Photo Credit – Mike Wheeler


Hi All,

Thank you for taking part in the 2022 Endless Summer Trail Run Series Spring Lake 5 Mile race at Spring Lake Park in Hastings this past Thursday. From the high energy start, great sightlines in that first mile, the cool(ish) forest, technical single-track, the stone bridge, big energy coming through the water stop, the unique steel bridge, open oak forests, incredible wildflowers, the quiet pine section and the raucous finish – it was a night to remember! It was super fun to introduce quite a few people to ESTRS for their first time – we welcome you all back next year. As always it was wonderful to run together and see folks stick around and enjoy each others company after – I met my two new people, did you?  It is hard to believe the 2022 ESTRS season is already over, I am always left wanting more, but that is part of the series charm… we are already excited for next year!  Thank you for making 2022 an outstanding year.


A huge thank you to Spring Lake Park / Dakota County 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, TCRC and all of our sponsors!


Results can be found HERE


A huge thanks is due to our photographers! Photos can be found HERE


Volunteer at the Superior Fall Trail Race / Superior 100:
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


ESTRS in 2023:
The Endless Summer Trail Run Series will be back in 2023, registration will likely open on January 1.


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.



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!