It Takes A Village – Photo Credit Kelcey Knott

It takes a village. It always did and it always will. Thank you villagers!

An oversight earlier in my day led to me getting a later start on marking the course than normal. I finished up about 20 minutes before the start of the race. When I returned I needed to rehydrate, get my notes and get to the ladder. As I buzzed by the finish line I saw the timers completely set up, smiles on faces, ready to go. There was a short orderly line at check-in, no stress. Kurt was spinning jams and handling public address. Photogs were squinting through viewfinders. I looked out into the parking lots and volunteers in blaze yellow vests, radios strapped to chests, looked like they do this type of work for their 9 to 5. Boy did I feel proud to be a part of the team, part of the community, part of the village. Thank you all for seeking out the volunteer signup form, showing up, and taking care of business – I am beyond impressed and extremely grateful.

Let’s do it again next year! Until then, if you need anything, please reach out.

Thank You,

John Storkamp
Race Director

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!