Leslie Mitchell- the artist that designed the new buckle


Leslie Mitchell is a regular on the Ornery Mule Racing design team. She is a graphic designer at Mitchell Design Link. Leslie has done an amazing job understanding the personality & history of Kettle Moraine Endurance races, and bringing that story to the art design.

Leslie’s Hobbies include-

Running- she is famous for getting great jumping shots during races

Comedian- Leslie performs regularly at Comedy Sportz- Quad Cities

Kettle Moraine Buckle Design Inspiration- Leslie tells the story of Kettle Moraine 100 in the buckle. The color is copper, to represent the classic Kettle. The topographical elevation design is actual design from a Kettle map. The pines are represented as a favorite part of the trail for so many. The owl’s eyes are focused on the race, and getting to the finish line. You can feel the determination in them to run through the day and night to get to the finish line. The runners will have that same focus on race day.

Pictured is the sub 24- 100 mile buckle. It is larger in size then the 100 mile finisher buckle. We will post pictures soon of the other buckles.

Thank you Leslie for all your hard work in this design. You are a gifted artist, and we sure appreciate you sharing that gift with the trail runners here in Heartland, USA!