Photo Credit Mike Wheeler


Hi All,

Thank you for taking part in the 2023 Endless Summer Trail Run Series Spring Lake 5 Mile race at Spring Lake Park in Hastings this past Wednesday. It is always a joy to share this park and its trails with you. While there are not that many miles of trail at Spring Lake Park, what is there is sublime. I love the wide open prairie start, the first meandering wooded section, the technical single-track on the river bluff, the big pine loop and the river views in the final approach to the finish.  Having a hot and sultry night was a fitting conclusion to the 2023 season. It is hard to believe the 2023 ESTRS season has already come to an end, I am always left wanting more, but that is part of the series charm… we are already looking forward to next year!  Runners and volunteers alike, thank you for making this a special year.

Thank you to Spring Lake Park / Dakota County Parks for hosting us and taking such great care of the park and trail system. A big shout out is due to our amazing volunteers, at this race and throughout the season! Additionally, we could not do this without TCRC, Salomon, Bill Pomerenke and all of our sponsors!


Kind Words:
A few words from a first time participant, welcome Katie! “Last night was my first ESTRS experience, and I was so impressed! What a great group of people, putting on a really fun event. Thanks for all the hard work to you and your team. My friends and family who were with me all want to do more of your series next year. – Katie”


Results from the race can be found HERE


Thank you photographers! Mike’s photos have been posted, David’s are coming soon


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 8 & 9, 2023. 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


RSR Online Store:
We have an online store with a few things you might like.


RSR Online Community:
Old school forum; sans advertising, manipulative algorithms, etc.


A huge thank you to all of our awesome Sponsors and Partners!  An extra special thanks to TC Running Company and Salomon for having a continued presence at our events and within our trail running community.  A huge thank you to Bill Pomerenke for heading up Parking at every ESTRS race we do (heck, almost every race we do), year in and year out! You can learn more about each, HERE

Twin Cities Running Company
Vaniply / Vanicream
Bridge Realty – Bill Pomerenke
Bell Bank Mortgage – Jerry Schmidt
Trail Transformation
Northwoods Running
Performance Running Gym
Mile in My Shoes
St. Croix Law
Critical Connections Ecological Services


Financial Assistance
Know someone that wants to run but finances are a barrier? Reach out, we will help.


ESTRS in 2024:
The Endless Summer Trail Run Series will be back in 2024, 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. We look forward to seeing you next year!



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!