Along with our volunteers, our sponsors are the life-blood of our event. We would like to thank all of our wonderful sponsors for their ongoing support. Please be sure to scroll down and see all of our fantastic sponsors.
There is no doubt, Minnesota is blessed to have many great independently owned running stores – TC Running Company is one of them but the difference at TC Running Company is their unparraled interest and support of local trail and ultra-running. Thank you TC Running Company for your ongoing support!
TC Running Company endeavors to meet the needs of a variety of runners including local middle and high school athletes competing in cross country and track & field, parents of student athletes, college runners, post-collegiate, and competitive runners. We’re also the choice of several local running groups such as Lifetime Fitness, ALARC, MDRA, and The Marsh (which include beginners and walkers). Over the years, TC Running has kept its focus honed and effective. And even though we’ve grown a little since we first opened shop, we still have the same product focus, the same great employees, and the great discounts we’ve been known for in the past. Our efforts have always been locally based, and we will stay true to those roots as part of our commitment to quality service and helpful customer relationships. We invite you to stop in today and experience the kind of personal attention and sound running advice that only TC Running can provide. We look forward to meeting you!
With us and many other Minnesota ultra’s since the beginning – Hammer Nutrition’s ongoing gererosity has earned them our unwavering loyalty and support. Thank you Hammer Nutrition for everything that you do for our events.
You may think that honest, customer-first businesses selling legitimate products have become extinct. Hammer Nutrition is a refreshing exception – No hype, just great products and service. Our longevity, sterling reputation and devoted following amongst serious endurance athletes is unrivaled in the marketplace for four reasons: 1.) Extremely effective products, 2.) Superlative customer service, 3.) Volumes of free knowledge, 4.) Unlimited access to our experts. Since 1987, our passion has been helping serious endurance athletes like you reach their highest levels of athletic performance and physical health safely, naturally, and legally, one completely satisfied client at a time. Twenty years later, this is still our top priority. Hammer Nutrition has always been a huge supporter of the Afton Trail Run, we are all big believers in Hammers products and grateful for their support, year in and year out.
Pettit Pastures is a family owned and operated Grass fed beef farm in Milaca, Minnesota. We understand that the food you choose to fuel your body is one of the most important decisions you make every day. This is the reason we raise Grass fed beef the way nature intended, on an all forage diet, never given any hormones or antibiotics. We are certified by the American Grassfed Association. We believe in sustainable farming that not only produces a healthy product for consumers but also improves the land, soil, and water on our farm. Learn more about Pettit pastures HERE!
PSI is proud to be a sponsor of the Superior Trail Races. Vaniply Ointment/Skin Protectant was specially formulated to help prevent and relieve chafed skin associated with sports activities such as running or bicycling. It forms a protective barrier which helps to retain the skin’s natural moisture. It spreads easily, is non-greasy, and long-lasting. Convenient 10g pocket size tubes will be provided in your race packet and 2.5 oz tubes will be at each aid station.
Our mission is to provide products that are superior in quality, effectiveness and value for people with sensitive skin. Our skin and hair care products are free of fragrance, masking fragrance, dyes, lanolin, parabens, and formaldehyde. All products are gluten-free.
CCESI owner and local ultrarunner Jason Husveth has been a long time supporter of local trail / ultra-running and the Zumbro Endurance Races. We thank Jason and CCES for providing detailed course mapping for the Zumbro 100 and Midnight 50.
Critical Connections Ecological Services, Inc. (CCESI) is a natural resource and ecological restoration consulting firm based in Marine on Saint Croix, Minnesota. The company was originally incorporated in 2000, with the goal of providing the highest quality scientific expertise and innovative environmental solutions to local municipalities, state and federal government agencies, and select private clientele. CCES provides a number of environmental services including large-scale natural resource inventories, greenway and open space planning and design, land cover mapping, focused botanical inventories, rare plant surveys, natural community restoration design and implementation, wetland delineations, wetland mitigation design and monitoring, and technical/scientific report writing. Furthermore, we excel at integrating detailed natural resource field data into GIS, CAD, and database software applications, enabling our clients to make cost effective and ecologically sensitive land use and land management decisions.
We thank St. Croix Law and Joel Button for their support of the Superior Trail Race and Ultrarunning as a whole in the Midwest. In addition to his day job, Joel is the President of the Upper Midwest Trail Runners (UMTR) trail running club. Joel continually works to improve local trail running opportunities with UMTR while balancing family, work and his own running. If you see Joel on the trails or at an aid station, please be sure to say hi. If you ever need more support or guidance than what can be offered at an aid-station, feel free to contact Joel at St. Croix Law!
Volunteers and runners alike need to stay up for a few days to do one of these hundred milers, so good coffee is an essential! We have teamed up with Peet’s Coffee to keep our runners and our volunteers going and spirits high! Peet’s Coffee & Tea is a specialty coffee roaster and retailer. Founded in 1966 by Alfred Peet (1920–2007) in Berkeley, California as “Peet’s Coffee, Tea & Spices”, Peet’s is especially known for its strong, dark roasted coffee, including its Major Dickason blend. Hands down, some of the finest coffee anywhere!
Northwest Outlet has been a fixture in Northwestern Wisconsin and the twin ports of Superior, WI and Duluth, MN for over 50 years. Northwest Outlet is family owned and operated, focusing on great customer service, products and services. We sell a full line of outdoor gear ranging from camping to hunting and fishing, footwear, clothing and outerwear from brandnames such as Columbia Sportswear, The North Face, work gear (including a full line of protective and fire rated clothing) from Carhartt. Stop in to check out our kayaks from Old Town or our truck toppers from A.R.E. and all of the accessories to outfit them.
Blue Water Cafe – known as the Meeting Place in Grand Marais has been a long-time supporter of the Superior Trail Races in a number of ways! Should your travels before or after the race take you to Grand Marais (and they should), be sure to stop in at Blue Water Cafe and let them know that you were up running the Superior Trail Races!
Caribou Highlands Lodge has served as our start / finish and lodging partner for many years now. Please be sure to book your stay with Caribou Highlands. Be sure to tell them you are running the Superior Trail Race for a discounted rate. Caribou Highlands Lodge on Lutsen Mountains, Minnesota’s and the Midwest’s largest ski destination located at the tallest mountain in the Midwest. Caribou Highlands is one of Minnesota’s favorite resort destinations. Located amongst the Sawtooth Mountains just one mile inland from Lake Superior’s North Shore, Caribou Highlands offers great views and a unique vacation experience.
Admittedly the Delta Diner and Delta Wisconsin is a long ways from the where the Superior Trail Race takes place but they know a good thing when they see it and so do we! A huge thank you to Delta Diner for providing our trail markers with Lunch on the big day where 25 hearty folks tackle the marking of 103 miles of rugged trail. People have been known to travel far and wide just to make the trip to the Delta Diner, you should too, its that good, seriously, that good, especially after you have run 100, 50 or 26.2 miles. We suggest the Lucky Denny with a side of Stuffed French Toast and Bacon with a little bit of Pain is Good on top. www.deltadiner.com
Jarrow himself ran the 100, said it was the highlight of his running career – he is still wearing his buckle… and now, you will find him each and every year volunteering somewhere out on the course – thank you Jarrow. Austin-Jarrow is a specialty running retailer in Duluth, MN – need something last minute as your heading up the shore – stop in and see Jarrow, tell him we sent you! www.austin-jarrow.com