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Summit North Trail Runs

Fri August 23 - Sun August 25, 2024 Duluth, MN 55802 US

FAQs, Policies & Trail Etiquette

Event Policies

Deferral & Transfer Policy - Pregnancy and Postpartum Included
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Policy
Gender Category Policy
Refund & Cancellation Policy
Trail Sisters Approved Standards


Start Line Courtesy:
   - Line up according to your expected pace to avoid congestion at the start. Faster runners near the front.
Respect Aid Stations:
   - Be efficient at aid stations to minimize congestion. Move away from the table after grabbing supplies to make room for others.
   - Dispose of wrappers and packaging in designated bins. All endurance nutrition packaging can be recycled by disposing them in the TerraCycle bins at all aid stations and at the start & finish area.

Trail Preservation & Safety:
    - Avoid causing unnecessary impact on the trail. Stay on the marked trails to prevent damage.
    - Be aware of your surroundings and be mindful of your fellow runners.
Communicate on the Trail:
   - Use clear language when passing other runners on the trail. 
   - Communicate if you need to pass or if someone is approaching from behind. A simple, “on your left,” while passing on the trails works great.
Cheering and Support:
   - Encourage fellow runners, but be mindful of noise levels, especially in natural and quiet settings.
Finish Line Etiquette:
   - Cross the finish line and continue moving to allow space for other finishers.
   - Follow the finishing chute to ensure accurate timing and flow of runners.
Post-Race Clean-up:
    - Dispose of trash properly at the finish area and post-race festivities.
    - Help maintain the cleanliness of the mountain by picking up after yourself and others


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if I am registered? You will receive an email confirmation immediately after you sign up for the race. You may search HERE for to confirm your registration.
What do I get with my entry fee? The entry includes your race bib and official results, finisher award, and access to premium apparel add-on, and the finish line party.

How can I change my registration?
1. Log onto RunSignUp. Sign into your RunSignUp account you created and/or used when you signed up.
2. Click on “Upcoming Events” in the tabs near the middle of the page.
3. Click on “Manage Registration” on the right side of the page.
   - Detailed directions for changing your registration can be found HERE
Can I get a refund if I am not able to run for any reason? We do not allow refunds. You can take advantage of our deferral and transfer policies detailed above.
Can I switch my registration to one of the other races or transfer my registration to another person? Yes, you can. Please see the below transfer policy. You can make these changes through the registration management - see above.
Can I defer my registration to another year? Yes, we allow one-year limited deferrals. This means that you can defer 2024 registration to 2025 but not beyond. Please see the below deferral policy. You can make these changes through the registration management - see above.
I am not receiving race information or emails, but I am registered- what should I do? Sign in to your RunSignUp account and confirm that your email address is correct. If it is correct, please email the Race Director at
Can I pick up a bib and SWAG for someone else or can someone else pick up mine? Yes, you can pick up other people things and others can do the same for you.
Do I need anything in order to pick up my bib? No, you do not need to bring anything, although you may want to bring a bag for all the stuff, especially if you are picking up for multiple people. We no longer offer packets or bags in order to reduce waste.
Can I run one of the races if I am not registered? No you may not. Only registered participants are allowed on the race course during the event. Any individuals not wearing a bib, or suspected of running un-registered will be asked to leave the event and could be banned from further participation in Duluth Running Company events. 

Is there a cut off for the races?  We do not anticipate having to cut anyone off on course as our time requirements are generous. If there are participants that are not making meaningful progress on course, we reserve the right to enforce a cut-off or remove participants from the course. We will have sweepers for each event to ensure safety and continual progress of runners toward the finish.
Can I start the races late? No athletes will be allowed to start the Hill Climb or Mountain Lap races late. For The Creeks & the Forest Track, late starts will not be allowed beyond 10 minutes after the posted start times. If you start late, you run the risk of not receiving an accurate race time.
Can I wear headphones or ear buds? While it is impossible to ban headphones we highly discourage headphone and ear bud use during this event to ensure your safety and the safety of others. We do not allow runners to play audible music on course and if you are, we reserve the right to pull you from the course and disqualify you from further participation in the races.
Is my pet allowed on course or at the event? We do not allow pets of any kind at our events or on the race course.  This is for the safety of all participants and all of our animal friends. For participants with service animals, please reach out to race staff directly through our contact link so we can ensure your, and your service animal's safety as well as communicate expectations with our events team on race day.  Minnesota Council on Disability - Service Animals
Can I have a pacer or crew for any of the races?  Pacers are not allowed for any of the race distances and no crew will be allowed at aid stations during any of the races.

Are spectators allowed at aid stations?  
For the safety of runners, volunteers, race staff, and to ensure good stewardship of our trails, no spectators will be allowed at any aid stations outside of the Spirit Mountain property. We encourage spectators near the route of the Hill Climb on Friday and the Juggler Joe aid station via lift access on Saturday. This is a great spot to cheer on runners and get some great views.

Can I buy Summit North apparel at the race? We will have a limited run of Summit North apparel for sale on race day while supplies last.  Duluth Running Company apparel will be available for purchase too.

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