GearJunkie/Salomon CITYTRAIL Race


As a part of its CITYTRAIL series, Salomon and GearJunkie are hosting a unique running event in Minneapolis.

The Salomon/GearJunkie ‘CITYTRAIL’ Race, on Thursday, April 30th, will bring runners through Minneapolis’ Uptown neighborhood, around area lakes, and down trails on a “choose-your-adventure” open course.

Demos and prizes from Salomon: 2015 CITYTRAIL footwear
Demos and prizes from Salomon: 2015 CITYTRAIL footwear

Based from HQ on Minneapolis’ Greenway Trail, checkpoints, route finding, and urban exploration are all a part of the fun. Participants will track their route and hit checkpoints on a 90-minute course.

Related: See a recap and photos from last year’s ‘CITYTRAIL’ Race.

The race will be based off Salomon’s CityTrail app, which provides routes, waypoints, and guides to city running experiences. Racers will use the app to check-in at points around the course. Download the app for iPhone (get free app) or Android (get free app) and become familiar with its functions before the race starts.

The event is invite-only. Please send us a note if you’re interested in participating. It’s a FREE event, and Salomon and Suunto reps will be on site for participants who want to demo footwear, watches, and gear.

Prizes include $1,500+ in Salomon and Suunto products, a gear raffle, and other swag!

Mark your calendar for April 30th. The race is 90 minutes in length, and expect 7 to 10 miles of running with a few challenges along the way.

After the race we’ll have a party to celebrate spring in the city with food and drink, a bonfire, and good company under the urban sky.

Beyond the GearJunkie race, Salomon will run another event on May 17th in Minneapolis, the CITYTRAIL Loppet. See all the details here on this second urban trail race!

—The GearJunkie ‘CITYTRAIL’ Race is the first in a series of events hosted by GearJunkie in Minneapolis this year. Like the Gear Junkie Events page on Facebook to stay in the loop.

Jake Ferguson

Jake finds joy in exploring new places. He loves the challenge of bouldering, the mental trance of fly fishing, and moving across the water on a SUP or packraft. He joined GearJunkie in 2014 and found that working in the outdoor industry is the perfect fit. It has led to amazing adventures and connections with wonderful people. He's happy to call MN home.