Medved Spring Learning The Trails Training Program

Mon March 30 - Mon April 27 Rochester, NY 14618 US Directions


Learning the Trails

6:15PM EDT - 8:00PM EDT
Open to ages 6 - 142.

Learning the Trails has been cancelled

Unfortunately, we have to cancel this training program. All participants will be contacted regarding refund options.

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Rochester, NY US 14618


Learning the Trails: A Low-Cost five-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 training sessions 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. A goal for the program will be to have all runners comfortable running at least five miles on trails before Medved Madness on May 3rd.

Classes will be instructed by Dave Farrands and Margaret Baackes. They have run many trail races both locally and out of the area in many distances including ultramarathons. They are well known among local trail running groups and are always willing to help other runners on the trail. They're looking forward to helping others discover the fun and challenge of trail running and will receive lots of help from Medved's awesome ambassadors.

Classes will be held on Mondays at Durand Eastman Park or Mendon Ponds Park. Be ready to run at 6:15 pm, regardless of the weather. Please leave your earphones and dogs at home. Trail running shoes are strongly encouraged.

Participants will receive a t-shirt, store discounts, and lots of high-fives.

This is not a "learn to run" program. This course is designed for people that are already runners that want to learn to run trails. Participants must be able to run a 5k without stopping.


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