Superior Trail Races Ultra Marathon

News and Updates

News and Updates


Join us on Saturday May 16th 2015 on one of the most beautiful and challenging trails in the country!


  • Registration for the 2015 event will open on Thursday January 15th 2015
  • The 2014 Edition of the Superior “Spring” Trail Race 25KM and 50KM filled in 7 days – be sure to register early.


  • Be sure to visit us and “LIKE” us on Facebook – see the interface on the right side of the page?  This is  a great place to keep in touch with the race and your fellow competitors.
  • Please visit and use our sponsors – they are good people, companies and organizations that help to make the Superior (Spring) Trail Races possible.
  • Run some and help at some – that is our philosophy, simple as that.  We are always looking for Volunteers, its a good thing to do and its a lot of fun.  If you are interested in giving a day or two of your time – please contact us!
  • As always, if you have any questions, please explore the site, most everything you will need you can find here, if you still have questions, please contact us – we look forward to seeing you on race day.

Recent Posts

2015 Volunteer Thank You

A huge thank you to all of our volunteers!  – Click on letter below to view larger / as a .PDF

2015 Race Poster

2015 Superior Spring Trail Race Poster –  11X17 High Quality Print.

2015 Superior Spring Rocksteady Wrap

For something diffrent this year we are not doing t-shirts, instead… behold the 2015 Superior Spring Rocksteady WRAP (similar to a Buff), your head will never be the...

Growing Pains

Growing Pains & Registrations Issues – Superior “Spring” Trail Race 25KM and 50KM, 2015 From: John Storkamp – Race Director Dear Trail Community, I would like to apologize for the technical issues with the Superior Spring Trail Race website during this years registration period.   Every attempt was made to keep people up to speed on the issue and the measures we were taking to correct it, part of that was the temporary suspension of registration while we worked to resolve the problem.  We asked that people check back on our website (and Facebook page) as we were planning to reopen registration as soon as the issue was resolved.  Once we were satisfied the issue was resolved and could reopen registration we made an announcement on our website and Facebook page(s) and registration commenced until the field limit was met.  It should be noted that for the 2013 race the field limit was me in 7 weeks, for 2014 it was met in 7 days and for 2015 we estimated it could fill in as quick as 4 days, so after reopening registration we fully expected people to have the opportunity to register for a few more days, in actuality the field limit was met in about 7 hours total registration “open” time, something that very few trail races in the entire country experience. Per our predefined field limit, which is set in accordance with our permit(s) and implemented to ensure trail sustainability and overall safety and enjoyment for all participants we are unable to allow additional runners into the race.  While we realize that it is disappointing to not get into the race, we encourage you to still come up and be part of race weekend by supporting and cheering friends and family, volunteering at an aid station, taking a run on another section of the Superior Hiking Trail and generally being a part of our incredible trail / ultra running community. Having been personally involved with running, trail racing and ultra events for some time I never thought I would see the day that an event such as ours would have such incredibly high demand and could reach capacity in hours let alone a few days...

2014 Volunteer Thank You

In 2014 we had 85 volunteers help with the Superior Spring Trail Race – we could not do it without them!      

2014 Finishers “Medals”


2014 Race Shirts

The 2014 Superior ‘Spring’ Trail Race 25KM and 50KM shirts unveiled!  All registered runners and volunteers will get a...

Trail Updates May 6, 2014

On Sunday May 4th 2014 we had the oportunity to do some trail recon between Carlton Peak and Lutsen and conditions were almost identical to what we saw this same weekend last year, so we will almost verbatim repeat what we said about the trail last year in a post similar to this.  Note that last year on race day there was NO SNOW, this years long term forecast looks to be a little cooler leading up to the race so we may not be as lucky this year – that being said, much of the snow is going to melt regardless. Driving up the North Shore on Highway 61, the sides of the road were snow-free and things looked promising. Trail conditions ranged from dry runnable trail to shoe-sucking mud, to deep standing slushy water and snow ranging in depth from 2 or 3 inches up to 3 feet in places. From what we have seen the forecast is not calling for very warm temps over the next two weeks so we suggest that you come prepared race day for sloppy trails and some patches of lingering snow and count on having wet feet (the kind where even if you change socks, your feet will just get wet again a few minutes later). You are welcome to email us questions about the course but your guess is as good as ours on what race day conditions will be like – our advice is to come prepared for any and all conditions. We will have an up to date report on the trails after we mark on Friday at the very informal and non-mandatory pre-race meeting on Friday night at 7PM (after packet pickup.) Before any ‘newbies’ panic, remember, this is trail-running, if we wanted the variable of imperfect running surface conditions taken out of the equation, we would sign up for road races only… take it as it comes, do what you can, have fun, run wild, be free, Rocksteady! Questions we have received recently, answerd below: Question: Will the race be canceled if there is still snow? Answer: No, we are trail runners. Question: Will the course be modified if there is...