LOCAL RUNNING NEWS

April 20th - SALMON Run 10k

posted Mar 29, 2019

The Salmon Run a beautiful 10km trail run that follows Jones Bar Road on its 2-mile descent to the banks of the Wild and Scenic South Yuba River.

WHEN: Saturday, April 20, 2019

WHERE: 13075 Woolman Lane, Nevada City

Participants will enjoy incredible views, wildflowers, and challenging, diverse terrain. It is a fundraiser for an environmental education nonprofit. This event is part of the Know Your Watershed collaborative celebrating the Yuba, Bear, and American River watersheds. The festival is open to all and family friendly!

For more info, visit the Woolman website or the event page on Facebook. (To skip the reading and register for the race, click here.)

10-week Community Training Program

posted March 26, 2019

Get moving! Run, walk, jog... crawl?

WHAT: Free Community Fitness Training

WHEN: Every Thursday evening 6 pm April 11th for 10 Weeks

WHERE: The track at Nevada Union High School

WHY: For your HEALTH - it's good for you!

Come Join Us!

Trkac Specialty Running Store and the Sierra TrailBlazers are once again offering our FREE community training program. All abilities are welcome, whether you're just starting back walking and need to ease into it, or you're a competitive runner looking to improve speed and form, we have a coach for you. From introductory running to trail running, there's something to fit everyone.

Sign up at the Nevada Union High School track, 11761 Ridge Road, Grass Valley at our first workout on Thursday, April 11th at 5:45 or stop by Trkac Specialty Running Store during business hours. Workouts are Thursday nights at the track from 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm (approximately).

Be sure to bring a water bottle and wear comfortable, breathable clothes and a good pair of athletic running shoes.

Mar 29th - Potluck & Speaker Jack Emery

posted Mar 7, 2019

Members & Non-Members are invited. Meet at 6pm at the Madelyn Helling Library in Nevada City for our potluck on Friday March 29th. Bring a potluck item and stay for the speaker, Jack Emery, who will be talking about his experience on the Pacific Crest Trail this past summer.

Cancelled: FEB 21st - Potluck & Speaker MATT FREITAS

posted Feb 3, 2019edited Feb 20, 2019

Due to changing weather conditions, the potluck & speaker are cancelled. We will reschedule at a later date.


Members & Non-Members are invited. Meet at 6pm at the Afternoon Deli for our board meeting on Thursday February 21st. Bring a potluck item and stay for the speaker, Matt Freitas, a BONC board member. BONC is an organization committed to responsible mountain bicycling, preservation and improvement of riding opportunities, cooperation with other interest groups and the education of cyclists and non-cyclists alike. He will give us an update on new and old trails in Nevada County and speak to us about volunteering to help maintain the trails we run on.

Jan 26th, Solo - Women Of The Pacific Crest Trail

posted Jan 6, 2019

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Auburn Placer Performing Arts Center (State Theater)

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Price: $25.00

Happy Feet and Starburst tell their tale of Hardship, Hope and Experience as they journeyed the Pacific Crest Trail. This night will be moderated by Larry Hillberg of KVMR and the Women's Pictorial provided by Tommy Corey (Twerk). This is a Fundraiser for the Pacific Crest Trail Association and will be Held on January 26th at 3pm.

Ticket info here.

Oct 25th - Potluck & Speaker Steve Conrad

posted Oct 24, 2018

Members & Non-Members are invited. Meet at 6pm at the Afternoon Deli for our board meeting on Thursday Oct 25, 2018. Bring a potluck item and stay for the speaker, Steve Conrad. He has ideas about improving your running and working through any running issues.

Oct 26th - Glow Stick Fun Run Hosted by Trail Happy

posted Oct 24, 2018

Meet at 6pm at the Harmony Ridge Market for a 4- to 5-mile run. The run is FREE, but stay for a beer (that cost is on you) at the Old Republic Roadhouse after the run.

More info about Trail Happy can be found here.

Nov 3rd - Fun Run for NU Girls Soccer

posted Oct 4, 2018

The Color Run is a fun, 2 mile run/walk around the Nevada Union High School campus. Throughout the course, nontoxic color powder is thrown on the participants, leaving you bright and colorful by the end of the race! It is a great way to get some exercise in a light atmosphere.

Run/walkers of all ages - Come out and join us! The run is more fun-focused than competitive, but there will be prizes given to the top finishers in each age category. Help get the Nevada Union Girls Soccer team off to a great start this season.

Visit sites.google.com/njuhsd.com/colorrun for more info.

May 27th - Trails in Motion Film Festival

posted May 24, 2018

The Ledlenser Trails In Motion Film Festival is an annual international film tour for the community, by the community, bringing a collection of the finest trail and ultra running films to passionate audiences around the world. Join like-minded trail runners and adventure sports enthusiasts at film festival-styled events in almost 30 countries as they come together to celebrate the diverse culture of the sport.

Click here for more info.

Soup's On! Tuesday April 24

posted April 16, 2018

The potluck will be at the Afternoon Deli at 6pm on Tues April 24th. Start looking through your recipes for your fave soup. The 'soup cook-off' promises fabulous prizes, so start going through your recipes! Bring your soup and a ladle - the Club provides bowls, utensils, french bread, and drinks.

Nine-week Community Training Program

posted March 29, 2018

In what are we training you? To get moving! Run, walk, jog.

WHAT: Free Community Fitness Training

WHEN: Every Thursday evening 6 pm April 12th - June 7th 2018

WHERE: Nevada Union High School track

WHY: For your HEALTH - it's good for you!

Come Join Us!

Trkac Specialty Running Store, the Sierra TrailBlazers, and Gilligan's Hillagains are once again offering our FREE 9 week training program. All abilities are welcome, whether you're just starting back walking and need to ease into it, or you're a competitive runner looking to improve speed and form, we have a coach for you. From introductory running to trail running, there's something to fit everyone. We will also be offering the popular Kid's* (see note below) program.

Sign up at the Nevada Union High School track, 11761 Ridge Road, Grass Valley at our first workout on Thursday, April 12th at 5:45, online, or stop by Trkac Specialty Running Store during business hours. Workouts are Thursday nights at the track from 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm (approximately) for nine weeks.

Be sure to bring a water bottle and wear comfortable, breathable clothes and a good pair of athletic running shoes.

*The Kid's program is limited to kids 5 – 12, and they must wear a good pair of athletic shoes and be ready to work out and of course have fun!

NOTE ABOUT PARKING: Nevada Union High School is undergoing parking lot improvements and parking may be a bit of a challenge so come a bit early. Parking available at the Bon Baggett Theatre, Sierra College Drive and other surrounding areas.

Next Club Potluck Rescheduled

posted March 1, 2018edited March 19, 2018

Our next Club potluck had to be cancelled due to snow. Keep an eye here for a new date/time.

The potluck will be at the Afternoon Deli. It will be a 'soup cook-off' with prizes, so start going through your recipes!

Keith Hurrell Services

posted Feb 24, 2018

Keith’s Memorial Service will be on Sunday the 25th of February at 2 p.m. at the Unity Church. Unity Church is at 180 Cambridge Court, Grass Valley, off Whispering Pines. Cambridge Court is across from Peaceful Valley Farm Supply.

Hope many club members will attend to support Lynne.

Empire Mine Parking

posted Feb 24, 2018

If you park at the Penn Gate at Empire Mine, do not park before sunrise or after sunset, you will be issued a $96.00 ticket. It has always been the rule - posted, just not enforced until the first of the year.

Western States

posted Jan 20, 2018

Every year the Sierra TrailBlazers mans the Michigan Bluff Aid Station, a coveted spot along the course. We need you! Volunteer and you get to see the first of the racers come through... and the last. We need help with setup, food, checking out racers, and cleaning up. More info to come in the newsletters, but in the meantime MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR SATURDAY JUNE 23.

T-Shirts Are Here

posted Apr 24, 2017

New members get a lovely t-shirt that will make you the envy of your friends. Old members can pick up a tee if they haven't already. Contact Peggy.