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.

UMTR Ultra Series: Zumbro… Mother Nature’s Temper Tantrum

The Ultra Series got rolling down at Zumbro a week and a half ago, and what a start! Racers were treated to beautiful, summer-like weather on Friday, then deteriorating weather through the night, right down to the hypothermic range. Congrats to all who raced through the tough conditions, whether you found your way to the finish line or not. As for results, on the women’s Read More →

Upper Midwest Trail Runners Newsletter – March 2014

Time for the UMTR March Newsletter. Check it out at Resources > Newsletters.

UMTR Trail Series: The season is off and running!

We are off and running!…literally! This past weekend saw the first race in this year’s UMTR Trail Series. Zumbro was quite the experience, but then, when isn’t it? This year nature decided to rain and rain and rain which left much of the trail looking more like a river than a trail. That did not stop twenty-three hearty souls from finishing. Seventeen UMTR Trail Series Read More →

UMTR Ultra Series: The 2014 season is upon us!

No doubt all of you are spending this fine spring morning thinking about the upcoming trail racing season. To help, we want to spread the good news that the UMTR Ultra Series kicks off next Friday at the Zumbro 50/100 Mile races! Snowshoes are optional. If you have already registered for the Ultra series, you should be set to go. If you have not and Read More →

Gnarly Bandit: Important registration reminder!!

The start of the Gnarly Bandit is fast approaching! If you are participating this year, remember that you must take care of the following: 1) Join the UMTR! You must be a member to compete in the Gnarly Bandit. 2) You must be registered for the Gnarly before the first race, the Zumbro 100M on 4/11/2014. – On the membership form, mark the box that Read More →

New UMTR Gnarly Bandit, Ultra Series and Trail Series sponsorship!

UMTR has some exciting news to announce! We are proud to inform the UMTR running community we have a new Gnarly Bandit Series sponsor, and also sponsors for the UMTR Trail Series and UMTR Ultra Trail Series. The Pomerenke Group of Bridge Realty has graciously stepped forward to offer a $1,000 “Pot O’Gold” to be shared amongst all finishers in the Gnarly Bandit Series. In Read More →

Upper Midwest Trail Runners Newsletter – January 2014

Here is the UMTR January Newsletter. Check it out at Resources > Newsletters.

UMTR Ultra Series: 2014 schedule is now official!

The official 2014 UMTR Ultra Series schedule has been posted! If you are considering any of the early season races, definitely pay attention to registration dates as the spring Superior Endurance Races are filling quickly, and the Ice Age races sold out in less than a day! Marquette also proved a popular ticket last year. Good luck to all! See you out there!

UMTR Trail Series: 2014 schedule is now official!

Take a gander at this year’s UMTR Trail Run Series! There are a few changes and a couple more races. Some highlights: The marathon series has been folded into the Trail Series – the Eugene Curnow and Moose Mt. Marathons are back on board. The Zumbro 17 Mile joins the mix. As usual, a few other races have rotated in and out to provide some Read More →