North Park Trail Runners (NPTR) is a fast-growing group of individuals who share a passion for trail running. They share this passion with the community through their weekly organized runs that are open to anyone. Additionally, NPTR volunteers at regional trail races and performs local trail-maintenance projects. Their home base is North Park, (located roughly ten miles north of Pittsburgh, in Allison Park, PA) but they frequently participate in events and races that span Pennsylvania and into Ohio. NPTR was founded in 2012 by Mark Knapp. What started out as a small group quickly grew, and by 2013, there were 400 members. Today, that number has grown to 1,600 members. In the spring of 2017, NPTR formed a Board of Directors and launched a public website and public Facebook page (in addition to the already existing Closed Facebook Group). In July 2017, NPTR was granted 501(c)(3) status. FitLabPGH interviewed Matt Sudak, President of NPTR, and Amy Nelson, who leads the Marketing efforts for the organization. Both Matt and Amy are members of NPTR’s Board of Directors. For more information about North Park Trail Runners or to access their group-run calendar, visit: http://www.northparktrailrunners.com or connect with them on Social Media using the links below.
Matt Sudak, President, and Amy Nelson, Marketing, North Park Trail Runners, contact info:
E-mail (Matt): MSudak@gmail.com
E-mail (Amy): Amy.NLSN@yahoo.com
Facebook (Public Page): https://www.facebook.com/NorthParkTrailRunners/
Facebook (Closed Group, which you may join by request):
Links mentioned in the Podcast:
Mojo Running & Multisport of Pittsburgh, 669 Castle Creek Dr., Seven Fields, PA 16046
Rachel Carson Trails Conservancy (Host of the annual Rachel Carson Trails Challenge)
Check out the FitLabPGH Podcast episode featuring Steve Mentzer, Vice President and Events Director of the Rachel Carson Trails Conservancy, released April 30, 2017
Oil Creek 100 Trail Runs, Oil Creek State Park, Northwest PA
McConnells Mill State Park, 2546 Acres in Lawrence County, PA
North Park, Allegheny County, PA, 3074 Acres in Hampton, McCandless and Pine Townships
Bear Peak Trail, Boulder Open Space, Colorado
Hell On Hills, Beechview, PA, World’s Steepest 5K, 2nd Annual Hell on Hills (tentatively) scheduled for October 28, 2017
Check out FitLabPGH Podcast featuring Hell on Hills Co-Directors, Bethany Ruhe and Melissa Harmon, released September 17, 2017
501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicates to creating, enhancing and preserving great trail experiences in Southwest PA
Over the Bar Bicycle Café
Locations in North Park Boathouse and Pittsburgh’s South Side Flats
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