Upcoming Clinics & Workshops

Dedicated to growing the Trail Running community through education and events
Register by May 5th for $200, registration after May 6 is $250.
No registration after June 2

Sanders Saunter 50k Group Training

Join Team Sparkle for a 24 week 50K training program designed to get you safely, smartly and fully prepared to the start line of your first ultra. OR, maybe you’ve run an ultra before but would like to run one a little faster or be better prepared for it… this is for you also!

Trail Running 201

We’ll be putting our cold weather gear to the test. Join us for our annual cold weather run clinic. Two of your favorite run coaches will be going over the must haves for running in the cold so you stay warm and dry. Let’s kick off the New Year right.

Trail Running 301: Intro to Ultrarunning

Have you been running trails for a while and feel you are ready to make the leap to your first ultra marathon? Maybe you’ve run a few ultras and would like help choosing a new one, making a mileage jump, or just need some training tips. This workshop will address all of those topics and more. Join Coaches Leia Anderson and Coleen Shaw-Voeks as they help guide you through the important details and things to consider when entering the world of longer trail running and racing. 

Technical and Downhill Running Workshop

This workshop is for any trail runner who feels like they struggle with how to navigate technical trails and how to run downhill on rocky sections. Leia and Coleen will discuss the best way to read a rocky trail and choose a line through a section and everyone will have a chance to practice it, ask questions and receive personal help.

Friday, November 9, 2018 at 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Trail Talk: Light up the Night headlamp clinic

If you’ve never run trails at night with a headlamp or flashlight it can seem like a scary prospect but with correct lighting and attitude, it can be the most exhilarating run you’ve done. Join Coleen Shaw-Voeks and Leia Anderson of Team Sparkle Productions as they discuss the many things you want to consider when purchasing a headlamp and/or flashlight and tips and tricks for running trails at night.

Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 9 AM – 10 AM

Cold Weather Clinic

We’ll be putting our cold weather gear to the test. Join us for our annual cold weather run clinic. Two of your favorite run coaches will be going over the must have’s for running in the cold so you stay warm and dry. Let’s kick off the New Year right.

Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 2:30 PM – 5 PM

Trail Running 101

Always wanted to run a trail race or even just hit the local trails but not sure where to go or what you need? Join ultrarunning coaches Coleen Voeks and Leia Anderson of Team Sparkle Productions as they walk you through where the trails are in and around Kansas City, the etiquette of trail running and racing, where to find group runs, the equipment you do and do NOT need, trail running techniques so you don’t get hurt, and answers to every other question you might have to feel confident in a trail setting.