Records

50KM:

Course Records – Men
Open – Justin Grunewald 3:30:14 – 2018
Master – Kurt Keiser 3:44:27 – 2016
Grand Master – Jeff Miller 4:23:53 – 2018

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

Course Records Women
Open – Eve Rukavina-Rembleski 4:18:22 – 2007
Master – Eve Rukavina-Rembleski 4:13:21 – 2008
Grand Master – Eve Rukavina-Rembleski 4:32:05 – 2018

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

Most Finishes
17 Finishes
• Herb Byun
• Joseph Galloway

16 Finishes
• Michael Scandrett

15 Finishes
• Les Martisko
• Tim Potter

14 Finishes
• Wally Goettl

12 Finishes
• Mark Stodghill
• Stephen Corner
• Steve Hagedorn

11 Finishes
• Jeff Allen
• Donald Clark

10 Finishes
• Peter Butler
• Jim Stocco
• Greg Taylor
• Doug Thomas
• Patrick Gorman

9 Finishes
• Steven Bailey
• Michael Bunda

8 Finishes
• Dave Bon
• Joel Button
• Michael Cloutier
• Jo-Anne Hass
• Paul Hasse
• Kevin Martin
• Randy Zellmer

Oldest Finisher
• Herb Byun, 75 – 2019
• Paul Jensen, 75 – 2019

Youngest Finisher
• Andrew Lewis, 14 – 2018

 

25KM:

Course Records – Men
Open – Matthew Berens 1:34:58 – 2016
Master – Olivier Vrambout 1:42:28 – 2018
Grand Master – Dennis Wallach 1:55:19 – 2012

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

Course Records – Women
Open – Kate Pallardy 1:47:45 – 2016
Master – Erica Schramm 2:03:25 – 2018
Grand Master – Jan Guenther 2:09:36 – 2013

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

Most Finishes
13 Finishes
• Bennett Henderson
• Patricia Wolkoff

12 Finishers
• Mark Ahlers-Moore

11 Finishes
• Steven Mahon
• Steve Geronime
• Dan Valentine

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

9 Finishes
• Loren Albin
• John Barker
• Sarah Barker
• Jennie Geisler
• Jeanne Labore
• Ross McLean
• Anthony Olson
• Leah Tollefson
• Ben Zhao
• Jeff Zimmerman

Oldest Finisher
Paul Jensen, 74 – 2018

Youngest Finisher
• Lillian Hopkins, 8 – 2019

 

 

Afton 2020

Thank you very much for your interest in the 27th Annual Afton Trail Run 50KM & 25KM.  The tentative date for this coming years race is Saturday July 4, 2020 – the race having always / historically been held the first Saturday in July. Registration is tentatively set to open on January 1, 2020. Please feel free to review the information on the website, but keep in mind that the site has not yet been updated for the 2020 race. We reserve the right to make changes to dates, the course, parking, logistics, cutoffs, field limits, entry fees, the registration process, and any other aspect of the event – that said we do expect that most of the details will be the same for the 2020 race.  Final details will be published later this Fall, so please check back. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.  Race Director John Storkamp, racedirector@aftontrailrun.com

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Afton Trail Run
50KM & 25KM Trail Races
Afton State Park – Hastings, Minnesota
Saturday July 6th, 2019
50KM 6:30AM
25KM 7:30AM

Registration:
Opens Tuesday January 1st 2019 at 12:01AM CST
Closes Friday June 28th 2019 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.