Trail running can be great! But what’s your ideal trail run or trail race?
For beginners, we always suggest a shorter distance event. Something that challenges you but doesn’t scare you out of your mind.
Here are THREE tips on choosing a first trail run race.
- Distance friendly? – The longer the race the more challenging the event tends to be. Start small and gradually build into longer races
- Elevation friendly? – Trail running can take place just about anywhere in the world. Here in Colorado we generally see trail races at all elevations, all the way up to 12,000ft. Make sure you are prepared to race at elevation if you don’t live here
- Race YOUR race! – All events have excitement, anxiety and an element of unknown to them. What does this mean for YOU? Not what your friends, family or coworkers think…what do YOU think about trying a new run race you haven’t before?
Our Timberview Trail Run in July right in Lory State Park is an absolutely great beginner friendly trail run. Beautiful views, three distance options and lots of fun post race festivities.