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How to join the Trail Community Salzburg

We think it's great that more and more people are joining us on the Community Runs. Because that's exactly our goal: to bring people together and explore the Salzburg trails with our common interest, trail running. Especially now that the days are getting longer again, the trails are less snowy and the sun is getting warmer, it's almost impossible to stay home and lie on the couch.

As more and more people are joining us on our weekly runs through and around Salzburg, we thought it would make sense to address the common questions that get asked.

How far and how many vertical meters do you run? How long do you run? How fast do I have to be to participate? These questions are quite legitimate and are often a mental challenge for newcomers to run with us. Not only do you get to know a lot of people with a lot of names, backgrounds and professions, which you certainly can't remember during the short introductory round that we always do, but you also have to prove your athletic abilities and that requires courage even from trained, experienced runners and is completely normal and human when you join a new group.



Standard Guidelines of the Trail Community Salzburg

Therefore we would like to emphasize here once again, as also described on our "Run with Us" page:

  • We wait for each other, take many breaks and enjoy the view!

  • Running away quickly and leaving others behind is not our intention. We could also run alone if this was our goal.

  • The conversations and getting to know each other are our priority.

Help with Your Consideration to Join

However, we are still a running group and each participant in our running events must decide for themselves what they are comfortable with. So far, we were not good in providing information to allow people to make that decision for themselves. We want to change that now:

  • In case you have never run in your life, but have discovered the joy and love of running in the nature and the mountains: Congratulations, it was probably the best decision of your life. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us. On the one hand we can give you personal advice from our own experience. On the other hand, we have a few coaches in the community who can give professional advice.

  • From now on we will publish recaps of our community runs and other events here on the blog as often as possible. This will include photos, route descriptions, experiences, GPX tracks and/or links to Strava. Then you can make up your own mind.

  • We will also try to offer alternative routes as much as possible, so you can get back to the starting point faster if the planned loop is still too long for you.

  • We have no "minimum requirements" for you to participate, it would be good if you could run a marathon in under 3 hours though. Just kidding. Come as you are. I'm repeating myself: We wait for each other and use breaks for small and big talk.

I hope this overview helps and look forward to seeing even more new faces at Trail Community Salzburg soon.

PS:

The first Community Run Recap of yesterday's run is online soon. Meanwhile you can follow us on Instagram, where we'll share most of our experiences with you.


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