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Excerpts — Where the Road Ends


Glimpsing a wild animal behaving naturally in a wild place - now that’s a fantastic fringe benefit of trail running! Wild animals big and small deserve our utmost respect. Each of them is entitled to space to roam and be free.

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Choosing a Race

Trail races come in many shapes and sizes. Races of any distance exist, from a few miles to 100 miles (160 km) or more. Many trail events host races of several distances as well, such as a 5 km (3.1 miles), half marathon, and marathon, all offered from the same starting line.

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Trees, Boulders, and Streams, Oh My!

As you may have recognized by now, the challenges of trail running are often its rewards. Figuring out how to negotiate obstructions on the trail and actually doing so can be a blast.

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