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Ultra series update, May 2017

Another two races into the 2017 UMTR Ultra Series, with great days for racing at both Trail Mix 50K and Chippewa Moraine 50K. Lots of participation in the races and volunteering in already! Shout out to David Lenahan on fourth place and Willow Hoaglund in sixth place at Trail Mix. As for Chippewa, it was a wonderful day but maybe a bit slow on the way Read More →

It’s another mid-week roundup!

Last weekend in racing, a smattering of Trail Run Series participants dove into the Runnin’ in the Ruff 10K in Milaca. For those of you who participated, make sure you keep an eye on your email, so you can report your results! Coming up on Saturday May 13, the Ultra Series gets some action in and around La Grange, WI with the phenomenal Ice Age Read More →

New Facebook Page!

Greetings UMTR Members, from the Board of Directors! One of the areas we’ve promised to work on this year is communication, and we wanted to give you an update on a couple things that we’re doing to help support that goal.   First, we know that in a Facebook Group it’s hard to know what messages are official UMTR messages, and what is part of Read More →

Greetings from the UMTR Ultra Series!

The 2017 season is well underway. We’ve had two series of races, with END-SURE and Zumbro in the books. Trails have cleared early this year, and I hope you’re all enjoying the early season start! A few notable results as well! Mark Martinsen won the 100K at END-SURE, Mark Brose the 50K. At Zumbro, Tina Johnson and Jeff Miller were third and fourth overall in Read More →

The first Gnarly race complete!

As sunshine streamed into the Zumbro assembly area Friday morning, 11 Gnarly Bandit hopefuls toed the starting line, with smiles on their faces and fire in their souls. And by Saturday evening, all but one had completed the first of the five challenges in the race series. (Allan Holtz stopped after four of six laps). Warm, sunny weather and unusually dry (and sandy) trails made for un-Zumbro-like Read More →

It’s Gnarly Time!

The weather is uncertain, the trails are muddy, the drop bags are packed, the taper crazies are almost over. That’s right, it’s already Zumbro time! It’s going to be an incredible kickoff to the 2017 Gnarly Bandit Ultra Trail Series! We have 10 stout competitors, strong of leg and true of heart (if a bit short of toenails), including several Gnarly Bandit veterans. We have Read More →

Have you joined UMTR yet?

This is your friendly reminder that if you would like to be apart of any of the race series, you must be a member of the group BEFORE the first race. With END-SURE being only two weeks out, this means many of you need to sign up before that weekend! However, and equally important to remember is that even if you do not want to Read More →

Call for sponsors!

Looking for a way to promote your business while supporting great trail running and friendly competition? The Upper Midwest Trail Runners is looking for sponsors for our annual Trail, Ultra, and Gnarly Bandit Race Series! If your business would like to support a race series with a cash or in-kind sponsorship, send your proposal to info@umtr.net by February 26. (If you have questions, that’s how Read More →

Welcome to 2017 Trail Runners!

Upper Midwest Trail Runners is ready to kick off another great year of running trails, and being an awesome community of people who care about each other and the outdoors. The Board of Directors met in January and finalized our 2017 race series calendar, as well as addressed some exciting changes coming this year. First, we’re going to utilize this website more often to share Read More →

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