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Land Activities > Trail Running

Where running meets hiking, you will find trail running, which is a sport that is increasing in popularity due to the interest in ever-changing, more challenging terrain, beautiful natural scenery and a desire to break-free from the everyday routine. 

As with hiking, trail running requires specialized equipment, such as trail running shoes that will protect the feet from sharp rocks and other objects found on rugged hiking trails. Depending on the season and the terrain, you could also attach lightweight crampons to your shoes to help give more traction on snow and ice. You can also use light hiking poles for speed and stability during your runs.

Whether you’re out for a leisurely day-hike or trail run through park trails or a strenuous multi-day trek through the backcountry wilds, ensure your trip is a safe one:

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