2024 Race Hat

Unveiled – the 2024 Afton Trail Run ‘Cool Operator’ Hat!  All runners and volunteers will receive this awesome, super breathable, quick drying, crushable, run hat! We purchased extras of these so if friends, family, crew or pacers would like one, they may...

Afton 2023 Recap

Afton happy finishers – Photo Credit Scott Rokis   Founded in 1994, the Afton Trail Run is the Twin Cities heart of Summer trail and ultrarunning tradition. The 2023 race marked the 30th Annual. The race sold out again this year with 980 registered runners...

2023 Afton Trail Run Runner Welcome

Greetings Runners! We are just under a week out from the 30th Annual Afton Trail Run which will be held on on Saturday July 1, 2023. 140+ volunteers are coming together to put on this year’s race. We are thrilled to to have 980 registered runners from 3 countries, 28...

2023 Race Beanie

Unveiled – the 2023 Afton Trail Run Beanie!  All runners and volunteers will receive this awesome beanie. We purchased extras of these so if friends, family, crew or pacers would like one, they may purchase one on race weekend.  If you want to add a shirt to your...

Setting Expectations for 2023

In November of 2021, after hosting a season of Covid-modified races, I was updating our race website(s) for what we hoped would be (and thankfully was) a mostly “normal” 2022. While doing so, I decided to include a preface to our Participant Guide(s) titled “Setting...

Afton 2022 Recap

Afton. Family. Love. – Photo Credit Tone Coughlin   Founded in 1994, the Afton Trail Run is a Twin Cities ‘heart of Summer’ trail and ultrarunning tradition. This year we shared the day with 879 registered runners from 3 countries, 27 states and...