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 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
19 Finishes
• Herb Byun
• Joseph Galloway

18 Finishes
• Michael Scandrett

16 Finishes
• Les Martisko

15 Finishes
• Tim Potter

14 Finishes
• Steve Hagedorn
• Wally Goettl

13 Finishes
• David Just

12 Finishes
• Stephen Corner
• Patrick Gorman
• Mark Stodghill

11 Finishes
• Jeff Allen
• Donald Clark

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

9 Finishes
• Steven Bailey
• Michael Bunda
• Brad Drake
• Bob Frawley

Oldest Finisher
• Herb Byun, 78 – 2022

Youngest Finisher
• Andrew Lewis, 14 – 2018

 

25KM:

Course Records – Men
Open – Tyler Jermann​ 1:31:19 – 2022
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
15 Finishes
• Bennett Henderson

13 Finishes
• Patricia Wolkoff

12 Finishers
• Mark Ahlers-Moore
• Dan Valentine

11 Finishes
• Steve Geronime
• Steven Mahon

10 Finishes
• Pam Albin
• David D. Deming
• Paulette Odenthal-Dow
• John Eiden
• Arth Gorr
• Renee Kinney
• Jason Larson
• Bruce Lemmons
• Anthony Olson
• Bryan See
• Jeff Zimmerman

9 Finishes
• Loren Albin
• John Barker
• Sarah Barker
• Jennie Geisler
• Hendrie Grant
• Jeanne Labore
• Ross McLean
• Leah Tollefson
• Ben Zhao

Oldest Finisher
Wally Goettl, 75 – 2021

Youngest Finisher
• Lillian Hopkins, 8 – 2019

 

 

Afton Trail Run
50KM & 25KM Trail Races
Afton State Park – Hastings, Minnesota
Saturday July 4, 2020
50KM 6:30AM
25KM 7:30AM

Registration:
Opens Wedneday January 1, 2020 at 12:01AM CST
Closes Friday June 26, 2020 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.