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!