Welcome trail runners!
"Generations and community running together in nature."
Photos: Summer training run, Tahoe Rim Trail, CA-NV
Photo: Summer training run on the North Face course, Marin Headlands.
Have you finished a 10k trail race (minimum)?
If your answer is "yes," read on!
New member requirement
Ability to run-walk or run at least six miles and race goals.
We invite new members of all paces to drop-in and attend meets for a free two-week trial. Join us for weekly morning runs, on hilly, rocky dirt trails. Runners of all paces, including back of the pack runners, and those returning to running from injury, are welcome.
Capacity: 50 members (max.)
Free two-week trial membership.
Then, $10 join fee + $3 /year to help cover the group's Meetup site, at the basic plan rate.
Please join us for our regular weekly early morning group trail runs on:
• 6 AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Berkeley, and 10 AM on Sundays (easy) in Oakland or Berkeley.
• Other runs take place in Oakland and in other areas of the East Bay.
TRAIL RUNNING GROUP (TRG), Oakland, CA
Over 700 meets and counting since May 2012
Discover and learn local trails using maps, with a group! Trail runs typically take place in the East Bay: Redwood, Strawberry Canyon, Tilden, Cesar Chavez parks. We run in darkness, rain, and/or sun.
Regular runs include: weekday morning training runs (5+ miles of trail fartlek, tempo, hill repeats), easy Sundays (~3-7 mi.), and weekend long runs (12 to 30+ mi.) with pace groups as needed. Special runs include: no-drop social runs, Women's, Midsummer Night, and Family Holiday season trail runs.
This is a private, small group of local, active members of various speeds, ages, and abilities. Our active members are family, friends, and neighbors. Members know their own limits and respect them, and practice Leave No Trace. Members participate in-person and train consistently for trail events, 5Ks to ultras (e.g., trail races by Inside Trail Racing, Brazen Racing, The North Face Endurance Challenge, TRT, American River 50, etc.). We also occasionally list cross-training meets (e.g., yoga) that support performance and overall well-being.
This group's events, organized by unpaid VOLUNTEERS, are for people who love nature, running on our local East Bay trails, and community. This is not a coached group.
Photo: Morning weekday group, New Year's day run, east bay hills (SF in BG).
Photo: Winter snowshoe trip, Sierra mountains, CA
Photos: Run to the Winter holiday lights night run, Berkeley hills
Race and fitness goals
"Join forces. While many runners embrace the solitude of running, numerous studies highlight the benefits of working out with others, including greater satisfaction with exercise, increased motivation to set and reach goals, and greater consistency."
-- The Bliss List, Runner's World
"A race can give you something to focus on, an opportunity to be part of the running community, and a way to celebrate your training." -- Training Tips: Trail Running, Five Tips From Champion Ultrarunner Michael Wardian
Volunteering is a great way to support and help sustain the running community and environment. Members of our group have volunteered for local community events, such as those by: The North Face Endurance Challenge, East Bay Parks, Girls on the Run, Inside Trail Racing, and International-California Coastal Cleanup by the bay trail.
Our motto: "Run, have fun, respect others, and respect nature!"
(Eat, repeat... :)*
Interested? Join us.
See you on the trails!
Photo: Berkeley-Oakland hills
Photo: Sunol Regional Wilderness
Photo: First TRG group run, training on TNFEC course, Muir Woods, CA
Photo credit: Second and third generation redwoods, Joaquin Miller Park, via City of Oakland.
This group's event details and membership are available only to members for privacy and safety. Powered by: TRG volunteers. Copyright Trail Running Group, for all TRG content. Updated: May 16, 2016.