Photo Credit – John Storkamp


Hi All,

Thank you for taking part in the 2022 Endless Summer Trail Run Series French 5K at French Regional Park in Plymouth last night. It had been a couple of years since we could bring ESTRS to the NW suburbs and it was great to be back!  The days thunderstorms cleared just in time for the race to be held under glorious full sun. As always it was wonderful to run together and see folks stick around and enjoy each others company after.

A huge thank you to French Regional Park / Three Rivers Parks for hosting us and taking such great care of the park and trail system. A huge thank you is also due to our amazing volunteers and all of our sponsors!


Results from last night’s race can be found HERE


Thank you photographers! One gallery from last night is in, another is coming, so be sure to check back.


ESTRS Next Up:
There are still spots left for both of the remaining series races. Lebanon 7MI on Wednesday July 6 in Eagan and Spring Lake 5MI on Thursday August 4 in Hastings, we hope to see you there.


Afton Trail Run:
Are you ready to go long? The 28th Annual Afton Trail Run 25K & 50K is on Saturday July 2 at Afton State Park in the Stunning St. Croix River Valley. Registration closes on Friday June 24, 2022 at 11:59PM CST or once the field limit has been met.


Volunteer at the Superior Fall Trail Race / Superior 100:
I mentioned last night before the start of the race that there are opportunities to volunteer for the Superior Fall Trail Race / the Superior 100 Mile (the 10th oldest 100 mile trail race in the country) in Northern Minnesota on September 9 & 10, 2022. The race(s) take place on Minnesota’s glorious North Shore, near Lutsen / about 4 hours north of Minneapolis. Grab a friend, make some camping plans and come be a part of a historic event!  You can get a feel for the event by checking out the photos on the homepage of our website HERE  – more info about volunteering at Superior can be found HERE


In Closing:
It is an honor doing this for you and with you. We are grateful for your support, and we never take that support for granted.  We will see you in a few weeks at the Lebnon 7 Mile!



John Storkamp
Race Director
Endless Summer Trail Run Series

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!