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What we're about

Hello Spartan Trail Runners! I'm Patrick, a new Co-Organizer.

Many think, promise, intend, and talk.

Very few actually DO. Which are you?

Please DO a trail run with us (moderate to intermediate trails with some elevation gain) to train for a race, to improve health or just to get unstuck.

There’s a new protocol for all (including me) based on a simple premise: Showing up matters.

Here it is:

1.JOIN: RSVP “yes” and put up a $20 Commitment Deposit held in trust via a secure app. I do it too.

2.DO: Check in on time. Participate. Finish. Check out….and that deposit is returned 100%!

3.GAIN: If a person doesn't "DO" the above, no judgment, but their deposit becomes the Commitment Pool that is shared equally by everyone who "did".

Example: One is late and another a no-show for a Sunday run, so their $20 deposits become the Commitment Pool. The other five of us meet our commitment and DO (see #2), so we five each gain our $20 deposit back PLUS an equal share of the pool.

Where: Griffith Park and other locations TBD.

When: Every other weekend or so either mid-mornings or late afternoons.

Why: That's up to each of us.

How: Reply to a posted invite via e-mail to to get a link to the secure app.

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