John’s Run/Walk Shop Fall Trail Series


 

Trail

 

Join us on select Sundays this fall as we run some of the best trails in the area. Details for each week can be found below! Runs are completely free, but please register at the link so we can plan carpool logistics, post run coffee, and snacks.

 

Sunday 8/27: Reg River GorgeRugged Red Training Day

Join us as we run part of the Rugged Red course! We’ll be doing the back half of the course to see what to expect on race day. The primary portion of the trail we will be running is about 5 miles with 800 feet of elevation gain, but you’re more than welcome to go out and back as far as you want.

Meet at John’s to carpool: 6:30 AM
Meet at trailhead: 8:00 AM
Register Here

 

Sunday 9/3:  Skullbuster

One of our favorites! These are very runnable mountain biking trails in nearby Georgetown. 8 or 13 mile loops with the potential to double up or do an out and back to make it longer or shorter, respectively.

Meet at John’s to carpool: 7:00 AM
Meet at trailhead: 8:00 AM
Register Here

 

Sunday 9/10: OFF to recover from the Rugged Red Half Marathon!

 

Sunday 9/17:  Cumberland Falls State ParkMoonbow Ultra Training Run

Join us for a training run for the Moonbow Ultra, Kentucky’s new trail race that offers 10k, 25k, and 50k distances. This race promises some spectacular sights and great trail running! We will be carpooling down to the race course at Cumberland Falls State Park with 3 distance options provided: a 7 mile round trip run to Dog Slaughter Falls, an 11+ mile round trip run to Star Creek, and a 16+ mile run to Bark Camp. Of course, you’re welcome to run more or less, depending on your training needs.

Meet at John’s to carpool: 6:00 AM
Meet at trailhead: 8:00 AM
Register Here

 

Sunday 9/24: Capitol View Park

Gentle multi-purpose trails overlooking the Capitol Building. The trails are easy for any distance depending on how much you want to repeat. It’s a short, easy drive from Lexington!

Meet at John’s to carpool: 7:00 AM
Meet at trailhead: 8:00 AM
Register Here

 

Sunday 10/1: OFF to recover from the Moonbow Ultra!

 

Sunday 10/8: Clear Creek

Clear Creek Campground is a good access point to some great sections of the Sheltowee Trace! It’s an easy 1 hour drive from Lexington, but it feels like you’re deep into the wilderness. We’ll be doing an out an back along the trail, making it easy to go as much or little as you want.

Meet at John’s to carpool: 6:45 AM
Meet at trailhead: 8:00 AM
Register Here

 

Sunday 10/15: Iron Horse Half Marathon & 12k

We hope to see you out at the race!

 

Sunday 10/22: OFF to recover from the Reaper 30k!

 

Sunday 10/29: Red River GorgeRough Trail Ultra Training Run

Red River Gorge has perhaps some of the best trail running opportunities in the state! We’ll be running parts of the Rough Trail 50k/25k course to get a look at what to expect on race day. Spoiler: it’s gnarly climbs, awesome views, and towering arches.

Meet at John’s to carpool: 6:30AM
Meet at trailhead: 8:00 AM
Register Here

 

Sunday 11/5: Skullbuster

One of our favorites! These are very runnable mountain biking trails in nearby Georgetown. 8 or 13 mile loops with the potential to double up or do an out and back to make it longer or shorter, respectively.

Meet at John’s to carpool:  7:00AM
Meet at trailhead: 8:00 AM
Register Here

 

Sunday 11/12: OFF to recover from Rough Trail Ultra!

 

Sunday 11/19: OFF

 

Sunday 11/26: OFF- Thanksgiving

 

Stay tuned for the Winter lineup of the trail series!

 

 

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