Upper Midwest Endurance Challenge

The Challenge

We have a challenge for you: conquer Grandma’s Marathon, the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon and the American Birkebeiner in sequence! It’s a feat of stamina we’re calling the Upper Midwest Endurance Challenge (UMEC).

The Challenge is a collaboration of the region’s three premiere endurance events, assembled to encourage the boldest athletes to test their mettle in spring, fall and winter. Meet the challenge and you’ll earn tripled bragging rights and a one-of-a-kind Brooks jacket awarded exclusively to UMEC finishers.

Think you’re up to the epic task? Visit runrunski.org to register! Then, once you've signed up, get out and start training!