Race Header

Learning The Trails

Mon March 13 - Mon May 1 2017
Location: Rochester, NY US 14618 Directions
Type: Clinic
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://www.medvedrunwalk.com/LearningTheTrails.asp.

Event Time Price Details
Learning the Trails
6:15PM EDT - 8:00PM EDT
Rochester, NY US 14618

Learning the Trails: A Low-Cost Eight Week Course to Make You a Better Trail Runner

Tripping over roots and rocks? Struggling on hills? Lost your shoe in the mud? This might be the class for you.

Learning The Trails will cover:

·         Why run trails?

·         Choosing a trail and trail safety

·         Necessary gear

·         Rocks, Roots, Logs, Mud, and other obstacles

·         Hills. Climbing and descending

·         Trail running with groups and races

·         Trail etiquette

This course is designed to improve your trail running and help keep you safe. The first five weeks will begin with a few minutes of lecture and discussion followed by short group runs. The runs will pause at different obstacles and challenges to discuss the proper way to successfully navigate them. Weeks six through eight will consist of trail runs with limited discussion. Participants should be able to run a 5k without stopping. A goal for the program will be to have all runners comfortable running at least five miles on trails before the Medved Madness Trail Race and Relay.

Classes will be instructed by Dave Farrands. He has run many trail races both locally and out of the area in many distances including ultramarathons. He is well known among local trail running groups and is always willing to help other runners on the trail. He is looking forward to helping others discover the fun and challenge of trail running.

Classes will be held on Mondays at Durand Eastman Park. Be ready to run at 6:15 pm, regardless of weather. Please leave your earphones at home.

March 13th: Informational meeting and gear review at Medved Running and Walking Outfitters – This is the only week we will not be running

All other weeks will be at Durand Eastman Park. Plan to run, regardless of weather.

Participants of this class will receive a technical training t-shirt, store discounts, and lots of muddy fun.


Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.