In the Central Midwest Region
is a group of runners in the area that are truly nuts about trail running. Some would say that they are regular "nerds"
when it comes to avoiding paved running. Hence, the "Trail Nerds" were formed.
Our funds (after expenses) and labor go back into area and Midwest trail systems and other
charitable causes. We "earn our dirt." We don't just take your money and put on events for "Corporate"
market share increases and personal gain.
What do the Trail Nerds have to offer?
You can find out about our group runs, the
trails in the area, and other activities and trail information at these web sites:
have up to eight regularly scheduled group runs per week. These runs don't cost you anything to participate; just
show up and be self-sufficient. At least two of the weekday runs are after dark (at night), and we have multiple weekend
- We are the best and most qualified group in the area
to learn about running ultramarathons. Many of our members are among the top 3 finishers in every ultra distance from
50K to 100 miles.
- We have a website
that lists area trails and how to get to trail-heads.
group web site sends out e-mails regarding our ever-changing schedule.
- Our Facebook Page has photos, race reports and club activities listed.
- We team up with other trail advocacy groups to build, maintain,
and clean-up trails.
- We put on many trail
races throughout the year, from 5K to 100K distances.
- Entry Fees for our races are kept as low as possible. Entry to many of our events costs only $15. Our
premeire events usually include a nicely-designed technical tee-shirt, finisher's hardware, a mug, great knowledgeable
support, and a well-marked course.
have our own area Trail Race Series. We also have our own unique line of clothing.
- We strive to reduce overall waste and trash at our events and (when possible), provide event fabrics that are either
recyclable or environmentally friendly. We feel that “sustainability issues” go hand-in-hand with a “natural”
- Lastly, we are
an informal bunch of guys & gals from all walks of life. Our simple rules for running are: No pavement, no whiners,
and HAVING FUN!
Main web site
Join Our Club
Trail Nerd members get a 10% discount at: