Up and over, down and around, through the water, into the mud,
under the branch, over the the roots . . . HEADS UP!!
We are Trailhead Running!
Created by trail runners to support those aspiring to be new or better trail runners! Trailhead Running provides comprehensive trail running programs in a safe group format with a focus on exploration, learning, and fun. You’re not lost, you’re with us!
"Top 12 Trail Running Clubs" by Trail Runner Magazine in 2013!
01/05/14 @ 7:30am -- Trail Trip: Georgetown (FREE!)
01/07/14 @ 6:30pm -- Women-Only Tues Runs ($40)
01/18/14 @ 9:00am -- 5K & 10K Bruises & Band. ($35)
02/22/14 @ 9:00am -- 5K Creepy C. & Critters ($35)
03/12/14 @ 6:30pm -- Spring WoT 8 Week Intro ($120)
03/22/14 @ 10:30am -- Run Like the Wind - 3 Hr Run
06/04/14 @ 6:30pm -- Summer WoT 8 Wk Intro ($120)
08/13/14 @ 6:30pm -- Fall WoT 8 Week Intro ($120)
10/09-11/2014 -- Trail Runner's Conf, Estes Park, CO
10/17-18/2014 -- RAGNAR Trail Relays, Comfort, TX
11/08/14 @ 9:00am -- 5K & 10K Dirt Trails ($35)
Women's 5K/10K Trail Race Series (Nov-Feb)
Come join us for one or all of the races - Register now!
THR Tuesday Training Group - Women Only!
Join us at any time for our weekly runs. Sign up today!
We are a Club Member of ATRA
The American Trail Running Association is a great resource for all things trail. Check it out!
Set Free - Loving Life on the Trails
Get inspired by Kristi to hit the trails by watching this short film.
There's always something to learn on the trail. Be a pro in no time with these trail terms and tips!
Trail Angel -- (tra'yal ain'gyl)
A generous individual or group of individuals that provide acts of kindness to participants of outdoor events, on hiking trails, or various biking routes. Also referred to in online hiking journals as friends of hikers, relatives, or others persons who will often provide food, transportation, etc. to hikers on the trail (wikipedia.org).
Keep up with your nutrition both on and off the trail using Luna Bars! Our favorite? Peppermint Stick! We LOVE 'em and so will you!
Wristola -- (rist'olah)
Fancy, high-tech bandana that wraps around your wrist. Serves many purposes including: wiping sweat, tourniquet, emergency toilet paper (one use only). Sentence Use: "I'm sure glad I have my wristola to wipe the sweat from my eyes. It works much better than a regular bandana!" Artwork by: Barrett Criswell
Getting Shadowed -- (ge'ting - shado'wd)
Occurs during night trail running when the runner's headlamp behind you is so blindingly bright that you can't see where you are going because of your own shadow. Sentence use: "I can't see where I'm going because I'm getting shadowed!"
Ground Focus Technique (GFT) -- (graw'nd - fok'us tek'neek)
Being so focused on the ground that the runner doesn't see anything else around them. Form can be upright (when running) or bent over (when stopped). Occurs most frequently during night trail runs but occasionally when the runner just can't see what the heck they are going to step on.
Sentence use: "The trail is really technical here so I better use my GFT!"
Skull Rock -- (skul rok)
Sharp, uneven rocks found in patches on Austin area trails. Rocks often stick up several inches making footing difficult. Named because they look like skulls and bones.
Keith -- (kee'th)
Trailhead Running's unofficial mascot. He is really supportive and shows up at races to cheer on all his two-legged friends! Also has a modeling career posing for art found in local Austin bagel shop. (He is not the dog of the "dogs hauling ass" area on the trail, but he's just as speedy.) AKA: Keif.
Disco Spider -- (dis'ko spi'dr)
Little spiders that run along the edge of the trail at night. They reflect a purple/blue shimmery color when headlamps shine on them. Sentence Use: "Check out all the disco spiders on the trails tonight!"
Photo source: SpiderJew 2012
Have trouble telling poison ivy apart from turk's cap? Take the time to learn your trail plants. And in the mean time, when in doubt, don't touch it!