Ocean Running Club hits the trails. There is plenty of trail running events to be had, New Jersey trail series does a beautiful job. Some can be a bit of a drive for some of us however we love carpooling.They do a great job it’s totally worth it, this was on a school cross-country course so very manageable it was a loop course so distances were optional from 5K to half marathon.  It’s great to change up the surface you run on it tends to be more forgiving on your body when you run on dirt as opposed to pavement or concrete.  If you’ve never run on trails don’t be afraid to try it, you do not need trail shoes for most if it says technical in the description of a race it means it. That’s something to stay aware of if you’ve never run that tends to mean footing is not great maybe or lots of turms, single track (narrow path) any of the above can be a factor when referring to technical trail description.  For those in Ocean County, Wells Mills in Waretown has multiple choices for trails,  you do not need trail shoes there it’s somewhat sandy a little bit of challenge of hills but a great place to run.

Ellen S.