From Asphalt to Adventure: A Guide for Transitioning from Road to Trail Races

The Fleet Feet Blog is full of helpful information. From training tips, to gear reviews, there is something for everyone! If you have ever been interested in running trail races, this post is for you!

The arrival of spring signals a time of renewal and growth, with flowers blooming and trees regaining their green crowns. For many runners, spring also signals a return to dry, passable trails and the return of trail races. If you’re someone who is typically more focused on road races, now is the best time to turn off the asphalt course and explore something new.

Over the years, there have been noticeable seismic waves in the trail running community from incoming competitive and amateur road runners. Trail races offer runners a different experience, taking place on more varied surfaces, providing a stronger sense of camaraderie and offering challenging yet scenic routes. They also accommodate numerous options and additional challenges, such as ultramarathon events like 50K or more. If you’re a road runner getting ready to transition to the trails, here are a few things to keep in mind to make your first trail race as smooth and enjoyable as possible.

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If you are new to trail running in general, check out our Rock Runners program here! It's a great way to check out local trails, and learn more about trail running.

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