Thursday, May 1, 2008

UMTR Names the Afton Trail Run 50K as the 2008 Upper Midwest Ultra Championship Race.

With an already record number of competitors anticipated for this years 50K event, we believe that this could be one of the biggest races, drawing the largest pool of talent in the Midwest this year. Already planning on the race are such talented Midwest runners as Wynn Davis, Duke Rembleski, Eve Rembleski, Patrick RussellJoe Ziegenfuss and many more. (For those contenders who are still lurking in the shadows we ask you to stand up and be counted now!) We believe that these standout Midwest runners rival the talents of the best east and west coast runners that we hear and read so much about. We hope that this Championship race will draw other high level runners from around the Midwest and from around the country. We are sure to see some great competition and some really fast times. We believe that this event will say to the entire US ultra / trail running community that Midwest runners are the real deal!

Stay tuned to the Afton Trail Run blog for further updates and please visit theUMTR website for additional details about winners awards for the championship race. Tell all your fast friends to sign up, because the winner will have bragging rights for 1 whole year!