Beginner

Trail Races Perfect For Beginners

These races are perfect for those who are new to the trails.

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Race day often leaves runners full of nerves, so when it is a new type of race there is an added intimidation factor. If you are new to trail running, these races are the perfect choice. They offer beginner-friendly distances while still giving you out-of-this-world views and trails, to help you only fall in love with the sport even more.

2015:

Hell of the Northwest 10K
Nov. 14; Monroe, OR
oregontrailruns.com

Little Mulberry Park 5K or 10K Trail Run
Nov. 14; Dacula, GA
dirtyspokes.com

Topanga Turkey Trot 5K, 10K and 15K
Nov. 26; Topanga, CA
trailrace.com

Indian Island Trail 5K & 15K
Dec. 5; Riverhead, NY
jayasports.com

2016:

Trails of Hope at Miller Springs 5K & 10K
September; Temple, TX
trailsofhope.com

Howlin’ Coyote 10K Trail Run
October; King George, VA
racetimingunlimited.org

Sticks & Stones 15K Trail Run
October; Clifftop, WV
sticksandstonesrun.com

Happy Girls Run 15K
October; Sisters, OR
happygirlsrun.com

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