Trail running has become popular in recent years, offering a unique way to experience nature while providing a challenging workout. Did you know that trail running has a rich history dating back to the early 20th century?
A bit of history
Trail running, also known as mountain running, is a sport that involves running on trails or in the mountains, often over rough terrain and steep inclines. The sport evolved from cross-country running, which originated in England in the early 1900s as a way for athletes to train for long-distance running events.
In the US, trail running became popular in the 1970s as a way for runners to escape the city and explore the great outdoors. The sport grew in popularity in the 1990s with the establishment of trail running races and the formation of trail running clubs. Interesting fact: The number of organized trail races grew by 1,000% from 2008 to 2018 globally. It is a popular activity worldwide, with thousands of races and events occurring every year. The sport has evolved to include ultra-distance races, multi-day stage races, and even adventure runs that involve navigating challenging terrain and obstacles.Continue reading