​Welcome Runners to the Endless Summer Trail Run Series French 5KM!

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​B​elow are just a few reminders about tonight’s race – be sure to visit our website for full event details.

ESTRS French 5KM
Wednesday June 14th, 2017
French Regional Park
12605 Rockford Rd
Plymouth, MN 55441
Directions HERE
Parking Options HERE

Check-In Starts at 5:00 PM – Race Starts at 6:30 PM

* We understand that work days can be a little hectic, if you arrive after the start of the race you will not be able to pick up your number / officially start the race, however, you are welcome to get your swag item, go out for a run on your own and join us after.

IMPORTANT INFO REGARDING CONSTRUCTION AT THE PARK AND ALLOWING EXTRA TIME FOR TRAVEL AND PARKING:
Two of the usual parking lots within the park that we use for this event are under construction and will be unavailable for us to use.  There will still be plenty of parking, however, we do encourage car-pooling.  When you arrive on the park property look for signage and volunteers who will help direct you to the appropriate spots to park including overflow parking in grass areas and parking on the side of the road – only park where directed.  
Additionally, they are doing some construction outside of the park on Rockford Road that might cause some minor delays as well.  Be sure to allow a little extra time for parking and walking to the start.

NO Race Day Registration:
Please note that we do not offer race day registration

Parking:
There is plenty of parking within a short walk of the start, a map showing available parking is HERE – please review it in advance.

Race Numbers:
Please know your race / bib number at check in, you can find that HERE https://www.estrs.com/2017-estrs-french-5km-bib-number-assignments/

Bring ID:
Be sure to bring your ID when you check in / pick up your race number and chip if you care to have a beer after – you will be issued a wrist band at this time – you can also bring your ID later but before is preferred.

Restrooms:
There are restrooms at the Moraine Shelter / race start area – there are also restrooms located at the Skyline Shelter which is very close to the start as well – see map HERE

NO Aid Station:
A reminder that there is no aid station for ESTRS races 4MI or less, IF YOU FEEL YOU WILL NEED WATER, CARRY A WATER BOTTLE!

Weather, Heat & Thunderstorms:
It’s Summer, it can be hot.  Be sure to carry water if you feel you will need it, for races over 4MI we will have a water stop around the half way point.  We expect that you will use your personal judgement in deciding if it is too hot for you to run.  The race will be held rain or shine – however, severe weather is a different story.  To date we have never called off a race early / in advance due to the potential for severe weather – hopefully, the worse case scenario would be a delay in the start time once unsafe weather conditions have passed.  If severe weather were to persist after a reasonable amount of time we would call off the event.

Chip Timing:
We will be chip-timing this race, your chip will be affixed to your race bib / number, please do not bend or fold your race number / timing chip.

Results:
Results will be posted live / in real time HERE https://results.chronotrack.com/event/results/event/event-29032

Swag:
We will have some sweatshirts, t-shirts, hats and posters for sale, cash or check only.

Review our Website:
This email is not intended to be comprehensive, please take a moment to review all other information / everything you need to know can be found HERE https://www.estrs.com/

If you email us today there is no guarantee that we will be able to get back to you – we will be at the park getting things ready for tonight! Everything you need to know should be on the website or listed above.  See you all tonight for the race and pizza and refreshments after!

Thank You,

John Storkamp

Race Director

[email protected]lrunseries.com

+ Click HERE for Quick Info


2017 Endless Summer Trail Run Series (ESTRS)

Weeknight trail races for everyone!
Twin Cities area, Minnesota
4 X Wednesday Nights
Races start at 6:30PM
$25.00

* Click links below for info specific to each race.

Lebanon 10KM – Wed May 24
French 5K – Wed June 14
Lebanon 7MI – Wed July 12
Hyland TBD – Wed Aug 2

Registration:
Opens Sunday January 1st, 2017 – 12:01AM CST
Closes the Tuesday before each event  at 11:59PM – OR once the field limit has been met.
Complete Registration Details HERE

*** ALL ESTRS RACES SOLD OUT IN ADVANCE LAST TWO YEARS – WE DO NOT OFFER RACE DAY REGISTRATION.

About ESTRS:
Remember when you were young and the summer days were hot, relaxing and seemingly endless?  Well, as adults we still get that but usually only on weekends and holidays… until now.  The Endless Summer Trail Run Series is the brain-child of two passionate Minnesota trail-running main-stays – Rocksteady Running and Twin Cities Running Company.  The series was created to provide low-key, low-pressure trail running / racing opportunities for people of all ages, abilities and levels of experience. Whether you are a seasoned trail or road racer, first time trail-racer, need a tune-up for your next race, need to get in some speed-work or just want to have some pizza, pop and beer with us at the finish – running one or all of the races in the series is for you.  The Endless Summer Trail Run Series has garnered a strong local following and has gotten significant national media coverage as one of the best organized and most well attended trail running series in the country!