Trail Learning Crew (TLC)

17799273_10213179650832383_5094556575221721981_nWHAT: 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.  As much as possible we will plan routes that allow for a variety of paces so no one is left behind or lost.  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!

Summer runs will mostly be on Saturday or Sunday morning but may vary from time to time.  All runs will be approximately one hour and typically cover between 3 and 5 miles. Please check the website for the most up to date details.


JUNE – Mendon Ponds Park

 Note:  NO RUN the first weekend due to Cayuga Trails Race in Ithaca…if interested, come on down and cheer on several #TrailsRoc runners! Our Aid Station is at the base of Buttermilk Falls.

Saturday June 10th – Join us for a casual group run from the beach lot at 10 am then hang out after and check out the ADK Expo

Saturday June 17th – For something a little different, we will do some repeats of the water tower hill.  Meet in the beach lot at 9 am; we will do a short warm up then head up the hill.  Then we can all go at our own pace until we all meet back at the lot when the hour is up.

Sunday June 25th – NO RUN THIS WEEKEND

July – this month we will call “Miscellaneous Parks” Month…due to vacations, etc there may be different leaders so check the website frequently for any updates.

Saturday July 1st – Meet at 9 am for a nice and easy out and back on the Greenway Trail.  Meet in the lot at Canawaugus Park here

Friday July 7th and Friday July 14th – Join Valone as he leads his Friday Night Lights group – check that page for details.

Sunday July 23rd– Laura will lead a group to check out Ellison Park Coyote Den 4×4.  Meet at 9 am at the lot at 1008 Penfield Road.

Sunday July 30th – Meet at 9 am to explore Abraham Lincoln Park.  Lot is off Empire Boulevard map here



4 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


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