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Let's talk race series

25 Apr 2021 3:30 PM | Jamison Swift (Administrator)

Happy Spring everyone and welcome back to racing! We wanted to take a brief moment to update everyone on how the race series are going to work this year. 

We're hoping to hold our various series as close to as normal as possible, however, we ask that people have patience and understanding if circumstances require changing things at the last minute. Many race directors are struggling to get permission to hold an event, and sometimes that means shifting date or distances. Remember everyone is doing their best. 

Trail Series: The trail series has kicked off with Zumbro and Trail Mix, and Willow is right around the corner on May 1st. If you've signed up for this series you should have already heard from series director Mandy on how to submit your results. 

Ultra Series: We've had 4 events happen in the Ultra series with END Sure, Zumbro, Trail Mix, and the awesome Chippewa 50K finishing up right now. Series director Carl will be contacting folks after each race about submitting results. 

Timed Series: The first Timed Series event is the Treasured Havens Farm 3, 6, and 12 hour run on May 30th. The rest of the schedule is still very much in flux and we'll keep people posted as we hear more. 

Gnarly Bandit: This is the one everyone has been asking about... and YES we are hoping to have a Gnarly Bandit series for this year. However, with the absence of Zumbro, this will once again be a 4-race series this year; Kettle Moraine 100, Black Hills 100, Superior 100, and Wild Duluth 100K. Series director Brandon will be keeping track of results and who's still in, and who's still out, as the year goes on. 

Finally, there's still time to join in the fun, and it's as simple as 1, 2, 3...

  1. Make sure you're a current member of UMTR. You must be a member in good standing to participate. You can sign up at https://umtr.org/Membership

    MAKE SURE TO CHECK IF YOUR MEMBERSHIP IS CURRENT! MANY PEOPLE HAVE LAPSED MEMBERSHIP AND DON'T EVEN KNOW IT!
  2. Once you're a member, check out our instructions on how to select your race series for 2021. https://umtr.org/How-to-Sign-Up  (must be logged in to view)
  3. Go run and have fun!!!

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