Saturday, Sep 25, 2021 @ 8:00 AM

Tuthill Park Trail Races

3500 S Cliff Ave

Sioux Falls, SD 3 Miler

This Event Took Place Sat. Sep 25, 2021

Cancelled Event


Registration Details

Registration ends on Thursday July 25th at 4pm! NO LATE REGISTRATION - Please don't even ask.

Kids who don't get registered through ultrasignup can have a parent sign a waiver on race morning. Please arrive early enough to get that completed before they run at10am.

Swag will be ordered on June 21st. Any entrants registered after this date are not guaranteed a swag item.

Trail Festival Weekend

We are continuing to be a participant in the Trail Festival Weekend with the Sioux Falls Bike Racing group. Our Tuthill Trail Runs will kick off the weekend on Saturday morning and we'll be running on the 3 mile loop course the mountain bikers will be racing on.

Stick around after our races for a full line-up of bike races for adults and the kids. More information can be found here:

Important Note

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 more information on this race, the Trail Race Series, and membership. /

Due to the race routes being held on F.A.S.T. trails, there is a possibility the courses could be vastly altered or races canceled due to heavy rainfall leading up to the race. There is also construction in the park in 2024, so course alterations may be necessary, including distance variations.


’24 SF Run Club Member: $30 through registration cutoff

Non-Member: $40 through registration cutoff

Not a member and want to become one? Sign up at

Sign up for all 4 races at once! Go to the Deer Dash Trail Races registration page and use the '4 Race Members' ($130) if you are a current SF Run Club Member and '4 Race Non-MBR' ($170) if not. Participants who sign up through these price points will get a special swag gift. Signing up for short distance will register you for all the short distances in future races and likewise if signed up for the longer distance races. Contact us to change your distance for any of the races.

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 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 third race at Tuthill as part of the Trail Festival weekend at the park.

The course this year will be all new. We will utilize the 3 mile course created for the bike racing events also being held in the park throughout the weekend. The start/finish line will be in the open grass area near the lower parking lot. The course will utilize much of the singletrack trails and also cross country running through the grass.

Following the 3 & 6 mile races we'll have a free kids run which was very popular last year. Please register your child/children through the registration page.

Stick around the park throughout the weekend for bike races of all kinds, food trucks, and fun!

Free Kids Race

We will have a free kids race again this year. The distance will be around a mile and will follow the 3 & 6 mile races. Kids will get some cool gifts for participating and parents are welcome to join them on the run!

Please sign up you child through the registration link under the Free Kids Race. This will sign their waiver and help us plan for how many kids will be running.

When registering them, you can sign them up all individually with their information, or you can sign up with your information and list your kid/s that are running.


Do we get a shirt for participating?

Maybe...for the Trail Series Races we will be giving out different swag items yearly.

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, we do not offer refunds or credit for future races.

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.

Are the races chip timed?

Yes! 605 Running Company had generously agreed to provide chip timing for all of our trail series races!

Points Series


1st place in each division for each race receives 10 points. Points go down by 1 sequentially. 2nd place receives 9 points all the way to 10th place receiving 1 point. At the end of the series, we’ll tally up the points in each age division, and give out gift cards to the top three male and female finishers.

We’ll see how this works out, and hopefully be able to crown overall champions (male/female) and still get them framed pictures of their favorite course.

Age Divisions: 29 and under, 30-39, 40-49, 50+

Volunteers Needed!

Sign up to volunteer here:

Event's current local time: 3:10 AM CT


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