UMTR Trail Run Series

The UMTR Trail Run Series is a set of trail races of varying distances, ranging up to marathon.

Update: January 8, 2018: We are working on verifying some of the event links and dates, but the list has been posted. We will fill in the details as we get them.

2018 Standings: Google Spreadsheet

Series Coordinators: Loren Albin & Lisa Kapsner-Swift

Series Sponsor: Kottke Construction (Learn More)

Races Show/Hide

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, MN10/27/2018
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.

Rules You must be a UMTR member to participate in the series.

  • Entrance in the UMTR Trail Run series does not guarantee entry into any individual race. Entrants are responsible for their own race registration and all race entry fees.
  • Races started prior to the official start time will not be counted in the scoring.  This ensures that all runners have the same amount of time and conditions in which to complete an event.
  • There is no retroactive scoring; only races completed after entering the series will be scored.
  • There will be overall male and female winners, plus age groups for each: Open (under 40 years), Masters (40-49) and Grandmasters (50+). A runner’s age group is determined by their age as of April 1, just prior to the start of the series.
  • To avoid duplication of awards, overall winners will not be eligible for age group awards.
  • A runner must complete at least three races to win overall or in their age class.
  • Only official finishes, as determined by the event’s Race Director, will earn points in the series standings.
  • Scoring will be as follows:
    • Participants may run as many of the series races as they wish.
    • A runner must complete the distance for which he / she originally registered and started to earn points in the series standings. Longer distances do not count for the Trail Series.
    • Only official finishes, as determined by the event’s Race Director, will earn points in the series standings.
    • 50 points are awarded for first place among participating series runners, 40 for second, 30 for third, 20 for fourth, 10 for all other finishers.
    • Legs-of-Iron Bonus: If a runner finishes more than 5 races, any race beyond 5 will earn 10 bonus points, which will be added on to the finish place points.
    • Sweet 16!: The UMTR will honor runners who complete 16 races in EITHER series this year with “Sweet 16!” awards.
    • Volunteer Bonus: Volunteering at any race in any UMTR series will be awarded 15 bonus points, applied to both overall and age class standings in all series in which the entrant is participating. Up to 3 bonuses will be applied per entrant per UMTR series season. It is the responsibility of the entrant to notify the series director, of ALL the series in which they participate, of their volunteering within three weeks or by the next race, whichever is later.
    • Point system will be applied per age group, and for the overall championship.
    • There will be no tie-breakers for age group or overall standings.
  • Standings for the series will be posted here. Please contact the series director if there are questions about scoring.

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