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.

2015 Year End Banquet

The annual potluck banquet(free to members and one guest) is scheduled for Saturday, November 14 at 5:pm-appromixately 8:30pm. Location is 2511 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55406. Evites were sent out a few weeks back. If you haven’t received yours, check your spam and then contact me offline. We’ll be hitting you up for membership renewals and selling apparel at the banquet so bring your Read More →

2016 Trail Series

For those of you that are already planning your race schedule for next year, the Trail Series, Ultra Series and Gnarly Bandit schedules will be finalized and posted on the website in February. The Board needs to review races, race feedback, next year’s dates of races, etc. before finalizing the new schedules.

Upcoming UMTR Banquet

UMTR Banquet update Evites will be emailed out later this week to all current UMTR members. Accommodations will probably be tight, so RSVP asap if you want to save your spot. If you don’t receive an invite by the end of the week, you are either not a current member(remember memberships run from 1/1-12/31) or we may have a bad email address. Feel free to Read More →

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On Saturday, November 8th, UMTR is sponsoring a showing of RUN FREE: THE TRUE STORY OF CABALLO BLANCO at Teatro Zuccone in Duluth, MN. The show will be at 6:30 PM. Check out the press release for the full details: Duluth Press Release If you’ve read Born to Run by Christopher McDougall, you’ll know who Caballo Blanco is. Tickets can be purchased at the door Read More →

2015 Ultra Trail Series – Into the Fall Swing

Hope that this series update finds you well and enjoying the cooler weather. We’ve had another couple of races go in the books in August. First was the heat of Marquette, where Janet Gray had a nice finish in the 50K, Jake Hegge turned in another fast time there as well, and Rob Henderson continued his habit of running everything with a 100k finish. At Read More →

Trail Series Results Updated

Check out the latest trail series results. Up to the date after the Fall Superior Races. http://www.umtr.net/trail-series/umtr-trail-run-series/

Mt Rushmore

Gnarly Bandit: A Monumental Undertaking

The little girl in the pretty flowered dress smiled and looked at the quarter resting in the palm of her diminutive hand as if it were a winning lottery ticket. She squeezed it tight and climbed carefully up on the riser that stood in front of the pay-per-view binoculars attached to the railing. Raising up on her tiptoes, she could just… barely… bring her eyes Read More →

UMTR Ultra Series – Sweaty, Sweaty Summer Racing Edition

Good afternoon! We had a mighty warm day at the Voyageur, and I hear that Marquette is looking toasty for those of you headed to the UP. I can only imagine that Lean Horse is likely to be a continuation on the scorching race season, so hit those fluids hard (I also recommend Freeze Pops highly. They may have saved my bacon at Voyageur!) As Read More →

Year End Banquet

Save the date…..Saturday, November 14th. That is the date for our annual UMTR banquet. If you are a member it is FREE!!!! Yummy potluck food, an awesome gear swap table to give/take new/slightly used gear, awards, awesome speakers, door prizes, a morning fat ass run and much, much more. We will post more details as they come to fruition. Reminder: Memberships run from Jan 1-Dec Read More →

Voyageur 2015 Volunteer

Voyageur 2015

Tons of fun was had at the UMTR’s Beck Road aid station yesterday at Voyageur 50 mile in Carlton, MN. Feel free to tag as you see fit. A special thanks to Adam Schwartz-Lowe for coordinating the AS. Sorry we weren’t able to get everyone in the picture, but the fun and the aid provided the runners was so appreciated! And, yes, we had much Read More →

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