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Welcome!

The Upper Midwest Trail Runners is an organization for anyone who likes to run off road – whether dirt, grass, rocks, mud, snow — really, any trail that isn’t paved. We want to encourage more people to run trails and have fun before, during, and after runs. Our organization promotes trail stewardship, a volunteer ethic, trail running ambassadorship and recreational and competitive trail running pursuits.

Save the Date

UMTR Awards Fest! Save the Date! Saturday, November 22nd!

Hope your calendars are marked in ink for our Annual Awards Fest! You should have received an E-Vite if you are a current member! If not, check your junk mail area in case it got caught up. If you still can’t find your invitation, please feel free to contact us. Come celebrate amazing accomplishments, enjoy fellowship and yummy cuisine as we share our Potluck dishes. Read More →

Swap your Gear! At the Awards Fest!

Want to get a free shirt, running book or gear? Do you have unused or slightly used running related item(s) that another runner might be able to use or appreciate? Look for the “swap table” at the upcoming UMTR banquet this weekend. This is a tremendous chance for those attending to “share the wealth” and meet others in the process. This will be totally free Read More →

UMTR Trail Series: Results – The Final Tally

One week to go before the UMTR banquet and the Trail Series Standings are now being posted. Please memorize since there will be a banquet quiz with a huge prize to be awarded…..well, maybe not, but everyone on this list deserve kudos for being a UMTR and being a part of this series. Awesome awards will be given to each Class winner, as well as Read More →

UMTR Ultra Series: Results – The Final Tally

The results are in! Please review the series standings for accuracy, and contact me with any errors or omissions so that I can finalize these standings. Hope that you’re looking forward to the big UMTR Awards Banquet happening on November 22. Also expect to see an Ultra Series survey/wrap up email in early December. Thanks for your participation! -Eric Nordgren Results can be found on Read More →

UMTR Ultra Series: Fighting to the Finish!

Hello again, all! Getting this update out as soon as possible after the Wild Duluth results posted. Only one set of races left, the Surf the Murph happening tomorrow. I’m sure they could still use volunteers if you want to grab some last minute points and haven’t tapped out a full 45. As for the standings, been a bit of shuffling after Glacial Trail and Read More →

UMTR Trail Series: Through Big Woods, only two races left!

As always, please double check your race and volunteer totals. If you feel there is an error, don’t hesitate to drop us a line. UMTR Trail Series results can be found on the UMTR Trail Series Page.

Help Wanted

Gnarly Bandit: References Available Upon Request

It was fair to say that the Gnarly Bandit Apprenticeship Program had never been particularly successful, a fact that bewildered the grizzled one, as he felt his unique blend of orneriness and depravity were the kind of tough love that young folks needed nowadays. He was certain this would have been reflected in the end-of-program instructor evaluations… had anyone actually made it past the first Read More →

UMTR Trail Series: They’re comin’ fast and furious…

The races they are a comin’ fast and furious for the UMTR Trail Series…. After a few week hiatus during the last few weeks of August, we’ve seen two races in the last two weeks(Moose Mtn. Marathon and Harmon Farms) and another two(In Yan Teopa and William O’Brien) this upcoming weekend. Fall is here and the weather has been near perfect! The usual suspects are Read More →

UMTR Ultra Series: Superior Fall Races Deliver Again!

Aloha from the balmy north! The Superior Fall races lived up to expectation, with great weather, muddy trails, and spectacular participation from the UMTR Ultra Series participants. I think I saw as many people up there crewing and volunteering as I saw racing! I really enjoyed getting to talk with many of you, and watching great performances on the trail. As for the series, Leslie Read More →

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