Foothills Trail Running Committee

Foothills Trail Running Committee

Interested or passionate about running? Whether you've never set a speedy foot on the trail or ran the last Rocky 100, join us in creating a community of outdoors lovers who have the pleasure of seeing a little more, a little faster!
What: You don't have to be Forest Gump or Usain Bolt to  learn to enjoy running. Whether you've never set a speedy foot on the trail or ran the last Rocky 100, join us in creating a community of outdoors lovers who have the pleasure of seeing a little more, a little faster! Trail running allows you to enjoy more of your favorite hikes/wild places, opening a door to exploring more of the world.
Where: Single-track, gravel, cross-country: can you hike it? Then you can run it...!
When: Provided you're ready for mud, rain, and the occasional white stuff, this is a year around activity! (However, inclement conditions, like with all sports, will require additional research and preparedness.)
Who: Anyone who's ready to enjoy the outdoors at a faster pace! Young and old, fast or slow, whether you're an avid outdoors person or an inter-urban expert trail running can be for you.
Why: Love the outdoors? Are you seeking new challenges, access to more locations, great exercise, fantastic people, the chance to help us build a lasting community within the Mountaineers, and so much more? Come run with us!
Keep an eye out for our upcoming events including:
  • Information sessions - the basics of trail running, gear selection, what we like to carry in our first aid kits, tips and tricks for nutrition, endurance, or speed... you name it, we'd like to invite experts to talk about it.
  • Race meetups - want to try running but worried about your pace, first aid, hydration, or some other issue? No need! We're doing the searching for you to find safe, existing events (like local races with LOTS of resources and cool folks) to try anything from a  new pair of shoes to a more intense elevation gain. We'll be doing our best to arrange meetups afterwards, so you can rehash your brightest (or funniest) moments among friends.
  • Runs - featuring some lovely local locations. Come meet cool people.
Are you already a runner/avid trail go'er who's looking for another way to help out? We'd love to have you!! Fast or slow (especially slow, actually), we need folks eager to hit the trails and lead others in an activity they enjoy. Apply to be a trail run leader!
Come run with us.