General Information 2012 Schedule Locations Past Summers The ARE

Welcome to the TENTH ANNUAL Albany Running Exchange
Summer Trail Run Series!

2013 marks the tenth summer of the Albany Running Exchange's highly popular group run trail series. Averaging well over 100/weekly, it's the largest regular "non-race" running event in the region and we are pumped to bring you another great summer of trail running frun!

Please read below for additional details about the series.

The Summer Trail Run Series (STRS) was created in the summer of 2004 by the Albany Running Exchange as an opportunity for the local community to come together for weekly, non-competitive trail runs. These are group runs with no clock, no awards... and no fee! It is a chance to take advantage of the beautiful summer weather here in Albany, and to see all there is to see closer to home than you may think.

The runs are held every Thursday at 6:30pm, each week alternating venue and course. Check the schedule above for each week's location.

Runners of all age and abilities and encouraged to attend. Walkers are welcome too. Please note that dogs are not permitted to participate in the running component but are otherwise welcome per park rules. Jogging strollers are not recommended due to trail conditions but some of the parks have terrain suitable for their use.

Each week, the ARE marks a 2m to 4m loop. Participants complete as many loops as they like. Generally at about 7:15pm (45 minutes), volunteers go out and pick up the flags marking the course. Participants are asked to sign-in upon arrival and sign-out when done running. Water is provided each week, with BBQ/pot-luck dinners held every few weeks.

*Please be advised that ticks may be found on the trails, so using repellent and wearing thin pants are certainly good measures to take.*