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August is a great time of year here in Utah. It’s also my favorite time of the year to run trails. Many of our customers express interest in trail running, but for some it can be scary and intimidating. Our focus during the month of August will be to introduce more people to the sport of trail running through free clinics and group trail runs. We hope you will join us and bring your friends! The trails offer a running experience like no other and if you know just a few tips, you will be well prepared for them.

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Here is a schedule of the clinics and Trail runs we have planned for August:

Intro To Trail Running Clinic:

Date: Tuesday August 6

Time: 7-8pm

Location: 700 E location (2454 S 700 E)

Info: We will be covering footwear, gear, technique, safety, and even tell you the best places to run. We will not be running this night.

 

Group Trail Runs

Date: Thursday August 8, 22, and 29th.

Time: 7pm

Location: Meet at the 700 E location to carpool to the trailhead. We will provide maps.

Trails heads:

8th: We will start at the Jewish Community Center . We will run South on the Bonneville Shoreline Trail for a 5K or 10K run. It’s a great trail for beginners, and if you are a seasoned trail-runner, you can climb Dry Creek.

22nd: Meet at the Birch Hollow trailhead up Millcreek Canyon. Bring $3 for use fees. One fee/car. This trail is relatively flat, but there is an option to run “Elbow Fork, which has a significant amount of climbing.

29th: We will start at the Jewish Community Center. This run will focus on Dry Creek, but if you do not want to climb that much, you can do a more flat trail.

Info: This group will be IN PLACE of the regular Thursday night group run.  You will love it! We will run a different trail each night and have water and snacks after the run. The distance will be variable so all abilities are welcome. Come have fun on the trails!

 

Good Form Running

Date: Tuesday August 13

Time: 7-8pm

Location: 700 E Location (2454 S 700 E)

Info: We will be covering the basics of good running form, as well as teach strengthening exercises you can do to improve your body’s ability to hold proper form. This class teaches principles that can be applied to both trail and road running.

 

Foam Rolling and Injury Prevention

Date: Tuesday August 20

Time: 7-8pm

Location: 700 E Location (2454 S 700 E)

Info: Running on varied terrain will use different muscles causing tightness and soreness. Foam rolling is a great way to reduce soreness and prevent injuries. We will show you the proper way to foam roll and how to treat or prevent the most common running injuries.

 

For any questions, please contact us! We look forward to sharing our love of the trails with you this next month! elizabeth@saltlakerunning.com or 801-484-9144

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