Urban Trail Series Presented By: Endurance United

March 17, 2015 - 6 minutes read

Looking for a fun way to challenge your endurance? Combine your passion for running with your love for the great outdoors with the 2015 Urban Trail Series presented by Endurance United. The 2015 Urban Trail Series consists of four amazing races that will navigate you through a one of a kind trail race experience. The series kicks off on May 2nd with the GoSpring! Trail Run and Hike and spans through the summer and fall and finishes with their Turkey Day Trail Trot on Thanksgiving. Register for one or challenge yourself to complete all four races in the trail series. Each race has different distances to choose from, a relay/team competition and the GoSpring! And the Turkey Day Trail Trot have a 1k kids fun run.

Proceeds of each race support Endurance United, a non-profit organization whose mission is to create a viable, healthy, and activeoutdoor community.

“We are squarely focused on helping everyone, regardless of background be Active and Healthy in the Outdoors,” says Chris Sachs, Executive Director at Endurance United. “Each event provides inner city youth and their mentors with free entries and this Series is about supporting trail development within the parks corridor east of Downtown Saint Paul.”

Learn more about all the great work Endurance United is doing to better the community by visiting EnduranceUnited.org

New to the series this year: Scored Race Series

Starting this year Endurance United will award points to reach runner registered for the Urban Trail Series. Scoring will be divided in to two different categories a long distance series (10k, 26.2, 13.1, 10k) and a mid-distance series (5k, 13.1, 10k, 5K). Your two best races within each distance category will be scored. There will be a fall party to announce series winners. Check the Endurance United website for updates.

Learn more about each race in the Urban Trail Series:

*All races start at the Battle Creek Park in St. Paul, check course maps for finish locations.

GoSpring! Trail Run and Hike – May 2, 2015:

Celebrate the arrival of Spring with the first race in the 2015 Urban Trail Series. GoSpring! Trail Run & Hike is a great opportunity to run, jog, or hike the trail of Battle Creek Park. Run the race in style, prizes will be given out for the best spring themed costume. The first 400 runners to register receive a free GoSpring! T-Shirt. The fun continues after the race with food, beverages, awards and fun. Awards will be given out to overall male and fem ale runners, top three runners in each age group, and costume contest winner.

– Register before March 31, 2015 when prices increase. Register Here!

Saint Paul Trail Marathon – August 22, 2015:

Escape the concrete jungle and jump into nature with the second race in the Urban Trail Series. Endurance United describes the St. Paul Trail Marathon as “A mix of Northwoods beauty and urban vistas in the middle of Minnesota’s Capital City, Saint Paul.” The St. Paul Trail Marathon starts at Battle Creek Park and finishes in Lowertown. Challenge your endurance and explore the scenic trails of St. Paul with this great adventure. Awards will be given out to overall male and female runners as well as the top three runners in each age group.

– Register before April 15, 2015 to receive early bird pricing. Register Here!

Night Light Half Marathon – October 9, 2015:

Come party with Endurance United! The Night Light Half Marathon is a Friday night run guided by your own headlamp, how cool is that? First, challenge yourself with a 5K, 10K or Half Marathon run and then celebrate with beer, food, and live music immediately following the race. The first 400 runners to register for this race will receive a Night Light Half Marathon pint glass. Awards will be given out to overall male and female runners as well as the top three runners in each age group.

– Register before May 10, 2015 to receive early bird pricing. Register Here!

Turkey Day Trail Trot – November 26, 2015:

Start a new tradition this year by working up an appetite before you sit down to your Thanksgiving feast. Bring all your friends and family out to the Turkey Day Trail Trot. This is 4th and final race in the Urban Trail Series. Breathe in the crisp autumn air and view the changing of the leaves. Awards will be given out to overall male and female runners as well as the top three runners in each age group

– Register before May 31, 2015 to receive early bird pricing. Register Here!

 

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