Run over hill and dale in the Voyageur 50
Ready, set, run 50 miles!
Founded in 1982, the Minnesota Voyageur 50 Mile Trail Ultramarathon is one of the oldest trail ultras in the nation. The race follows a rugged, varied, out-and-back course that takes runners on a journey from Carlton through Jay Cooke State Park before heading northeast over difficult, rough woodland trails to Duluth and back. Runners, volunteers and fans can enjoy scenic overlooks of Duluth and Lake Superior, and the iconic Jay Cooke Swinging Bridge over the St. Louis River.
The start, finish and all race-day festivities will be at Carlton High School.
Organizers warn that weather for the Voyageur 50 can be extreme. There have been several years when it was hot and humid, including 2003 when it was brutally hot with 90 percent humidity. In other years it has been cool, in the mid-50s, and wet.
As usual, this year's race will start and end at Carlton High School. Start time is 6 a.m. Entry fee is $60 through July 26, and $75 on race day.
The Minnesota Voyageur is managed by the Northern Minnesota Track Club (NMTC). For more information, go online to www.voyageur50.com or nmtc.run.