The mountains and foothills of Nevada and Placer counties are amazingly beautiful areas abundant with parks and trails, and we try to take advantage of it any chance we have. Walking, jogging, hiking, trekking, running, fastpacking in Grass Valley, Nevada City, Auburn and beyond.

Just step away from your device & get outdoors.

unplug & run

We are a community of runners, walkers, hikers, and joggers. Old and young, newbies to veteran runners, covering all distances from a couple kilometers to 100+ milers. Before you head out on your own, connect with us because we always have something going on.

We are the Sierra TrailBlazers.


We'll tell ya all the local running dirt you should know.

Find your local running news here.

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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 award an annual scholarship to a student in our local high school track program. 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.

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!

Our beautiful volunteers at the 2021 Western States Endurance Run

Our beautiful volunteers at the 2021 Western States Endurance Run


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 and meet some new people from all walks of life.

For our STRC members we offer:

Fun Runs, Weekly Group Training Runs, Volunteer Opportunities, Potlucks & Speakers, a Monthly Newsletter and so much more!

Click here for more information about joining.