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.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Registration is Now Open! Race Date October 15, 2016

Registration is now open.  The races will be held on October 15, 2016.  Please click below to register online:


You can register online or go to our registration page to register with a paper copy and send it in with a check.  You can also register online and then choose the pay by check option and send in a check.  We would prefer that runners register online to save on paper and also make tracking runners easier. 
If you want to avoid the slightly higher fee for paying online, you can still register online and pay with a check.

See you in October!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Wild Duluth Race Results Posted!

Thank you runners for another amazing day!  The weather was spectacular for running and the trail
was in great shape!  It was a pleasure seeing you all on the trail and at the finish line!  We had a fun day as well and your smiles make all the work leading up to the race worth it!  HUGE shoutout to our great volunteers!  Thank you for making the race possible!

Race results are posted - RACE RESULTS  Results are still unofficial.  Let us know if you see an error. (50K results UPDATED 11:37 a.m. 10/20/2015)

If anyone has any photos from the race they would be willing to share, please send us the link and we'll post them on our website.

Hope to see you all next year!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Some Race Updates

We're just a few days away from the 7th Annual Wild Duluth Races!  We could use a couple more volunteers to cover a couple of aid stations.  Please consider helping out.

The Course Photo Tour has been updated with new photos covering the Start to Grand Portage Aid Station.  Check them out.

A reminder to runners that you will use the regular Superior Hiking Trail just after you leave the Grand Portage Aid Station.  Do not follow the SHT detour.  We will try to mark this well, but just use the SHT like you always have in the past here.

There are a lot of new mountain bike trails in Duluth.  We will cross many of them.  We will also use those trails primarily from the Start to Grand Portage Aid Station.  However, between Grand Portage and the finish at Bayfront, stay on the Superior Hiking Trail the entire way.  Don't pay attention to the  new, wide mountain bike trails with large boardwalks that you might see paralleling the trail you're on.  Stay on the narrow, singletrack Superior Hiking Trail this entire way.

There will be a mountain bike race between the Highland Getchell aid station and N 24th Ave W aid station.  Just be on the lookout for mountain bikes blasting across the trail you are on in this section.

Also remember the cut offs have been adjusted.  The turnaround cutoff is the same for the 100K - 3:00 p.m.  The cut off at Magney Snively Aid Station has been lowered to 7:30 p.m. and a new cut off has been added at Highland/Getchell Aid Station of 9:30 p.m.  These are hard cut offs and you will be pulled if you arrive after these times.  We believe these cut offs are necessary for the sake of our hard working volunteers (who are so hard to find and keep as you can see) and also for runner safety.

Remember that the race start for the 50K this year is at Fond du Lac park.  This is detailed in the race packet.  The turnaround for the 100K is just up the road where the trail comes out on Highway 210.

Thanks and can't wait to see you all Saturday!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Volunteers Still Needed and Half Marathon Maps Updated

We're still in need of volunteers to cover aid stations and act as floaters and aid station re-supply.  Please see the previous post.

Half Marathon maps and course profile have been updated on the Maps page.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

2015 Race Volunteers Needed!

As race day approaches, we're still in need of many volunteers to help with the race.  Primary needs are course marking on Friday, aid station workers that can help all day, and a couple of people to help with busier road crossings.  We would also like one or two people that could help out all day gophering supplies to aid stations, putting out fires and generally monitoring the course during race day.  I generally do a lot of that and it would be nice to be at the finish line more to see you all finish! Please send an email to me at adventurerunning@gmail.com or Lisa Messerer at
wknits@gmail.com if you think you can help out on race day.  Thanks!

2015 Wild Duluth Course Updates

We're about 5 weeks away from the start of the 2015 Wild Duluth races!  And, just when we think we have the course dialed in after the 2012 floods, we're thrown more curveballs!  This year's edition of the Wild Duluth races will have two temporary course adjustments due to construction along the course.  Both are significant enough to be addressed, but they're both very short and minor.

The first course adjustment, due to construction at our normal start location at Chambers Grove Park, will require us to locate an alternate start location for 2015.  From what I'm hearing, this will also affect the race in 2016.  This year we will be starting the race just a little down the road at Fond du Lac Park.  For 50K runners, this will require about a 3-4 minute run along the shoulder of the highway before hitting the Mission Creek mountain bike trails and our regular course.  The 100K turnaround will be near where the trail comes out onto Highway 210 to avoid the run along the highway shoulder.  See the map below:

The other course adjustment for 2015 will occur at the Munger Trailhead Aid Station.  The parking lot for our regular aid station location is closed due to construction on the railroad line and we will have to move the aid station up Beck's Road to the climber's access parking lot.  This will also require a short trail re-route on the Superior Hiking Trail.  The SHT is temporarily re-routed in this area and we will follow that re-route.  This will require crossing the highway bridge on the shoulder for about 500 feet.  Please use caution when on the highway.  This re-route should only be for this years race.  See the map below:
Other than that, the course should remain essentially the same.  An improvement over last year is the new route of the SHT under Highland Street and up into our Highland/Getchell aid station in the brand new parking lot.  This is a huge improvement over previous years and is welcomed.  You may remember that there was a LOT of construction in this area last year that required us to move this aid station. 

See you soon!