Meet Kim Kocher

We would like to introduce Kim Kocher. She is a very important part of the Ornery Mule Racing team. Kim (along side Debi Haas) host our Ornery Mule Racing YouTube channel. Kim is is so encouraging of everyone in the community, truly loves people, and we are so grateful to receive her kindness. She is a great role model of what Ornery Mule racing stands for. Kindness, community & ordinary people doing epic things!


Meet Jeffery Lenard

Course Director at Frozen Gnome and Earth Day trail race.

Jeff is a talented, joyful runner that is quick on the trails! Even though he can crank some fast times at races- you are more likely to find him helping someone else reach their goal.

Jeff puts a lot of time and care into the Frozen Gnome & Earth Day trail race courses. He has “tweaked” the race design to make sure runners get to enjoy all of our local running clubs favorite trails at Veteran acres. He organizes the course volunteers on race day, and is in charge of marking and taking down the trail markers. It is a big job. Jeff does an incredible job! Be sure to give him an extra “high five” on race day!


Michele Hartwig OMR Founder

Lover of trails, wild flowers, my dog, friends and family

I started running after my kids were born. The picture in the header is me finishing one of my first marathons. My son Royal and daughter Tasha ran me in. I love them so much, and this picture means the world to me.

As I continued this sport I was quickly drawn to trail running, with a strong curiosity towards ultrarunning. I heard about Kettle Moraine 100/100k trail race which is close to my house. I decided to go to the race and spectate as my first ultra-experience.  

I showed up at Nordic where Timo and Jason greeted me like an old friend even though I had never met them. I was nervous and intimidated by the event. To be welcomed so warmly helped me relax.


Meet Nich Panice

Team Ornery Mule Racing athlete

Nich holds our value of Kindness, community & epic trail running! He also happens to be a really bad ass runner!




Chris Remhof is new to the Ornery Mule Racing team!

He is currently working on a NEW Ornery Mule Race that will be announced very soon! We are very happy to have Chris on the team!



Meet Christian

Martial Arts Instructor and Team Ornery Mule Racing! Christian is training for his 1st 100 mile race at Kettle Moraine 100 this year! Follow his journey!