SWEAT Running Club -
Since 1975 SWEAT has been an integral part of the fitness community in Northern California, promoting health and fitness through running, walking, biking and swimming. The club has hosted over 100 running events since its inception, ranging from 5K to 50K. SWEAT also promotes fitness in the community by hosting non-competitive fun runs.
Southern Oregon Runners -
Oregon's oldest running club, the Southern Oregon Runners, has been an integral part of the running scene in Southern Oregon promoting health and fitness through running, for the beginning runner and the prospective Olympian alike.
Chico Running Club -
The Chico Running Club hosts fun runs/walks for members and the Chico community, and organizes foot races for participants from all over California.
Six River Running Club -
The Six Rivers Running Club (SRRC) is centered in Humboldt County, California. Although a small club, they host four large races each year.
Other Local Running Links
Midnight Racing -
Midnight Racing hosts two popular race series - Sunset Through the Trees in summer and Frosty Fun Runs in winter. These are series of weekly races at various sites in the Redding area. Fees are $3 per race. Each week features a short (~2 miles) and a long (4-5 miles) race. Runners in the longer race accumulate points throughout the series based on performance. Midnight Racing also hosts the Moonlight Madness race at Shasta Dam in August.
Shasta Trail Runs -
Shasta Trail Runs host several trail runs in the Redding area. Many of these events have unique and fun formats.
Siskiyou Family YMCA -
The YMCA hosts a 3-race cross country series in late June-early July. Races are held in Lower Greenhorn Park, Yreka. The YMCA also hosts the annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Run in mid-December
Fleet Feet Redding - 1376 Hilltop Drive, Redding, CA
Rogue Valley Runners - 161 E. Main, Ashland, OR
The following books from Wilderness Press are valuable guides for anyone who runs frequently on the Pacific Crest Trail in Northern California. These two books are best purchased and used together.
Pacific Crest Trail - From Tuolumne Meadows to the Oregon Border. This book contains detailed maps, photos, and narrative descriptions of sections of the trail.
Pacific Crest Trail Data Book. This is a companion to the book above. It contains mileage between trailheads and landmarks, elevations, grades, and location of water sources. It references maps in the book above.
Wilderness Press also has a long list of other trail guides
Mount Shasta Gateway Trail - Easy access from Mount Shasta City. The Gateway Trail system is accessed from Shastice Park or Everitt Memorial Highway. This is an extensive network of multi-user trails.
Squaw Valley Creek Trail - This trail is approximately 10 miles south of McCloud. The trail can be run as out-and-back or as an 8-mile loop by including the Beartrap Road..
Greenhorn Park - Easy access from Yreka. Greenhorn Park has an extensive network of trails that also connect to additional trails outside the park.
Mount Shasta Trails - The map at this link provides an overview of the numerous trails on Mount Shasta.
Grey Butte Trail - Accessed from Panther Meadows or the Old Ski Bowl on Mount Shasta. The trail ends on Grey Butte with excellent views of Mount Shasta.
South Gate/Squaw Meadows Trail - Accessed from the Old Ski Bowl on Mount Shasta.
Porcupine Lake/Toad Lake (via PCT) - Starting at the Gumboot Trailhead, it's 5.5 miles along the Pacific Crest Trail to Porcupine Lake. Toad Lake is another 1/4 mile.
The following have been suggested by local runners for the treatment of sports injuries:
Shasta Sports Chiro - We value each patient's individual needs and goals for leading a full and active life. We educate our patients not only on chiropractic treatments and options, but also on nutrition and biomechanics.
Health and Safety
The following link has been submitted by Jen Port at Mount Shasta High School as part of a project in her health class.
Health and Running Safety - This site provides health and safety tips for new and beginning runners.