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FAQ

  • ARE BEGINNERS WELCOME?
    Absolutley, with a slight disclaimer... It is advisable to have some level of fitness before running the trails. Yes, beginners are more than welcome, but it is recommended, at the very least, to be comfortable running/power walking 5km on the road. The guides will run to a point, stop, and wait for people to catch up. Slow is A-OK, but hiking the entire run will make for a long night. These runs are, and always will be, NOBODY LEFT BEHIND.
  • HOW FAR DO YOU RUN?
    Our Tuesday and Wednesday group runs will always be from 6 to 8 kilometers in length, and start at 6:30pm (6:00pm in the winter). The time commitment for these runs will depend on the route, and the runners who show up. Typically, we are anywhere between 1-1.5hrs. ​ The pop-up runs are designed to be 'something to work toward', as the pace may be slightly quicker, and the distance may be a little longer. These runs may also require a road trip. All the details will be posted as an event on our Facebook Group. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.
  • HOW FAST DO YOU RUN?
    We run as fast as the slowest person in the group. Nobody Left Behind! The guides will run to a point, stop, and wait for people to catch up.
  • WHERE DO YOU RUN?
    We are very lucky in the Saint John area, as we have a number of nature parks with beautiful trail systems. We try to be as creative as possible with our routes, so you get full exposure of our trail systems. Some areas we visit the most are; - Irving Nature Park/Sheldon Point - Rockwood Park (Huge park with many different routes to do) - Shady Grove - Wells Trails - Rothesay Netherwood School (RNS)
  • WHEN DO YOU MEET?
    May to November Every Tuesday: Ready to Run for 6:30pm (Woman Only) - Lead Guide: Sarah Lamos Every Wednesday: Ready to Run for 6:30pm (All Welcome) - Lead Guide: Mark McColgan November to May Every Tuesday: Ready to Run for 6:00pm (Woman Only) - Lead Guide: Sarah Lamos Every Wednesday: Ready to Run for 6:00pm (All Welcome) - Lead Guide: Mark McColgan Pop Up Runs will also be a little more of an adventure. The event will be posted at random times, for random places. These runs, especially in the summer, will likely require a road trip. Please watch out for them, as they are a lot of fun! A slightly more advanced level of fitness will be required for these runs. Please be respectful of the start time. This is especially important in the winter when it is quite possible to be standing around in -20. If you do not see us 5 minutes after the run was supposed to start, then you have missed us, and we will see you next week.
  • HOW DO I JOIN?
    There is no registration. You simply arrive, ready to run, at the designated meeting spot,
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
    Zero, Zilch, Nadda. This group is 100% volunteer run, and we are paid with the smiles on your face!
  • WHAT SHOULD I BRING
    Of course, running shoes, but from there, it all depends on the season. For really hot days, you may want to bring some water. On colder days, a good wind-breaker and/or base layer, some gloves, a toque, etc will help keep you warm. If you have any specific questions, please reach out to us. You can also visit the experts at the Outdoor stores on our region.
  • DO I NEED FANCY RUNNING GEAR?
    No, you do not. Of course, trail running gear will make you more comfortable on the trail, but a regular pair of sneakers (that you don't mind getting muddy) will do just fine.
  • I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?
    No problem. Contact us today! We are happy to answer any questions you may have.
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