Wild Duluth 50K and turnaround for the 100K is being moved to
View from near Oldenburg Point
Oldenburg Point Picnic Area in Jay Cooke State Park.  This has been the start/turnaround location for previous races.  Distances remain essentially the same and there are many benefits to having the start/turnaround at Oldenburg Point.  This year, uncertainty about access to the powerline section (Wild Duluth uses two of the powerline hills when starting at Chambers Grove) makes the move to Oldenburg Point necessary.  In addition, avoiding the mountain bike trails in Mission Creek will also take away the uncertainty that those trails could be closed at any moment due to weather conditions.  When starting at Oldenburg Point, we also get on the Superior Hiking Trail nearly right away and enjoy the consistency of running on the same trail the entire way to Bayfront.  It's also a beautiful route, more direct and a bit less confusing than the route from Chambers Grove.  We will miss the spectacular climb up through the pines from Chambers Grove however.

We apologize about the delay in making this announcement, but we were waiting for the permit from Jay Cooke so we could be sure this route was approved.  The course description, aid station chart and course photo tour have been updated.  Maps are now updated as well.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Reminder That the Half Marathon is Full

Just a reminder that the Half Marathon is full and that we do have a waiting list.  The waiting list is long, but a few runners have been added from the waiting list as we hear that other runners are unable to make it.  Next year we are hoping to make a few changes to allow us to increase our runner limit.  Thank you!

Friday, July 27, 2018

Wild Duluth Runner Survey

Hello Wild Duluth runners!  Please take a moment to complete our runner survey and help us make the Wild Duluth races even better.  Thanks!  Click the link below.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/wildduluthraces

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

10th Anniversary Wild Duluth Races set for October 20, 2018

The 10th Anniversary of Wild Duluth Races will take place October 20, 2018.  Join us for our 10th Anniversary race!


Online registration is now open!  Huge thanks to all of our runners that come each year and have helped us reach 10 great years at Wild Duluth!  Stay tuned for updates and see you in Duluth next October!

Registration Open for 2018 Wild Duluth Races!



Clink the link below to register online:






Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Unofficial Half Marathon Results Posted

Unofficial Half Marathon results have been posted on our RESULTS page.  The results are still unofficial at this point.  Please let us know if you see an problems and we will try to address them.

Thank you!

Unofficial Results Posted for 100K and 50K Races

Unofficial results have been posted for Wild Duluth 100K and 50K races.

See the results on the RESULTS page

We are missing the name for the 126th finisher in the 50K that finished with a time of 9:56:21 between Tom Streifel and Louis Meglen.  Please let us know if you are that runner!

Monday, October 23, 2017

Huge Shout Out to Our Runners and Volunteers!

Huge shout out to all of our runners and volunteers on a super challenging and wet day!  You are all
so amazing and inspire us with your stories and grit!  Thank you to all of the volunteers who made the day possible with all of your hard work, great attitudes and cheerfulness!  Thank you to all of the runners who were amazing on a tough day, no matter what distance you ran or where your day ended!  Thank you all and hope to see you next year on hopefully a much drier day!

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Nice Article About Wild Duluth

Nice article in LakeVoice written by UMD student Michelle Paquette about Wild Duluth.  Check it out:   Running Wild for Duluth's half, 50K and 100K marathon

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Courage: A Wild Duluth 100K Story

Somehow we missed sharing this great video of Michelle's journey on the Wild Duluth 100K course in 2016.  In the days leading up to the race, I think this video will inspire you all on race day!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Excited to Welcome Two New Sponsors!

Huge shout out to Coca Cola and Brent's Biffies for becoming new sponsors of Wild Duluth!  Coca Cola has long been a staple at Wild Duluth races and we're excited to welcome them aboard. 

Brent's Biffies provides portable toilets for our race starting lines at Chambers Grove and Spirit Mountain and several aid stations.  Excited to have Brent's back on board again this year!


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Early Registration Deadline this Friday September 22!

Reminder that early registration fee deadline is this Friday September 22. Registration fees increase after this Friday at midnight.

Harder 'n He!! Half Marathon Full!

The Harder 'n He!! Half Marathon has reached it's capacity. Registration for the half marathon is now closed. We apologize to anyone still wanting to register. We're considering plans for changes to the half marathon route next year that might allow us to increase the number of half marathon runners. Hopefully all that still wanted to run the half marathon this year will be able to register next year.  Thank you!

Monday, July 10, 2017

Race Start at Chambers Grove Again This Year

Hope you're all having a great summer and your running is going well!  We're looking forward to again hosting you for the 9th Annual Wild Duluth Races on October 21!


Chamber Grove Park Shelter
Just a note that the race will again be starting at Chambers Grove Park.  100K turnaround will be in the park as well at the shelter with a fire roaring if the day is cold.  Please see the updated Course description with a few minor updates.  See you in October!

Thursday, December 15, 2016

2017 Race Date October 21! Registration for 2017 now open!

The race date for the 2017 Wild Duluth Races is Saturday October 21.  Wild Duluth is always the third Saturday in October.  Registration is also now open.  Follow the link below:


You can also go to our Registration page to register.  See you in Duluth next October 21!  Happy Holidays!



Thursday, October 20, 2016

Wild Duluth Races Results Final

There were a few updates to the preliminary results and now they should be final.  See the RESULTS page for final updated results.


Friday, October 7, 2016

IMPORTANT UPDATE: 100K and 50K races

All 100K and 50K runners please be aware that the Spirit Mountain aid station will be eliminated this year.  At the present time, we simply do not have enough volunteers to staff this aid station.  In addition access is questionable this year.  With the distance between Spirit Mountain and Magney-Snively only being 2 miles, this should not cause too much hardship for runners.  The aid station distance will go from 4.9 miles to 6.9 miles between Magney and Highland-Getchell aid stations.  We will also try to have a water only self serve aid station somewhere in this section.  Please see the updated aid station charts and prepare for this change.

We are in need of more volunteers to help cover our other aid stations.  Please consider volunteering and if you work all day, you will receive entry into next years race.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Half Marathon Full and Volunteers Needed

The Half Marathon is full and registration is closed.  The half marathon filled and closed a couple weeks ago.

We're also in need of volunteers.  Please consider volunteering at an aid station along the course.  If you spend the entire day volunteering, you will receive entry into next years race.