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Another muddy Tofte Trek 10K in the record books

The 2018 Tofte Trek T-shirts bear this logo
The 2018 Tofte Trek T-shirts bear this logo

The Tofte Trek 10K Wilderness Run Walk was yesterday and by all accounts it was a success – it is considered so if participants come away muddy and they did!  

Finishing first in the overall men’s race was Joseph Klecker of Minnetonka, MN. He finished in 38 minutes 59 seconds.

The top local male finisher in the run was Will Surbaugh of Grand Marais, who came in 5th with a time of 42 minutes 32 seconds. Will finished first in his age group of 18 and under.

Will was followed by Colin Treiber of Grand Marais at 45 minutes 31 seconds.

Not far behind them was Ben Seaton of Grand Marais in 10th place with a time of 49 minutes 33 seconds.

The top female finisher in the run was Sage Hurta of Minnetonka, MN with a time of 44 minutes and 37 seconds.

The top local finisher was Sarah Law of Grand Marais in 6th place with a time of 58 minutes 57 seconds.

Finishing first in the race walk for the men was Tim Finnegan of St. Paul with a time of 1 hour 17 minutes.
The top local walker for the men was Jay Halvorson of Lutsen with a time of 1 hour and 50 minutes.
And Jim Wiinanen of Grand Marais did the walk with his grandson, Kaj Erickson. They finished together in 13th and 14th place at 1 hour and 54 minutes.

Ellen Anderson of Tofte was the first place finisher for the women walkers, coming in at 1 hour 24 minutes.
The next locals in the walk were Jenny Kartes and Morgan Johnson, both of Lutsen. They finised in 9th and 10th place.

The Tofte Trek is sponsored by the Sugarbush Trail Association and full results can be seen on their website