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 →

Mid-summer update!

The calendar tells me summer is in full swing, though temperatures up here in Duluth recently have suggested otherwise. And with summer has come our busiest time. Race series are in full swing, trail work days are happening all over the region assisted by our fellow members, and we have had some fun “fat ass” events for you all to meet each other and explore Read More →

SHT Trail Work Alert!

We saw the following request for trail work help on the SHT from John Storkamp! Let John know at john at rocksteadyrunning.com if you can help out. … the Superior Hiking Trail Association is looking for help during the weekdays next week (week of June 19th) to try to finish up the Gooseberry reroute – they had to cancel their last large group project weekend Read More →

Gnarly Bandit update post-Kettle!

The Gnarly Bandits have again demonstrated that they are a force to be reckoned with. After April’s Zumbro race eliminated only one of the starting 11 hopefuls, all 10 remaining Gnarly Bandits rolled through Kettle Moraine’s torrential downpour, soul-sucking mud, and crushing heat and humidity with the implacability of an Abrams tank. That’s right, despite an overall finish rate of less than 45% at Kettle 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 →

It’s another UMTR Trail Series update!

Another two races down! Ice Age and Spring Superior are fading in the rearview mirror already. Shout out to Kelly Jaworski for a great race in the 50 mile race at Ice Age. That proved to be the most competitive in the Ultra Series, with Kate Leis and Laurel Sipe not far behind. It was a fast day at Spring Superior! Course records were set 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 →

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 →