Friday, October 22, 2010

2010 Wild Duluth Races Video

Here's the video for the 2010 Wild Duluth Races.  Unfortunately we didn't have footage of everyone, but come back next year and you might make the video then!  Thanks again for making it a great day!  Race report coming soon!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Updated Results

We've updated our results and tried to correct most of the misspelled names.  We were pretty tired when we posted them the first time.  Let us know of any other misspellings.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

2010 Wild Duluth Results Posted

It was another gorgeous day for the Wild Duluth races!  Thanks to all of the runners and the great volunteers who made the race possible.  We had a lot of fun and we're looking forward to next year already!  The results are posted on our Results page.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Video Preview of the Wild Duluth Course

Preview of the various sections of the Wild Duluth course.  Sort of a rush job, but it gives you an idea...

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Course Description Updated

The Wild Duluth 50K Course Description for runners has been updated with the new start at Oldenburg Point.  It is also comprehensive and covers the entire course now.  Check it out here.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Harder'n He!! Half Marathon Announced

Due to runner demand for a shorter distance offering at Wild Duluth and a desire to share this spectacular course with a few more trail people, we've decided to offer the new Harder'n He!! Half Marathon in 2010.  We're only a month away from the event, but we're hoping to keep numbers for the half marathon fairly small this year so we can be sure it works out logistically and doesn't have a negative effect on the 50K and 100K races which we care about so much and are the primary focus of Wild Duluth.

The half marathon distance works out nicely with a nearly perfect 13.1 mile distance from the upper Spirit Mountain trailhead parking lot to Bayfront Park.  The route follows the Superior Hiking Trail the entire way and includes many of the most spectacular views from the 50K and 100K routes.  And, it will be a VERY challenging half could say it will be Harder'n He!!

A printable pdf entry form is available on our Registration page.  Online registration is also available from  We will also be providing additional race details on our website soon.

Updated Race Information Page

The Race Information page has been updated to reflect the new start at Oldenburg Point.  Aid station distances have been updated.  Please note that there are no longer out-and-back segments to aid stations at Grand Portage and the Zoo.  Runners will run directly through the Grand Portage aid station now coming from Oldenburg Point.  The Zoo aid station has now been moved to the base of Spirit Mountain as well.  It is now called the Spirit Mountain aid station.

Also note that there will be bus transportation to the start for 50K runners.  The Race Information page was not clear on that before.

See you at the race!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Wild Duluth Photo Tour Updated with New Section

The Wild Duluth photo tour has been updated with new photos covering the new 50K start and 100K turnaround from Oldenburg Point to Grand Portage aid station.  Check out the photos here or from our Course Photos page.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

New Maps and Elevation Profiles Posted

New maps and elevation profiles reflecting the new 50K start location have been posted on our Course Maps page.

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New Start Location for 50K - Turnaround for 100K!

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We're excited to announce a new start and turnaround location for the Wild Duluth 50K and 100K!  While we absolutely loved Chambers Grove as a start location, we worried about the long term sustainability of using undeveloped trails and the steep slope leading out of Chambers Grove.

Our new 50K starting line and 100K turnaround will be located at Oldenburg Point picnic area within Jay Cooke State Park.  There are a lot of great things to note about this change.  Here are the top 10 cool things about the new Wild Duluth 50K start:

  1. Runners will get on the Superior Hiking Trail almost right away.  A short 1/4 mile spur trail from the picnic area will lead you right to the Superior Hiking Trail where you will follow the blue blazes and signs all the way to the finish at Bayfront!

  2. Runners will be on developed more bushwhacking.  Although the bushwhacking is fun, it can't be as sustainable and environmentally friendly over the long term

  3. The 50K start is sort of flat, rolling and downhill.  No more steep climbing right from the start.  The old start would have been terribly slippery and potentially dangerous if we get bad weather.  While it might be a little longer, the terrain is easier to run.

  4. The new start section makes the trail almost exactly 50K.  Last year really was short by a mile or two.

  5. The new start includes the Gill Creek Trail - one of the funnest, switchbacky trails in the area

  6. The new start also includes the Grand Portage Trail where it drops steeply down to cross Hwy 210.  The views from this trail are amazing and it's a really cool trail!

  7. The view from the point is great (you have to walk just a bit to see it)

  8. The parking is good (not quite as large as Chambers Grove though)

  9. There are toilets available at the site (we'll probably add a couple more)

  10. No more out-and-back sections down to the zoo aid station (Kingsbury Creek) or into the Grand Portage aid station!  You stay on the main trail and don't drop down to the zoo anymore.  We've added an aid station at the base of Spirit Mountain to replace the Kingsbury Creek aid station at the zoo.  Also, you run right through the Grand Portage aid station now, so no out-and-back there either!

  11. Bonus cool thing - No more powerlines!

We'll be adding new maps and elevation profiles to reflect the new start soon!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Wild Duluth Races now has a Facebook page

Visit our Wild Duluth Races Facebook page for updates, interaction with other Wild Duluth fans, photos and more!  Check it out here!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Downloadable Registration Form Now Available

A downloadable registration form for the 2010 Wild Duluth Races for you to copy, print and send is now available on the Registration page.  Online registration is available there as well.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Online Registration for 2010 Race Ready

Online registration is now available for the 2010 Wild Duluth races.  Click here to register online.

A new form to download, print and mail in will be available soon.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Date Set for 2010 Wild Duluth Races

The 2010 Wild Duluth races will be held on Saturday October 16, 2010.  We'll be posting a new entry form and updating our online registration soon.   We look forward to seeing you on the trails in October!