This is the official race registration page for the Tuthill Park Trail Races. Please refer to the Sioux Falls Area Running Club's website and SFRAC Facebook page for the most up-to-date information on this race, and the other races in the Trail Race Series. www.runsiouxfalls.org / www.facebook.com/RunSiouxFalls
*NO REFUNDS* *NO VIRTUAL EVENT WILL BE HELD*
3 & 6 mile races are the same price.
’20 SF Run Club Member: $30 till Sept 13th - $40 through race day
Non-Member: $35 till Sept 13th - $45 through race day
Not a member and want to become one? Sign up at runsiouxfalls.org
Sign up for all three races at once! Select ‘3 Race Series' for the 4-mile or 8-mile Union Grove Trail Races to sign up for all three short or long races. Need to change which distance you run for any of the races? Just contact the race director through the ‘Ask a question’ link on ultrasignup.com
*only one price for the series: $100
*Runners who run all 3 races will earn a special swag gift!
About This Race and Course Description
Tuthill Park is one of the busiest parks in Sioux Falls with disc golf, picnic shelters, playgrounds, and the newly added singletrack trails built by Falls Area Single Track (FAST). The singletrack trails are accessible to bikers, hikers, and runners and are well used by all three groups. We will be hosting our first race on the new trails in 2020 and hope to spotlight this hidden gem in the heart of Sioux Falls.
The course will start/finish in the upper Tuthill Park area next to the large parking lot and bathrooms. There is a roughly 25 yard open space that leads onto the singletrack and the course is a 1.5 mile loop. 3 mile runners will complete two loops and 6 milers will run four loops. The trails dirt, single person width, through tree covered parkland. There are sections of relative flat but for the most part you'll be running rolling hills with around 400ft of elevation gain for the 3 mile race. There is no two-way traffic on the loop so you don't have to worry about dodging anyone.
Do we get a shirt for participating?
Maybe...for the Trail Series Races we will be giving out different swag items yearly.
Are the races chip timed?
Not at this time and we do not anticipate ever needing chip timing for our races.
Are headphones allowed?
Yes, but you must be mindful of your surrounding if wearing them. Trail races generally take more concentration given the terrain, and with narrow trails and many turns, you'll need to be able to hear if people are needing to pass you and take directions from any volunteers.
Can I get my money back if I can't run?
No, but if you do cancel 14 days prior to the race, you can put your fee towards another race in the series.
I've never run trails, how do I train for these races?
Find a gravel road, run on the grass next to the sidewalk or bike trail, or better yet, head to Sertoma Park and run the flat, wide trails there. There is also single track trails along the south side of the bike trail in Yankton Trail Park between Minnesota and Western Ave and in Tuthill Park. This will get you used to running on uneven ground. Be very careful as you ease into it and be mindful of you footfalls. After you've mastered that, head to any of the other trails around Sioux Falls: Leaders Park, Great Bear Recreation Area, Big Sioux Rec, Good Earth State Park, Newton Hills, Beaver Creek Nature Area, Union Grove State Park, etc. SFARC host a group run every Thursday night at Good Earth State Park - 6pm - if you'd like to run with a group too.
Can I run with my dog?
No, pets are not allowed to run in the Trail Race Series.
Race Day Entry
Online registration ends Thursday, September 24th at 5PM. We will have limited paper registration at packet pickup and on race day up until 1/2 hour PRIOR to the race start time. CASH or CHECK ONLY.
Local time: 12:17 PM