2023 Endless Summer Trail Run Series Pre-Season Updates

Thank you for your interest in the Endless Summer Trail Run Series. We are currently in the permitting process for each of the individual 2023 series races. The tentative date(s) for the 2023 race(s) are as follows: Lebanon 10KM May 24, French 5KM June 14, Lebanon 7MI July 5, Spring Lake 5MI August 2, 2023 (all of these are Wednesdays). Race registration is tentatively set to open on Sunday January 1, 2023.  The information currently available on the website is for the 2022 race(s) - the majority of the information for the 2022 race(s) will be applicable for the 2023 race(s), but there may be some changes. Most of the significant updates to the event website will be made prior to registration opening. If you are interested in running in any of the 2023 races we encourage you to review the information that is available now, but require that all of the information be reviewed again once it has been updated for the 2023 race, and prior to you registering for the race(s). We reserve the right to make changes to dates, the course, logistics, entry fees, the registration process, and any other aspect of the event - that said we do expect that most of the details will be the same as the 2022 race. Final details will be published late fall / early winter 2022 - please check back. You can join our mailing list HERE. You can join the Rocksteady Running Community HERE. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Race Director John Storkamp HERE.

2022 Registration Information

Registration Open/Close Dates:
Registration for all 2022 Endless Summer Trail Run Series races will open on Saturday January 1, 2022 at 9:00AM CST. You may register for one ESTRS race at a time, several at a time or all of them at once. Registration for each race will close once the field limit of 475 runners has been met, or if the field limit has not been met, then it will close on at 11:59 PM the night before the race.  Registration will be hosted through our registration provider UltraSignup. Registration links are at the bottom of this page. PLEASE NOTE THAT WE DO NOT OFFER RACE DAY REGISTRATION.


IMPORTANT: Prior to registering for any of the 2022 series races we are requiring that all registrants read the race info page associated with the distance you would like to run:






Refunds, Transfers & Switches:
Entry fees are not refundable under any circumstance. Race registrations are not transferable to other participants, to future years races or to other Rocksteady Running events. We do do not allow transfers between race distances.  Please consider these factors carefully before registering.


Waiting List:
Once a race distance sells out, we do not keep a waiting list – instead we accept extra runners up front so that everyone has the same opportunity to train, make reservations, get a babysitter, etc. This means that a withdrawal from a sold out race prior to race day does not create an opening in the race field – it just brings us down to our predetermined field limit which is set in agreement with our permitor(s). We have found that a percentage of those who register will not make it to the starting line due to injury, illness, or other real life interventions and adjust the number of allocated spots accordingly year to year based on historical averages.


Cancellation Policy:
The Race Director reserves the right to modify or cancel the race or course for safety concerns, trail condition concerns, natural disaster or pandemic. In such cases there will be no refunds of race entry fees. Each athlete must accept any such risk of their entry fee paid. There is no complimentary race entry to a future race. Entry fees collected are used to develop and produce the event, starting well in advance of the race date – including course preparation, race supplies, permits, administration, staff and overhead. We will make every effort to produce a fair and safe event for all participants. Any decision we make that impacts the race date or potential cancellation is carefully considered and based on the overall event safety, sustainability and manageability.


Registration Fee Assistance:
The Endless Summer Trail Run Series is an ultra-low-cost event that is specifically intended to reduce financial barriers to trail racing. While the entry fee for each individual series race is only $25, we provide a full-fledged race experience including a giveaway, a chip-timed race, tons of experienced and friendly volunteers and refreshments after.

Registration fees are used to cover the costs of producing a race, cover overhead and hopefully provide a little bit of a cushion / startup capital for the following years race.  That said, we do not want an entry fee to be the reason that someone cannot participate in one of our races.  For each race that Rocksteady Running produces, we will make available a couple reduced fee and / or comp entries for those in need. Please contact us via email if you need registration fee assistance and give us a brief explanation of your situation. Any assistance provided will be kept confidential. Please only request help if it is necessary, leaving the assistance for those that are truly in need.


2022 ESTRS Lebanon 10KM
Wed May 25, 2022
Lebanon Hills County Park
Eagan, Minnesota
Start Time: 6:30 PM
Field Limit: 475 Runners
Entry Fee: $25.00 (+ UltraSignup Fee)
Complete Details HERE

2022 ESTRS French 5KM
Wed Jun 15, 2022
French Regional Park
Plymouth, Minnesota
Start Time: 6:30 PM
Field Limit: 475 Runners
Entry Fee: $25.00 (+ UltraSignup Fee)
Complete Details HERE

2022 ESTRS Lebanon 7MI
Wed July 6, 2022
Lebanon Hills County Park
Eagan, Minnesota
Start Time: 6:30 PM
Field Limit: 475 Runners
Entry Fee: $25.00 (+ UltraSignup Fee)
Complete Details HERE

THURSDAY Aug 4, 2022
Spring Lake Park
Hastings, Minnesota
Start Time: 6:30 PM
Field Limit: 475 Runners
Entry Fee: $25.00 (+ UltraSignup Fee)
Complete Details HERE

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!