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Easy breezy trail run pt 2

Cameron J Burke

**DRIVER NEEDED Hi everyone I’m planning on taking myself and a few others on ANOTHER! ✨ easy, breezy✨ trail run through ragged mountain nature area. I rarely run more than a few miles and I’m also not the speediest, so this is definitely going to be for people looking to get some exercise but also aren’t up for a ton …

Ragged Mountain very moderate trail run

Cameron J Burke

**DRIVER NEEDED Hi everyone I’m planning on taking myself and a few others on an ✨easy, breezy✨ trail run through ragged mountain nature area. I rarely run more than a few miles and I’m also not the speediest, so this is definitely going to be for people looking to get some exercise but also aren’t up for a ton of …

Day-tripping like a pro: Old Rag

Max StClair

Day-tripping is an art form, but also a science. It can be learned in minutes, but takes a lifetime to master. The reward? Achieving the fullest of sends while still having the luxury of sleeping in your own bed that night. Ok that was a pretty dramatic intro for a 9 or so mile hike but you get the point. …

Sunday trail run

Max StClair

Just got done with a rough week of tests and have decided not to put in the effort to write some fun intro. Sorry to disappoint. This is a very routine trip. We meet at the ohill clocktower at 8, run trails for whats probably 5 or 6 miles, and are back before 9. Optional ohill breakfast follows (and I …

Splish Splash Sunset Dash @ the New (Friday evening)

Eliza Stowe

My baby arms can’t climb three days in a row, so I’m gonna run on Friday!! Someone posted a trip to Glade Creek Trail a few years back and rumors have it theres a rope swing at the swimming hole pictured above! I think the swing is a mile out from the car so it would be awesome to stop …

NRGE: Endless Wall Sunrise Trail Bop (Saturday)

AJ Cuddeback

Sunrise + Trail Running? Mmm I think yes! I’m running a road race on the 7th but I still wanna see sunrise and hit the trails on Saturday so I’m doing this trip to be a pretty easy 2-mile shakeout to go see the sunrise at Diamond Point before a full day of sending. I’m not a particularly fast runner, …

POSTPONED: Biscuit Run at Biscuit Run

Simonne Guenette

So its become clear to me that sunrise on a Friday is an unideal time for this trip…. so let’s try it again! What’s up trail boppers!! You know the drill, it’s another early trail jaunt. This week our run will be ~extra special~ because we are going to venture out to the Biscuit Run trails! Not only are we …

Pre-game trail run

Max StClair

With a 1230 football game, it’s unlikely I’ll make healthy decisions most of the day Saturday. And because life is all about balance, why not squeeze in a trail run to start to day? If that logic follows, keep reading. I was thinking we could do something like the loop off natural resources drive once or twice, or hit something …

LET’S STICKER THOSE TRAILS

Grace Gray

HELLOOOO MY FELLOW CREATURES OF THE TRAILS!!!! CAMBC (Charlottesville Area Mountain Biking Club) has given me a bunch stickers to label the ohill trail markers, so I’m thinkin nothin like a Thursday morning to plop around the woods and STICKER!! THOSE!! TRAILS!!! SO we shall convene at the ohill trail entrance, pair up and walk/hike/jog the trails for a wee …

Cozy Crunchy Cabin Craziness !!!

Shay Utzinger

YOU ALL!!! I am so excited for this trip you don’t even know. Want to spend 2 nights in a cozy cabin just 0.1 miles from the AT and right off the skyline drive with 9 of your newest friends? WITH A WOOD STOVE?!?! Stoke is high!!!!!! The Potomac Appalachian Trail Club is a fantastic organization – they are a …

NRGE 2021 : MAIN CARPOOL

Sophia Benmhend

All my NRGE goons, **PLEASE REFER TO THE NRGE CLUB ANNOUNCEMENT (SENT OUT 10/3/21) AND READ THIS ENTIRE DESCRIPTION. THEN, FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS** I have it linked here as well for your viewing pleasure : https://outdoorsatuva.org/new-river-gorge-extravaganza-2021/ This is NOT an actual NRGE adventure. This is the CARPOOL for NRGE. This is how the officers will keep track of drivers and …

Running ‘Round Ragged

Ayla Pearson

I don’t know about y’all, but I can’t imagine a better way to spend a fall morning than yoggin’ around some beautiful trails! Ragged Mountain Reservoir is the perfect place to do just that, and we’re going to be running the Lakefront trail, a 7 mile loop around the Reservoir. The trails at Ragged are well-maintained but still more technical …

Thursday Trails Foxhaven Fun!

Simonne Guenette

What’s up trail boppers!! You know the drill, its another early Thursday trail jaunt. This week we’ll explore foxhaven trails! We’ll probably trot around for 6-7 miles, and this is not going to be a very hilly or technical route (okay maybe a tinyyy bit hilly). Here’s the plan: – Meet up at the AFC clocktower at 7am – Yog …

Sunday Trail Sendies

Connor Bryan

If you’re staying on Grounds for reading days, join me for some chill Sunday morning trail running on the Rivanna Trail! Very low key event, just show up with running shoes, maybe some water to stash at the AFC clocktower, and the radiant, joyful attitude of someone crazy enough to wake up early to run on the weekend (guilty 🙂 …

Thursday Trail Series 3.0 (Riddle Run Edition!!!!)

Simonne Guenette

What’s up trail boppers!! You know the drill, its another early Thursday trail jaunt. This week we’ll explore the loop that circumnavigates the Fontaine Research Park and then maybe hop on Rivanna for an extra mile! The loop should be 4-5 miles and is only ~slightly~ hilly. To make this run extra fun and extra special everyone must come with …

Runnin the ‘nut @ CREEKATHON

Eliza Stowe

**FOR CREEKATHON ATTENDEES ONLY – you need to be off the waitlist for the main carpool in order to attend this trip** It stands as an objective truth that Sunday’s were fundamentally created for people to do trail runs. Maybe you survived another crazy, busy week of class and saved your entire weekly mileage for Sunday. Maybe you did your …

Thursdays are for the Trailzz

Simonne Guenette

I so so enjoyed my early morning trail run with you all last week, so let’s keep this thing going! This week we will stomp around the ohill trails, which offers a vast network trails with varying technicality. We’ll do one of my favorite loops, which I think is ~4 miles. Ohill is quite hilly (believe it or not), so …

slow runners unite!!! (once again)

Shay Utzinger

Hey dirt loving friends! I know this is last minute, but hopefully some folks can still make it 🙂 Here’s the rundown: slow runners! runners who want to run slow! all runners! join me (a slow runner) on a chill evening romp around walnut creek park. we’ll take this SUPER easy. i’m talking walk the uphills if we need, take …

Thursday Morning Trail Run @ Ragged

Kieran Humphreys

Hello! Inspired by fellow *old member of outdoors club* John Cooney, I would like to lead a trail run around Ragged this Thursday morning. This is a 6 – 7 mile loop (the info booth at Ragged and Strava disagree on this point), so it is not for the faint of heart. I would like to run a decent pace, …

420th Biannual CREEKATHON (Main Trip)

Eliza Stowe

Hear ye, hear ye, You are hereby invited to the illustrious Shred-festival, the Dirtbag’s-reunion, the much-revered biannual CREEKATHON!! This is a time to wallow in comradery, to fester in fun, to devour all things grilled (vegan and non vegan snackies to be found). For those who have never been, Creekathon is a laid-back social cookout for all you forest-children at …

ALL ABOARD THE PAIN TRAIN!! CRA FULL (or half) PULL!!!

Simonne Guenette

Want to bask in the glory of as many Virginia peaks in one day as possible? Well look no further, for I present to you the Catawba Run Around (aka CRA) (aka Triple Crown)! This is a ~36 mile loop that hits 3 of Virginia’s premiere hikes all in one monumental loop. Together we will rest our eyes on Dragons …

(another) Thursday morn at the res

John Cooney

Hey all, this is super late notice but since the weather Thursday looks nice, and I do not start class till 11am, I am planning to run at the Res, cville’s gem just ten minutes down the road. I did the same trip last week, and IT’S FUN to wake up early and go run with other people! So please …

Wake, shake, take a morning run on rivanna!

Simonne Guenette

Hello fellow rivanna devotees, Can you think of a better way to kick off your Tuesday morning than a nice morning run around our hallowed trail system? Me neither, so here’s the plan: – Meet up at the AFC clocktower at 6:30 sharp (just as the sun is coming up 😮 ) -Waddle over to the fontaine entrance of rivanna …

slow runners unite!!!!

Shay Utzinger

slow runners! runners who want to run slow! all runners! join me (a slow runner) on a chill morning romp around ragged reservoir. we’ll take this SUPER easy. i’m talking walk the uphills if we need, take a break whenever, walk the rest of the loop if that’s what the day calls for. let’s just get outside! the plan: meet …

Thursday Morning Lake Lap!

John Cooney

Hey everyone! Ragged Mountain Reservoir is one of Charlottesville’s finest spots. It’s a nature area with a lake and several miles of trails just a few miles from Grounds. Since I don’t start class until 11am on Thursday, I’d like to head there in the morning to go for a run on the loop around the lake. The plan will …

Fresh Friday Focaccia-ing!! (with our legs and tummies)

Grace Gray

Greetings fellow brethren of the outdoors, Remember how Anna had the most BANGIN, delectable, jiffy run + muffins trip of all time this past Wednesday? Well, we’re comin at ya BACK AND BETTER THAN EVER WITH FOCACCIA FRIDAY. If this grand year of 2021 has taught Anna and I anything, it’s that you really cannot end a week of Zoom …

THE BEST ODC RUN TRIP OF ALL THURSDAYS

Grace Gray

Greeting all you earthy crunchy granolites, Are you realizing this semester is rapidly nearing its sweet farewell and it’s time for us to live our young lives before we do too??? Well, we have schemed out the ABSOLUTE BEST running trip to embrace the life squiggling within each one of our souls. We shall jaunt, skip, probably become one with …

Wednesday Trail Running

Connor Siggins

Good afternoon all my granola people, It’s gonna be a rainy Wednesday, but I still want some running buddies. I was thinking a short loop around foxhaven farms/round top area might be pleasant. The Plan: -Meet at ye olde shred shack, 116 Washington Ave. @ 9:00am and start running -I will probably want to go for about 5-6 miles but …

biathlon at the res

Connor Siggins

Oh Helllllo, It seems that the weather has turned the corner (*knocks on wood*), and my running legs are ready to get out to ragged mountain reservoir. We’ll be taking advantage of our new fleet of commuter bikes to speed up the journey to the res while warming up our legs. Here’s the plan: -meet at 116 Washington Ave to …

WILDERNESS POTTERY (and snurt [snow-dirt] vibing)

Catie Leigh

HEY GUYS! It’s me, ya girl, connoisseur of the tree climbing and void screaming, back with another accessible/hilarious/weird as heckcovidfriendlyadventure… and offering of french press coffee in the woods. And, a need to motivate myself to do things on our day off, and/or embrace the maximum amount of daylight hours our cold winters have to offer us so that I …

Wednesday Trail Running ~in the snow~

Connor Siggins

It’s a winter wonderland and by “wonderland” I mean cold and wet southeastern slush/snow That said, I still wanna run, so let’s brave the weather and send it to Foxhaven for some mucky miles Meet at the Shred Shack (116 Washington Ave.) at 10am and we’ll run to Foxhaven. We’ll run for about 5 miles, and the pace will be …

Trail Trudgery Pt Two

Lily Gates

Last week’s jog gave us the opportunity to enjoy a beautiful crunchy fall morning and got a few people out on their fist adventure, so I think we should do it again. In case you missed the last description of the haps here is nearly word for word how it went: we’ll go at a nice light and relaxed pace …

RTF FULL PULL 2.0 whoop whoop

Eliza Stowe

Need an absolutely gnarly way to spend your last Saturday in Charlottesville before returning home to your parent’s basement to take finals? Want to run 23 miles surrounded by your best ODC pals who promise to remain uncompromisingly happy while even your own legs fail you? Never understood the joy that eating a salt and jelly bagel can provide you …

Pretty Beginner Trail Tromping

Lily Gates

Do you wish you could go on the magnificent Connor Siggins’ running trips, but you are not quite the speedy gazelle that he is? Would you rate yourself more of a gila monster? A snail? Or perhaps you too are a gazelle, but you are looking for a nice mellow shake out jog? Come run with me! I’m thinking some …

Wednesday Trail Running Part 3: Third Time’s the charm

Connor Siggins

Good news everyone!! Jim has said we can now have groups of 10 people, so that means that 9 of you can come trail running with me on Wednesday :))) The plan: Meet at the shred shack (116 Washington Ave) at 5:00pm with your running shoes, a mask/face covering and positive vibes. For our run this week, the plan is …

JIGGERJOG OVER LOGS

Grace Gray

Nothin says Sunday at high noon more than some trails, five masked-friends, and bounding on our very own fine two legs. Come channel your inner humans-evolved-to-be-long-distance-running-MACHINES and embark upon the finest jigger-jogging the O’Hill trails have ever seen. Squirrels can’t spread COVID (right?) so maybe a few of them will connect with our running prowess and join us too!!!!! We’ll …

Wednesday Trail Running the Sequel: Run it Back

Connor Siggins

Hey friends let’s go running (again) Last wednesday the squad ran from Fontaine ave to Stibling Ave. Tune in this Wednesday kiddos because we’re sending it from Fontaine Ave all the way to Ivy Rd. This section will be a bit longer (~5 miles total compared to ~3) because we’ll have to make our way back around O’Hill to get …

Wednesday trail running

Connor Siggins

Hey friends let’s go running Meet at 5:00 pm at the Shred Shack (116 washington Ave.) and we’ll send it behind O’Hill. Pace will be chill and we can take walk breaks if needed. Bring: -Mask -running shoes -good vibes This will be a short run, so we should be back by ~5:30.

Trail Running at Walnut Creek Park

Connor Siggins

Hi All, I’m looking to get in a Saturday morning trial run. Walnut Creek Park is close by and has some nice trails, so it should be a good time. I’m planning on doing about 4-6 miles depending on how I feel, and the pace will be pretty moderate for most of the way. What to bring: -Running Shoes -Water …

sunday muddy sunday: Observatory Hill trail running

John Cooney

I named this trip thinking that it was going to rainy all weekend until Sunday and that we were gonna have a wet and wild trail running adventure on the trails behind Ohill. Then, I looked at the weather and saw that tomorrow’s going to be kind of sunny. O well! I wanna run, I wanna get outside, don’t U2? …

SPRING BREAK GNAR TRAIN (MOAB, UT 2020)

Billiam, Intergalactic Shred Lord, Prince of Dankness

MOAB, UTAH 2020 CHOO CHOO ALL ABOARD THE GNAR TRAIN There is but one ODC trip worthy of such a claim, and it is our annual pilgrimage the arid paradise of MOAB, UTAH. Approximately 40 of us will drive out to Moab for spring break to spend the week(ish) camping on the banks of the Colorado River and hiking, backpacking, …

Rivanna Trail Full Pull!

Billiam, Intergalactic Shred Lord, Prince of Dankness

Want a big, gnarly reading day adventure run? How about one that stops at Whole Foods for bananas halfway through? Sounds like a job for the RIVANNA TRAIL – a 23ish mile, relatively flat loop which circumnavigates Charlottesville on primarily dirt singletrack. It’s an amazing trail, but navigation can be a bit of a challenge, especially for your first time. …

Monday Morning Miles (pt. 5)

Renee Spillane

Helloooooo fellow trail runners. Ever looking for a running buddy? Whelp I am because I kinda despise listening to music while I run (I know, I’m a monster) but I also get super bored running alone. I want to show you all the wonders of the Rivanna Trail system, which (unbeknownst to some) is super easily accessible from grounds even …

Monday Morning Miles (pt. 4)

Renee Spillane

Helloooooo fellow trail runners. Ever looking for a running buddy? Whelp I am because I kinda despise listening to music while I run (I know, I’m a monster) but I also get super bored running alone. I want to show you all the wonders of the Rivanna Trail system, which (unbeknownst to some) is super easily accessible from grounds even …

Monday Morning Miles (pt. 3)

Renee Spillane

Helloooooo fellow trail runners. Ever looking for a running buddy? Whelp I am because I kinda despise listening to music while I run (I know, I’m a monster) but I also get super bored running alone. I want to show you all the wonders of the Rivanna Trail system, which (unbeknownst to some) is super easily accessible from grounds even …

Sunday Morn Run and Brunch (NRGE)

Eliza Stowe

Sunday morn long runs and brunch is quite possibly my favorite weekend activity in the world. I was willing to give this weekly ritual a break at NRGE for other various adventures but have failed to sign up for any Sunday trips, so here it is. I honestly have no real plan for this other than some running route recommendations …

Monday Morning Miles (pt. 2)

Renee Spillane

Helloooooo fellow trail runners. Ever looking for a running buddy? Whelp I am because I kinda despise listening to music while I run (I know, I’m a monster) but I also get super bored running alone. I want to show you all the wonders of the Rivanna Trail system, which (unbeknownst to some) is super easily accessible from grounds even …

Monday Morning Miles (pt. 1)

Renee Spillane

Helloooooo fellow trail runners. Ever looking for a running buddy? Whelp I am because I kinda despise listening to music while I run (I know, I’m a monster) but I also get super bored running alone. I want to show you all the wonders of the Rivanna Trail system, which (unbeknownst to some) is super easily accessible from grounds even …

NRGE 2019 : MAIN CARPOOL

Victoria Alvarez

All my NRGE bbies, **PLEASE REFER TO THE NRGE CLUB EMAIL (SENT OUT 10/4/19) AND READ THIS ENTIRE DESCRIPTION. THEN, FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS** This is NOT an actual NRGE adventure. This is the CARPOOL for NRGE. This is how the officers will keep track of drivers and attendees. So make our lives easier and follow instructions, por favor. ♣ You …

69th Biannual CREEKATHON (main trip)

Mason Riffee

Hear ye, hear ye, You are hereby invited to the illustrious Shred-festival, the Dirtbag’s-reunion, the much-revered biannual CREEKATHON!! This is a time to wallow in comradery, to fester in fun, to devour all things grilled. For those who have never been, Creekathon is a laid-back social cookout for all you forest-children at our nearby Walnut Creek Park – we gather …