Northern Minnesota Track Club


Photo Credit: Kris Glesener

Photo Credit: Kris Glesener

Founded in 1981, the NMTC is a grass roots running club, promoting trail running and managing races in the Duluth / Superior area.

Our goal is to provide trail-running events we can all participate in and have fun at. Many of our races take place on challenging courses, which is part of the fun. Everyone is welcome to participate regardless of ability. Our trail runs are places where you can test and improve your fitness, enjoy the outdoors, and mingle with fellow runners.

2021 Race Status – NMTC Spring Series – It is on!

A bit shorter than usual, but we will have 3 races for the Spring Series. The 2021 NMTC Spring Series races have staggered starts and are self-timing, so you will need a timing device.

You will need to sign up for each race you wish to enter. You will receive an email link to submit your time after the race. Links for the signup to each race are included below. Start times vary based on your registration time.

There is no check-in on race day. Runners can start up to 10 minutes after their chosen wave. For example, if your wave is at 10am, then you can start anytime between 10 and 10:10am. Show up at the starting line within 10 minutes of when you are scheduled to run.

Due to COVID, we won’t provide water or a place for jackets, car keys, etc. There will not be a potluck or awards after the last race.

Our races are still free, but donations will be accepted. Thank you for working with us as we navigate holding races during COVID!

Dates / Signup:

2021 Race Status – Voyageur 50M / Eugene Curnow Marathon

Please check in at the individual race sites for more information:

Powerlines Trail Remediation

This request remains in effect. While the powerline corridor work is complete, the remediation will take some time to gain a foothold.

Hello, trail community! As you may be aware, there have been some recent dramatic looking changes to the Powerlines. NMTC has been working with the City of Duluth regarding the MN Power remediation that is occurring. The City of Duluth and NMTC do have plans to re-evaluate a trail corridor together once the remediation process has been completed but in the meantime, all trail users are asked to refrain from using the former trails through the Powerlines. Please be patient as it could potentially take a few years for the Powerlines to be fully healed and ready to go.

We ask that all trail runners respect this temporary closure while the remediation takes place and that you pass the word along. Continuing to use these closed trails will reflect poorly on the trail running community as a whole and may jeopardize our ability to return to them.

What does this mean in the interim?

The race courses for the Eugene Curnow Trail Marathon and the Minnesota Voyageur Trail Ultra have been altered to not use the Powerlines for the time being.

Again – the Powerlines are temporarily closed to all trail users until remediation is completed and a new route can be made. Thanks for your help in spreading the word.

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