Welcome Runners to the Endless Summer Trail Run Series Spring Lake 5 Mile Trail Race! Below are just a few reminders about tomorrow night’s race – be sure to visit our website for full event details.

ESTRS Spring Lake Park 5 Mile
Wednesday August 7th, 2019
Spring Lake Park Reserve
8395 127th St E
Hastings, MN 55033
Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/juduW4zndEFZms738

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

Yes, of course, it is construction season in Minnesota and this one will affect most of you / those of you coming into Hastings on Highway 55 from Highway 52 and will add approx 7 minutes to your drive… County Road 42 will be closed from Highway 55 to Idell Avenue due to construction. The detour route is to follow Highway 55 towards Hastings, turn left on Pleasant Drive, turn left on County Road 42 then turn right on Idell Avenue. I have attached a map that shows this route HERE https://www.estrs.com/wp-content/uploads/SLPR-Detour-Map.jpg – Detour signs are also posted.

* 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.

There is more than enough parking onsite and on the road leading into the park. Those arriving late, be prepared for a 5 to 10 minute walk. Parking volunteers will direct you as soon as you enter the park. A detailed map showing available parking can be found HERE https://www.estrs.com/wp-content/uploads/ESTRS-Spring-Lake-Park-5-Mile-Course-Map-7-29-2019-400PM.jpg

Race Numbers:
Please know your race / bib number at check in, you can find that HERE https://www.estrs.com/2019-estrs-spring-lake-5mi-bib-number-assignments/

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

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.

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.

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 5KM we will have a water stop around the half way point. We expect that you will use your personal judgment 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.

Results will be posted live / in real time HERE https://results.chronotrack.com/event/results/event/event-49451

We will have some sweatshirts, t-shirts, hats and posters for sale, cash or check only. You can get an idea of the offerings HERE https://photos.app.goo.gl/HMuWgPX6wNEx6jsv7

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/ and HERE https://www.estrs.com/slp-5mi/

In Closing:
If you email us tomorrow there is no guarantee that we will be able to get back to you – we will be at Spring Lake Park getting things ready for the race! Everything you need to know should be on the website or listed above. See you all tomorrow night for the race, and pizza,refreshments and fellowship after!

Thank You,

John Storkamp
Race Director

2020 Endless Summer Trail Run Series (ESTRS)

Weeknight trail races for everyone!
Twin Cities area, Minnesota
5 X Wednesday Nights
Races start at 6:30PM
$25.00 (+registration fees)

* Click links below for info specific to each race.

Lebanon 10KM – Wed May 20
French 5KM – Wed June 17
Lebanon 7MI – Wed July 8
Murphy 5KM – Wed July 29
Spring Lake 5MI – Wed August 5

Opens Wednesday January 1, 2020 – 12:01AM CST
Closes the Tuesday before each event  at 11:59PM – OR once the field limit has been met.
Complete Registration Details HERE


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!