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5K & 10K

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Join Trail Crew! Trail Running & Ultra Training

Running single-track trail can be one of the most amazing experiences, but it can also be a bit intimidating if you aren't familiar with the terrain. That's where we come in! Join Fleet Feet & MIT's Trail Crew and we will help you explore until you are ready to head out on your own. You'll meet new friends and discover a love of trail running along the way!

Benefits of Trail Running

Trail running provides many benefits. Trail running is a total body workout for both the body and mind. Some of the benefits are strength in your core and back, and upper and lower body flexibility. The mind also is able to strengthen and simply relax because the trails provide a serene environment without the noise and congestion of cars and stoplights. One of the most advantageous benefits of incorporating trail running in to any program is that of lowering the risk of injury. The soft dirt of the trail provides a cushion for the body and joints versus the pounding of the pavement and concrete from road running. Trail running also allows an athlete to add variety in to their program and take a break mentally and physically from monotonous road miles.

When can I start? 

Dates and Our training schedules are designed to accommodate your ability to train for any race at any time! We offer customized schedules for 5K (3.1 miles), 4 Mile, and 10K (6.2 miles) races. The next events we are training for are as follows:

  • Rocks and Roots Winter Series February Race - February 19, 2023 - Training starts early December

  • Firefly Overnight Challenge - June 2023 - Training starts early April

  • Autumn Squatch - November 2023 - Training starts early August

How far do I need to be able to run before getting started? 

Zero miles! We will get you from wherever you are today to the starting line with our proven program!

When are the workouts? 

The group hosts two organized workouts per week, on Saturday mornings at 8am, and Thursday evenings at 7pm! We offer training programs from 10K to 50K, and will support those of your crazy folks training for a 50K as well with a training plan, but you may run a few solo miles ;) We meet at the Rocks and Roots Trail at Alum Creek located at 3993 Hollenback Rd Lewis Center, OH 43035.

 

What do I need to get started?

  • Nothing except a desire to get moving!

  • Getting properly fit for running shoes will certainly help, but that can always wait until after the first workout.

What do I get?

  • Training schedule

  • Trail Crew Beanie

  • Discounted Race Entry to Rocks & Roots Trail Series Races

  • Two structured weekly workouts on Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings. Locations and times vary. Training duration varies depending on the season.

  • Weekly motivational and educational coaching e-mails. 

  • Curated educational content from the most respected medical professionals in the running and walking community.

  • Unparalleled motivation and the camaraderie of fellow participants with the same training goal!

  • Fleet Feet Discount – 10% off everything, plus 10% back in rewards through the Fleet Feet App.