Big News For Wild Runners
Wild Runners is rebranding.
But don’t worry.. we’re still here! We’re both very excited and a little sad to announce that The Trail Co. is going to be taking over our Wild Runners training from 2018.
We would like to start off by saying, this little rag-tag band of trail runners means the absolute world to us. What started with just a few ‘members’ in 2014 has grown into something really special, with over 300 people receiving this email and more than 100 currently running actively with us. We get so much joy from seeing you all on a regular basis and sharing in everyone’s successes and challenges, on and off the trails.
As many of you know, since Feb 2016, we’ve complemented Wild Runners with our new adventure, The Trail Co. We saw another opportunity to share our expertise and passion for trails by supplying a range of quality, specialist shoes, packs and gear. Happily, the support from the trail community has been fantastic and The Trail Co. is getting stronger every day.
And so, instead of splitting our attention between the two, we have decided to join forces to make both stronger. This is not a decision we made lightly and we are both more than a little sad to be saying goodbye to our original name. But.. what’s in a name, after all?
We’ve tried to answer as many questions as we can in the email below and would love to chat more in person, via email or over the phone.
We are so grateful to all of you for coming along for the ride over the last few years. Here’s to many more to come!!
Laura and Tim
The name. We’ll now be training as ‘The Trail Co.’
Membership. You’ll pay one annual fee to cover all your sessions, a shirt or singlet and more!
The calendar. We’ll continue with 2 sessions per week and also host semi-regular, longer runs to explore further afield.
The coaches. Tim & Laura will still be there to whip you into shape!
The runners. We hope! You guys are what makes the group special.
The banter. Keep giving Tim grief and pretending you don’t love hill repeats even though you keep showing up at 530am on a Wed ;)
What is it?
The Trail Co. 12 month membership includes:
Free training sessions throughout the year.
Exclusive members only discounts and sales in store.
Access to early ticket sales and members only events.
A free The Trail Co. running singlet or shirt (design TBC).
For only $150, you’ll have access to all of the above for 12 months from the date you join. That’s just $2.88 per week – a huge saving for those of you running regularly, let alone with all of the other benefits of the club!
Anyone that isn’t interested in insanely good deals is welcome to continue attending training on a casual basis for $12 per session.
How do I join?
We’ll be opening up registrations very soon ready for the official start date of Jan 1st, 2018. For anyone with Wild Runners balance remaining, we’ll contact you again to confirm what you’d like to do (see Q & A below for more details).
To be in the know when registration opens, keep an eye on your inbox for our next update.
Q & A
What will happen to my current session balance?
You can continue to use your sessions as per normal until the end of the year. If you have any remaining after that, you have a choice:
You can join The Trail Co. as a member and we’ll deduct any session balance from that cost.
You can continue to use your remaining balance to attend sessions casually in same way you have been for Wild Runners.
What IS my current session balance?
We’ll send out the usual monthly balance emails in the next couple of days so keep an eye on your inbox.
Should I buy more sessions for this month?
If you need sessions to get you through December, you’re welcome to buy any of the current Wild Runners packs (online or with cash). Whatever your balance is at the end of the year, you can either put it towards membership or continue to use it up casually.
What if I have a negative session balance when we change over?
We’ll happily offer you the cheapest price for those sessions (equivalent to purchasing a 20 pack). After that, it’s up to you. We really hope you’ll join the club and continue to run with us!
What if I don’t want all the other cool stuff the club gives me?
At just $2.88 per week, even if you only join so you can attend the sessions, you’d be a winner! If you really do want to stay casual, you’ll be able to do so for $12 per session.What do I do with my Wild Runners shirts?
You’re welcome to wear them whenever and wherever you choose. It will always be special to us. Plus, everyone will know that you’re one of the original band members!
On a completely unrelated note… if anyone happens to want one.. we’ve got a bunch at a bargain price of $10! If not, you may see Tim running around in a size 6 ladies singlet one of these days
What will the new shirts look like?
Awesome! We’re finalising the design now and are really happy with how its coming together. While they won’t be available immediately, we’ll confirm your size just before printing begins and hope to get them to you soon.
You said something about discounts etc?
As a member of The Trail Co. club, you’ll get exclusive ongoing specials and access to members only short term specials and flash sales. We also plan to host more camps and special events, with members getting early or special ticket prices – or even exclusive access.
I still have questions…
Please don’t hesitate to ask us, either in person at a session or via phone or email. We hope to see all of our runners join us into the new year and will happily talk through any questions or concerns you still have.