Nothing But Fun – Photo Credit Cary Johnson


ESTRS: Maintaining the connection.

When we first envisioned the Endless Summer Trail Run Series and held those inaugural races in 2012, we had one goal in mind: To create inclusive, welcoming, accessible and affordable trail running and racing opportunities for everyone. Judging by the beautiful spectrum of humans that attended Wednesday night’s race, the dream persists even after a canceled 2020 season. The economics (yuck) of ESTRS requires that in order to cover all of the event costs, we need a pretty good size field (and yay, more awesome people to connect with). Given all of the uncertainty of 2021 we decided to be smart and just shoot for one solid event. I am so glad we were able to do it – it was a perfect reminder of what a special thing we have here. Our hope is to be back with the full series in 2022; Lebanon 10K (May), French 5K (June), Lebanon 7MI (early July), Murphy 5K (late July) and Spring Lake 5MI (early August). If you are not on our “global” mailing list, you may want to sign up to stay informed when registration opens next year

As always, a huge thank you to all of our volunteers, without whom the races would not be possible.


Results from Wednesday night’s race can be found HERE


As always, our volunteer photographers try to get photos of as many runners as possible. I think we have all but one gallery in. Images are for personal use by race participants – if you are sharing photos on your social media etc., it is always good form to credit the photographer. If you’d like to use an image for a commercial purpose (e.g. publish in a magazine, use to promote a product etc.), please contact photographers for permission and terms of use.


In Closing:
Thank you. Thanks for being you and thanks for being a part of it. We appreciate each and every one of you!

As always, should you have any questions or need anything, please reach out.


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!