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.
Fees (dues) Free two-week trial membership. Then, $20 join fee + $3 /year to help cover the group's Meetup site, at the basic plan rate.
Schedule 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.
ABOUT TRAIL RUNNING GROUP (TRG), Oakland, CA Over 800 meets and counting since May 2012
Where 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.
What 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.
Who 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) 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