Records

50KM:

Course Records – Men
Open – Chris Lundstrom 3:40:20 – 2013
Master – Kurt Keiser 3:44:27 – 2016
Grand Master – Scott Ross 4:27:27 – 2012

Most Wins – Men
6 Wins – Charlie “Chuck” Hubbard
3 Wins – Chris Lundstrom
2 Wins – Patrick Russell

Course Records Women
Open – Eve Rembleski 4:18:22 2007
Master – Eve Rembleski 4:13:21 2008
Grand Master – Ann Heaslett 5:36:15 2014

Most Wins – Women
6 Wins – Eve Rukavina-Rembleski
3 Wins – Paulette Dow (Odenthal)
2 Wins – Traci Amundson
2 Wins – Ann Heaslett
2 Wins – Jan Schlueter

Most Finishes

14 Finishes
• Herb Byun
• Joseph Galloway
• Tim Potter
• Michael Scandrett

13 Finishes
• Wally Goettl
• Les Martisko

11 Finishes
• Jeff Allen
• Donald Clark
• Mark Stodghill

10 Finishes
• Peter Butler
• Steve Hagedorn
• Doug Thomas

9 Finishes
• Stephen Corner
• Jim Stocco
• Greg Taylor

8 Finishes
•  Joel Button
• Stephen Connor
• Jo-Anne Haas
• Randy Zellmer

Oldest Finisher
• Herb Byun, 72
• Steve Frankum, 72
• Les Martisko, 72

Youngest Finisher
• Kevin Chem, 15

 

25KM:

Course Records – Men
Open – Matthew Berens 1:34:58 2016
Master – Kurt Keiser 1:48:44 2014
Grand Master – Dennis Wallach 1:55:19 2012

Most Wins – Men
4 Wins -Ben Kampf
2 Wins – Ryan Kollman

Course Records – Women
Open – Kate Pallardy 1:47:45 2016
Master – Manuela Knispel 2:07:53 2010
Grand Master – Jan Guenther 2:09:36 2014

Most Wins – Women
3 Wins – Emma Lee
2 Wins – Thea Fleming
2 Wins – Marissa Yovetich

Most Finishes
13 Finishes
• Patricia Wolkoff

12 Finishers
• Mark Ahlers-Moore

11 Finishes
• Steven Mahon

10 Finishes
• David D. Deming
• Paulette Odenthal-Dow
• Arth Gorr
• Bennett Henderson
• Bruce Lemmons
• Bryan See

9 Finishes
• Loren Albin
• Pam Albin
• John Barker
• Sarah Barker
• Jennie Geisler
• Jeanne Labore
• Ross McLean
• Ben Zhao
• Jeff Zimmerman

Oldest Finisher
Betty Frankum, 73
Garland Smith, 73

Youngest Finisher
• Gwen Schroeder, 11

 

 

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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.