Oakadoke Course Preview & Trail Demo

Oakadoke Course Preview & Trail Demo

Aug 10, 2022 - Aug 10, 2023

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Come check out the trails at Creekside, test out your gear, and learn some trail running tips & tricks from the experts. Trailblazer Running and Trailyard will be hosting this FREE fun-filled evening of adventure, community, and prizes!

This course preview and trail fun run is open to anyone. Whether you're signed up for the race, love hanging out with other runners, or just want to dip your toes into the world of trail running, this event is for you. We'll be starting off the evening at 6pm with a quick trail running demo/clinic to share tips and tricks for running on trails, followed by a brief group warm-up, then we'll head out on the course for some scenic miles with friends. Afterwards we'll walk over to Trailyard, grab a drink (first one's FREE), and raffle off a few great prizes!

The actual race will be taking place on August 19th on the same trails. More info can be found on the race website linked below
Oakadoke Trail Runs

Trail Demo and Prizes
We'll have a brief presentation on the basics of trail running, including: 
 - the differences between road and trail
 - trail culture and etiquette 
 - trail running gear, and more!
We'll also be raffling off some great prizes like Trailblazer branded apparel and hats, gift cards to local businesses, and free race entries! 

The Run
Separate 2 mile and 5k loops will give runners a sense of what the full 4-mile and 9-mile loops will offer come race day. The recommended routes will be marked, but feel free to roam around the trails if you're feeling adventurous. Run with the group, with a friend, or on your own - regardless, we want you to enjoy the evening, make new friends and get a good sense of the race course! There will be no aid/water stops out on the course, so be sure to bring any hydration you need during the run. Afterward the run, head on over to Trailyard where your first drink will be on us! Then stick around for the raffles and socialize with your fellow runners!
*Must be 21+ to drink alcoholic beverages

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Oakadoke Course Preview & Trail Demo

Valparaiso, IN, USA

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