Introduction to Trail Running Racing - Foothills - 2023

Trail Running Course

Introduction to Trail Running Racing

Train and participate in a local trail race with us!

Introduction to Trail Racing is designed to help participants get ready for a local trail race. Distance options will include 5K, 10K, or half marathon and will be recommended based on participants' current milage and running experience. We will focus on building a training schedule, nutrition, hydration, gear, and race logistics. At the end of the course, we will run a local race together. 

The course consists of:

  • An introductory session held over Zoom web conferencing - required.
  • Weekly training runs to build and expand base milage.
  • Field trips scheduled at frontcountry location, e.g., the Issaquah Alps, to reinforce what you have learned and evaluate your progress.
  • To graduate: participants will be required to volunteer at a trail race of choice (options will be provided) and to register and run a local trail race (race TBD).

NOTE: more runs will be posted as we assess the interest and the running experience of registered participants.

Badges you will earn:

Course Requirements

This course has no scheduled activities.

Additional badges needed to graduate


Required Equipment

Field trip gear list:

  • Appropriate shoes, socks, shorts/pants and/or other apparel in technical/synthetic/wool fabrics for trail running
  • 10 Essentials adapted 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 (printed or digital) 

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.