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Superior Spring Trail Races
The Superior Spring Trail Races 50KM, 25KM & 12.5KM are extremely hilly, rugged and technical trail-races which traverse the Sawtooth Mountain Range via the Superior Hiking Trail in far Northern Minnesota. The 50KM and 25KM races are run out and back, starting and finishing at Caribou Highlands Lodge in Lutsen Minnesota and the 12.5K is point to point, finishing at Caribou Highlands Lodge. The race is approximately 4.5 hours North of Minneapolis. The course parallels Lake Superior, the largest lake in the world by surface area, climbs to near 2000′ peaks with breath-taking vistas of the lake and inland forests, and crosses whitewater rivers and serene streams while traversing through boreal forests.
The Superior Spring Trail Race was founded in 2003 as a companion event to the longer running Superior 100 Mile Trail Race / Superior Fall Trail Race which was founded in 1991 and is the 9th oldest 100 mile trail race in the country. Due to both the Spring and Fall races popularity, registration for the races are held via a lottery registration process.
The Superior Trail Race makes significant annual donations to the Superior Hiking Trail Association ( in the neighborhood of $45,000.00 as of 2021 ) and the races organizers, volunteers and runners contribute 100’s of volunteer hours to the trail annually. Additionally, many of those that participate in our race are Superior Hiking Trail Association members and make additional personal financial donations to the association each year.
The Superior Trail Race is organized by Rocksteady Running and directed by John Storkamp. The Superior Trail Race would not be possible without its hyper-dedicated crew of longtime volunteers.
2022 Lottery Selection
We thank everyone that entered the 2022 Superior Spring Trail Race 12.5KM, 25KM and 50KM lottery. The lottery drawing for the May 2022 event took place in accordance with our lottery protocol and procedures. Complete 2022 lottery drawing information can be found HERE https://www.superiorspringtrailrace.com/2022-lottery-selection/