Category Archives: Trail Series

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.

Black Hills

Gnarly Bandit: Odd Couples Therapy

The Gnarly Bandit was feeling a bit melancholy as he gazed at the quiet, snow-covered peaks of the distant Black Hills. The headline in the tattered newspaper in his saddlebag said it all. “Three Escape the Bandit! Make off with Fame and Fortune!” The Grizzled One sighed. They had given him the slip. “Could’ve used that pot o’ gold,” he grumbled. “Might’ve bought me a Read More →

UMTR Trail Series: Results – The Final Tally

One week to go before the UMTR banquet and the Trail Series Standings are now being posted. Please memorize since there will be a banquet quiz with a huge prize to be awarded…..well, maybe not, but everyone on this list deserve kudos for being a UMTR and being a part of this series. Awesome awards will be given to each Class winner, as well as Read More →

UMTR Ultra Series: Results – The Final Tally

The results are in! Please review the series standings for accuracy, and contact me with any errors or omissions so that I can finalize these standings. Hope that you’re looking forward to the big UMTR Awards Banquet happening on November 22. Also expect to see an Ultra Series survey/wrap up email in early December. Thanks for your participation! -Eric Nordgren Results can be found on Read More →

UMTR Ultra Series: Fighting to the Finish!

Hello again, all! Getting this update out as soon as possible after the Wild Duluth results posted. Only one set of races left, the Surf the Murph happening tomorrow. I’m sure they could still use volunteers if you want to grab some last minute points and haven’t tapped out a full 45. As for the standings, been a bit of shuffling after Glacial Trail and Read More →

UMTR Trail Series: Through Big Woods, only two races left!

As always, please double check your race and volunteer totals. If you feel there is an error, don’t hesitate to drop us a line. UMTR Trail Series results can be found on the UMTR Trail Series Page.

Help Wanted

Gnarly Bandit: References Available Upon Request

It was fair to say that the Gnarly Bandit Apprenticeship Program had never been particularly successful, a fact that bewildered the grizzled one, as he felt his unique blend of orneriness and depravity were the kind of tough love that young folks needed nowadays. He was certain this would have been reflected in the end-of-program instructor evaluations… had anyone actually made it past the first Read More →

UMTR Trail Series: They’re comin’ fast and furious…

The races they are a comin’ fast and furious for the UMTR Trail Series…. After a few week hiatus during the last few weeks of August, we’ve seen two races in the last two weeks(Moose Mtn. Marathon and Harmon Farms) and another two(In Yan Teopa and William O’Brien) this upcoming weekend. Fall is here and the weather has been near perfect! The usual suspects are Read More →