Trail running! Some of the most magical time spent running will be out exploring the great trails of our local parks. You will get dirty, you may get wet, and your will be guaranteed some great views! You'll get in those "bonus miles" and it's AWESOME. We are offering one standard track for this half marathon trail program group. This is a unique training program specifically designed for trail runners; people who don't shy away from getting their running shoes dirty, enjoy the challenge of running the hills, who hanker for a glimpse of a coyote or an eagle, and who look forward to spectacular views you only find on trails around the area. We will be taking the team on fun and challenging trails around the North State. This 9-week program will target the a new local trail race (more info to come) Other options are Diablo summit stomp and Bizz Johnson. If participating in a destination race it is recommended to plan on getting a hotel or Airbnb asap. We'll start at 6 miles and work our way up to 12-13 (13.1 to be exact...) miles.
Program Kickoff and Fun Run: Wednesday August 23rd, 2023, at 6:15pm at Hooker Oak Park. Meet your coach, get information about the program, and get ready to head out on your first training run. Bring a friend! Please note that this is a very popular program, and that space is limited to 40 people, so register early!!
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Join our program and receive:
- Twice-weekly coached group runs
- A daily training plan for the 9 weeks of the program
- Workshops on topics unique to trail running
- Field trips to North State trails
- Friendship and camaraderie with fellow runners
- Custom Training Program Shirt
Our supportive coaching team will provide you with the tools and training to be successful. The team atmosphere is always positive, and you will meet others who love running trail running as much as you do. Get ready to meet some wonderful coaches, amazing mentors, and lots of other trail running fanatics!
Meeting times: Weekly coached workouts will be on Wednesdays at 6:15 PM and Saturdays at 7:30 AM. Be prepared for a couple of out-of-town Saturday runs. The first official workout will also be your program kickoff, so come prepared to run! Meeting locations will be scheduled by your coaches, so wait for a weekly email from them.
Requirements: This program is for experienced runners. Team members must start the program injury free, wear and carry appropriate trail running clothing, shoes, and gear. To join this half marathon team, you must be able to run 6 miles at the start of the program, because we will build to about 13 miles! Trail is very different and a lot more technical than "road running". This ensures the coaches can keep the group together and safe. We encourage team members to carpool to destination group runs. All participants must be at least 18 years of age.
*No children and pet are allowed to the group workouts
Goal Races: We will be targeting a fun new local trail race in Chico. More information to come soon. Other options include the Diablo Summit Stomp in Walnut Creek or the Bizz Johnson in Susanville, CA. I recommend finding lodging in the area as soon as you register for an out-of-town race! If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Shawna at firstname.lastname@example.org
Race website: Local Race: 10/22/23 More info Coming soon.
Diablo Summit Stomp: 10/21/2023 — Diablo Summit Stomp 2023 — Race Roster — Registration, Marketing, Fundraising
Bizz Johnson Trail Race: 10/7/23 Bizz Johnson (runsignup.com)
Registration fee: Registration for this team is $115.00.
The program registration does not include race entry fees. Saturday, August 29th at midnight is the final day to drop from this program and receive a refund. Programs are not transferable to a later date.
Space is limited, only the first 40 people will be able to participate! - don't think about it, just do it!
If you need additional information, please contact Shawna at email@example.com or call at (530)345-1000.