Zumbro Volunteer Communication 1 2015

Date: Saturday February 14th, 2015
Subject: Zumbro 2015 Volunteers First Call

Hello All!

You are receiving this email because you were a huge part of the Zumbro Endurance Run Volunteer Team last Spring and we want you back!  (Also, if you have already signed up to volunteer this year you are receiving this email as well.)  We are just under two months from this years race and we are getting excited!

If you can’t make it back to volunteer this year we hope you are planning on running, crewing, spectating or just coming down to hang out to have good time – we all make this event what it is and we want you to be a part of it one way or another!  This years race will be held on Friday April 10 and Saturday April 11 and we will need help before and after the race as well.

First class events are what they are because of volunteer consistency and continuity – if you are interested in volunteering in 2015, it probably makes a lot of sense to put you in the same position as last year since you are all now “masters of your craft”!

As always, it really helps us to stay organized and on top of things if you can go to the Zumbro website and sign up to volunteer HERE https://www.zumbro100.com/volunteers/volunteer-registration/ – providing any useful information that will help us in assigning you to your volunteer position – i.e. days and times available, what position you worked last year, other preferences etc. – also, if you can help with equipment cleanup and storage on Sunday April 12 in Hastings, please let us know!

We will gather volunteer information over the coming 4 to 6 weeks, then when we have just about everyone committed we will start making volunteer assignments – look for further communication at that time.

As always, should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me – we are looking forward to seeing everyone this Spring!


Thank You,

John Storkamp
Race Director
Zumbro 100 Mile Endurance Run
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Afton Trail Run
50KM & 25KM Trail Races
Afton State Park – Hastings, Minnesota
July 1st, 2017
50KM 6:30AM
25KM 7:30AM

Registration:
Opens Sunday January 1st 2017 at 12:01AM CST
Closes Friday June 23rd 2017 at 11:59PM CST
*Or once the field limit has been met
Complete Registration Details HERE

Directions to Race Start:
Afton State Park
6959 Peller Avenue South
Hastings, MN 55033
Hastings, Minnesota
Google Maps Directions HERE
Approx 25 minutes East of St. Paul, MN and 40 minutes East of Minneapolis, MN

Terrain / Course Description:
The Afton Trail Run consists of a hilly 25K loop (two loops for the 50K), winding through Afton State Park’s trail system. The race is held 100% off road, primarily on very runnable / not very technical single double and single track. There are 7 long climbs per loop, rising from the river valley and down again with a good mix of rolling and flat terrain between the hills.  Be sure to see maps, elevation charts and stats provided on this website HERE.

50KM:
2 x 15.5 mile loops =  31 miles
Elevation Gain 4,670 FT
Elevation Loss 4,670 FT
NET Elevation Change 9,340 FT
11 Aid Stations
9 hour time limit
Complete 50KM Info HERE

25KM:
1 x 15.5 mile loop = 15.5 miles
Elevation Gain 2,335 FT
Elevation Loss 2,335 FT
NET Elevation Change 4,670 FT
5 Aid Stations
8 hour time limit
Complete 25KM Info HERE

More About the Race / Area:
The Afton Trail Run is one of the most challenging and beautiful trail races around.  The race was established in 1994 and is now one of the oldest, largest and most competitive trail races in the country and routinely draws runners from all 50 states and beyond.  The race takes place entirely within the borders of Afton State Park.  Afton State Park lies on a glacial moraine, scribed with deep ravines running down to the St. Croix River.  The 169 mile St. Croix River was one of the original eight United States rivers to have significant portions placed under protection by the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 1968.  Within the park sandstone outcrops have been exposed in some of the ravines. The vertical drop from the blufftop to the water is 300 feet.  A few patches of remnant prairie survived the decades of farming that took place on the blufftop. Today the former fields are being restored to prairie and oak savanna. The ravines leading down to the riverbank are thickly wooded with oak, aspen, birch, and cherry.