You can do a lot of activities with your friends. Dinners, drinks, coffee, concerts, weekend trips, walks, runs, hikes, camping, help them move – you get the point. Do you know what’s really unique and something that not everyone gets to or takes the opportunity to do? Putting on races with your friends! Some of us have been together, working on the Endless Summer Trail Run Series since 2012 and some have just started coming out more recently, but I think that everyone who joins in experiences something very similar and something super unique… purpose, unity, sense of accomplishment and pride! ESTRS is something quite special indeed – it creates and nurtures community, it adds something fun, stress-free, healthy and fun in peoples busy and hectic work weeks – it is inclusive of all ages, races and levels of ability – we all come with at least one thing in common, the love of running and the mindset and lifestyle that accompanies it. We have all run races ourselves, and as fun and rewarding as that is, actually getting to be the ones to make it happen for others is that X 2 – at least. You are all supremely important to me and to the mission, I am grateful and humbled to get to work alongside such a stellar group of people. I usually don’t have the theme song from the Golden Girls rattling around in my head, but as I wrote this, it popped into my head (I know, that is pretty dang strange), but regardless, I will just leave this with you…

Thank you for being a friend
Traveled down a road and back again
Your heart is true, you’re a pal and a confidant

I’m not ashamed to say
I hope it always will stay this way
My hat is off, won’t you stand up and take a bow

I am already looking forward to being a part of it all with you guys again next year. As always, should you have any comments or questions or need anything, please drop me a line or pick up the phone.


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!