Dirty Fun Trail Training

Fleet Feet Sports wants to help you get dirty! Learn the ins and outs, ups and downs of trail running and get to know the cool and unique community that is trail. This 9 week training program will get you ready for the Blood Sweat and Beers Trail Run on TBD 2016 and the Run on the Sly on TBD 2016. Please note, there are a few prerequisites for joining this program.  See below.

NEW this year - 20 mile and 50k training schedules! For the first time, Dirty Fun training will include the opportunity for a 20 mile or 50k training schedule, written by Coach Mo Bartley. Additional fee applies. 20 mile and 50k trainees will do the regular group workouts and mileage with the Dirty Fun group. Any additional mileage beyond what is listed on the traditional Dirty Fun training schedule (max 14 miles) will be done on your own before or after the group workouts. This additional mileage will not be coached, marked or supported by staff. Coaches are available before and after all group workouts for ultra distance consultations and there will be two post-workout seminars to discuss ultra distance training strategy and relevant training topics. Join us!

Dirty Fun Trail Training

- Training registration fee: Registration closed
- 20 mile & 50k training schedule: $49 per person (additional fee)
- Kick-off and Information Event: TBD 2016
- First group workout: TBD 2016
- Weeknight workouts - Wednesday at 6:30pm
- Weekend workouts - Sunday at 7:30am
- Consider Boot Camp as a cross training activity on Tuesdays and Thursdays
- Registration does not include race registration
- Goal Events: Blood Sweat and Beers Trail Run and Run on the Sly

Workout Locations

New Trails this Season! Group workouts are every Wednesday at 6:30 pm and every Sunday at 7:30 am.  Wednesday workouts will be held on the trails behind Cavitt Jr High School in Granite Bay, in the Auburn Hills and along Nimbus Bluffs. Weekend workouts will include Mama Bear Loop, Rattlesnake Bar, Salmon Falls and more. There will be one workout at Sly Park off Hwy 50.  Most Sunday trails are a 45 - 60 minute drive from downtown. You will learn a variety of trails that you can return to and enjoy for years to come.


- $15 Fleet Feet Sports Coupon
- 9-week training schedule to prepare for the Blood Sweat & Beers short and long course and the Run on the Sly half marathon
- 9-week training schedule for the 20 mile and 50K distance at Run on the Sly (additional fee applies)
- Twice a week group training sessions
- Experienced Coaches to Support You Along the Way
- Workouts at some of the area's best trails
- New Balance Shoe Demo Days
- Energy Replacement Drinks and Water at all Workouts
- Weekly Training Newsletter
- Education on Proper Trail Running Technique, Fueling, Stretching, and More
- Learn Safety in the Wild
- $10 off CIM training

Required Activity Level Before Start of Training

Because of the "wild" nature of this training, there are a few prerequisites for joining the program:
- Currently running 4 - 5 days/wk. and a minimum of 50 - 60 minutes per run
- Injury free and able to run continuously for 6 miles on trail (first long workout)
- Not afraid of dirt, enjoy beautiful scenery and love a challenge!
- Practical application and understanding of fueling, hydration, and stretching
- 11 Minute Per Mile and Faster Training Group - This group is for you if you can keep a pace of 11 minutes per mile or faster (on road) for 5+ miles.  The longest workout for this group will be roughly 14 miles and will train you for the 10.5 mile race at Blood Sweat & Beers and the 13.1 mile race at Run on the Sly.
- 11-13 Minute Per Mile Training Group - This group is for you if you can keep a pace between 11 - 13 minutes per mile (on road) for 5+ miles.  The longest workout for this group will be roughly 7 - 8 miles and will train you for the 5.9 mile race at Blood Sweat & Beers and the 7.5 mile race at Run on the Sly.  For the safety of everyone on the trails, this group of trainees cannot go further than the listed mileage during group workouts and must be committed to working hard and keeping up their pace throughout the workout.  Unfortunately, this program is not for hikers and walkers.


Mo Bartley: 5-time Western States 100 Finisher and represented the US Women's Team in the World 100 km Championship. With her trail experience and fun attitude, Mo will turn you into a trail junkie!
Mark Quillici: A longtime runner, Mark began coaching for Fleet Feet Sports In 2007 specializing in the No Boundaries, Shamrockn’ Half Marathon, and CIM training programs.  For the past four years Mark has focused on the Trail Training programs, and competes in 50K and 50 mile races.  Mark is also the Director of Fleet Feet Sacramento’s Project Fit Program, a non-profit youth fitness initiative.
Jonathan Rihel
:  As a long time J Street staffer, shoe buyer and trail runner, Jonathan brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the trail training programs. He coached collegiate cross country and track for 3 years and loves the thrill of exploring new trails.

Registration Details

- Training registration fee: TBD 2016
- 20 mile & 50k training schedule: $49 per person (additional fee)
- No refunds after first workout. No exchanges or transfers at any time.

Kick-Off and Information Night

A kick-off night and info night will be held on TBD 2016 at 7pm at Fleet Feet Sports, 2311 J Street


If you have specific questions, please email training@fleetfeetsacramento.com