Wilderness Etiquette for Trail Runners

Runner’s World

by Ian Torrence

We’ve been hearing it for several years: Trail running is gaining popularity. New races on singletrack in remote locations are filling faster, and back-country parks are gaining favor as a preferred training ground for trail aficionados and roadie converts alike. The burgeoning sport doesn’t come with an instruction manual, but maybe it should. The environmental impact all these runners are having on our protected lands (and unprotected, as the case may be) is the high price we pay to enjoy their beauty.

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