Off-road running is good for the body and the soul. Trails don’t pound the legs, their uneven surfaces and hills build leg and lung strength, and they provide a close-up view of Mother Nature at her best. Our 10-week Trail Running program teaches participants how to safely enjoy off-road running and introduces them to ten different local trails. Each coached run offers both short and long courses, so participants of various abilities can participate. Entrants should enter the program capable of running at least 5 miles or more on the roads at a pace of 12:00/mile or faster.
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"If you are looking for a change in your running routine I highly recommend enrolling in the trail program. The trails of St Louis County are a great way to introduce you to the technical aspects of trail running preparing you for any trail race. Since joining the program a year ago my endurance, agility, and strength have significantly improved contributing to my road race performance." - BB
"Will help you increase your road race time- trails are more physically demanding due to terrain, surface, and weather conditions. Personally, I was able to improve my half marathon time by 27 minutes this year from last on the same course. I know the trail training was a big part of achieving that." - TJ
"This trail program introduces you to trails across St. Louis that you may have never discovered on your own. The ability to pick from week to week if you want to do the short or long route is great when your schedule changes. And you are introduced to trails that you can hike or run with your family." - SB
"As a female, I think it is great to run in the woods with a group of people for safety reasons. And running in the woods really does make you feel like a kid again." - LJ
"Coaching staff is awesome! Head coach Andy is an incredible runner and offers great insight and tips for trail running and very thorough when mapping out the routes. All of the coaches can help you improve your running while teaching trail etiquette, safety, and they know what to do if someone gets hurt." - DC