Monthly Archives: June 2017

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SHT Trail Work Alert!

We saw the following request for trail work help on the SHT from John Storkamp! Let John know at john at rocksteadyrunning.com if you can help out. … the Superior Hiking Trail Association is looking for help during the weekdays next week (week of June 19th) to try to finish up the Gooseberry reroute – they had to cancel their last large group project weekend Read More →

Gnarly Bandit update post-Kettle!

The Gnarly Bandits have again demonstrated that they are a force to be reckoned with. After April’s Zumbro race eliminated only one of the starting 11 hopefuls, all 10 remaining Gnarly Bandits rolled through Kettle Moraine’s torrential downpour, soul-sucking mud, and crushing heat and humidity with the implacability of an Abrams tank. That’s right, despite an overall finish rate of less than 45% at Kettle Read More →

Trail work alert!

UMTR member Lisa Messerer sent along these opportunities for helping out our northern Minnesota trails! Lisa organizes 3-4 work evenings on the SHT in Duluth, MN every summer. This year they will be on Wednesday’s – June 14, 21, and 28 Start at 5:30 pm, work at least 2 hours or until we finish the planned section. June 14: WildKnits Section to Glen Place (meet Read More →

Trail Advocacy Committee Update

As trail runners, one of the things that binds us together is our love of the outdoors and supporting the trails and parks that we love. One of the requests that we’ve heard is from people asking how to get more involved with the trails and parks that we care about, either in planning and governing, or with trail maintenance and expansion. With this in Read More →

It’s another UMTR Trail Series update!

Another two races down! Ice Age and Spring Superior are fading in the rearview mirror already. Shout out to Kelly Jaworski for a great race in the 50 mile race at Ice Age. That proved to be the most competitive in the Ultra Series, with Kate Leis and Laurel Sipe not far behind. It was a fast day at Spring Superior! Course records were set Read More →