Directions

Eugene Curnow Marathon – Directions to Race Start

From the South:

  • Take I-35 North.
  • Take exit 251A for Cody St.
  • Take a right onto 59th Ave. W.
  • Take a right onto Grand Ave.
  • Take a right onto 71st Ave. W.
  • Take a left onto Fremont St., go to the Lake Superior Zoo parking lot.

From the North:

  • Take I-35 South.
  • Take exit 251B for MN-23 / Grand Ave.
  • Take a right onto 71st Ave. W.
  • Take a left onto Fremont St., go to the Lake Superior Zoo parking lot.
Catch the Pre-Race Bus:: There is limited parking at the race start. We recommend parking at the finish line and taking our bus service to the start before the race. (There is no post-race bus service.) The Munger trailhead lot at the finish is also small, and we’d like to be courteous to others that use the trail. So, we have made arrangements for parking at adjacent businesses.

Please park in the lot(s) provided by our friends at Magnum Trucking and Lots4Bid.com / Ponderosa Sales, immediately adjacent to the Munger trailhead. Find them at:

115 5th Street S., Carlton, MN 55718
A map to this location is available: HERE (GPS: 46.661971, -92.421535)

Directions to Race Finish

From the South:

  • Take I-35 North.
  • Take exit 235 for MN-210 toward Cromwell/Carlton.
  • Turn right at MN-210 E/State Hwy 61 and continue to follow MN-210 E 2.4 miles into Carlton.
  • Once in Carlton, turn right at 3rd St.
  • Parking lot for the Munger trailhead is on the left, just past North Ave.

From the North:

  • Take I-35 South.
  • Take exit 239 for Cloquet / Scanlon.
  • Turn left at MN-45 head toward Carlton for 2.4 miles.
  • Once in Carlton, go past intersection with Hwy 210.
  • Parking lot for the Munger trailhead is on the left, just past North Ave.

Course Guide for Spectators and Crew

StationDirections
1Depart Lake Superior Zoo on Fremont St. Take a left on Grand Ave. Take a left on 59th Ave. W., proceeding to Cody St. At Cody St., take a left and continue straight until merging onto I-35. Take the Boundary Ave. exit at the top of the hill, go left across the bridge and follow Skyline Parkway, past Spirit Mt. continuing until reaching AS1 at Magney-Snively Park.
2Exit back out Skyline Parkway to I-35. Take I-35 south to the Midway Rd. exit. Go left on Midway Rd., which will turn into Becks Rd. The Becks Rd. AS is on the right in about 1.2 miles.
3Continue down Becks Rd., taking a right on Commonwealth Ave. Continue through Gary-New Duluth, and a few miles beyond, until reaching Fond du Lac. Take a right on 131st Ave. W., go to the end of the road and a large, open field. Park at the trailhead there and hike in to AS3 up the dirt road.
4Exit back out 131st Ave., taking a left on Commonwealth Ave. and returning to Beck's Rd. Go up Beck's Rd. to where AS2 was located. Hike in past AS2 down the old dirt Mission Creek Rd. AS4 is underneath the bridge that goes over the Munger Trail.
5There is no crew access to Grand Portage this year due to road closure! Please respect this request, as it can have bearing on gaining access in the future.
6Go up Beck's Rd. continuing on where the road becomes Midway Rd. Take I-35 south to the next exit, old Hwy 61. Exit and bear right up Hwy 61. Take a left on Jay Cooke Rd. (about 2 miles), following it down to a right-hand bend. Turn left on E. Palkie Rd. off left side of bend. Parking is on right, hike short ways into Oak Trail. AS6 is in woods in the center.
7Return out E. Palkie Rd., taking left at stop sign. Take a left on Jay Cooke Rd. about a mile further. Follow this to AS7 near dam.
8Continue down Jay Cooke Rd., taking a right on Hwy 210. Head to the ranger station for Jay Cooke State Park and AS8.
FinishContinue down Hwy 210, exiting the park. The road will bear left and become Chestnut Ave. Follow to Carlton, take a left on 3rd St. The Munger Trailhead parking lot and race finish line is on the left.