Minnesota Voyageur 50 Mile Trail Ultramarathon - Swinging BridgeFounded in 1981, the Minnesota Voyageur 50 Mile Trail Ultramarathon is one of the oldest trail ultras in the nation. The race follows a rugged, varied, out-and-back course that takes runners on a journey from Carlton, MN through Jay Cooke State Park and heads northeast over difficult, rough woodland trails to the Duluth, MN and back. Enjoy scenic overlooks of Duluth, MN and Lake Superior, the iconic Swinging Bridge over the St. Louis River, and the infamous Power Lines.

The start, finish, and all race day festivities will be at the Carlton High School. Weather for the MN Voyageur can be extreme. There have been several years when it was hot and humid, including 2003 when it was brutally hot with 90% humidity. In other years it has been cool, in the mid-50’s, and wet. Plan for everything except snow – at least not so far!!

Minnesota Voyageur 50 Mile Ultramaration

  • Date: Saturday, July 26th, 2014
  • Time: 6:00 AM
  • Location: Carlton High School – Carlton, MN
Entry Fee

  • $50, through April 30th.
  • $60, through July 25th.
  • $75, race day.
Cost is only $25 if you volunteer at the Eugene Curnow Trail Marathon, on July 12th, 2014. For more information, go to: http://www.curnowmarathon.com/volunteer-opportunities/

Contact Us

We are looking to get back to the more traditional course this year, as repair of the flood damage from 2012 is nearing completion. That being said, there are still a few aspects that are not 100% back in order quite yet, and we will need to evaluate these areas as we move toward summer. The stated construction / repair deadlines look promising, but are out of our control. We do have contingency options should the need arise, and will keep you posted as confirmation of the course falls into place.