Introduction to Trail Running: Frontcountry - 2022

Trail Running Course

Introduction to Trail Running: Frontcountry

Learn how to get started with trail running on local frontcountry trails

COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers course.

Introduction to Trail Running: Frontcountry is designed to introduce participants to trail running. If you're looking to get started with trail running, this course is for you!  It's OK to hike/run during the field trips.  

Course Format

The course consists of:

  • An introductory "classroom" session held over Zoom web conferencing - required
  • Field trips to a frontcountry location, e.g., the Issaquah Alps, to reinforce what you have learned and evaluate your learning. 
  • To graduate: participate in 3 field trips.
  • Recommended reading: Where the Road Ends: A Guide to Trail Running by Meghan Hicks and‎ Bryon Powell.

Graduation Requirements

To graduate and earn your skills badge, you must attend the introductory Zoom session and 3 of the field trips offered. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Badges you will earn:

Course Requirements
Course Activity Date Availability Leader
Intro to Frontcountry Trail Running (optional)
Northwest Timber Trail
Sun, May 22, 2022
Registration closes May 20
2 participants
0 instructors
Tiger Mountain Lowlands
Wed, May 25, 2022
Registration closes May 23
0 participants
0 instructors
Grand Ridge Park (Snoqualmie)
Sun, May 29, 2022
Registration closes May 27
0 participants
0 instructors
Spring Lake/Lake Desire Park
Wed, Jun 8, 2022
Registration closes Jun 6
0 participants
1 instructor
Mima Falls
Sun, Jun 12, 2022
Registration closes Jun 10
7 participants
0 instructors
Squak Mountain: May Valley Access
Sun, Jun 12, 2022
Registration closes Jun 10
3 participants
0 instructors
Oyster Dome
Sat, Jun 18, 2022
Registration closes Jun 15
2 participants
1 instructor
Dirty Harry's Balcony
Thu, Jun 23, 2022
Registration closes Jun 20
1 participant
0 instructors
Required Equipment

Field trip gear list:

  • Appropriate shoes, socks, shorts/pants and/or other apparel in technical/synthetic/wool fabrics for trail running
  • lightweight rain-resistant or waterproof jacket
  • Pack or waist belt or equivalent to hold required items and personal possessions such as medications, cell phone, keys, etc.
  • Water and snacks
  • Map (provided)

Weather dependent items (optional):

  • Gloves
  • Watch
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat or warm hat
  • Extra layers in in technical/synthetic/wool fabrics, e.g., an extra long-sleeved shirt
Course Materials

There are no materials for this course.