What is a Trail Nerd?

A trail nerd is a runner who loathes the pavement, does not let a little bad weather stop them, does not whine, and is always ready to help a fellow trail runner. They originate from Kansas City, then like little seeds, propogate in other areas. Wanna be a nerd? Just join one of our group runs.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

From John Jones

There is a group (informal adventure racers/trail runners) getting together this Wednesday afternoon at 5:30pm trail running at Sac River Trails and Ritter Springs (meeting at the Sac parking lot). Much like you, we are trying to promote trail running in and around the Springfield area and would like to make this a weekly thing to provide a fun group event mid-week. Runs distance and time varies on each individuals ability (and willingness), but we are shooting for an hour and longer for those who wish. The great thing about Sac/Ritter is the parking lot is never far away if someone needs to leave early or gets there late. As later fall and early winter set in we will turn these into headlamp runs (which are a favorite of mine) as it will get dark sooner. Please spread the word to your PEEPS and hopefully we can get a good group going.

John Jones
Bolivar, MO