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Trails 101

Get set for this year’s classes running July 9th thru October 8th, 2019! The environment, terrain, and overall focus of trail running and walking are quite different from road running and walking, so it is important to be prepared. One of the reasons some people are wary of trails is that they are afraid of getting injured.

The uneven terrain, rocks, roots, narrow paths, and hills cause many inexperienced individuals to become anxious about what might happen. It does take a little while to become adept at “seeing” the trail, but by taking Trails 101, a beginner level course, you will safely gain the tools to make your first experience with trails a successful one!

Classes Details

Discounts & Drawings

  • 20% off shoes.
  • Free technical shirt for those registered
  • Discount on a technical running jacket


  • Watch for updated Registration Forms in Spring 2019
  • A training schedule will be provided for each month, with 2-3 runs/walks (whatever your pace) per week over 13 weeks.
  • The first meeting is an informational meeting at Tortoise and Hare Footwear (check back for details)
  • Class July 9 – October 8, 2019

Program Topics

  • Technical vs. Non-Technical trails
  • Safety
  • Fueling & equipment needs
  • Running & walking tips
  • Finding trails
  • Volunteering at events!

Weekly Meet-ups

  • Classes meet on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 6 pm -7 pm at various trails around town.
  • Weekday trails will be “easy” non-technical trails with runs and walks ranging from 2 to 4 miles.
  • Optional weekend “challenge” runs which will take you on longer outings (more technical or hilly trails).


Brule River Lions 2- & 5-Mile Run

  • The race begins at the Afterhours Ski Hall off Highway 2 in Brule, WI.
  • 2019 info to come

Rivet Run

  • The course runs on trails through Pattison State Park.
  • Proceeds benefit Pattison State Park.
  • 2019 info to come

Grand Traverse

  • A non-timed event on the Superior Hiking Trail. We are also in charge of an aid station!
  • 2019 info to come

Eve Graves


Eve is a certified coach who has been guiding pre-schoolers through adults in running, tennis, soccer, and Nordic skiing and other cross training for over 20 years.

Contact via Gmail

Program Cost
Until May 31st: $60
After May 31st: $70
Registration Form

You must be pre-registered before the first meeting.