The 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.
- Date: Saturday, July 16th, 2016
- Time: 6:00 AM
- Location: Lake Superior Zoo – Duluth, MN
- $35, through April 30th.
- $45, through July 13th.
- $55, race day.
Cost is only $10 if you volunteer at the Minnesota Voyageur Trail Ultra, on July 30th, 2016.For more information, go to: http://www.voyageur50.com/volunteering/
Bargain hunters beware! The early entry fee rate of $35 expires at midnight on April 30th! On May 1, it goes up to $45. Register soon, and spend that ten dollars you saved on some extra gels… Also don’t forget, if you volunteer at our sister race, the Minnesota Voyageur 50 Mile Trail Ultramarathon on July 30th, entry to the Eugene Curnow Trail Marathon is only $10! Help is always welcome, see our Volunteering page for more details.
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!