Run for fun - in rain or sun - on dirt, rocks, mud, grass or sand. Run with us, alone, for a cause or for yourself. Run barefoot, in flip flops, or high-tech trainers.  Run in your PJs, birthday suit, or latest, greatest gear.  Run at night under a full moon or under the mid-day blazing sun.  Run without rules or plans.  Run because you want to- not because you have to.   

Our Meet ups feature non-competitive, set-your-own-pace trail runs through county parks, often combined with group activities such as meals, coffee, sight-seeing, gear and technique demos, and more.

We welcome runners, hikers, walkers, parkours, dogs, kids - anyone willing and able to enjoy what each event offers while respecting each other and the environment.

We don't care what - if anything - you wear on your feet or body.  Just show up and have fun.  Look for upcoming meetups planned in the following Santa Clara and Santa Cruz county parks:

 

Almaden Quicksilver (All entrances)

Santa Teresa

Henry Cowell

Pogonip

Rancho San Antonio

Steven's Creek

Los Gatos Creek Trail

Wilder Ranch

and more...

 

Be spontaneous! If you want to be called/emailed about runs held at the last minute, send an email with your contact info (name, phone and/or email) and the following: What areas do you want to run at the last minute? What times do you want to run at the last minute? What terrain do you want to run on at the last minute? How fast and long do you want to run? How do you want to be contacted? We will contact you when we run at the last minute and you can join us if you can.

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Recent Meetups

  • January 25 · 8:00 AM

    Barefoot Training Session

    2 or more

    Please join me Saturday morning if you're interested in a training session on barefoot / minimalist running. I have a few years of experience to share to include info on... Learn more
  • January 4 · 8:00 AM

    Training session for newbies?

    9 or more

    Any one of the more experienced barefoot / minimalist runners on here available and willing to instruct the newer folks in this group who only recently started running... Learn more
  • April 11, 2013 · 7:30 AM

    Morning Quicksilver Trail Run

    3 or more | 5.00 5.002

    Super last minute, but I figured I'll throw it out there in case you guys want to join me... Come join us for a 7-8 mile trail on some nice single track trails! We'll... Learn more
  • April 4, 2013 · 7:30 AM

    Morning Quicksilver Trail Run

    5 or more

    Come join us for a 7-8 mile trail on some nice single track trails! We'll be at the gate at 7:30am and will take off within 5 minutes so try to be on time. We're going... Learn more
  • April 2, 2013 · 7:30 AM

    Morning Quicksilver Trail Run

    2 or more

    Come join us for a 7-8 mile trail on some nice single track trails! We'll be at the gate at 7:30am and will take off within 5 minutes so try to be on time. We're going... Learn more
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What's new

  • New Member
    Manish Kochhal Manish Kochhal joined
    3 days ago
    Manish Kochhal
    "I am training for Morgan Hill Half Marathon, would like to join trail runners that train in and around Almaden Valley."
  • New Member
    Ronald Ronald­ joined
    3 days ago
  • New Member
    Kristan Wheeler Kristan Wheeler joined
    6 days ago
  • New Member
    Jojo Jojo­ joined
    August 12
  • New Member
    Rocio Rocio­ joined
    August 4
    Rocio
    "I enjoy trail running"
  • New Member
    Denis Lemos Denis Lemos joined
    August 2
    Denis Lemos
    "Hey all, I am new to the area, from Massachusetts, I work in tech and I love my job. I also love my Vibrams so I stoked to find this group!"
  • New Member
    LFeece LFeece­ joined
    August 2
    LFeece
    "Hello, I enjoy trail running. Looking for a trail running group. Fremont Older, lg to hilltop view, Santa Theresa, Rancho, Villa Montalvo my backyard. Safe in numbers..."
  • New Member
    Aman Aman­ joined
    July 29
  • New Member
    Carina Carina­ joined
    July 28
    Carina
    "Hello I'm a beginner runner and looking for some people to run with and help motivate me to get better."
  • New Member
    Ellina Yin Ellina Yin joined
    July 19
    Ellina Yin
    "Training for my 1st Marathon this year :)"
 
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