Trail running training group

Women’s trail running group starting in August 2018


Running with others is so much more fun!

Join us for weekly group runs lead by professional coaches where we will explore new trails, meet new running buddies and support and encourage each other.  Options available for women looking to train for a summer trail race or just benefit from coached/structured runs.

Option to complete a summer trail race with the group!

Program options include: 

  • 2-3 coached group runs/training session options a week at different trails across the front range
  • Meet other women who love trail running to train with!
  • 10 week training program for you to follow outside our group runs (includes run/cross training and strength training recommendations- full program only)
  • Option to train for and complete a local trail race with the group!
  • Post session recap emails and handouts
  • Access to the private L2S training group for the duration of the course.  This is where we will post updates and share useful articles, workouts and videos.  This will also serve as a community where you can talk, share stories, experiences, tips and meet other women to go on some trail runs with!

What can I expect in the sessions?

  • Weekend runs will start short and gradually increase in distance.  Some runs will be completely casual, just a group of ladies heading out for a run together.
  • Evening sessions will be structured with intervals, hill repeats and specific objectives to accomplish.  These runs will be shorter, between 3-6 miles.
  • A handful of sessions will include strength training, track workouts, form drills and core work.
  • Several distance options for the weekend long runs and “trailblazers” at most runs to encourage the back of the pack runners and lead the shorter distance options

You need to be able to run a 5k on the trail without stopping before the start of the program (short course and 10k full program)

—–>  View pictures from previous year’s programs HERE!

OR new to trail running in general?
Check out our women’s beginner trail running courses starting in August 2018, these sessions pair coached sessions on the trails (starting with 2 miles and building up to 6) and clinics with expert guest speakers on topics that range from the best gear/shoes for trail running, safety on the trails (like what to do if you see a rattlesnake) and more!

Last week of August- early November

  • Tuesdays and every other Thursday AND either Saturday or Sunday at different trails across the front range (Golden, Lakewood, Evergreen, Littleton, Highlands Ranch, Boulder, Castle Rock)
  • 6:15pm for the evening sessions and 8:30am for weekend sessions

* After you register a detailed itinerary will be sent to your inbox with exact dates, times and locations.

—–> We choose runs in the best places to view peak fall colors!

Can’t wait to start?  
Check out our Summer trail running series starting on August 9th!  This is a 4 week mini session on trails in Golden.  Learn more HERE. 

Exploring trails in Golden Gate Canyon park last fall surrounded by full fall colors


Full program:
unlimited weekly coached runs at trails across the front range (2-3 options a week)
– Includes a 10 week digital training program for a 10k or half marathon trail race that you will follow on your own in addition to the group runs!
– Post run recap/handouts and access to private group
Cost:  $187

“Short course”:
– Join us for just one run a week, an evening session (shorter 3-5 miles and/or track/hill workouts) OR the Saturday/Sunday longer distance runs.
– This is a great option if you can only make it to 1 session a week, you can attend any day depending on your schedule (missed sessions DO NOT carry over to the following week)
–  Post run recap/handouts and access to private group
Cost:  $99

—–>  **L2S members save %15 and are eligible for free entry giveaways.  After you sign up for membership you will be sent a welcome packet with discount codes for all of our programs, learn more HERE. 



Train for a trail race!!

For those signing up for the full program and attending most of the group runs, we will be increasing mileage weekly, working our way up to completing a trail 10k or half marathon.  We will be training for the Xterra Golden Gate canyon 8k/22k AND the Moab Trail half Marathon and adventure 5K on 11/3.

Your coaches and trailblazers:
Lauren Jones grew up running the trails in Littleton Colorado and hasn’t stopped!  She has her degree in exercise science and sports performance and has raced competitively for the last few years.
Kriste Peoples loves exploring the trails across the state.  She is a Ragnar Relay pro ambassador with tons of experience on the trails and with night running!   You will catch Kriste cheerleading with the back of the pack runners and regularly leading runs too!
Christy Burns is an experienced ultra runner and licensed therapist.
Lisa Choi, certified trainer and veteran trail runner, will be joining the runs as a trail blazer, pacing and encouraging the back of the pack runners and filling in to coach periodically.