This group is all about being out on the trails running with your dogs.
We welcome EVERY level of runner. Whether you just got into running, an avid hiker or have been running marathons for years. It is all about meeting new people, getting outside, and having a great time on the trail with our dogs. Do not feel obligated to run the entire trail. It's always ok to walk or hike it. :)
We'll meet at least twice a week at the trail head that is provided for that week (weather permitting). The trails will be all over the San Diego County area and east into the mountains.
We're always looking for more team members to help organize more meet-ups, if you're interested in wanting to host a meet-up or have any trail suggestions for us, please message, Kat Hammond or Deborah Vande Berg.
Through our runs, we encourage & support the sport of Canicross, which is very huge in Europe and has been gaining traction in States. Scroll down to learn more about the sport of canicross!
You are probably asking, "What is Canicross?" Well, Canicross "is the sport of cross country running with dog(s)." It's a team run between you and your dog(s), very similar to sled racing but without the sled and 16 dogs. We (the humans) drive the direction of the dog(s) with voice commands through the trails. Canicross is great for getting yourself and your dog(s) in shape, building a strong bond between you and your dog(s), and can help give your dog(s) a job to do everyday. You can develop your Canicross Team further to the competitive level into Canicross Racing. Canicross Racing is a national and internationally recognized canine athlete & human teammate racing sport. The course is a sprinting race, and involves a of 3K to 5K trail course. Watch our Meetup schedule for race training dates. Our first race is February 2019, in beautiful San Pasqual Valley Mule Trail. Contact us for additional information.
"What is Canitrail?" Canitrail, is similar to Canicross and involves a longer distance trail run. Sometimes, you will see Canicross & Canitrail used interchangeably, what makes the difference is the distance! Canitrail, is generally a 5+ mile trail run, and great for building up your canine endurance, and become an Enduro-Dog. We have a very active Canitrail group, and please refer to our Meetup Schedule for the run dates.