Volunteer Jobs

Please review all of the information provided for the job(s) that you have been assigned to and print what you think you may need.  We also ask that you review rest of the general information on the website so you can be the best resource possible for participants and fellow volunteers.  A list of volunteer assignments can be found HERE.  Thank you!

Course Marking

Meet the race director between 11:00AM and 1:00PM on race day to help mark the race course.  Course marking takes between 1.5 and 3 hours depending on the specific course, distance and conditions.  Suggested that you wear a hydration pack (do not carry water bottles), sun-screen, bug repentant, rain jacket, work gloves etc.  Dress light and be prepared to move quickly – mostly fast walking while installing flags with some slow jogging depending on time.


Help direct traffic / parking.  Meet at race start / finish area by 4:45PM for instruction and introduction to other volunteers helping with parking.  Lasts until about 6:30PM.

Packet Pickup / Registration

Help get runners checked in, hand out “swag”, check ID’s / hand out wrist-bands, answer questions and more.  Starts at 5:00PM, arrive by 4:45PM for instruction and to meet up with rest of volunteers that are helping.  Report to race start / finish area.  Goes until about 6:30PM.

Aid Station

Aid stations are located about 3 miles into each race (no aid station for our 5Ks) – so usually see their first runners around 6:45PM – so, if possible report to the start finish area around 6:00PM to meet up with other volunteers who are headed to the aid stations or to get final instruction.  Help setup the aid station – then when runners come through hand them water, sponges etc. and look for any runners that might be in distress.  Help cleanup aid station when all runners are through and haul equipment back to the trail when done.

Finish Line

Help work finish line by handing runners drinks, helping those that may not be steady on their feet and generally being of assistance to runners and our timers.  First finishers start coming in around 6:45PM for the shorter races and around 7:00PM for the longer races.  Goes until the last finisher comes through!

Timing Helper

Help our timers by calling out bib numbers, manually punching numbers into a keypad or provide other general assistance to timers as needed.  Being good with numbers and computers is helpful – having decent vision and being calm under fire a must!  Report to the start finish are to meet up with timers prior to the start of the race / by 6:30 – first finishers start coming through around 6:45PM to 7:00PM depending on the race distance.  Goes until last runners are finished!

Finish Area / Food Help

Report to start / finish area.  Help distribute food, clean up trash and generally be of assistance to runners and your fellow volunteers!  Starts around 7:00PM and goes until about 9:00PM, then we do a final cleanup.

Course Sweeping

Follow last runner on course picking up flags, any dropped garbage and looking for and assisting any runners that may be in distress.  Looking for multi-race commitments for sweepers / do not prefer that people sweep just once to try it as it there is a learning curve and it is a hyper-critical job – good to be physically strong / fit and trail savy.  Please email if interested!


Those that are staying until the bitter end to help pack the trailer and do the final cleanup – you are our hero’s!  Usually start picking up some stuff and slowly packing the trialer around 8:00PM – by 8:45PM it is in full swing and we are usually done by 9:15PM.  Always looking for people who are good at organization and packing up a trailer!  Have some skills related to this – we could use you at several / all of the races!

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!