The UMTR Ultra Series is a series of ultra trail races throughout the upper Midwest.
Series Director: Eric Nordgren
|Zumbro 100 Mile / 50 Mile||Zumbro Falls, MN||04/11/2014|
|Chippewa 50K||New Auburn, WI||04/26/2014|
|Ice Age 50K / 50 Mile||La Grange, WI||05/10/2014|
|Superior Trail 50K||Lutsen, MN||05/17/2014|
|Kettle Moraine 100K / 100 Mile||La Grange, WI||06/07/2014|
|Chester Woods 50K||Rochester, MN||06/07/2014|
|Black Hills 50K / 100K / 100 Mile||Sturgis, SD||06/28/2014|
|Afton 50K||Afton, MN||07/05/2014|
|Voyageur 50 Mile||Carlton, MN||07/26/2014|
|Marquette 50K / 50 Mile||Marquette, MI||08/16/2014|
|Lean Horse 50K / 50 Mile / 100 Mile||Hot Springs, SD||08/23/2014|
|Sawtooth 100 Mile||Lutsen, MN||09/05/2014|
|Superior 50 Mile||Lutsen, MN||09/06/2014|
|Glacial Trail 50K / 50 Mile||Greenbush, WI||10/12/2014|
|Wild Duluth 50K / 100K||Duluth, MN||10/18/2014|
|Surf the Murph 50K / 50 Mile||Savage, MN||10/25/2014|
Note: 100 milers run during the Ultra Series that are also on the Gnarly Bandit list will count for both series.
- You must be a UMTR member to participate in the series.
- Entrance in the Ultra series does not guarantee entry into any individual race. Entrants are responsible for their own race registration and all race entry fees.
- 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.
- Scoring will be as follows:
- Participants may run as many of the series races as they wish, any race finished at any distance listed will be used for the final tally.
- A runner must complete the distance for which he / she originally registered and started to 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.
- 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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