Close to 250 participants ran or walked in the 33rd Annual Tofte Trek 10K run/walk today, July 4th. Chase Matush (aka Adam Swank)from Duluth led the field with a time of 38:52. The first woman to cross the finish line was Kaelyn Williams of Golden Valley, MN. Conditions for the trek were favorable with east winds off of Lake Superior, keeping temperatures in the low 70s. Runners traditionally enjoy the hilly course and mud puddles, having to hose themselves off at the finish line. The Tofte Trek is a long-standing tradition started by avid skier Jan Horak of Tofte.
Jan Horak, founder of the Tofte Trek 33 years ago