Course Description

Minnesota Voyageur 50 Mile – Aid Stations

#Station NameMiles1st Runner **Cut-OffCrew AccessDrop Bags
1Jay Cooke3.4 | 3.46:25 AMN/AYesNo
2Forbay Lake2.4 | 5.86:40 AMN/AYesNo
3Peterson's3.0 | 8.87:00 AMN/ANO *Yes
4Grand Portage2.0 | 10.87:15 AMN/ANO *No
5Fond du Lac3.7 | 14.57:50 AMN/AYesNo
6Becks Road2.3 | 16.88:10 AMN/AYesNo
7Skyline Parkway4.8 | 21.68:45 AMN/ANO *Yes
8Zoo - Turnaround3.4 | 25.09:10 AM1:00 PMYesNo
7Skyline Parkway3.4 | 28.49:30 AM2:00 PMNO *Yes
6Becks Road4.8 | 33.210:15 AM3:25 PMYesNo
5Fond du Lac2.3 | 35.510:30 AM4:00 PMYesNo
4Grand Portage3.7 | 39.211:00 AM5:00 PMNO *No
3Peterson's2.0 | 41.211:20 AM5:40 PMNO *Yes
2Forbay Lake3.0 | 44.211:40 AM6:25 PMYesNo
1Jay Cooke2.4 | 46.612:00 PM7:00 PMYesNo
FinishCarlton HS3.4 | 50.012:30 PM8:00 PMN/AN/A
Runners’ crews and spectators are not allowed at Skyline, Grand Portage or Peterson’s aid stations! Failure to adhere to this will result in runner disqualification! As a runner participant you are responsible for your crew and spectators understanding this limitation.

** 1st runner arrival time is purely an estimate. If your runner is lightning quick, please adjust accordingly.

Aid Station Items

  • Drinks include water, an electrolyte drink, and various sodas.
  • Food items include PB & J sandwiches, fruit, cookies, potato chips, and many other sweet / salty options.
  • We do not supply electrolyte supplement capsules, such as Endurolytes or S-Caps.
  • We highly recommend you carry water during the race, e.g. bottle or other hydration system.

Drop Bags

  • Note available drop bag locations on the Aid Stations chart.
  • Please keep your drop bags reasonable in size.
  • Drop bags must be labeled with your name, race number and the desired drop / aid station location.
    • Having these labeled prior to arrival at the start is helpful – duct tape and Sharpie marker works well.
    • Unmarked drop bags will not be delivered to aid station locations.
  • Place your marked bags by the appropriate sign at the race start and we will deliver them to that aid station.
  • We will return your drop bags to the finish.

Trail Markings

  • Follow the hot orange ribbons — if you don’t see one in 300-400 yards you are off course!!
  • Turns are marked with a series of ribbons (about 4) a few feet apart on the side to which you’ll be turning.
  • Use care while on the bike path and roads. Yield to traffic when crossing roads!!
  • Watch footing on the bridges, they can be slippery and some may have boards missing.
  • Watch for washouts (both runners and drivers).
  • There are “horse holes” in the Magney section between aid stations #7 and #8.