Registration is now open for fun, friends and trails! Not to mention beer and pizza!
New this year the races will be chipped timed.
New registration site which will allow us to assign bib numbers on race day and allow you to register anytime including before check-in/bib pick up on race day. All you will need is either the print out from your registration with the QR code or your ID. You choose during the registration process.
Additionally we have set up packages to register for three races at one time rather than registering individually for each race.
All registrants (whether you register for 1 open/adult race or all 4 open/adult races) will receive an Autumn Trail Series pair of gloves.
We are excited to announce that Twin Cities Running Company is our new store sponsor!
We are looking forward to having them in the Autumn Trail Series family!
They have two locations one in Eden Prairie and one in Maple Grove. The staff is very knowledgeable and will be able to assist you with finding the right shoes, clothes, and nutrition or even answer your questions about trail running.
Thank you all who provided feedback for the 2016 Series!
We have reviewed your feedback and below is a summary and any new actions we may make.
Question 1 - What areas of the Series did you enjoy?
Generally speaking, you like us, you really like us!
All of it
Beer - It will be back for all four races and we will have drawings again for local growlers
Chilled, laid back feel
Courses: fun, challenging, hills & variety - That is what we aiming to do
Food: pizza & mangoes - these will be back again
Fun, kind and volunteers - We think so also!
Fun crowd - That is all you all, thank you!
Question 2 - What areas would you like to see addressed?
Generally speaking again, you like us, you really like us!
Below are the general categories of responses and our responses
No changes to address - it was Fantastic all around!
Add official race photographer, we want to see some pictures
We have some pictures and will post them from this year. We will post some of them on Facebook & Instagram with the others here on the race site.
In 2017 we will try to get some from on course
Streamline race drawings & prizes - start sooner, be quicker and more easily visible
We wait to announce the live drawing winners until the last person finishes since we want them to be able to claim their prize.
We will do something such was suggested as having an easel with the posted results so they are more visible
For awards we will award and acknowledge those who won in multiple categories at one time. Additionally we will read group winners and do applause at the end of each group instead of after each winner.
Course change - back to old course, longer course and new ones
Our options for courses are limited, so as much as we would like to change the courses periodically we don't have the flexibility to do so.
Other beverage options - Wine, hot cider and gluten free options like Mike's or Hard Cider
We will add some gluten free options like Mike's or hard cider.
We will look in to having hot cider or a hot beverage available for the last two races.
We will do our best
More food especially mangoes and some gluten free or plant based
We can definitely have more mangoes and work on some gluten free or plant based foods.
We have noted that some of the food went very quickly and will stock up more.
New shirt design
There will be a new shirt design for 2017.
Question 3 - What start time would you prefer for races 3 & 4?
92% want to keep the current start time of 6:00pm
8% want to change it to 6:30pm
We will keep the start time for races 3 & 4 at 6:00pm.
Question 4 - Which drawing format would you prefer?
8% want all live drawing
63% want a mix of live drawing and posted drawing results (current format)
29% want all posted drawing results
We will use the current format again for next year with posted drawing results and live drawing for items like the shoes and beer.
Question 5 - What Autumn Trail Series clothing would you like to have available for purchase? (General responses)
Long sleeve non technical shirt - probably won't
Long sleeve technical shirt - probably will
Baseball/trucker hat - definitely won't
Stocking cap - probably won't
Hoodie: pullover or zip - probably will
Windbreaker jacket - probably won't
We will be looking at options for a long sleeve technical shirt, a hoodie and stocking cap.
Question 6 - Does having the Goat Run make (it). . . in participating in the Series?
8% - More likely
0% - Less likely
92% - No difference
The Goat Run is a draw for the Series. We like having the Goat Run too.
We were 4 for 4 for great weather this year! Thank you runners, volunteers and sponsors for a wonderful eighth running of the Autumn Trail Series. It was a blast this year organizing the Series for you all. We are working on the dates for next year, but we would like some feedback from you regarding start times. We will be sending out an email with a link to a survey shortly.
We have reviewed the results and they are now posted. If you see an error, please click on the "Results Question" link and fill out the form. We will be sending out the jackets. If you placed in the top three in your age group and did not pick up your plant you can contact us and we will set up a meeting to get it to you.