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Trail running training program

Embrace the Challenge

Are you ready to embark on an epic trail running adventure? Join our 12-week Golden Gate Trail Classic Running Program and prepare to conquer the challenging race that winds through the stunning Marin Headlands, San Francisco's "backyard". This program will help you tackle any distances, from the 15K to the 50MI. 

By the end of the program, you'll be a transformed trail running powerhouse, ready to conquer the mountains with confidence and poise. You'll have gained the strength, endurance, and mental fortitude to navigate the challenging terrain and achieve your personal best.

Adventure through the trails, experience the beauty, and discover the true power of community and shared passion. Register now and embark on your trail running transformation.

The program includes
  • A Community of Passionate Runners: Surround yourself with like-minded individuals who share your love for trail running and support your journey towards success.
  • Personalized Training Tailored to Your Needs: Our experienced coach Mario crafts a comprehensive training plan that gradually increases in difficulty, ensuring you're fit and ready for each stage of the race.
  • Regular Group Runs and Workouts: Fuel Your Motivation with fellow runners, tackling different hills and motivating each other to achieve new heights.
  • Nutrition and Hydration guidance: Wondering how much to eat or drink during your runs? Don't worry about a thing, this program will teach you how to do it!
  • Bi-weekly coaching calls: Coach Mario will host live Q&A sessions to answer your questions, address concerns, and offer personalized feedback.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to race to join the program?

Absolutely no! You can join to train for any other endurance event you have scheduled, or just for fun.

I have never done trail running before, where do I start?

Don't be afraid! The mountains are our friends. Relax and be ready to enjoy the scenic views around the Bay. Visit our Trail Running 101 website for more information regarding equipment, technique and trails essentials! 

Still not sure? 

Please ask any questions to our Run director at 

Program Overview

 Target race: Golden Gate Trail Classic
When: Nov. 23 - 24, 2024
Duration: 12 weeks
 Coach: Mario Fraioli
Questions: Soledad Calderon -


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