Welcome Runners to the Endless Summer Trail Run Series French 5KM! Below are just a few reminders about this year’s race.

ESTRS French 5KM
Wednesday June 15 2022
French Regional Park
12605 Rockford Rd
Plymouth, MN 55441

Directions HERE https://goo.gl/maps/wbkdn5X9zTYbKNNW7

Parking Options HERE  https://www.estrs.com/wp-content/uploads/French-5K-Parking-Map.jpg  


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 sticker, go out for a run on your own and join us after.


Can’t Make It?
If you are not going to make the race, you do not need to notify us, we will know you are not running if you do not check in.


There is plenty of parking within a short walk of the start, a map showing available parking is HERE https://www.estrs.com/wp-content/uploads/French-5K-Parking-Map.jpg – parking volunteers will be there to assist, please follow their direction. If you can carpool it is always appreciated!


NO Water Stop:
A reminder that there is no water stop for ESTRS races that are 4 miles or less. IF YOU FEEL YOU WILL NEED WATER, BRING / 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. 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.


A Quick Course Note:
Not too far after after “Challenge Hill”, approximately 1.5 miles into the race, a short stretch of trail has been closed and rerouted bringing two trails that we run on very close together, so runners who are at mile 1.5 (approximately) will be able to see runners who are at mile 2.5 (approximately) – we will mark heavily in this area and we promise that it will be obvious where to go / what to do but it is good to be aware of.


Race Numbers:
Bib number assignments will be available mid-morning on June 15. Please know your race / bib number at check in, you will find your bib number HERE https://www.estrs.com/2022-estrs-french-5km-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 if you care to have a beer after – you will be issued a wristband 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. Please wear your bib on the front of your body.


Results will be posted live / in real time HERE https://www.athlinks.com/event/173863/results/Event/1020651/Course/2256547/Results


ESTRS is a low cost event so we keep the giveaway pretty simple. You can check out this years sticker HERE https://www.estrs.com/2022-sticker-giveaway/


We will have some sweatshirts, t-shirts, hats and posters for sale, cash or check preferred – Venmo and PayPal available.


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/french-5km/


A huge thank you to all of our awesome Sponsors!  You can learn more about each, HERE https://www.estrs.com/sponsors/

Twin Cities Running Company
Vaniply / Vanicream
Bridge Realty – Bill Pomerenke
Trail Transformation
Northwoods Running
Performance Running Gym
St. Croix Law
Critical Connections Ecological Services


In Closing:
We look forward to seeing you all tomorrow night!

Thank You,

John Storkamp
Race Director
[email protected]