Offered twice annually Trail Runner 101 is a great way to get introduced to trail running before venturing off on your own! Trail Runner 101 is great for the new and experienced trail runners alike!
Join us for our no-obligation information session at Fleet Feet Sports! Thursday, June 8th at 7:00 pm (RSVP HERE)
The first workout starts at 7am, Saturday, June 10th at the Squatch Start at the Rocks and Roots Trail at Alum Creek!
Running single-track trail can be one of the most amazing experiences, but it can also be a bit intimidating if you aren't familiar with the terrain. That's where we come in! Join us and we will help you explore until you are ready to head out on your own. You'll meet new friends and discover a love of trail running along the way!
Local coaches will provide advice, support, weekly group training runs and walks, and short clinics on topics such as trail safety, proper nutrition, choosing the right gear, and avoiding injury.
The program is geared to train new trail runners for the Hoot Half and 10K in August. Registration includes training, shirt, handheld bottle, and entry into The Hoot Half & 10K! Get dirty with us!
The ten-week program begins in Mid-January for the April race, and Mid-June for the August race!
Benefits of trail running
Trail running provides many benefits. Trail running is a total body workout for both the body and mind. Some of the benefits are strength in your core and back, and upper and lower body flexibility. The mind also is able to strengthen and simply relax because the trails provide a serene environment without the noise and congestion of cars and stoplights. One of the most advantageous benefits of incorporating trail running in to any program is that of lowering the risk of injury. The soft dirt of the trail provides a cushion for the body and joints versus the pounding of the pavement and concrete from road running. Trail running also allows an athlete to add variety in to their program and take a break mentally and physically from monotonous road miles.