Where to Run Free
By March 3, 2010 11:01 AM
Back in January I wrote about a free Denver running club
at Nike, framed as a way to keep up on those New Year’s resolutions to start running. But as e-mails came in about other free running clubs, I realized Denverites don’t need to make resolutions to run; it’s what we love to do.
Another free club is the Denver Trail Runners
, which meets weekly on Thursday evenings. There’s very little to worry about if you run with this group: There's no required sign-up or dues. (Which, frankly, I appreciate. Sometimes even having to sign up for a running group deters me.) You simply register for the weekly e-mail to find out where they’re meeting and where the run is that week. Dogs and baby strollers are welcome.
As a runner who prefers the flattest surface possible, I’m excited to try this club, but I'm also a bit intimidated to run uphill. Luckily for wimps like me, the members' performance levels range widely and include simply walking and hiking.
: In Boulder? Check out the Boulder Trail Runners
, which schedules even more weekly runs, including a happy-hour run at 5:30 p.m. on Thursdays. The hour-long run is followed by drinks at Sherpa's.