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Trail Running Clinic for Beginners - 09:30 To 11:30



Trail Running Clinic for Beginners

May 4th 2019 9:30-11:30

Pre-Requisite: Ability to run 2-3 miles

Location: McKaig Nature Education Center, 889 Croton Road, Wayne Pa 19087.  Meet at the "Beach" on the Cadet trail at map marker 21

Description: About 25% Lecture, 75% Running and Skill Work, including a 2 mile (approx) slow-paced run through the beautiful trails of McKaig, stopping along the way to cover various topics. Stay after and run the trail on your own or with new friends! Gain confidence and learn everything you need to get started on the trails.

Agenda:
 Warm-up drills
 Trail necessities- shoes, gear, water, nutrition
 Proper trail running biomechanics
 How to pace yourself on the trail
 Safety on the trails: animals, rocks, holes, trees, hills
 How to conquer the uphills and manage steep downhills and technical sections safely
 Finding the best trails for starting out (parking, distance, technical)
 How to handle adverse conditions on the trailweather, water crossings
 Exercises to help strengthen legs and prevent injury
 What you should be doing off the trail to train (cross training, strength training exercises, stretching)

Cost: $4 for members and $10 for non-members. We encourage paying via Paypal if possible (it saves us $ in processing fees, thanks)
When:
Saturday, May 4, 2019, 9:30 AM until 11:30 AM
Where:
The Beach at McKaig Nature Center - Along the Cadet Trail by marker White 21 (the main bridge)
889 Croton Rd
Wayne, PA  19087

484 580-9474
Contact(s):
Park Ranger
484-580-9474 (p)
Category:
Education
Registration is required
Payment In Advance Or At Event
Whether you’re new to running or a seasoned road runner looking to transition to the trails, this is the perfect opportunity for you to learn the essentials. Join McKaig's race director, Karl Woodeshick of EventFire Fitness, as he covers all of the basics needed to ensure your trail running career gets off on the right foot.

Dress appropriately…and feel free to stay after and test your new skills on McKaig’s 3.25 miles of beautiful trails!

We encourage paying via Paypal if possible (it saves us $ in processing fees, thanks)

Meet at the "Beach" on the Cadet trail at map marker 21

No restroom facilities.
Available Slots:
21
$4.00
$10.00