CAPRA RUN CLUB

GROUP FIELD TRIPS

DEMO SHOE SERIES

CLINICS

GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT OUR RUN GROUPS


Our run groups are all free. No sign up or registration, and everyone is welcome. We want to make getting out for a run easy, fun, and inclusive. 

On Saturday mornings we offer two pace groups. If you're new to the capra run groups, we recommend that you first see how the Social Group feels, before jumping in with the Speedy Group.

We run all year round. It is rare to cancel, but it does happen on occasion due to unsafe trail or weather conditions. We post any changes or updates to Instagram and in our Facebook group. Please check those resources for any changes

We’ve included some pace approximations below to give you an idea of our speeds and distances. These metrics will vary depending on the technicality of the route, the elevation gain, and the overall group that shows up. All group runs are on trails, and these numbers are estimates.

You will need to sign a waiver, in-store, before your first outing with us. If you'd like to save a minute or two, a blank waiver can also be dowloaded here
SOCIAL SATURDAYS - 9am at capra
Our Saturday Social is all about moving together in nature and creating community through conversations and movement - it is not about the pace at which we're moving. The group does between 9 & 14km in 1.5 - 2 hours, and re-groups at every intersection and viewpoints along the way (photo ops). The group will hike up all inclines and cruise along all flats and downhills at a conversational pace. The best indicators of pace are a road 10km at 60 minutes, up and down the First Peak of the Chief in under 90 minutes, up the Sea to Summit trail in under 2:30, or up EVAC in under 2 hours. 

Well behaved off-leash trail dogs are welcome, but if you're new to the group, we ask that you come out solo to start to make sure it's a good fit. Not all dogs are comfortable at running in a group and there is an expectation that dogs will not impede other runners with their bodies, or carrying sticks, or interactions with other trail users.
SATURDAY QUICK PACE - *8am start at capra
The Speedy group is a more intense group run. They are running most hills, keeping a quicker overall pace and covering 17-22km, with 600+ m of gain in their 2 - 2.5 hour time slot. The pace per km will depend on the route, but they are averaging a 6:00-7:00km 
on trails. 

Some good indicators of speed are that you can go up and down 1st Peak of the Chief in under an hour, up Sea to Summit in under 1:30, or EVAC in an hour. This group does not re-group at every intersection and runners are expected to have a responsibility and familiarity with the trail system if they can't keep pace. 

If you’re new to run club and unsure of which group to join, we suggest hopping in the social group first and then seeing how you feel; but if you know you’re thirsty for a bit more speed, then come and give it a go. 

No dogs allowed in the speedy group.
This run group has it's own information page here
THURSDAY NIGHTER - On Pause until Spring
Post-work Shakeout 
6:15–7:30pm

Will start back up once we have enough daylight.

RUN CLUB FIELD TRIP INFO

Once a month we will plan a field trip for the Saturday Run Groups.  It will require meeting somewhere other than capra. Routes will vary.

We will give plenty of notice for these days, both here and on social media
FEBRUARY
TBD
MARCH
TBD
APRIL
TBD

DEMO SHOE SERIES INFO

Throughout spring and summer we will hold trail shoe demo runs. Each demo run will taske place on a Sunday, and will be hosted by one of our shoe brands
ALTRA
TBD
LA SPORTIVA
TBD
SALOMON
TBD
POSSIBLY 2 OR 3 OTHERS
TBD

DOWNHILL CLINICS FOR 2024 STILL TO BE FINALIZED

APRIL
date to be determined
MAY
date to be determined