Tuesday, September 18, 2012
I spoke with Jay Cooke officials today. The park is officially closed until at least November 1. The race will not be able to take place in the park nor will any camping or other activities be available in the park during race weekend. We will not be able to have any aid stations in the park which means Grand Portage aid station is out as well, so the course we used the first year of the race is not possible. HOWEVER, all is not lost! :-) I have a re-route in mind already and it comes out to about 31.5 miles on my mapping programs. A majority of the course will still be on the Superior Hiking Trail and it should work out just fine. I'll be out doing some more GPS work and tweaking and we'll have a real nice course for everyone come race day. Stay tuned!
Posted by NILL at 4:18 PM
Saturday, September 1, 2012
For those wondering if the Wild Duluth races will be held in 2012 due to the severe damage caused by the June flood, the answer is YES! We will be running the races in 2012 with some re-routes necessary. How significant those re-routes will be will be determined in the next couple of weeks. We will be meeting with Jay Cooke State Park officials to determine whether or not we can use the park. If not, we will have a significant re-route and we already have a route in mind. Stay tuned!