Introduction to Trail Running: Frontcountry

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, with a focus on local frontcountry trails. The curriculum focuses on  the basic knowledge and resources needed to plan trail running routes and begin running on trails, safely and with increased confidence.  This course is ideal for outdoor recreation enthusiasts who wish to discover trail running.

This badge or equivalency is required for participation in trail running trips rated as strenuous that the Foothills Trail Running Committee offers.

The course consists of two parts; both are required:

  1. A two hour classroom session.
  2. A field trip to a frontcountry location, e.g., Issaquah Alps, to reinforce what you have learned and evaluate your learning. It's recommended that you are in shape to comfortably run 3 miles on the road in order to have a successful experience during the field trip. 

Recommended reading: Where the Road Ends: A Guide to Trail Running by Meghan Hicks and‎ Bryon Powell.

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)
Wilderness Peak Loop
Wed, Jun 12, 2019
Registration closed Jun 10
6 participants
2 instructors
Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

Sturdy running shoes

Course Materials

There are no materials for this course.