Tents & Trails – The Midwest Trail Running Festival

Presented by LaSportiva!
Friday, September 1st – Sunday, September 3rd


A weekend extravaganza of trail races, camping, vendor demonstrations & raffles, food, interesting speakers, yoga for runners, a beer garden and more!  The 2nd annual Tents & Trails will be held on Labor Day weekend and features something for everyone!  Running events include four races; a 2 mile kids’ trail race, a 5 Miler, Half Marathon, and a Marathon all on the beautiful, technical trails of Camp Manatoc.  These trails are forbidden the rest of the year, don’t miss your only chance to explore them.  Bring a friend and make a few new ones!
Registration for Camping and Trail Races are a la carte for your convenience.

Please note-Dogs are not permitted at Camp Manatoc and alcohol is allowed in beer garden area only.
La Sportiva
2017 Schedule of Events

2017 Speaker Lineup


Friday & Saturday nights
Pack your tent, sleeping bags, and marshmallows for a night or two under the stars!  Primitive tent camping includes a fire ring, showers, restrooms, and a morning breakfast of entree, coffee, juice, cereal, and muffins.
Bring your own firewood or purchase it on site from the Boy Scouts.



Saturday & Sunday mornings
Running events include the Leave No Trace Marathon, Leave No Trace Half Marathon (part of the Dirty Trail Series), Minnehaha 5 Miler (Also part of DTS), and Good Turn 2 Mile Kids’ Trail Race.
The marathon and half marathon include finishers medals and super awesome TBA swag, while the 5 miler includes an adjustable cap. Kids will receive a pint sized finisher medal and race tee.
All adult races also include 10 tickets for the Vendor Village Raffle.


Saturday 9:00AM-3:30PM & Sunday, 8:30AM – 11:30AM
Visit leading and local running merchants in our Vendor Village featuring a Chinese-style raffle with over $2500 in prizes!  Purchase gear you need for race day, try a mountain bike on the trails, discuss and test the latest shoe styles, find out about new happenings in your favorite park, and more.
Grilled items, chips, drinks, and pasta will be available for purchase from the Boy Scouts.
Raffle drawings will be held on Saturday and Sunday at the closing of Vendor Village.
Winners must be present to win.
**10 tickets are included with 5M, 13.1, and 26.2 race registrations**


Check out the speaker line up! Speakers begin at 3:30 on Saturday.
Beer Garden info coming soon.


  • Camping and Breakfast – $20 per night for adults age 13 & over / $15 per night for children age 4 – 12
  • Vendor Village & Demos – Free
  • Vendor Village Raffle Tickets – $10 for 10 tickets to our Chinese-style raffle featuring over $2500 in prizes!
  • LNT Marathon – $75 Early Registration / $85 July 1 – July 31 / $100 August 1 – September 1 / $105 Race Day
  • LNT Half Marathon – $55 Early Registration / $65 July 1 – July 31 / $75 Aug 1 – September 1 / $80 Race Day
  • 5M – $30 Early Registration / $35 August 24 – September 2 / $40 Race Day
  • 2M – Only $15!!


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