2023 ESTRS Spring Lake 5MI Recap

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...

2023 ESTRS Lebanon 7MI Recap

Photo Credit Scott Rokis   Hi All, Thank you for taking part in the 2023 Endless Summer Trail Run Series Lebanon 7MI at Lebanon Hills County Park in Eagan last week. With this year’s race just a day after the holiday we were able to share it with runners...

2023 ESTRS Lebanon 7MI Runner Welcome

Welcome to the Endless Summer Trail Run Series Lebanon 7MI! Below are just a few reminders about this year’s race – be sure to visit our website for full event details.   ESTRS Lebanon 7MI Wednesday July 5, 2023 Lebanon Hills Regional Park – Jensen Lake...

2023 ESTRS French 5KM Recap

Photo Credit Todd Rowe   Hi All, Thank you for taking part in the 2023 Endless Summer Trail Run Series French 5KM at French Regional Park last week. Wednesday, June 21, 2023 marked the astronomical first day of summer in the Northern Hemisphere, aka ‘the...

2023 ESTRS Lebanon 10KM Recap

Photo Credit Jessica Knighton   Hi All, Thank you for taking part in the 2023 Endless Summer Trail Run Series Lebanon 10KM at Lebanon Hills County Park in Eagan last week. Wow, what a perfect night for a trail race! It was so great to see all of you. As I do...

2023 Sticker / Giveaway

The Endless Summer Trail Run Series is an uber-low-cost trail run event – as a result we keep any giveaways we do simple. We will be doing stickers again this year. We hope you enjoy this fun / lighthearted...

2023 Race Numbers

Below is a mock-up of this years bib numbers. We ask that all competitors wear their number on the front of their body on their outer-most layer at all times.     Race number back: Endless Summer Trail Run Series races will be chip timed. Your timing chip...

Setting Expectations for 2023

In November of 2021, after hosting a season of Covid-modified races, I was updating our race website(s) for what we hoped would be (and thankfully was) a mostly “normal” 2022. While doing so, I decided to include a preface to our Participant Guide(s) titled “Setting...

2022 ESTRS Spring Lake 5MI Recap

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...

ESTRS 2022 Volunteer Thank You

Photo Credit David Markman 7 to 76. That was the age spread of this year of ESTRS runners. Participants spanned elite runners to those that run-walk, and they love it just the same, and we love them just the same. ESTRS is stubbornly kept at 7 miles or less and $25,...

2022 ESTRS Lebanon 7MI Recap

Photo Credit – David Markman   Hi All, Thank you for taking part in the 2022 Endless Summer Trail Run Series Lebanon 7 Mile race at Lebanon Hills Park in Eagan on Wednesday. It was a great turnout and the weather was cooperative. As always it was wonderful...

2022 ESTRS Lebanon 7MI Runner Welcome

Welcome to the Endless Summer Trail Run Series Lebanon 7MI! Below are just a few reminders about this year’s race – be sure to visit our website for full event details.   ESTRS Lebanon 7MI Wednesday July 6, 2022 Lebanon Hills Regional Park – Jensen Lake...

2022 ESTRS French 5KM Recap

Photo Credit – John Storkamp   Hi All, Thank you for taking part in the 2022 Endless Summer Trail Run Series French 5K at French Regional Park in Plymouth last night. It had been a couple of years since we could bring ESTRS to the NW suburbs and it was...

2022 ESTRS Lebanon 5KM Recap

Photo Credit – Scott Rokis   Hi All, Thank you for taking part in an outstanding start to the 2022 Endless Summer Trail Run Series at Lebanon Hills Park in Eagan last night. I appreciate you rolling with the shortened course, 10KM to 5KM. Anytime we put a...

2022 Sticker / Giveaway

The Endless Summer Trail Run Series is an uber low-cost trail run event – as a result we keep any giveaways we do pretty simple. We are doing stickers again this year and thought it would be fun to showcase some of the birds we see at the parks where our races...

2022 Race Numbers

Below is a mock-up of this years bib numbers. We ask that all competitors wear their number on the front of their body on their outer-most layer at all times.     Race number back: Endless Summer Trail Run Series races will be chip timed. Your timing chip...

Remembering Brian Landstrom

Brian crossing the Split Rock River during the 2017 Superior 100 Mile Trail Race – Photo Credit Cole Peyton   Brian Landstrom passed away peacefully and with dignity at home on Christmas Day 2021, he was 70 years old. While Brian led a vibrant life outside...

2021 ESTRS Spring Lake Park 5MI Recap

Nothing But Fun – Photo Credit Cary Johnson   ESTRS: Maintaining the connection. When we first envisioned the Endless Summer Trail Run Series and held those inaugural races in 2012, we had one goal in mind: To create inclusive, welcoming, accessible and...

ESTRS 2021 Volunteer Thank You

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...

Rocksteady Running 2021 Races Update 5/10/21

[ This is a copy of an email that was sent out to our mailing list on May 10, 2021, the subject of the email was ‘Superior Spring Trail Race registration closes on Wednesday May 12!  and other RSR updates.’. It contains updates for all of our events including the...

ESTRS 2021 Updates 10/16/20

All of the races in the 2020 Endless Summer Trail Run Series were cancelled due to COVID 19. The 2020 series would have been our 9th annual. We hope to be able to hold the series in 2021. Our ability to hold the series will be contingent on where things are at with...

COVID-19 Press Release 7/16/20

* The following was emailed to all registered 2020 Endless Summer Trail Run Series runners and volunteers on Thursday July 16, 2020 PRESS RELEASE 7/16/2020 2020 ENDLESS SUMMER TRAIL RUN SERIES MURPHY 5KM AND SPRING LAKE 5MI CANCELLATION DUE TO THE COVID-19 (NOVEL...

COVID-19 Press Release 6/24/20

* The following was emailed to all registered 2020 Endless Summer Trail Run Series runners and volunteers on Wednesday June 24, 2020 PRESS RELEASE 6/24/20 2020 ENDLESS SUMMER TRAIL RUN SERIES LEBANON 7MI CANCELLATION DUE TO THE COVID-19 (NOVEL CORONAVIRUS) PANDEMIC...

COVID-19 Press Release 6/2/20

* The following was emailed to all registered 2020 Endless Summer Trail Run Series runners and volunteers on Wednesday June 2, 2020 PRESS RELEASE 6/2/20 2020 ENDLESS SUMMER TRAIL RUN SERIES FRENCH 5KM CANCELLATION DUE TO THE COVID-19 (NOVEL CORONAVIRUS) PANDEMIC AND...

COVID-19 Press Release 5/4/20

* The following was emailed to all registered 2020 Endless Summer Trail Run Series runners and volunteers on Monday May 4, 2020 PRESS RELEASE 5/4/20 2020 ENDLESS SUMMER TRAIL RUN SERIES LEBANON 10KM CANCELLATION DUE TO THE COVID-19 (NOVEL CORONAVIRUS) PANDEMIC AND...

COVID-19 Press Release 4/9/20

PRESS RELEASE 4/9/20 2020 SUPERIOR SPRING TRAIL RACE CANCELLATION DUE TO THE COVID-19 (NOVEL CORONAVIRUS) PANDEMIC AND STATUS UPDATE REGARDING ALL OTHER ROCKSTEADY RUNNING RACES; [ZUMBRO ENDURANCE RUN – ALREADY CANCELLED ON 3/20/20] AFTON TRAIL RUN, ENDLESS...

COVID-19 Press Release 3/20/20

PRESS RELEASE 3/20/20 2020 ZUMBRO ENDURANCE RUN CANCELLATION DUE TO THE COVID-19 (NOVEL CORONAVIRUS) PANDEMIC AND STATUS UPDATE REGARDING ALL OTHER ROCKSTEADY RUNNING RACES; SUPERIOR SPRING TRAIL RACE, AFTON TRAIL RUN, ENDLESS SUMMER TRAIL RUN SERIES AND SUPERIOR FALL...

COVID-19 Press Release 3/12/20

PRESS RELEASE 3/12/20 COVID-19 (NOVEL CORONAVIRUS) IMPACTS ON ROCKSTEADY RUNNING TRAIL AND ULTRARUNNING RACES INCLUDING THE ZUMBRO ENDURANCE RUN, SUPERIOR SPRING TRAIL RACE, AFTON TRAIL RUN, SUPERIOR FALL TRAIL RACE AND ENDLESS SUMMER TRAIL RUN SERIES. On March 11th,...

2020 Race Numbers

Below is a mock-up of this years bib numbers. We ask that all competitors wear their number on the front of their body on their outer-most layer at all times.   Race number back: Endless Summer Trail Run Series races will be chip timed. Your timing chip will be...

2019 ESTRS Murphy 5KM Race Day Updates

Welcome Runners to the Endless Summer Trail Run Series Murphy 5KM! Below are just a few reminders about tonight’s race – be sure to visit our website for full event details. ESTRS Murphy 5KM Wednesday July 31, 2019 Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve 15501 Murphy Lake Blvd...

2019 ESTRS French 5KM Race Day Updates

Welcome Runners to the Endless Summer Trail Run Series French 5KM! Below are just a few reminders about tomorrow night’s race – be sure to visit our website for full event details. ESTRS French 5KM Wednesday June 12th, 2019 French Regional Park 12605 Rockford Rd...

2019 Race Numbers

Below is a mock-up of this years bib numbers. We ask that all competitors wear their number on the front of their body on their outer-most layer at all times.   Race number back: Endless Summer Trail Run Series races will be chip timed. Your timing chip will be...

2018 ESTRS Hyland 4MI Race Day Updates

Welcome Runners to the Endless Summer Trail Run Series Hyland 4 Mile Trail Race! Below are just a few reminders about tonight’s race – be sure to visit our website for full event details. ESTRS Hyland 4 Mile Wednesday August 1, 2018 Hyland Park Reserve 10145 Bush Lake...

2018 ESTRS French 5KM Race Day Updates

Welcome Runners to the Endless Summer Trail Run Series French 5KM!​ ​​Below are just a few reminders about tomorrow night’s race – be sure to visit our website for full event details. ESTRS French 5KM Wednesday June 13th, 2018 French Regional Park 12605 Rockford...

2018 Race Numbers

Below is a mock-up of this years bib numbers. We ask that all competitors wear their number on the front of their body on their outer-most layer at all times.   Race number back: Endless Summer Trail Run Series races will be chip timed. Your timing chip will be...

2017 ESTRS Hyland 4MI Race Day Updates

Welcome Runners to the Endless Summer Trail Run Series Hyland ​4 Mile Trail Race! Below are just a few reminders about tonight’s race – be sure to visit our website for full event details. ESTRS Hyland ​4 Mile Wednesday August ​2nd, 201​7​ Hyland Park Reserve 10145...

2017 ESTRS French 5KM Race Day Updates

​Welcome Runners to the Endless Summer Trail Run Series French 5KM! ​  ​ ​B​elow are just a few reminders about tonight’s race – be sure to visit our website for full event details. ESTRS French 5KM Wednesday June 14th, 2017 French Regional Park 12605 Rockford...

2017 Race Numbers

Below is a mock-up of this years bib numbers. We ask that all competitors wear their number on the front of their body on their outer-most layer at all times.   Race number back: Endless Summer Trail Run Series races will be chip timed. Your timing chip will be...

2017 ESTRS Dates Have Been Set

Dates are set for the 2017 Endess Summer Trail Run Series! Registration opens January 1st 2017 at 12:01AM CST. Hyland will be a little shorter this year, we will have a course set by sometime this coming Spring – expect it to be either 5KM or 4 Miles!...

2016 ESTRS Hyland 7MI Race Day Updates

Welcome Runners to the Endless Summer Trail Run Series Hyland 7 Mile Trail Race! Below are just a few reminders about tonight’s race – be sure to visit our website for full event details. ESTRS Hyland 7 Mile Wednesday August 10th, 2016 Hyland Park Reserve 10145 Bush...

2016 ESTRS French 5KM Race Day Updates

Welcome Runners to the Endless Summer Trail Run Series French 5KM! Below are just a few reminders about tonight’s race – be sure to visit our website for full event details. ESTRS French 5KM Wednesday June 15th, 2016 French Regional Park 12605 Rockford Rd Plymouth, MN...

2016 Race Numbers

Below is a mock-up of this years bib numbers. We ask that all competitors wear their number on the front of their body on their outer-most layer at all times.   Race number back: Endless Summer Trail Run Series races will be chip timed. Your timing chip will be...

ESTRS Website Revamp 2016

We are super excited to announce the unveiling of the new Endless Summer Trail Run Series website!  This post probably gets a little more technical and delves into the nuts and bolts of why we designed our site the way we did than the average reader (runner) may be...

2015 Race Numbers

Below is a mock-up of this years bib numbers. We ask that all competitors wear their number on the front of their body on their outer-most layer at all times.   Race number back: Endless Summer Trail Run Series races will be chip timed. Your timing chip will be...

2014 Race Numbers

Below is a mock-up of this years bib numbers. We ask that all competitors wear their number on the front of their body on their outer-most layer at all times.   Race number back: Endless Summer Trail Run Series races will be chip timed. Your timing chip will be...

ESTRS T’s For Sale

We will have Endless Summer Trail Run Series T-Shirts available for sale at the events (until they run out)!  Each year, Rocksteady Running designs a lot of awesome tech-t’s so we though we would go with something a little different for this one… These are...

2013 ESTRS Coffee Mugs

Each registered runner will receive a sweet custom mug. Put a beer or pop in it after the run and in the morning fill it with your favorite brew and remember the good times from the night before! Run all 4, collect all 4. Keep it real, run...

Welcome to the Endless Summer!

  Welcome to the ENDLESS SUMMER TRAIL RUN SERIES!  The Endless Summer Trail Run Series is the brain-child of Twin Cities Running Company and Rocksteady Running and is made possible by the generous support of  TCRC – the title sponsor of the series.  Join us...