Trail Running FAQs
So you're just getting into Trail Running and want to know what the hype is all about? Or perhaps you're an experienced trail runner and you're thinking about signing up for one of the River Valley Run trail races? Either way you've come to the right place. There are lots of great questions to ask about Trail Running so that you get the most out of your training and race day experience. Read on and feel free to send us your questions about our trail races.
Trail Running in General
What kind of shoes should I wear for trail running? Can I wear my road running shoes or do I need to invest in trail-specific shoes?
I am scared about getting injured. Is trail running more likely to result in ankle injury?
River Valley Run Races
How old do you need to be to participate in the River Valley Run Trail Festival?
What is the course terrain like? Will I have to climb anything?
Will I get wet on the course? Should I wear special clothes for that?
Can I walk some sections of the trail or do I have to run?
Do you have a cut off time for your half marathon?
How can I carry hydration?
Should I be training on trails to get ready? Can you recommend some local trails that mimic your courses?
I'm afraid of getting lost. Will the course be clearly marked?
Will I be able to run alongside my friend or is the course single file?
Can I run with my dog/pet?