Trail Learning Crew (TLC)

COVID-19 Update: In light of the current pandemic, a desire to assist in flattening the curve, and a deep love for each of you, we are delaying group runs until each we can participate more safely. Meanwhile, keep finding the beauty of the trails that surround us, share with us your adventures, and reach out to the trails and people in need.

WHAT: Are you new to trails?  New to this area?  New to running?  Do you get nervous about the hills and roots, or feel like you might get lost?  Do you wonder what the heck is an orange blaze and where on earth is Devil’s Bathtub? This group is a great place to start your journey, or learn more about parks and trails you’ve never been to.  This area offers so many opportunities to our community, we want to help you get comfortable exploring.

All paces are welcome.  This group is perfect for newer runners, people coming back from an injury or time off, and those looking just to get outside for an hour with a low-key and relaxed group! We always make sure no one is left behind or lost.

All runs are on Sunday, start at 8 am (may change each week – look closely at the post) and will be approximately one hour and typically cover between 3 and 5 miles, depending on pace. We will leave no one behind, and often have walkers/hikers so please come out!  Please make sure to bring a mask.

If you are unsure of the parking areas for these runs, please download the #trailsroc app to help you navigate to the parking areas. Please check the website for the most up to date details.


We are happy to begin our TLC runs again. Please be prepared with a mask for pre and post run times.

Sunday 11/1: Start time 8:00am. We will hike/run at Linear Park. We will park behind Tops near the fishing access.

Sunday 11/8: Start time 8:00am. We will hike/run Powerdermill Park to get ready for WTF! Park at the Wadhams Lodge lot.

Sunday 11/15: Start time 8:00am. We will hike/run at High Acres Nature Area. Please be forewarned that this area can be very wet at certain times of the year, so bringing warm socks and dry shoes to change into after the run might be good. We will park at the lot on 31F (Macedon Center Road).

Sunday 11/22: Start time 8:00am. We will hike/run at Irondequoit Bay Park West. This is another very hilly run on bike trails, so be prepared! We will park at the “fish and game” lot on the #trailsroc app, which is located off of Bay Front Lane S.

Sunday 11/29: Start time 8:00am. We will hike/run at Northampton Park. West side!!! 🙂 We will park at the lot titled “Ski Lodge” on the app, which is located off of Hubbell Road.

Sunday 12/6: Start time 8:00am. We will hike/run a nice flat course after WTF by meeting at the Nature Center/Wild Wings at Mendon Ponds Park.

8 thoughts on “Trail Learning Crew (TLC)

    December 2015 Newsletter « #TrailsRoc said:
    January 26, 2016 at 10:16 pm

    […] SAS – Slow and Steady – These runs are on Sundays and are for those who are just learning to run. We go, as the name says, Slow and Steady. Future locations and dates TBD. Check the website for updates. […]


    Clara said:
    September 25, 2016 at 1:51 pm

    I would to join slow and steady


    Charlene said:
    January 11, 2017 at 11:32 am

    I started road running in April 2016 in an effort to keep off the 38 pounds I took off dieting…. ran my first 5K in July and a couple more since. I have gotten up to 4 miles on the roads. I live in Webster and ran the Whiting Road trail a couple of weeks ago and after I got over how hard it was I actually liked it. I am wondering if I would be a good candidate for one of your SAS runs? I have never run 5 miles, and my time on the trail was average pace of 13.07 ?!?!?


      #TrailsRoc responded:
      January 13, 2017 at 4:49 pm

      Oh, please come. 13 minute miles is plenty for these runs. We’d love to have you


    Tia said:
    May 10, 2018 at 10:48 pm

    Hello, where exactly will you be meeting in Tinker Nature Park this Sunday? Thank you.


      shmeruns said:
      May 12, 2018 at 12:21 pm

      Hi – The address and the map are on the page above – hope this helps


    Tia said:
    June 16, 2018 at 6:27 pm

    Hello, I would like to join in on a run tomorrow morning. I have a serious problem with getting lost sometimes….. Are there any land marks on Log Cabin Road, to let me know that I am approaching the correct area?? I’m sure that GPS can guide me the rest of the way…. Thank you.


    2020 Announcements « #TrailsRoc said:
    January 6, 2020 at 10:47 pm

    […] Trail Learning Crew (TLC) […]


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