Tuesday, October 14, 2014

2014 Chambers Grove Start to Grand Portage Aid Station Map

2014 Wild Duluth 50K and 100K Course Profiles

Course Profiles for the 50K and 100K with the start at Chambers Grove Park.  Use the route from Spirit Mountain in to Bayfront to see course profile for 1/2 Marathon.
Wild Duluth 100K Course Profie

Wild Duluth 50K Course Profile

Monday, October 13, 2014

Updated Course Description

The course description and other details for the 2014 race have been updated.  Maps will be updated tonight.  Also please be aware that the Highland/Getchell aid station may be moved slightly.  I believe we'll be able to use the Superior Hiking Trail through that intersection as usual, but construction continues in that area and I am receiving updates daily from the construction manager.  Race packet will be sent via email and pdf file with final details tomorrow.  Thanks!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Wild Duluth 50K/100K Turnaround at Chambers Grove

We will be starting the 50k and 100K turnaround at Chambers Grove park this year. With the new mountain bike trail leaving directly from the park and climbing up through a lovely grove of pines, this will be an awesome start location. ALSO, please note that there is construction around the Highland/Getchell aid station and there may be some re-routing and aid station relocation there. Maps of new start location should be available tomorrow.

Friday, September 5, 2014

2014 Wild Duluth 50K Start Location

We're getting closer to the race date for Wild Duluth and we'd like to give you an update of the course and start location for the 50K (100K turnaround).

This year we should be almost entirely on the original Wild Duluth course two years post-flood.  We won't be starting the 50K at the UMD Outpost like last year.  However, we have a couple of options for the start/turnaround location that we're still exploring.

The first option would be to start at Oldenburg Point where we had the start in previous years.  This is a good start location and would involve road running at the start this year due to trail closures and construction at the dam near the start, which isn't ideal.

The second option would be to start at Chambers Grove Park, the location of the start/turnaround the
New MTB trail where it crosses Hwy 210
first year of the event.  This option is very appealing and might be cool enough to be the permanent start location.  COGGS, our local mountain bike club, recently built several miles of new and amazing trail in this area leading directly up and out from Chambers Grove Park.  If you remember the start from the first year, we used deer paths and bushwhacking to get to the top of the hill.  Now, there are graceful, beautiful, professionally constructed switchbacks to get you to the top of the hill.  It's really a beautiful trail!  With the switchbacks and twisting trail, more mileage has been added and my give us enough distance to fit the 50K distance.  The first year the course was short a couple of
New MTB trail after leaving Chambers Grove

Just wanted to give you a heads about about the possible new start/turnaround location.  More information will be coming soon.