Saturday, Sep 17, 2022

Leif Ericson Trail Race

2521 S. Southeastern Ave

Sioux Falls, SD 4 Miler, Free Kids Race

This Event Took Place Sat. Sep 17, 2022


Registration ends Thursday at 4PM - NO LATE Registration - NO Race Day Registration - Don't even ask please. Thanks!

Free Kids Race

We will have a free kids race following the 4 miler. The distance will be around a mile and 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.

Plus, Crawford's downtown has generously offered to host an after party for the kids. Free burgers and s'mores from 11am-1pm following the race for all kids who finished!

Important Note

This is the official race registration page for the Leif Ericson Trail Race. 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. /

*NO REFUNDS - can cancel your registration up to 14 days prior to race day and put your full entry fee towards any of our future races.

You may also transfer your Bib. The transferor will see a "Transfer Registration" button on their order edit screen. The order edit screen can be accessed via the Edit link on their receipt or in their registration history (if they did not register as a guest).


’22 SF Run Club Member: $30 till Aug 27th - $40 through race day

Non-Member: $35 till Aug 27th - $45 through race day

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

Sign up for all four races at once for one price via the Deer Dash Trail Race '4 Race Member' or '4 Race Non-MBR' signup.

About This Race & Course Description

Join us for the first race through Camp Leif Ericson in the heart of Sioux Falls! Bring back some childhood memories if you attended camp here, or check out this hidden gem if you've never been there before.

This race will start and finish in Pasley Park entering Leif Ericson from the far south end of the camp. Racers will have a true cross country start running the length of the park in the grass from north to south crossing the bridge by the Grenno statue. From there racers will enter into Camp Leif Ericson running through the camps gravel roads and trails going to the far north end and coming back to the south end again. Going back over the bridge into Pasley the course will turn onto the Falls Area Single Track (F.A.S.T) trails built along the Big Sioux River and follow the single track all the way to the finish area by the Pasley playground and picnic shelter.

This 4 mile course is flat and fast, which is in stark contrast to our other trail races with lots of hills. This would be a great first time trail race for 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.

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!

Not running? Please consider volunteering!

Event's current local time: 2:28 PM CT


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