Thank you!

Congrats to all on a tough race day Saturday! It was great to see everyone after a year off! We had 142 starters, with the storm letting up just in time for the initial start, leaving runners with high humidity for the first few hours and a finisher rate of just over 78% as it continued to heat up throughout the day.

Thanks to all of our volunteers keeping our runners watered and iced! We’re also so happy to see the tiny amount of garbage found by our sweepers – fantastic job to everyone for being good trail stewards!

We’ll see you back at the high school next year for our 40th anniversary!

2021 Race Status (6/11)

Our permits are in and race dates will be July 10 for Curnow and July 24 for Voyageur, our usual weekends.

Registration will open on Monday, June 14th at 9:00 AM CST.

Here are some important changes you’ll want to know, applicable to both races:

  • The race cap for both races this year is 250 each.
    • There will be no waitlist.
  • There will be fewer aid stations this year – at Forbay, Peterson’s, Becks, Zoo.
  • Be prepared to be self sufficient this year.
    • There will be no crew of any kind allowed for either race.
    • Drop bags will be allowed at select aid stations, Peterson’s, Becks and Zoo.
    • Aid stations themselves will be minimal – potentially with only water and Sqwincher.
    • Depending on permits, there is the possibility of a few options of pre-portioned/wrapped food as well but don’t count on that for now.
  • While we are preparing for a mass start, changing conditions or permitting could still push us to a wave format.
    • A question during registration will inquire what wave you would prefer in that case. Please don’t all sign up for the first wave. :-)
  • Number pickup on race morning only.
  • No post-race food or showers.

For ongoing updates, please continue to monitor our Facebook page and here on the website.

2021 Race Status (5/14)

Our permits are in and race dates will be July 10 for Curnow and July 24 for Voyageur, our usual weekends.

As many of you are aware from other local races, the DNR is not even looking at permits this year until 60 days from the event, which we’ve just hit for Curnow. We are not going to open registration until our permits have been approved. While we don’t have a date for that, based on other races we’re guessing that will be around a month from the race. We’ll give you a heads up at least the day before opening and may open each race separately.

Here are some important changes you’ll want to know, applicable to both races:

  • Be prepared to be self sufficient this year – there will be no crew allowed for either race. Drop bags will be allowed at select aid stations. Aid stations themselves will be minimal – potentially with only water and Sqwincher. Depending on permits, there is the possibility of a few options of pre-portioned/wrapped food as well but don’t count on that for now.
  • The race cap for both races this year is 250 each.
  • Both races will start in the wave format similar to what other races have been doing and you will be able to select your wave time at registration.

Again, we will open registration only once we get the green light from all permitting agencies and will give a heads-up on Facebook and on the website at least the day before.

2019 Minnesota Voyageur – Race Results

This year we had 239 finishers. Congratulations to our overall winners:

M: Adam Doe – 07:14:39
W: Margaret Ho – 08:23:26

We’d like to thank Duluth Timing & Events for providing our timing services. Complete online results for the 2019 Minnesota Voyageur 50 Mile Ultramarathon can be found here:

https://www.mtecresults.com/race/show/8687/2019_Minnesota_Voyageur_Ultramarathon-50_Mile

And on UltraSignup:

https://ultrasignup.com/results_event.aspx?did=61490

Powerlines Trail Remediation

Hello, trail community! As you may be aware, there have been some recent dramatic looking changes to the Powerlines. NMTC has been working with the City of Duluth regarding the MN Power remediation that is occurring. The City of Duluth and NMTC do have plans to re-evaluate a trail corridor together once the remediation process has been completed but in the meantime, all trail users are asked to refrain from using the former trails through the Powerlines. Please be patient as it could potentially take a few years for the Powerlines to be fully healed and ready to go.

We ask that all trail runners respect this temporary closure while the remediation takes place and that you pass the word along. Continuing to use these closed trails will reflect poorly on the trail running community as a whole and may jeopardize our ability to return to them.

What does this mean in the interim?

The race courses for the Eugene Curnow Trail Marathon and the Minnesota Voyageur Trail Ultra will be altered to accommodate this change.

2018 Minnesota Voyageur – Race Results

This year we had 346 finishers. Congratulations to our overall winners:

The following also reached finish milestones. Congratulations, all!

15 Year Club

  • Herb Byun
  • Jeff Goldstein
  • Allan Holtz

10 Year Club

  • April Anselmo

5 Year Club

  • Kari Gibbons
  • Stephanie Hoff
  • B.J. Knight
  • Mike Koppy
  • Seth Korhonen
  • Bob McGrath
  • Todd Millenacker
  • Nicholas Olson
  • Bob Skenzich
  • Steve Sorenson

We’d like to thank Duluth Timing & Events for providing our timing services. Complete online results for the 2018 Eugene Curnow Trail Marathon can be found here:

https://www.mtecresults.com/race/show/7105/2018_Minnesota_Voyageur_Ultramarathon-50_Mile