Category Archives: Umtr Activities

February Update!

It may not feel like it, with yesterday’s snowfall in the upper midwest, but spring is on the way – and with it, our race season! Our first series race takes place on March 24th in McLeod, ND. If you’re still looking for a race to kick off your year, the END-SURE 25K, 50K, 100K, and 100M are still open for registration! The 50K and Read More →

Post-Banquet News Round-up

The annual UMTR member banquet took place on Saturday night, and we had a fantastic turnout with somewhere between 80-100 members in attendance. The food was abundant and the company was second to none. Three huge pieces of business were accomplished during the banquet: the incoming UMTR Board of Directors was elected, awards were given, and our year-end donation dollars were announced. During the Annual Read More →

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: On the distant horizon, save Read More →

UMTR 2017 Budget: A look at where your membership fees go

We’re inching closer to that ever elusive 300 member mark and our special promotion to donate $300 to a trail/park of your choice! As a part of that promotion, we thought we should give all of you a little peek behind the curtain and show where your yearly $20 membership fee goes. By far, our largest budget item is donations to the parks and trails that Read More →

Welcome to 2017 Trail Runners!

Upper Midwest Trail Runners is ready to kick off another great year of running trails, and being an awesome community of people who care about each other and the outdoors. The Board of Directors met in January and finalized our 2017 race series calendar, as well as addressed some exciting changes coming this year. First, we’re going to utilize this website more often to share Read More →

June Fat Ass at Jay Cooke State Park

Have you always wanted to explore some of the trails of Jay Cooke state park? Come join UMTR for a Fat Ass fun run on June 27th at 9AM at the Jay Cooke visitors center. Run options of several lengths will be available and there might even be munchies afterward too!

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 and let us know. This is not a competition, we simply wish to start putting some numbers Read More →

Swap your Gear! At the Awards Fest!

Want to get a free shirt, running book or gear? Do you have unused or slightly used running related item(s) that another runner might be able to use or appreciate? Look for the “swap table” at the upcoming UMTR banquet this weekend. This is a tremendous chance for those attending to “share the wealth” and meet others in the process. This will be totally free Read More →

Save the Date

UMTR Awards Fest! Save the Date! Saturday, November 22nd!

Hope your calendars are marked in ink for our Annual Awards Fest! You should have received an E-Vite if you are a current member! If not, check your junk mail area in case it got caught up. If you still can’t find your invitation, please feel free to contact us. Come celebrate amazing accomplishments, enjoy fellowship and yummy cuisine as we share our Potluck dishes. Read More →

UMTR Awards Fest is here!

We hope you are as excited as our UMTR Board is about Saturday’s potluck Awards Fest! Can’t wait to see you all at the most happening place! Confirm your attendance if you have not yet done so, and start whippin’ up something for the fabulous Aid Station Buffet! Annual Awards Fest – 5:00 PM on Saturday, November 16th at the Stillwater Evangelical Free Church! (address, Read More →

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