Trail Running News & Information
Whether you are new to trail running or you’ve been living in the woods for some time now, we are happy you are interested! Trail running is a great way to experience nature, explore New England, and most importantly, enjoy food with friends at buffet-style aid stations.
Our main methods of communication are through Facebook and email. If you have Facebook, please feel free to request to join Trail Runners of New England. We use this group mainly to post information about upcoming trail races, but members can also make plans to run together. We do not currently have scheduled group runs. We encourage members to comment on trail races that they have run in the past and/or to make plans to carpool or sign up to run as an RMHP team.
If you would like to learn more, please contact Bill.
Local Trail Runs
- Find maps on the RMHP collection on plotaroute.com
- More in RI
- More in SE Mass
- Trail Animals Running Club – TARC trails in eastern MA
- Trails around Boston
Trail Runs Throughout New England
- Kingdom Trails
- Craftsbury (also, a great running camp)
- Montpelier, a cool trail town
- Trail Run Project locations
- More trail runs in VT
Other Trail Runs
- Running in the USA upcoming trail runs in the Northeast
- Trail Runner Magazine info and race calendar
- American Trail Running Association info and race calendar
- UltraSignUp for MA trail races
- FIT Challenge for trail and obstacle course races
Share your Recommendations
Which trails have you found that you think others would like for fun outing, a challenging run, and anything in between? Any great races you’ve done or heard about? Additional ideas? What’s best to include here/our contact info?
Share on the RMHP’s Trail Runners of New England FB page
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Advice for Runners
Performance Physical Therapy has evolved its name to Highbar. All the same friendly faces with a just a new name and look. This month's coaches advice from Highbar is how to add variety to your squats to up your running game and keep you healthy and moving forward....
Check out the new video from our friends at Highbar (formerly Performance Physical Therapy) on how to improve and maintain your posture to help you nail your running form. ...
Here is a quick Warm-Up exercise. It focuses on hip mobility, rotation, and gets the entire kinetic chain ready to go: https://youtu.be/dw_p08k_kGQ
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How to eliminate and avoid calf stiffness in your runs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGy8a8g5K28
Dr. Brian Hay demonstrates his three favorite explosive movement exercises for runners. Try these at home. https://youtu.be/v2qgpsU2Kgs
How to use a kettlebell as the “best bang for your buck” strength training tool a runner can have. Hit your glutes, quads, core and upper body with these few kettlebell exercises. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2crk7YQbHmA
Hip mobility is essential to generate power while running. Here are a few simple hip mobility exercises for pre-run, post-run, rest day, or just anytime you feel like it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sasNSvrKj8
Quick tips on how to find what works for your pre-run fuel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BGNfBEOOjQ
Dr. Brian Hay demonstrates a plank, modifications, and ways to progress the exercises to increase the intensity to make sure you are building a stronger core. A stronger core will give you more stability and make you faster, more efficient, and stay injury-free....
Running is mostly a linear activity in regard to your joint movements. This results in imbalances in your hip muscles, particularly those involved in the rotation. The muscles that rotate your hip help to control your spine and knee positioning and are often ignored...
Stability and Power are critical for runners. Stability is needed from the moment the foot hits the ground to the moment it leaves. The ability to generate power can minimize the amount of time the foot is in contact with the ground. The combination results in...
One of the more underutilized muscles in runners is their glutes. The glutes play a huge role in propelling us forward during the gait cycle. The more you can tap into the strength of this muscle the more effective and efficient your running will become. Here is an...
Do you know that lack of hip motion is one of the most common causes of running injuries? With a few hip mobility exercises from the good folks at HIGHBAR, you can do you can help keep your hips flexible and ready to run. ...
Helpful information from Performance Physical Therapy about common knee pain.
HIGHBAR has shared a video they created of simple squat exercises you can do to help avoid late-race leg fatigue. Add these strengthening exercises to your routine 2x/week. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mo6Wx7zrsgk&ab_channel=PerformancePhysicalTherapy
Only 2 minutes to Warm-Up? This “Microwave Warm Up” will get it done. https://youtu.be/irKbYrj-2Zg
Danielle Monreau, a physical therapist at Performance PT, takes you through a 20-minute mobility work-out that is a great tool to boost your performance and recovery on days you aren’t running. All you'll need is an exercise mat or towel to protect your knees.
Dr. Brian Hay of HIGHBAR (formerly Performance Physical Therapy) shows you a few exercises to prevent and treat calf pain. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCcVWxfQAkM
HIGHBAR is proud to partner with Brown Athletics to bring you this on-demand exercise video. Physical Therapist and former professional lacrosse player, Dr. Bobby Dattilo leads this 22-minute body-weight exercise program. All you'll need is an exercise mat or towel...
Want to avoid late-race leg fatigue? Dr. Brian Hay, DPT, MS, OCS, demonstrates the split (Bulgarian) squat. Add these few strengthening exercises to your routine 2x/week. https://youtu.be/Mo6Wx7zrsgk
If you’re iron deficient, your running could suffer, according to Dr. Dheeraj Khiatani (Medical Director) & Tim Cushway (Founder & Director) from The Iron Suites Medical Centre. (This article was posted originally on the Global Run Club website.) ------ Iron...
Stay Healthy, Stay ConsistentRunning is a mostly a linear activity, which results in imbalances in our hip muscles. The muscles that rotate our hip help to control our spine and knee position and are often ignored in strengthening programs. Here are 2 exercise to do...
Here's a Fit to Run Presentation by Alexis William PTA and Brian Hay DPT, OCS Topics covered: Is there anything holding you back from your best running? How to perform a dynamic warm up Understanding the role of running mechanics How to assess your own mobility and...
Our friend, Dr. Bryan Hay of HIGHBAR has developed this brief YouTube video on how to improve spine mobility and posture specifically for runners with a few simple exercises.
During these times where we cannot meet at the track for a formal workout, motivation to push yourself harder may wane. Indeed, for many club members, motivation to lace up their shoes and hit the pavement comes from preparing for a race and/or running with friends....
Keep moving by keeping your hips moving. Lack of hip motion is perhaps the most common cause of running injuries. Here are a few hip mobility exercises to keep you in running shape. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2i_UBWNkwGU&feature=youtu.be