Trail Creatures is Athens Road Runners Trail Team made up of trail runners, of all levels. We have two main goals: first, to train together in the mountains in a noncompetitive and fully supported environment, providing benefits of training in a group such as safety in numbers, aid & nutrition, camaraderie, and skill sharing. Our second goal is to provide a training group for those planning to compete in trail races of distances from half marathon up to 50k and beyond.
Who Can Join?
Any Athens Road Runner can join in our mountain trail runs , from beginners and experienced trail junkies and even hikers. Mountain trail runs are rugged and take some getting used to, but our community is diverse and ALL are welcome. Each run offers multiple distance options and a buddy system to ensure no one gets left behind. We also have a hiking group! We encourage you to try out local trail runs in the ARR Trail Series before coming to a mountain run.
All of our runs will start near a campground or National Forrest campsite in the mountains. Trail Creature members will enjoy free camping, hydration support, camp fire when possible, post run food/snacks and beverages.
Our monthly mountain runs are scouted, guided, and supported by seasoned trail/mountain runners, to introduce new folks to the magic in the mountains, without the fear or risk of going it alone. All runs are zero drop, provide multiple distances, and an emergency support leader with SOS beacon and first aid.
Our community provides skill and knowledge sharing across experience and speed levels. Through Creature Comforts generous support trail team members will enjoy discounts and free race entries for a number of trail races in North Georgia and beyond.