Category Archives: Volunteering

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 →

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 →

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 →

Volunteer Tracking

New for 2015 – we will be tracking the volunteer hours that UMTR members put in throughout the year, but we need your help for accurate numbers! Starting February 1, when you give your time for any trail race or maintenance event, send us an email at info@umtr.net and let us know. This is not a competition, we simply wish to start putting some numbers Read More →

William O’Brien Volunteer Call-Out!

As many of you may recall, one of the UMTR Trail Race Series races (William O’Brien) had to be rescheduled from earlier this year due to flooding. That race is now this weekend. UMTR is coordinating some of the volunteers for the race. Since this is a shorter race we need fewer volunteers and the time commitment is much shorter. We are looking for a Read More →

2014 Fall Superior Endurance Races – UMTR Aid Station Vounteers Needed!

Come one, come all! UMTR is looking for volunteers… lots of them! As we did last year, UMTR will again be sponsoring the Temperance River Aid Station at the Fall Superior Endurance Races on the weekend of Sept 5-7th. This is a special aid station that enables you to help out runners in the 100 mile, 50 mile and Moose Mountain Marathon at the same Read More →

UMTR Volunteering: Trail Maintenance Project – Jay Cooke SP / Superior Hiking Trail

Extra, extra, read all about it! Trail Maintenance Project is scheduled! UMTR is coordinating our annual trail maintenance project and we want your help! This is a great chance to help maintain the quality trails we are privileged to use throughout the year. Plus, you can earn valuable volunteer points for the various Trail Series to boot! This year we will be assisting with Gill Read More →