About the Race
The Eugene Curnow Trail Marathon is run over rough woodland trails on a point-to-point course from the Lake Superior Zoo to Carlton. The course encompasses one leg of the Minnesota Voyageur Trail Ultramarathon, plus a bit extra to equal 26.2 miles. Initially, it was developed as support for the Voyageur 50 Mile; offered as a thank you to Voyageur volunteers and an introduction to the course for those not ready for a full fifty miles. It has become a wildly popular race in its own right.
Formerly known as the Half-Voyageur Trail Marathon, the race was renamed in 2013 in honor of its irrepressible founder – area trail and ultramarathon running legend, Eugene Curnow. Gene’s energy, enthusiasm and volunteer spirit played a significant role in the success and growth of the Minnesota Voyageur 50 Mile, the sport of trail and ultra-running, and the northland running community.
Note: Cost is only $10 if you volunteer at the Minnesota Voyageur Trail Ultra, July 27th, 2013.
Saturday, July 13th
All runners are required to check-in before the race starts with the official time keeper!
- 4:45 AM: If rides are needed, meet at Munger Bike Trail parking lot in Carlton, MN and carpool.
- 5:00 AM-5:45 AM: Check-in and packet pick-up for runners at Lake Superior Zoo.
- 6:00 AM: Race starts promptly to ensure accurate splits.
- 9:30 AM: Front runner close to finish.
- Awards will be given out as racers finish.
Top male and female finishers in proportion to entries, given at finish line.
Will provide water and electrolyte replacement at locations similar to the Minnesota Voyageur. Bag drop at approximately the half-way point.