Women on the Trails - Introduction Program is a 4 week* session created specifically for women who are interested in getting into trail running and would like to do so in a group setting. In addition to providing weekly group runs, each run will be held from a different trail head entrance on Austin’s Greenbelt so that new trail runners will complete the program with exposure to a variety of trail routes to run on solo or with friends.
*An exciting optional night time trail run is included at the end extending the program to 5 weeks.
Attention WoT Alumni:
If you have attended any WoT session in the past and would like to join us again, check out our special Alumni program offer just for you!
Dates and Times
2015 Sessions: Spring and fall sessions have already taken place. Check back in January for 2016 dates.
Date: The group meets every Wednesday for 4 weeks. See above for specific session dates.
Time: 6:30pm start - 8:00pm end (this includes "Trail Talks").
Locations: Locations will vary from week to week and include: Barton Springs, 360 Access, and Hill of Life. Detailed information will be sent out ahead of time.
Each 4 week program includes:
-- A technical t-shirt with the Women on the Trails running logo.
-- A weekly group trail run at alternating trailhead start locations.
-- "Trail Talk" 15 minute session on topics like: trail etiquette, navigation, nutrition, running technique.
-- Quality, structured workouts with "safety-first" and no-drop format.
-- Trail runs that last up to 50 minutes or cover up to 4 miles.
-- Optional (free) night time trail run at the end of the program.
**head lamps will be required**
-- See "Program Perks" below for a more comprehensive list!
The program is designed for women who are runners but are new to trail running. All participants must:
-- Be able to run a minimum of 3.1 miles (5K). Speed is not required.
-- Be 18 years of age or older.
-- Have a sense of adventure.
-- Be a SHE!
All trail runs will be done in a group setting with two run coaches and a strict "no drop" policy. You'll never be alone, you'll be with us!
Gear requirements are very minimal. All participants must have:
-- Running shoes (trail shoes not required).
-- Water bottle or similar hydration gear.
-- Running attire.
The cost is $75 per person for the 4 week session.
1. REGISTER below with PayPal*.
*NOTE: If you prefer to pay with check or cash, please e-mail us for details: info @ trailheadrunning.com.
2. Arrive on the first training day 30 minutes early to meet everyone.
3. Hit the trails and have FUN!
2015 - Women on the Trails spring and fall programs have already taken place.
2016 - Check back for spring and fall program dates - typically beginning in March.
Have questions? Check out our FAQs!
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