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UMTR 2017 Budget: A look at where your membership fees go

We’re inching closer to that ever elusive 300 member mark and our special promotion to donate $300 to a trail/park of your choice! As a part of that promotion, we thought we should give all of you a little peek behind the curtain and show where your yearly $20 membership fee goes. By far, our largest budget item is donations to the parks and trails that Read More →

Call for Leadership

Greetings UMTR Members! It’s that time of year when we need to start talking about the UMTR Board of Directors. Upper Midwest Trail Runners is a completely volunteer organization with a hard-working board. We seek to help trail runners – and the trails themselves – across the upper midwest. That’s where YOU come in! UMTR can’t exist without folks like you stepping up and committing time and talents to Read More →

Ultra Series Update!

Greetings, UMTR Ultra Series! Apologies for the long radio silence on the Ultra Series Results. (Current standings found here.) June came and went so quickly that I feel like I slept through the month. Many of you likely feel very different, as we’ve had Chester Woods, Kettle Moraine, Black Hills, and Afton go by. There are so many great performances that I can’t begin to Read More →

A New Membership Record!

We’ve set a NEW RECORD! Upper Midwest Trail Runners has just logged 276 members, which is an all-time high! But with many hundreds of trail runners toeing the line at races each weekend, we think there’s still room to grow. If you’ve been on the fence about joining UMTR, now is the time! Yearly membership is only $20, and this fee gets you discounts at Read More →

Trail Series Update, June Edition

We are well into summer and the Afton 25k marks the halfway point for the UMTR Trail Series. Katrina Anderson is just 5 points ahead of Stefanie Anderson in the Female Open division. Ann Starr has taken the lead in the Female Master division. Amy Wasson has capitalized on the volunteer points and maintains the lead in the Grand Master division. Erik Raivo has taken the lead 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 →

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