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 start at 8 am and will be approximately one hour and typically cover between 3 and 4 miles, depending on pace. We will leave no one behind, and often have walkers/hikers so please come out! Please check the website for the most up to date details.
NEW: Last weekend of the month, our run is on SATURDAY instead of SUNDAY!
Join us for a fall edition of exploring the Crescent Trail one section at a time. We will meet and go out and back on consecutive sections until we complete the entire 18 miles of this amazing trail, following all orange blazes. While some of these distances may be longer, we will still wait for those hiking, just plan accordingly to stay longer if you want to do the whole distance!
Sunday September 15th – Leg 1 – Route 31f to Fairport School (approx 3.5 miles). Meet at corner of Wakeman Road and Route 31f map here
Sunday September 22nd – Leg 2 – Same meeting location as last week; we will head the other direction and go to Lyndon Road (approx 4 miles) map here
****Saturday September 28th – Leg 3 – Lyndon Road to Whitebrook (approx 4.5 miles) – meet at Whitebrook Nature Center here
Sunday October 6th – Leg 4 – Meet again at Whitebrook Nature Center (map here) and we will go to Route 31 (approx 4 miles)
Sunday October 13th – Leg 5 – Indian Hill (Rt 31) to Turk Hill (approx 5 miles) – meet behind the Firestone Plaza on route 31 map here
Sunday October 20th Leg 6 – Turk Hill to Moseley (approx 4 miles) Meet in the lot near Michael’s across from Eastview Mall map here
****Saturday October 26th Leg 7 – Woodcliff to Moseley (4ish miles) – meet at Woodcliff Hotel – park away from guest parking map here
Sunday November 3rd Leg 8 – Woodcliff to Garnsey – meet at Woodcliff Hotel, again park away from guest parking map here
Sunday November 10th Leg 9 – our final section! Meet in lot for The Basin Pub (map here), we will go from Bushnell’s Basin to McCoord Woods, this includes the famous Chair Hill…then we will celebrate with breakfast at place TBD when we are done!