2014 Endless-Summer Trail Run Series – Lebanon 7MI :
Race Date: TBD
Start Location: Lebanon Hills Regional Park (Visitors Center Trailhead off of Cliff Road / Hay Lake RD N)
Start Time: 6:30 PM
*Overflow parking if park lots fill is at Woodcrest Church 525 Cliff Road | Eagan, MN 55123nd we will shuttle runners to and from this location – see map HERE.
Endless-Summer Trail Run Description – Lebanon Hills 7 Mile:
Remember when you were a kid and the summer days were hot, relaxing and seemingly endless? Well, as adults we still get that, usually just on the weekends and holidays… until now. The Endless Summer Trail Run Series is the brain-child of two of the most passionate trail-running main-stays in Minnesota, Twin Cities Running Company (TCRC) and Rocksteady Running Endurance Events. The series was created to provide low-key, low-pressure trail running / racing opportunities for people of all ages, abilities and levels of experience. Weather you are a seasoned trail or road racer, first time trial-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. Lebanon Hills County Park is a scenic retreat in the heart of Eagan, MN. One of the favorite trail running venues in the Twin Cities, Lebanon Hills offers excellent single and double-track trails and a bunch of picturesque lakes to take in while you run. The course consists of a fun and very run-able 7 mile loop.
Registration will open in March 2014. You can register online or fill in the online form, print it and mail it in your check. Online registration for each race closes on the Tuesday night just prior to the race at 11:59 PM, however there WILL be race-day registration until the field limit has been met. The fee is $25.00 in advance and $30.00 on race day. Please note that we do not offer refunds and will not transfer numbers to another runner if you cannot run so please consider carefully before registering.
Race-Number Pickup & Race Day Registration:
You can pickup your number or register on race day starting at 5:00 PM. Race-day registration closes at 6:00 PM or once the field limit has been met.
Race Numbers & Timing Chips:
You must wear your race number and it must be clearly visible at all times. We will be using chip timing for the race. Your chip will be on a velcro strap that you should attach to your right or left ankle only – no other spot on your body is acceptable. You must wear your chip at all times.
The course will be marked with Orange flags, which will always be on the left hand side of the trail except in areas with two way traffic, in which case flags will be on both sides of the trail.
It is unfortunate but is not unheard of at many of the major trail races that course vandalism has occurred and flagging has been intentionally moved or removed by small minded individuals – it is important that you study the course maps prior to running and have a concept of where you are going.
The course will have 1 aid station around the mid-point of the race. We will offer water, Hammer Heed and Coke.
Due to our past experience with people wearing headphones on trail runs such as these, we discourage their use however we won’t tell you can’t wear them . Full awareness of one’s surroundings, and the ability to communicate with other participants, race volunteers, and trail users unassociated with the event are critical to everyone’s safety. Please use common sense.
Don’t do it. If you see some trash someone else has dropped, pick it up and help keep the trail clean.
In order to keep this a low cost event, we don’t do t-shirts but all registered runners will receive a custom coffee mug unique to the event, more info HERE.
1st Place Overall Male and Female
We will be serving Pizza, Pop and Beer after the race – please stick around and meet some new people – this is what this race is all about – enjoying summer to its fullest, meeting new people and COMMUNITY. Please note, that in order to have a beer after the race, you will need to show ID just as you would have to at a bar / restaurant.
We will post results right after the race. Preliminary race results will be posted on our website within a few days of the end of the race and final results with any revisions will be posted within a few weeks.
We are always looking for them – if you are interested, please contact us.
Next years race date:
Below is a course map for the Lebaon 7MI. Mapping is provided by our sponsor Critical Connections Ecologial Services Inc. / Jason Husveth. Please note that course is subject to minor changes. Click on the image below for a printable / .PDF version.