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.  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 will be approximately one hour and typically cover between 3 and 5 miles. Please check the website for the most up to date details.


*All runs will be on Sunday at 9 am unless otherwise noted below; watch schedule here for locations. Please arrive a few minutes early to sign the waiver and be ready to start at 9 am.


Sunday December 3rdNOTE CHANGE OF LOCATION AND EARLIER TIME.  We will offer a preview of our upcoming Winter Trail Festival (WTF) loop starting at Wadham Lodge at Powder Mills Park.  Be ready for 8 am start…we will lead you through the full loop as well as offer options for shorter route if you do not want to do the full 5-ish miles.  All paces welcome, and if you want to stick around after the official group run, others will be there too!  And if you like the route, registration closes this day so get in on it! Parking lot is here

Sunday December 10th – NO RUN – We hope to see you Sat 12/9 at our WTF Race…sign up here!

Sunday December 17th – Whiting Road Park – meet for a 9 am start, parking is here

Sunday December 24th – Join us for a family-friendly run/hike at our new Fairy Trail at Black Creek Park.  Meet for a 9 am start at the Woodside Lodge; please park in the lot further from the lodge.  Map here

Sunday December 31st – Our very last group run of 2017!  We’ve invited Rochester Running Company’s Urban Trail group to join us!  Let’s celebrate a fantastic year of running and being together…meet at Mendon Ponds Nature Center and be ready for a 9 am start.  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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