Category Archives: Trail Series

Trail Run Series Update

With Moose Mountain and William O’ Brien in the books, we only have 5 races left in the series!   I hope you enjoyed summer and can get out to see the Fall colors. Jim Weise continues to establish his lead in the Overall Series with an amazing 395 points.   Is it possible to catch up?!? On the female side, the competition is getting intense!   Stefanie Anderson has a Read More →

Ultra Series and Trail Run Series UPDATED!

The UMTR Ultra Series has been updated through Voyageur, and current standings can be viewed here.   We’ve seen another of the classics go into the records for the year, with the Voyageur living up to it’s history as a hot, steamy race. We had, by far, the highest participation of any of the races in the series so far, with 29 of our Ultra Read More →

It’s an All-Purpose Update!

Hey members! It’s time for an all-purpose update! First, we’ve got an SHT FatAss coming up! Paul Wilken is graciously assembling a Not-Quite-50K FatAss next Saturday, August 12th. This run will be starting at Enger Tower in Duluth and running the Wild Duluth route down to Chambers Grove Park. For more information or to join the event, head here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1741909912771047 On the distant horizon, save 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 →

A May Trail Series Update!

The 2017 Trail Series is well under way!  The results through the Runnin’ in the Ruff 10k miler are posted on the website. Stephanie Anderson takes the lead in the Female Open and Overall Female! Ann Starr currently leads the Female Masters Division, and Amy Wasson and Pam Albin are tied for Female Grandmaster! On the male side, Erik Raivo controls the Open with 100 points. Brian Swartling leads in 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 →

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 →

Gnarly Bandit: For Better Or For Worse

The Gnarly Bandit sat hunched over the table, throbbing head in his hands. It was one of those mornings, the kind that drove one to carefully contemplate his relationship with Tequila. If someone were to knock his elbows out from under, he wondered if his head would stay put, or crash to the table leaving a forehead shaped dent in the hickory. He couldn’t imagine Read More →

Gnarly Bandit: Searching for the King of Cool

The Gnarly Bandit considered the curious amalgam of rough-necks, goons and thieves that passed for clientele in this well-aged watering hole. Back home, they would have been at each other’s throats. Here, they conducted themselves as gentlemen; like siblings home for Christmas, quelling their differences, if only to smile simultaneously (and momentarily) for the family picture. It was a détente the patrons accepted for Bandit-Con, Read More →

2015 Trail Run Series

The races in the 2015 Trail Run Series are set.  Some of the dates aren’t quite set yet, so we took our best guess.  Be sure to double check them, and we’ll get things updated as we know more.

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