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UMTR Banquet – November 12th

Hear ye! Hear ye! It’s that time of year again…UMTR Banquet time! More info will be forthcoming, but here are the basics… When: Saturday, November 12th, 5pm-8:30pm Where: Richfield United Methodist Church, 5835 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 554199(new and bigger location!) Who’s invited? Current UMTR members are free and you can bring a guest for free too. Additional guests are $5/person. What do we Read More →

Meet Gnarly Bandit Contender Jim Lemke

1. When you started out at the Zumbro 100-mile back in April did you feel confident you would still be in the running for the award at this point? Going into any ultra I never assume I will finish. I hope for the best and plan for the worst. I plan my work and then I work the plan. Training, studying, and strategizing each race Read More →

Meet Gnarly Bandit Contender Erik Raivo

1. When you started out at the Zumbro 100-mile back in April did you feel confident you would still be in the running for the award at this point? Yes, while knowing that each race will pose a different set of uncertain challenges, I felt that my experience and preparation would allow me a good chance at success in the series.   2. What races Read More →

Trail Series Update

Updated results through In Yan Teopa. Ashley Busack leads the open division with 170 points. Brook Wheeler maintains a solid lead in the masters divison with 245 points. Pam Albin continues to rack up the points in the grandmasters division with 315 points. On the men’s side, Josh Thiemann continues to lead with 210 points in the open divison.  Steve Smilie leads with way in Read More →

Voyageur Volunteering

The weather was great and the fun had at Voyageur on July 30. Even more fun may have been had at the Beck’s Rd. UMTR aid station. If you needed aid and your spirits lifted, this was the place to go!  Thanks to all those that volunteered.  Much appreciated!  

Gnarly Bandits

100 % Success for the remaining Gnarly Bandits

Three Gnarly Bandits candidates toed the line for this weekend’s Fall Superior 100 and three Gnarly Bandit candidates finished! Congrats to Jim Lemke, Susan Donnelly, and Erik Raivo. Way to go! Finish Wild Duluth 100k and you become a member of the exclusive club! One more race to go!

Website Down

The home page has been down for a while and we are investigating.

Gnarly Bandit

Gnarly Bandit – Kettle Moraine

Here’s a quick shot of our Gnarly Bandit runners before the Kettle Moraine 100 miler.

Chester Woods 2016

UMTR had a great showing at Chester Woods this weekend. Here is a pre-race picture of some of the UMTR 10 mile runners that participated at Chesterwoods this weekend. Others that ran the 10 miler, 50k, and volunteered included JJ Teskey, John Storkamp(2nd Place-50k), Rob Henderson(3rd Place 50k), Jeff Miller(4 place 50k), Joe Boler(50k-great finish, place unknown), Kristine Tibor(50k-place unknown), and Jake Hegge(volunteer).

Ultra Series Update

Good afternoon! We’ve made it through another two races in the 2016 Ultra Series.  Ice Age 50K/50M were great early season races down in southern Wisconsin, and Spring Superior was an absolute hit for trail conditions, though I hear the weather could have been cooler. It’s early in the year, but there have been some outstanding efforts already.  Janet Gray, Andrew Kuncel, and Mark Martinesen Read More →