Eugene CurnowThe Eugene Curnow Trail Marathon is run over rough woodland trails on a point-to-point course from the Spirit Mt. Ski Area near Duluth, MN 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.

Race Date / Registration

Race Date

  • Date: Saturday, July 15th, 2017
  • Time: 6:00 AM
  • Location: Lake Superior Zoo – Duluth, MN

Entry Fee

  • $35, through April 30th.
  • $45, through July 12th.
  • $55, race day.

Cost is only $10 if you volunteer at the Minnesota Voyageur Trail Ultra, on July 29th, 2017.
For more information, go to: http://www.voyageur50.com/volunteering/


  • Available online:

    (Online registration closes Wednesday, July 12th, 2017)

  • Or, by mail:

    PDFEugene Curnow Trail Marathon Entry Form

  • Race Day: Registrations will be accepted at the start area.

    We will have registration forms available there, but you are welcome to print the entry form below, fill it out, and bring it to the start to save time. (Online and mail-in registration is now closed.)

    Eugene Curnow Trail Marathon Entry Form

  • See who’s joining you at the starting line:

    PDFCurrent Entrants


  • A 10 hour finish cut-off will be in place for the 2017 Eugene Curnow Trail Marathon.

Volunteering – It’s good for the soul…

It’s never too early to start thinking about the Eugene Curnow Trail Marathon, even if you are not lacing up the trail shoes in mid-July. The Eugene Curnow Trail Marathon and the Minnesota Voyageur Trail Ultra are always in need of dedicated people who are willing to give up a few hours of their time.

Stop on in to our Volunteering area for more details, or drop us a line on our Contact Us page! There are many ways to help out – we’d love to have you on the team!

Keep in mind, volunteering at the Eugene Curnow Trail Marathon gets you a discounted entry to the Minnesota Voyageur, and vice versa. Come on out and see the races from both sides of the aid station table!