Spectator Course Directions

Course Guide for Spectators and Crew

Driving Directions to aid stations from West to East:
Fond du Lac/Turnaround 100K (ample parking):
From the South on I-35 take exit 227 from I-35 NTurn right onto Co Rd 4.  Turn left onto Mahtowa Rd.  Take the 2nd right onto Military Rd.  Turn left onto MN-23 E.  Follow MN-23 E to destination.  Destination will be on the left off 131st Street.  100K aid station will be located off of Hwy 210 just past the junction with Highway 23.

From the North on I-35 take exit 251B on the left for MN-23 S/Grand AveContinue onto MN-23 W/Grand Ave.  Continue to follow MN-23 W.  Destination will be on the right off 131st Street.  100K aid station will be located off of Hwy 210 just past the junction with Highway 23.
Grand Portage Aid Station (no crew access):
No crew access will be available this year at Grand Portage.  The road there is still closed due to the 2012 flood.  There are a couple of points where the trail comes relatively close to HWY 210.  You may meet your runner at any point between the start and Grand Portage aid station to provide aid.
Munger Parking Lot Trailhead Aid Station (limited parking as part of lot is on private land):
1) From the start at Fond du Lac head East on Grand Avenue back toward Duluth.  In Gary, turn left on W Gary Street.  At the t-intersection, turn left on Becks Road.  Turn right onto 123rd Ave West and follow short gravel road to Superior Hiking Trail parking lot and aid station.
Magney-Snively Trailhead Aid Station (ample parking)
1) From Munger aid station go back out to Becks Road, turn right onto Becks Road.  Go 1.2 miles to Skyline Parkway, turn right.  On Skyline Parkway go 3.7 miles to Magney-Snively parking lot and aid station on the Right.  2)From I-35, take Boundary Ave Exit #249. Go south on Boundary Ave. past gas station, McDonald’s, to T-stop. Turn left on Skyline Parkway (follow Spirit Mountain signs). Pass turnoff to Spirit Mountain chalet and continue another 1.5 miles on Skyline Parkway to parking lot on left.
Spirit Mountain Aid Station (ample parking at lower lodge parking lot):
1) From Magney-Snively aid station go right on Skyline Parkway.  Follow Skyline Parkway 2 miles to junction with Interstate 35.  Turn right, onto I-35 towards Duluth.  Follow I-35 one mile to the Cody Street Exit, Exit 251A.  Merge right onto Cody St.  After 2 blocks turn right at N 63rd Ave. W.  After about 10 blocks, go right on Grand Avenue.  Go 1.8 miles southwest on Grand Avenue and turn right into the new Spirit Mountain lodge parking lot at the base of the hill.  Follow the dirt and gravel maintenance road to the right of the lodge to the aid station.

Highland/Getchell Road Trailhead Aid Station:
1)  From Spirit Mountain aid station go back out to Grand Avenue and take a left onto Grand Avenue.  Follow Grand Avenue northeast 2.2 miles to N 59th Ave W and take a left on N 59th Ave W.  Follow N 59th Ave W 0.8 miles to Highland Street.  Take a left on Highland Street and follow it uphill to its junction with Skyline Parkway.  Take a right on Skyline Parkway.  The aid station is on the right in the Superior Hiking Trail parking lot.  2) From the south, take I-35 Boundary Ave Exit #249. Turn left, cross bridge, then take right onto Skyline Parkway. Drive 2.4 miles to trailhead at intersection of Skyline Parkway, Getchell Rd, and Highland St. 3) From the north, take I-35 Central Ave Exit #252. Turn right and go 0.8 miles uphill on Central Avenue. Turn left on Highland Street and go 1.1 miles to intersection of Skyline Parkway. Go right on Skyline to trailhead parking lot on right.
N. 24th Avenue W. Trailhead Aid Station (limited parking):
1)  From Highland/Getchell aid station go out to Skyline Parkway and take a Right onto Skyline Parkway.  Follow Skyline Parkway looping around for 1.9 miles to Haines Road.  Turn left onto Haines Road and then turn right almost immediately back onto Skyline Parkway.  Go 1.7 miles on Skyline Parkway to N. 24th Ave. W. The aid station is across N 24th Ave W to your right.  2) From I-35, take Piedmont Ave/Hwy 53 Exit #255A uphill 1.5 miles, turn left at stoplight onto Piedmont Ave, take first left onto N 24th Ave W, cross Skyline Parkway, and take left into parking lot.

Bayfront Park Finish Line:

1)  From N 24th Ave W aid station, head northwest on N 24th Ave W toward Piedmont Avenue for 482 feet.  Turn right at Piedmont Avenue and go 387 feet to US-53/Piedmont Ave.  Turn right onto US-53/Piedmont Ave and go 1.4 miles to I-35.  Take the ramp to I-35 North.  Keep left at the fork, follow the signs for I-35 N/MN-61 and merge onto I-35 N.  Go 1.3 miles on I-35 N and take exit 256B for 5th Ave W toward Lake Ave.  Turn right at S 5th Ave W.  Take 1st right to stay on S 5th Ave E.  Turn left at W Commerce St and continue onto W Railroad St.  Turn left into Bayfront Park parking lot and the finish line.

Follow this link for a map of the aid stations 

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