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Texas Trail Running Clubs

cross_timbers_trail5If you want to accelerate your learning about trail running, share the adventures with other folks that like to run on the dirt, and learn about local races, a trail running club may be just what you are looking for.

I was able to find three clubs in Texas that focus on playing on the dirt. In a state of this size I was kind of surprised to only find three.

North Texas Trail Runners

The Dirt:

  • Greater Dallas – Fort Worth region.
  • Private yahoo group to communication with fellow members (training, racing, etc).
  • 3-4 club runs/events and two sponsored races (Rockledge Rumble and Grasslands) throughout the year.
  • Four club meetings and a “blinger” of a Christmas party.
  • Maps and descriptions of running trails in the region.
  • Regional and national race calendar.
  • Low-cost membership dues.

website: North Texas Trail Runners

I recently joined this group and look forward to getting to know and run with fellow club members.

Hill Country Trail Runners

The Dirt:

  • Greater Austin region.
  • 381 members (as of this post).
  • Private email list for communication with fellow members (training, racing, etc).
  • Bi-Weekly club runs and monthly meetings as a local pizza joint.
  • Reduced entry fee at select club event.
  • Basic location of running trails in the region.
  • Regional and national race calendar.
  • Low-cost membership dues.

website: Hill Country Trail Runners

Houston Trail Runners EXtreme

The Dirt:

  • Greater Houston region.
  • Weekly club run.
  • Yahoo group to communicaition with fellow members (training, racing, etc).
  • Links to trail running locations in the region.
  • No dues, no officers, no meetings. Just run.

Facebook page: Houston Trail Runners EXtreme

I imagine the number of trail running clubs will only increase as the sport continues to grow.

Be active – Feel the buzz!

David – EnduranceBuzz.com

About the author

David Hanenburg David Hanenburg is the passionate dirt-lovin' creator of Endurance Buzz and has been playing in the endurance sports world since 2000 after knockin' the dust off of his Trek 950 hardtail thanks to a friend asking to go ride some local dirt. In 2007 he ran his first ultra on the trails and fell in love with the sport and its people. For more information on David's endurance sports journey, check out the About page.

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