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We at Trailhead Running are always looking for excuses to hit the trails and we'd like to invite you to join us!

Trail Trips | Fun Runs

 

Why Join Us?

“I had a great time! I've tried out various groups over the years (running and tri groups), and so many of them tend to be cliquish and competitive. I think it's hard to find a group where you can feel accepted and comfortable, no matter your speed, fitness level, or whatever. And also have a place where you can share your love and passion for running and being active with others who feel similarly.” Amy S.

"Thank you for a fun trail trip this morning! I loved the run and meeting a new group of people."
Taline S.


Trail Trips

Take a short drive to one of the many central Texas areas parks for a morning of trail running and a change of scenery! Cost is FREE but parks may require a small entrance fee. **RSVP is required.** Conditions may change which require last minute trip date or time modifications.

2014 trips include:
Lake Georgetown || Buescher State Park || Muleshoe Bend Rec Area || Pedernales Falls State Park

 

January 5, 2014 (Sunday) -- LAKE GEORGETOWN, RUSSELL PARK
**Course peview of the Women on the Trails "Dirt Trails and Pony Tails" 5K race**
Location: Lake Georgetown - Russell Park, Georgetown, TX - 47 minutes north of downtown Austin.
Timeline: 7:30am meet at park, 8:00am heels down
  10:45am - Leave park (participants can leave earlier if they wish to run shorter)
  11:00am - Brunch (optional)
  12:00pm - Head back to Austin
Duration: Up to 2.5 hours of running. Each participant can run as much or as little as they like!
Details: We will meet at the Russell Park Trail entrance on the north side of Lake Georgetown in Georgetown, TX at 7:30am.
PARKING - Park at the San Gabriel River Trail - Goodwater Loop entrance. This is located to the right of the main gate/building to Russell Park (so you won't actually go past the guard shack - you'll turn right just before it). After check in and brief introductions, we will review trail maps and provide a variety of run options. Participants can run solo or as part of a group for as short or as long as they like, up to 2.5 hours. After the run we will head to a local restaurant for brunch. Everyone is welcome!
Trail Terrain: Either flat, grassy prairie or hilly, rocky terrain - lots to choose from!
Cost: FREE - there may be a small park fee entrance.
What You Get: A fun morning of trail running with like-minded individuals!
Who Can Attend: Anyone! Bring a friend or come solo and meet new people. We request that all participants are 18 years of age or older. We love our canine friends but please leave them at home for this outing. This event is capped at 18 people.
Gear: Running attire and shoes and water bottle or similar hydration gear. Change of clothes is recommended for post run brunch (we don't mind trail grime and sweat but the restaurant might).
RSVP: Please RSVP by sending us an e-mail so we know how many people to expect. Conditions may also change which require last minute trip date or time modifications. Thanks!

April 26, 2014 (Saturday) -- BUESCHER STATE PARK
Location: Buescher State Park, Smithville TX - 55 minutes east of downtown Austin.
Timeline: 7:30am meet at park headquarters/guard building, 8:00am heels down
  10:45am - Leave park (participants can leave earlier if they wish to run shorter)
  11:00am - Brunch (optional)
  12:00pm - Head back to Austin
Duration: Up to 2.5 hours of running. Each participant can run as much or as little as they like!
Details: We will meet at the main entrance of Buescher State Park (just PAST Bastrop State Park) in Smithville, TX at 7:30am. After check in and brief introductions, we will review trail maps and provide a variety of run options. Participants can run solo or as part of a group for as short or as long as they like, up to 2.5 hours. The main trail loop winds through rolling terrain in Buescher park and eventually connects up with the flatter trails in Bastrop State Park. The park is contained so it is virtually impossible to get lost. After the run we will head to a local restaurant for brunch. Everyone is welcome!
Trail Terrain: A mix of dirt and roots with rolling hills along creeks and ravines. Lots of tree cover.
Cost: FREE - there may be a small park fee entrance.
What You Get: A fun morning of trail running with like-minded individuals!
Who Can Attend: Anyone! Bring a friend or come solo and meet new people. We request that all participants are 18 years of age or older. We love our canine friends but please leave them at home for this outing. This event is capped at 18 people.
Gear: Running attire and shoes and water bottle or similar hydration gear. Change of clothes is recommended for post run brunch (we don't mind trail grime and sweat but the restaurant might).
RSVP: Please RSVP by sending us an e-mail so we know how many people to expect. Conditions may also change which require last minute trip date or time modifications. Thanks!

August 23*, 2014 (Saturday) -- MULESHOE BEND RECREATION AREA
*NOTE: This trip has been rescheduled to Sat, Aug 23. Original date was Sat, Aug 9.
Location: Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area, Spicewood TX - 55 minutes northwest of downtown Austin.
Timeline: 7:30am meet at park, 8:00am heels down
  10:45am - Leave park (participants can leave earlier if they wish to run shorter)
  11:00am - Brunch (optional)
  12:00pm - Head back to Austin
Duration: Up to 2.5 hours of running. Each participant can run as much or as little as they like!
Details: We will meet at the main entrance of Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area in Spicewood, TX at 7:30am. After check in and brief introductions, we will review trail maps and provide a variety of run options. Participants can run solo or as part of a group for as short or as long as they like, up to 2.5 hours. The main trail loop is approximately 7 miles with many off-shoots that provide plenty of opportunity to circle back to the main parking lot for water or rest. The park is contained so it is virtually impossible to get lost. After the run we will head to a local restaurant for brunch. Everyone is welcome!
Trail Terrain: A mix of dirt and rock trails with rolling hills and twisty-turny flat sections. Lots of tree cover.
Cost: FREE - there may be a small park fee entrance.
What You Get: A fun morning of trail running with like-minded individuals!
Who Can Attend: Anyone! Bring a friend or come solo and meet new people. We request that all participants are 18 years of age or older. We love our canine friends but please leave them at home for this outing. This event is capped at 18 people.
Gear: Running attire and shoes and water bottle or similar hydration gear. Change of clothes is recommended for post run brunch (we don't mind trail grime and sweat but the restaurant might).
RSVP: Please RSVP by sending us an e-mail so we know how many people to expect. Conditions may also change which require last minute trip date or time modifications. Thanks!

Fall 2014 Date TBA -- PEDERNALES FALLS STATE PARK
Location: Pedernales Falls State Park, Johnson City, TX - 56 minutes west of downtown Austin.
Timeline: 7:30am meet at park, 8:00am heels down
  10:45am - Leave park (participants can leave earlier if they wish to run shorter)
  11:00am - Brunch (optional)
  12:00pm - Head back to Austin
Duration: Up to 2.5 hours of running. Each participant can run as much or as little as they like!
Details: We will meet at the main entrance of Pedernales Falls State Park in Johnson City, TX at 7:30am. After check in and brief introductions, we will drive down to the Wolf Creek trailhead, park, review trail maps, and provide a variety of run options. Participants can run solo or as part of a group for as short or as long as they like, up to 2.5 hours. There is a main loop with marked trails so plenty of opportunity for "out and back" or loop runs. After the run we will head to a local restaurant for brunch. Everyone is welcome!
Trail Terrain: A mix of dirt, crushed rock, and rocky trails with rolling hills. Very little tree cover.
Cost: FREE - there may be a small park fee entrance.
What You Get: A fun morning of trail running with like-minded individuals!
Who Can Attend: Anyone! Bring a friend or come solo and meet new people. We request that all participants are 18 years of age or older. We love our canine friends but please leave them at home for this outing. This event is capped at 18 people.
Gear: Running attire and shoes and water bottle or similar hydration gear. Change of clothes is recommended for post run brunch (we don't mind trail grime and sweat but the restaurant might).
RSVP: Please RSVP by sending us an e-mail so we know how many people to expect. Conditions may also change which require last minute trip date or time modifications. Thanks!


Fun Runs

Free fun runs are on the Austin Greenbelt and surrounding area parks! Come join us for an hour or more of trail running in a "no drop" run setting. Bring a friend or come solo and make new friends - everyone is welcome (including the guys)! Must be 18 years of age or older. No dogs please.

Throughout The Year
We will post impromptu fun runs on our Facebook page so keep an eye out for the next fun run!

TBA 2014 - Hill of Life to Barton Springs (and Back)
*NOTE: This run took place on Sunday, June 7, 2014. Another run will be scheduled later in the year.
Location: Barton Springs to Hill of Life (with optional return). (Map of Barton Springs start location.)
LIMITED SPACE: This run is limited to 15.
Registration: Cost is free. Please RSVP info@trailheadrunning.com to secure your spot and in case of any last minute updates or notifications.
Time: Meet in front of the Barton Springs pool at 6:45am. Heels down at 7:00am.
Description: This is a great chance to run the entire length of the main Barton Creek greenbelt! We start at Barton Springs and will follow the main trail to the top of the Hill of LIfe. Approximate distance is 7 miles. You can stop at the Hill of Life* or turn arround and run back to Barton Springs with us for a 14 mile run. We will have extra water at the Hill of Life for refills.
*Carpooling: If you would like to run Barton Springs to Hill of Life, please arrange your own transportation back to Barton Springs.
Skill Level Requirements: Speed is not essential but running is. You must be able to run either of the distances you choose (7 or 14 miles).


October 29, 2014 - Wednesday @ 7:15pm
Location: 360 Access (map)
Registration
: No need to register or RSVP-just show up!
Description: Our annual Halloween Costume Night Trail Run-costumes required! Bring treats for post run fun.
Slideshow: 2011 Halloween Run

 

Calendar

Ongoing @ 6:30pm -- Women-Only Tues Runs ($40)
11/08/14 @ 9:00am -- 5K/10K Dirt Trails ($40)
12/06/2014 -- Schrodi Run Like the Wind Trail Run
12/09/2014 -- THR Holiday Party!
01/17/15 @ 9:00am -- 5K/10K/13M Bruises & B. ($40)
02/07/15 @ 9:00am -- 5K/10K Creepy C. & C. ($40)
More on our EVENTS page.

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