Run the Trail!

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07/22/2023 08:30 AM

Run the Trail!

  • PaceTypes ,Brisk,Fast
  • TerrainTypes Moderate
  • PaidOuting No
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Hosting Club: Peninsula

Location (Google Maps): Cemetery Road - Ilse Hanel Side Trail

Hike Leader(s): Leslie McBeth Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

Pace: Brisk, Fast
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 5-6km


Have you ever tried to run the Bruce Trail? If you have, you know it's more like fast hiking than running, and if you haven't, well this is your chance! We'll use the term running lightly - often it's more like a fast hike. And, we'll adjust the pace according to the abilities in the group, aiming for about 6-8 min/km (8-10km/hr).

No trail running experience necessary. However, a baseline level of fitness and ability to run 5km would be advantageous. A great introduction to the trails for anyone planning to run the Tobermory Trail Marathon in September!

The Ilse Hanel Side Trail is well suited for running with a wider path, somewhat less technical terrain than found elsewhere in the Peninsula section, and gentle rolling hills. Still, be prepared for some rocky terrain, potential for poison ivy (wear long socks or pants), and roots that are just waiting to twist your ankle. 🙂 Trail running shoes offer better grip than sneakers, but regular running shoes will work on this trail.

In case of rain, we'll reschedule as the trail can be slippery.