Introduction to Trail Running

This program is ideal for runners who would like to try trail running, would like to build trail mileage and skill, or are looking to run with a group to discover local trail systems. Sessions will cover footwear/equipment, trail etiquette, and trail running skills. Come with a can-do attitude and a sense of adventure.

Pace: All paces welcome. No one will be left behind on a trail.

Prerequisite: Should be able to run at least 3 miles comfortably on the road.


Nicole Davis, DPT, Level II RRCA Certified Running Coach


Occasional 4-6 week sessions as announced on the Steeplechasers Facebook group or monthly email news blast


This training program is free for Frederick Steeplechaser Running Club members. If you are not currently a member, you may sign up at: Frederick Steeplechasers Membership The membership fee is only $20 and includes a host of benefits! Discounted couple and family rates available as well.

To register for the training program: (Info updated when we start a new program)

Meeting Info

Group runs will occur primarily at Worthington Farm and Little Bennett Regional Park. We may venture to other locations around Frederick County depending on group skill and comfort level.

Weather Cancellation Policy

Regarding potentially unsettled weather, please see our weather cancellation policy