Trail running has become a thing. And I completely understand why — with tougher terrain and rewarding views, I always prefer running on trails in the city (but especially in the mountains) to pounding the pavement. For this article, I spoke with the organizers of different trail race series to learn why they think the sport of trail running has become a trend. If you’re convinced to try it, there are a few race options thrown in, too.
This article appeared in Avenue‘s April 2017 magazine. For the online version of this story, visit avenuecalgary.com.