Twin Cities in Motion


Upper Midwest Endurance Challenge


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After registering for the Challenge, you’ll receive information and instructions for entering 2014 Grandma’s Marathon, the 2014 Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon and the 2015 American Birkebeiner as a UMEC participant.



Registration for the 2014-15 Upper Midwest Endurance Challenge is $40. As a gift, all Challenge entrants will receive a free pair of running socks from FITSOK®.




Registration for the events that compose the Challenge is conducted separately.  Please follow registration procedures and deadlines for the individual events as listed on their respective websites. 


Finishers' Jackets

Athletes who successfully complete all three events of the 2014-15 Upper Midwest Endurance Challenge will receive an exclusive UMEC-logo Brooks® Essential Run Jacket.  The windproof, water-resistant jacket, a $85 value, is exclusive to UMEC finishers.  (Jackets shown are 2013-14 styles.)







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Awards & Prizes

The Upper Midwest Endurance Challenge will recognize open and five-year age-group winners for men and women based on total time in the three events.  A participant's age-group will be determined based on his or her age on February 21, 2015. A conversion factor will be used to adjust finish times from any UMEC participant skiing the 54K Birkie Classic Race. All UMEC finishers will be entered in a drawing for a grand prize of free entry into the 2015 Grandma's Marathon or Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon, the 2015 Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon or Medtronic TC 10 Mile, and the 2016 American Birkebeiner or Kortelopet.


Athletes interested in participating in the 2014-15 Upper Midwest Endurance Challenge must register by August 1, 2014. Entry into the individual events composing the Challenge is the responsibility of the participant. Registration fees for the Upper Midwest Endurance Challenge and the events that constitute it are non-refundable and non-transferrable.


Participants in the Upper Midwest Endurance Challenge must be at least 18-years-old.


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Mailing Address

Contact UMEC by U.S. Mail at:  Upper Midwest Endurance Challenge, P.O. Box 16234, Duluth, MN  55816