Now in 2019, the Royal Gorge Region boasts over 53 miles of singletrack trail, providing course opportunities for all kinds of races, including trail races. If you ask Runner's World magazine, trail running offers a plethora of health benefits that may even surpass road running. You use more / different muscles on a trail run, which makes it easier on your body - though the elevation gain might make you think otherwise. Being a nature-based activity, your mind is free to wander and enjoy the benefits of fresh air, open spaces, and the wonder of the outdoors. It goes without saying that the views on a trail run are second to none. As you work up to longer and more difficult trail runs, the rewards are absolutely incredible. Soaring vistas, mountaintop viewpoints...the destinations are endless.
Those of us who enjoy trail running can tell you that all of this is true - with or without the research. We just feel better after a trail run. Your body may feel exhausted, but your mind is clear and alive. Trails aren't just good for your legs and heart - they're good for your soul.
Heck, we'll even give you a commemorative Sili-pint cup so that every time you drink out of it, you're reminded that you accomplished something pretty cool. And that trail? It's yours to enjoy every day...
Hope to see you there!