Fall Trail Half Marathon Program

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Fall Trail Half Marathon Program

It's gritty. You will get dirty. It's hilly.  You'll get in those "bonus miles" and it's AWESOME.  We are offering one standard track for this half marathon trail program group.  This is a unique training program specifically designed for trail runners; people who don't shy away from getting their running shoes dirty, enjoy the challenge of running the hills, who hanker for a glimpse of a coyote or an eagle, and who look forward to spectacular views you only find on trails around the area.  We will be taking the team on fun and challenging trails around the North State.  This 9-week program will target the Diablo Summit Stomp on October 23rd, 2021.  Courses are all on dirt trails, heading out from Castle Rock Park in Walnut Creek, heading into Mount Diablo State Park -- all the way to the summit for the 30K. Because this is a destination race it is recommended to plan on getting a hotel or Airbnb asap. We'll start at 6 miles and work our way up to 13-14 miles.

Program Kickoff and Fun Run:  Saturday August 21st, 2021, at 7:30am at Fleet Feet Sports.  Meet your coach Brett Garrity, get information about the program, and get geared up with the latest trail running gear to start your training. We will be going on your first workout run, so come prepared to run.  Bring a friend!  Please note that this is a very popular program, and that space is limited to 40 people, so register early!!

Your coach is: 

Brett Garrity


Program Details:

Join our program and receive:

  • Twice-weekly coached group runs
  • A daily training plan for the 9 weeks of the program
  • Workshops on topics unique to trail running
  • Field trips to North State trails
  • Friendship and camaraderie with fellow runners
  • Aid stations for the longer runs with NUUN
  • Custom Training Program Shirt

Our supportive coaching team will provide you with the tools and training to be successful.  The team atmosphere is always positive, and you will meet others who love running trail running as much as you do.  Whichever track you choose, get ready to meet some wonderful coaches, amazing mentors, and lots of other trail running fanatics!

Meeting times:  Weekly coached workouts will be on Tuesdays at 6:15 PM and Saturdays at 7:30 AM.  Be prepared for a couple of out-of-town Saturday runs. The first official workout will also be your program kickoff, so come prepared to run! Meeting locations will be scheduled by your coaches, so wait for a weekly email from them.

Requirements:  This program is for experienced runners.  Team members must start the program injury free, wear and carry appropriate trail running clothing, shoes, and gear. To join this half marathon team, you must have completed a recent 10k trail race, because we will build to about 14 miles! Trail is very different and a lot more technical than "road running". This ensures the coaches can keep the group together and safe.  We encourage team members to carpool to destination group runs.  All participants must be at least 18 years of age.

*No children and pet are allowed to the group workouts

Goal Races:  We will be targeting the Diablo Summit Stomp in Walnut Creek, CA.  I recommend finding lodging in the area as soon as you register for the race! If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Shawna at shawna@fleetfeetchico.com

Race websiteCLICK HERE

Registration fee:  Registration for this team is $115.00

The program registration does not include race entry fees. Saturday, August 28th at midnight is the final day to drop from this program and receive a refund.  Programs are not transferable to a later date. 

Space is limited, only the first 40 people will be able to participate! - don't think about it, just do it!


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