I just stumbled upon a cross country ski organization (right here in my own back yard) that is hosting some FUN sounding trail races! Endurance United started over 25 years ago as a ski club in St. Paul, MN and has grown into a non-profit organization that promotes a healthy outdoor lifestyle through cross country skiing and running. This year, they’ve got four different trail races lined up:
Go Green Trail Run – 5K, 10K, or a 4 x 5K relay! Battle Creek Park in St. Paul.
St. Paul Urban Trail Marathon – Inaugural Event! Choose between a 10K, half, or full marathon. Each distance starts at Rice Park in downtown Saint Paul. Runners will run adjacent to the Mississippi River before winding through the trails on the East Side. The marathon course is 60% dirt trails, 30% paved trails, and 10% roads. Check the site for course maps.
Night Light Trail Run – this one sounds fun and different! You can choose between 5K, 10K, or half marathon distances on a 5K loop course…. in the dark of the night woods! You can also do a 2 person relay. Don’t forget your headlamp! Battle Creek Park in St. Paul.
Turkey Day Trail Trot – 5K or 10K at Battle Creek Park in St. Paul.
Registration is open!