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.

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

2016 Minnesota Voyageur – Race Results

Results from the 2016 Minnesota Voyageur 50 Mile are available at the links below. This year we had 271 intrepid finishers.

Overall winners:

  • M: Michael Borst – 06:47:23
  • W: Stacey Buckley – 09:12:51

Scott Jurek’s course record (06:41:16) has now stood for 18 years. But the dogs are getting closer…

Duluth News Tribune: Borst proves best again at Voyageur

duluth-news-tribune-logoThe Duluth News Tribune did a write-up about the Voyageur Trail Ultramarathon we hope you will enjoy. Many thanks to Jon Nowacki for putting it together.

“Michael Borst crossed the finish line first at the 35th annual Voyageur Trail Ultramarathon and took an immediate left turn, finding a shady spot near the finish-line tent outside Carlton High School. He laid down in the grass with his hands behind his back and said, ‘Frigging Scott!!!'” (Credit: Jon Nowacki, read more at the link below.)

Link: http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/sports/running/4085014-borst-proves-best-again-voyageur