Estes Trail Ascent Trail Running Conference, Trailhead Running Speakers - Estes Park, CO (June 2013)
The Racing Post: Texas 4000: Inspiration from Austin to Anchorage - Women on the Trails very own Tina Beigelbeck (June 2013)
Shape Magazine: 16 Fitness Experts Who Used to Be Overweight - Women on the Trails very own Carrie Barrett (Mar 2013)
Health and Wellness Fair - National Instruments (Feb 2013)Feature: "Worth the Trip - Creepy Crawlies and Critters 5K" - Community Impact News SW (Jan 2013)
Active Now: "Bruises & Bandages 5K Trail Race for Women" - YNN News Interview (Jan 2013)
Dirt Trails and Pony Tails 5K Trail Race - Race Video Recap (Dec 2012)
"Active Now: A 5K with a Feminine Focus" - YNN News Interview (Nov 2012)
"Top 10 Reasons to Try Trail Running" - My Fit List Blog (Aug 2012)
"Why Women ROCK at Trail Running"(July 2012)
"Time for Women to Hit the Trails" - Jack and Adam's Blog (Jun 2012)
"Take a Class in the Grass" - Austin Woman Magazine (Apr 2012)
Trailhead Running announces Women on the Trails Program - Press Release (Mar 2012)
"NEW: Women on the Trails Training Group" - Jack and Adams Blog (Mar 2012)
Do 512 Events (Mar 2012)
06/20/13 @ 9:00am -- Trail Conf: Estes Park, CO
07/26/13 @ 9:00pm -- Chupacabra Trail Race Trip
09/11/13 @ 6:30pm -- WoT Intro Fall: 8-weeks ($120)
09/21/13 @ 7:30am -- Trail Trip: Pedernales ($15)
11/09/13 @ 9:00am -- 5K Dirt Trails & Pony Tails ($35)
01/04/14 @ 7:30am -- Trail Trip: Georgetown ($15)
01/18/14 @ 9:00am -- 5K & 10K Bruises & Band. ($35)
02/22/14 @ 9:00am -- 5K Creepy C. & Critters ($35)
Thursdays @ 6:30pm -- Co-ed Thurs Runs ($70/mo)
Women on the Trails - SIGN UP for MAY 29! Join us for the next WoT 8-week Summer session. Sign up today!
THR Ongoing Weekly Training Group
Every Thursday, male or female, quality workouts. Sign up today!
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!