The 2018 Trail Series are Here!

It’s the season for snowshoes, spikes, and beardsicle pictures. It’s also the time of year when we start dropping cash on our 2018 races! As you’re making your plans, we’re excited to announce the 2018 Trail, Ultra, and Gnarly Bandit series races.

While the Gnarly Bandit series hasn’t changed much, we’ve added a few races to the Trail Series and Ultra Series (We’ve heard you loud and clear Wisconsin!). Some of the race dates have yet to be officially published, but we’ll update the series listings as we hear from the race directors.

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you see anything that needs attention on these lists.

Trail Series

RaceLocationDate
Zumbro 17 MileZumbro Falls, MN4/14/2018
Trail Mix 25KRockford, MN4/21/2018
Chippewa 10K*New Auburn, WI4/28/2018
Runnin in the Ruff 10kMilaca, MN5/5/2018
The Willow 10 Mile* & 20 MileHudson, WI5/5/2018
Superior Trail 25K & 12.5KLutsen, MN5/19/2018
Go Spring 7.5KSaint Paul, MN5/19/2018
Chester Woods Trail Race 10 MileChester Woods, Rochester, MN6/2/2018
Sour Grapes Half MarathonBrainerd Arboretum, Brainerd, MN6/9/2018
Saint Mary's Trail Scamper 5k*This event will not take place in 2018, and is no longer a part of the 2018 Trail Series.
Tofte Trek 10KTofte, MN7/4/2018
Afton Trail 25KAfton State Park, MN7/7/2018
Bay 2 Bay 10K*Silver Bay, MN7/14/2018
Eugene Curnow Trail MarathonDuluth, MN7/14/2018
Fisherman’s Picnic 5 MileGrand Marais, MN8/4/2018
Moose Mountain MarathonLutsen, MN9/8/2018
O'Brien 10 miler*Marine on St. Croix, MN9/16/2018
In Yan Teopa 10 Mile Trail RunFrontenac State Park, MN9/22/2018
Vasaloppet Swedish Mile 5K/10KMora, MN9/29/2018
Big Woods Run Half MarathonNerstrand State Park, MN10/13/2018
Surf the Murph 25KSavage, MN10/20/2018
Harder than He!! Half MarathonDuluth, MN10/20/2018
Great Pumpkin Chase 10K*Lake Elmo, MN2018 Date TBA
Hixon 25KLa Crosse, WI10/28/2018
NEW in 2018: The Flight! The Flight is a grouping of 5 races, ranging in distance from 5K to 10 miles. This tasty sampling of shorter races is an opportunity for runners to experience the trails, try something different, or find a race off the beaten path. Whether you're new to the trails or someone who enjoys being done with your race in time for lunch, the Flight is a great option!

The Flight will be designated by the UMTR Board each year and may change from year to year, to highlight all the different things our region has to offer. The races selected for 2018 are highlighted in yellow on the table above. Trail Run Series participants who complete all five Flight races will be recognized at the annual banquet and presented with a token celebrating their achievement.

Ultra Series

RaceLocationDate
END-SURE 100 Mile/100K/50K Leonard, ND3/24/2018
Zumbro 100 Mile / 50 MileZumbro Falls, MN4/13-14/2018
Trail Mix 50KRockford, MN4/21/2018
Chippewa 50KNew Auburn, WI4/28/2018
Ice Age 50K / 50 MileLa Grange, WI5/12/2018
Superior Trail 50KLutsen, MN5/19/2018
Kettle Moraine 50K/100K / 100 MileLa Grange, WI6/2-3/2018
Chester Woods 50KRochester, MN6/2/2018
Black Hills 100 Mile /50 Mile/50KSturgis, SD6/22/2018
Afton 50KAfton, MN7/7/2018
Dances with Dirt 50K & 50 MileDevils Lake, WI7/14/2018
Voyageur 50 MileCarlton, MN7/28/2018
Marquette 50K / 50 MileMarquette, MI8/18/2018
Lean Horse 30 Mile / 50 Mile / 100 MileHot Springs, SD8/17-18/2018
Underdown 50K / 50 MileGleason, WI8/25/2018
Superior 100/50 MileLutsen, MN9/7-8/2018
North Face 50K & 50 MileDousman, WI9/15/2018
Glacial Trail 50K / 50 MileGreenbush, WI10/14/2018
Wild Duluth 50K / 100KDuluth, MN10/20/2018
Surf the Murph 50K / 50 MileSavage, MN10/20/2018
Hixon 50KLa Crosse, MN10/28/2018
tBunk 50K, 50 Mile, 100 Mile, & 200 MileWhitewater, WI11/2-4/2018

Gnarly Bandit Series

RaceLocationDate
Zumbro 100 Mile Endurance RunZumbro Falls, MN4/13/2018
Kettle Moraine 100 MileLa Grange, WI6/2/2018
Black Hills 100 MileSturgis, SD6/22/2018
Superior Sawtooth 100 MileLutsen, MN9/7/2018
Wild Duluth 100KDuluth, MN10/20/2018

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