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(11/08/14) Dirt Trails & Pony Tails: 5K/10K
(01/17/15) Bruises & Bandages: 5K/10K/13.1 M

(02/07/15) Creepy Crawlies & Critters: 5K/10K
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In the News & Press

Austin Fit Magazine (Feb 2014): "Runners, Students, and Texas Trails"

Trail Runner Magazine (Nov 2013): "Top 12 Trail Running Clubs"

Fit City (Nov 2013): "Women's Trail Running Series Kicks Off Saturday"

Trail Times Newsletter (Sept 2013): "Women on the Trails Race Series: Success with Sustainability"

Austin Fit Magazine (Aug 2013): "From the Growth of Trail Running to Environmentalism"

Competitor Magazine (Aug 2013): "5 Trail Running Safety Tips For Women"

Austin Fit Magazine (Jul 2013): "Kudos for a Local Business"

American Trail Running Assocation (Jul 2013): Trailhead Running becomes an ATRA Club Member

Council for Responsible Sport (Jul 2013): Women on the Trails Race Series Earns ReSport Certification

Estes Trail Ascent Trail Running Conference (Jun 2013): Trailhead Running Guest Panelist

The Racing Post (Jun 2013): "Texas 4000: Inspiration from Austin to Anchorage" - Women on the Trails very own Tina Beigelbeck

Shape Magazine (Mar 2013): "16 Fitness Experts Who Used to Be Overweight" - Women on the Trails very own Carrie Barrett

National Instruments (Feb 2013): Health and Wellness Fair

Community Impact News SW (Jan 2013): " Worth the Trip - Creepy Crawlies and Critters 5K"

YNN News Active Now Interview (Jan 2013): "Bruises & Bandages 5K Trail Race for Women"

Race Video Recap (Dec 2012): Dirt Trails and Pony Tails 5K

YNN News Active Now Interview (Nov 2012): "A 5K with a Feminine Focus"

My Fit List Blog (Aug 2012): "Top 10 Reasons to Try Trail Running"

Jack and Adam's Blog (Jun 2012): "Time for Women to Hit the Trails"

Austin Woman Magazine (Apr 2012): "Take a Class in the Grass"

Press Release (Mar 2012): Trailhead Running announces Women on the Trails Program

Jack and Adams Blog (Mar 2012): "NEW: Women on the Trails Training Group"

 

 

Calendar: What's Next?

Ongoing @ 6:30pm -- Women-Only Tues Runs ($40)
04/26/14 @ 7:30am -- Trail Trip: Buescher Park (free)
05/15/14 @ 11:00am -- 3M Health & Fitness Expo
06/04/14 @ 6:30pm -- Summer WoT 8 Wk Intro ($120)
08/09/14 @ 7:30am -- Trail Trip: Muleshoe Bend (free)
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)
01/17/15 @ 9:00am -- 5K/10K/13M Bruises & B. ($35)
02/07/15 @ 9:00am -- 5K/10K Creepy C. & C. ($35)

Trail News

WoT 8-Week Intro Program
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THR Tuesday Training Group - Women Only!
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We are a Club Member of ATRA
The American Trail Running Association is a great resource for all things trail.

We are a Member of RRCA
Road Runner's Club of America is the oldest and largest U.S. org dedicated to distance running.

 

 

Trail Terms & Tips

There's always something to learn on the trail. Be a pro in no time with these trail terms and tips!

Trail Resources Info Page
Headlamps? Hydration Packs? Check out our Trail Resources information page for recommendations!

Knuckle -- (nuh'kl)
A small root or stump that sticks straight up out of the ground. Usually found on dirt packed trail and very difficult to see. Sentence use: First runner yells, "KNUCKLE!" as they run past the offending root/stump to warn following runners.

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!


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