Race management done with LOVE. Please check out all our races websites.

We give our runners great swag/medals, chip timed races, FUN well marked courses & amazing volunteers!

We hope you can join our little running family as a runner or volunteer! We welcome everyone with a smile & a hug.

Ornery Mule Racing is about

Kindness- Community- & Ordinary people doing epic things

We welcome you to join us on the trails!


Register To Run or Volunteer for all FIVE Ornery Mule Races and receive an Ornery mule racing care package that INCLUDES an Ornery Mule Racing tank

After you register for all the races, send an email to OrneryMuleRacing@yahoo.com to let us know your shirt size, and mailing address.

We will get your special gift in the mail for you!



Frozen Gnome Trail Races

Frozen Gnome 50k/10k: There’s no race like Gnome!

Triple black diamond rated, fun and frosty run on challenging single track! 

Finisher medals for both distances! Excellent Frozen Gnome Swag!

Must do winter race!

Earth Day Trail Races

Earth Day 50k/25k/5 mile- handmade finisher awards, cool shirts, amazing trails with lot's of friends!

Come run with us at Veteran Acres and Sternes Woods in Crystal Lake, Illinois!

Single track, rolling hills, blossoming spring flowers, open prairie and pine forest await you! 

Hennepin Hundred Trail Races

Hennepin Hundred (100 solo/50 solo/50k solo/ 100 RELAY): Illinois only point to point ultramarathon.

Bring on the adventure! The world's best aid stations! Cool swag! Amazing finisher medals!

Come join us on the rustic Hennepin Canal trail!

Galena Sky trail races

May 18th, 2019

8  & 4 hour timed ultra

Looped course, finisher medal & cool shirt swag for all runners!

This race is held at the relaxing Chestnut Mountain resort. 

Kettle Moraine Endurance Races


June 1st and 2nd, 2019

Race distances of 100 mile, 100k, 50k, 38 mile fun run and 100 mile team relay

This classic ultra marathon was started in 1995 by Kevin and Kris Setnes. They RD'd for 6 years, then Tim "Timo" Yanacheck and Jason Dorgan Co-RD'd until 2018.  These four ultra running pioneers have built traditions in Kettle Moraine 100 that will carry on for many years to come. Their work is why so many of us are trail and ultra-marathoners.

Upon Jason and Timo's retirement they chose Michele Hartwig- Ornery Mule Racing to be the new Race Director. Thank you Kevin, Kris, Timo and Jason for all you have done. You are greatly admired, respected and appreciated by the trail and ultra community.

The race is 100% trail with the exception of a few road crossings. 65 miles of the course is run on the Ice Age Trail. The race starts at Nordic Trail Head, N9084 County Road H, Whitewater, Wisconsin.

photo credit: Ali Engin

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