SIERRA TRAILBLAZERS RUNNING CLUB
We are a diverse community with newbies to veteran runners, covering all distances from a couple kilometers to 100+ milers. Before you head out, connect with us because we always have something going on.
The mountains and foothills of Nevada and Placer counties are amazingly beautiful areas abundant with parks and trails, and we take advantage of it any chance we have. Walking, jogging, hiking, trekking, running, fastpacking in Grass Valley, Nevada City, Auburn and the Motherlode.
Our annual Community Training Program is about to begin. Every year we engage the Nevada County community and offer newbies and veterans the tools to start running or improve your performance.
This program is designed for:
Those that want to start running for the first time,
Newer runners that want to engage with other runners and learn solid running techniques, and
Long-time runners that want an edge.
Eight weeks of training, with tips on nutrition, running form, warms ups and cools downs, all to get you to your goal. We have three different programs to choose from. Registration opens on January 7th. And the program begins Tuesday February 21st.
To learn more or to sign up, follow this link.
Never a dull moment here, we're always working to find the grandest adventures possible in the mountains.
From 20-mile training runs with strays picked up on the way to brutal canyon climbs and soaring peaks, this is the place to be if you want to experience the Sierras. Many of our training runs are modified for runners that want shorter distances, so there are varying mileages to choose from. It's an epic day any way you slice it.
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CONNECT WITH US ONLINE
We're a social bunch, and welcome everyone to join in our adventures. Check out what we're up to out there on the trails, from running and hiking to snowshoeing and skiing.
Join us on the trails
Whether you are looking to improve your health, your attitude, or you run just to get out of the house and get some "me" time, the Sierra TrailBlazers may be what you are looking for. We have 3-5 mile weekly group runs, and longer training runs on the weekends.
For our members we offer some great benies! To learn more or sign up, click on the Join Now button below.
Our TrailBlazers are the best out there. Erin McCarthy, VP of the Sierra TrailBlazers, gives a glimpse at what it is to become a runner and the support our running community provides.
MEMBER SHOUT OUT!
"How true this statement was not many years back. In fact, I loathed running as a child and student. I dreaded the timed mile. I was never “athletic” and was quite frankly the girl who always got hit in the face with the ball. I mean… EVERY. SINGLE. TIME.
"PE class was my least favorite class and while other kids thought it was all fun and games, an easy A, I shuddered at the thought of it. I never believed I was good enough.
"Fast forward to today..." Click to continue reading
The Sierra TrailBlazers engage in community activities and social events to publicize the benefits of exercising. We not only exercise, we give back to our community in a number of ways. We volunteer for trail maintenance and at races, such Western States. And we join with other groups to offer community exercise programs at least once per year.
Join the fun on the weekend of June 24-25 and volunteer at one of the premiere running events in the world. Our volunteer coordinator will be emailing club members as the time nears.
WESTERN STATES 100
Every year we volunteer at the Western States Endurance Run. It is a great experience to see ultra-runners complete 55.7 miles through The Wilderness and The Canyons by the time they get to the Michigan Bluff Aid Station. The last of them are coming through as night falls. And all still have 44.5 miles to go!