Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need… roads!

You’ve asked, and we’ve listened.

Howard County Striders is now offering a no-cost meet-up series for trail running. Designed for those new to trails, or for those who just want some running buddies while dodging roots and rocks!

For the summer, we have scheduled 3 runs of approximately 6 miles just off Marriottsville Road on June 23rd, July 28th, and August 18th. We will meet at the trailhead at 7:00am (yes, its early, but its also summer!). Please bring your own water. This trail can easily be shortened or lengthened, depending on what you want.

  1. Sunday June 23rd @ 7:00am
  2. Sunday July 28th @ 7:00am
  3. Sunday August 18th @ 7:00am

Trail Head coordinates

We will use the same trail for all three summer runs so that people get very familiar with it. Starting in the fall, we will introduce another trail or two, and perhaps starting having our meet-ups twice a month.

Please let us know if you are interested or if you have any questions. Email Jennifer Dress ( or Pattie Laun (