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What we're about

* Private and volunteer-run, EARLY AM EXERCISE group based in Oakland and Berkeley area.
* See schedule below.


BEGINNERS, hikers, and run-walk-runners ( wanted, especially WOMEN and WOC of all ages (over 18), to form a pace group with me. We will train together for RACES 5k and up, and encourage and inspire each other on the way! Two of my inspirations are WOC ultramarathon WALKER and record-holder, 60 year-old Yolanda Holder, and Sister Madonna Buder, 86 year-old triathlete. ...

Contact me for more information on this pace group! -- Rosanna, co-founder



"Generations and community running together in nature."


Welcome trail runners and hikers!

This is NOT A GUIDED TOUR. All members are expected to be able to read trail maps and be self-sufficient. This group is for people training for foot races on trail and fitness for other sporting events. Run/walkers of all paces, including those returning from pregnancy, breaks, or health issues, and experienced run-walk-runners ( are welcome.

Photos: Summer training run, Tahoe Rim Trail, CA-NV

Photo: Summer training run on the North Face course, Marin Headlands.

New member requirement
Ability to run-walk or run at least six miles and race goals. Read group requirements and pre-requisites (

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, are welcome.

Capacity: 50 members ( (max.)

Fees (dues)
Two-week free trial membership.
Then, $6 /year to help cover the group's Meetup site at the basic plan rate ( (and supplies for socials if enough funds are raised for the site).

* Note: Group actually receives only approx. $5 after processing fees (

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.

Over 1000 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/hikes.

We meet out on the trails together for safety and camaraderie.

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, hiking, socials, etc.) 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.

If you are looking for a trail running coach, check out the LMJS ( website. For evening trail runs, check out Berkeley running club ( and Salomon run club (

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 ( 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 (


Note: If you notice few RSVPs, not to worry. We may be a small group, but we still have dedication, love the trails and plan to be at every meet! (Any meet changes will be posted.)

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