The race course takes in all of Duluth’s major bragging points and incorporates them into one race. The event starts above Hawk Ridge, which provides beautiful fall colors and Lake Superior views from the skyline. Next, the course traverses across Hawk Ridge to Seven Bridges Road before participants “Bridge the Gap” with a fun descent down Seven Bridges Road from the Skyline to the waterline. The second half of the course runs along the lake walk following the Lake Superior shoreline to the finish line in Leif Erickson Park.
Miles 1 to 3 are on hard packed gravel. All other sections of the course are on the blacktop.
race day info
Athletes are encouraged to take the shuttle to the start line near Lakeview Covenant Church. The shuttle schedule will be released soon. Shuttles will depart near Leif Erickson Park and bring athletes up to the starting area.
Finishers will be welcomed into Leif Erickson Park with a well earned, custom engraved, sterling silver finishers necklace.
The Entrepreneur fund
We see our race as an opportunity to Bridge the Gap for women in the workplace. Through the help of the Entrepreneur Fund (501 C3) and the Women’s Business Alliance, we’ve created a Bridging the Gap Fund that provides free business services and access to financial resources. Athletes can choose to donate to this fund when registering. A portion of the event proceeds go to the fund.
What is the last day I can register?
Online registration will remain open until 8pm on Thursday, October 6th. In person registration may be available at Packet Pickup on October 7th if the race is not full.
Can men run this race?
Yes! We happily welcome everyone who wants to participate and support our cause. Please note we are not doing any placement awards for men, but they will get a shirt and may have a finishers’ necklace if they want it.
Does the shirt run big, small or true to size?
The Swiftly Tech Short sleeve shirt runs true to size but it is more of a fitted style. It tapers in at the waist and flares at the hips. If you want your shirt to fit looser, we would suggest sizing up.
The Metal Vent is a straight relaxed fit for men.
Size Charts below:
Can I opt out of the race swag?
Yes, there is an option for “no shirt” on the registration site. The necklace is the finisher’s medal so all finishers are registered to receive it. If you do not want a necklace, you may note that in the “notes” section of your registration form.
When and where can I pick up my packet?
Packet pickup will take place at Duluth Running Co. (1026 E Superior St, Duluth MN) from 12pm-8pm on Friday, October 7th.
Can I pick up someone else’s packet?
Absolutely! Please make sure that person is aware you are picking up their packet for them.
Can I pick up my packet on race day?
We will not be offering packet pickup race morning. We ask all participants to please make arrangements to pick up your packet during the set packet pickup hours or arrange for someone else to pick up your packet for you.
Where do I park and how do I get to the start?
We highly recommend participants park near the finish line, which is in Leif Erickson Park. Parking areas include: Along the side of London Road, at the Rose Garden, or along the side of the road on Superior Street. Please refer to the parking map below.R
We will be providing a free shuttle service from the finish line to the start line in the morning. There will be limited parking at the start, however we will not be shuttling people from the finish to the start after the race, so if you park at the start, please make arrangements to retrieve your vehicle.
Will there be aid stations on the course?
Yes, we will provide 4 aid stations every 2 miles on the course. We will be serving Gatorade and water at each aid station.
What can I expect at the finish line?
We will have a finish line celebration with food and beverages! Feel free to stick around for the finish line festivities!
Will there be an award ceremony?
Yes, the award ceremony will take place at 10:00am. We will be giving awards for the top 3 overall female finishers, along with the top 3 in each age category (5 year age categories).
Age Categories: 9 and under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+.