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From a Rock Ledge over the St. Louis River - Pre Curnow Thoughts

Date: 7/14/17 Location: Jay Cooke St. Park – on a rock ledge over the St. Louis River
Last year I did the Eugene Curnow Trail Marathon on a whim because I was in Duluth for a wedding that shared the same date. With the run starting at 6am, and the wedding at noon, it seemed like an obvious choice to register. The Curnow used to be known as the “Half-Voyageur,” before it’s namesake, Eugene Curnow, a trail running pioneer in the Northwoods Minnesota area, passed away. Since then, it has become a real event of it’s own; although it still runs two weeks prior to the Voyageur 50-miler each year.
There is something so different about running 26.2 on this beautiful course running from Duluth to Carlton, MN on various trails following the path of the St. Louis River. Although I had done the Voyageur 50 prior, there was something really magical about my Curnow experience last year. As soon as the registration opened for 2017, I was excited to add this to my race calendar for the year.

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