About Us

The Burly Trail Runners are headquartered in the Hamilton and Burlington area of Ontario where most of our running occurs. However our runners span from all over much of Southern Ontario as we like to travel outside our network on Burly Field Trips and welcome runners from different areas to join us locally. Our mission is to create a place for all runners to connect, with each other and with other running crews.

We’re an inclusive group and welcome runners of all abilities. Within the Burlies you’ll find every kind of runner from those new to running on the trails, to those ultra runners who win their races. But most of us are mid-pack runners just looking to connect with other runners and have some fun. You’ll always have someone to run with in the Burlies.

We host weekly Tempo Tuesday & Social Thursday evening runs in the Burlington area and have an active Facebook Group to organise runs throughout the week. On Saturdays we run with the MEC Meet-up Trail Group at various locations throughout Hamilton and Burlington. See the MEC meet-up page for more details on Thursday & Saturday run locations.

What Makes A Burly

There’s no one way to describe a Burly Trail Runner. We have every kind of trail runner running every kind of pace and distance. From stroller parents to ultra runners to our day time crew and our night owls. We have runners who can explain every single trail in the area in great detail and come up with crazy beautiful routes for you in an instant; to runners who are always so hopelessly lost on trails, even the ones they run on every week. We have runners training for every kind of distance to those that never race. We have triathletes and adventure racers. We have the Burly Trail Riders and the Burly Paddlers.

With all these different people there’s one thing we all have in common. We’re incredibly proud of each and every Burly. Just find us at a local event going crazy waving our flag every time we see that blue Burly Bear shirt flying through the finish.

Want to be a Burly? Call yourself a Burly. There, now you’re a Burly.

Then join our Facebook Group to keep in touch with what’s going on.


Recent Posts

Trail Talk Tuesday – PCT to Paradise Meadow Loop, Mount Hood, OR

Distance – Around 25kms (GPS was spotty so this is a guess based on what the GPS was able to track) Trail Type – Moderate to Difficult. Trail is mostly packed single track at a high elevation (1800M) dipping above and below the treeline on Mount Hood. Some loose rocky descents can make footing tricky. … Continue reading Trail Talk Tuesday – PCT to Paradise Meadow Loop, Mount Hood, OR

Trail Talk Tuesday – La Cloche Silhouette Trail, Killarney, Ontario

Distance – 78km (Add 4KM for Silver Peak) http://www.killarneyoutfitters.com/killarney_provincial_park_map.php Trail Type – Extremely difficult. Mostly technical single track on dirt and granite. Lots of rocky climbs and descents. Accessibility – Easily accessible by car. 4.5Hour Drive from Toronto. You need to make reservations to camp. Trail markers – There are Blue Blazes on trees as well as Rock Cairns … Continue reading Trail Talk Tuesday – La Cloche Silhouette Trail, Killarney, Ontario

Trail Talk Tuesday – Indian Head Trail, Adirondacks NY

Distance – 18km Trail Type – Mostly single track, some tricky rocky areas that you need to climb, short section of road through a Golf Course to the trail head. Accessibility – Easily accessible by car Trail markers – Frequent, easy to follow One of the most photographed trails in the Adirondacks is the view from the Indian Head … Continue reading Trail Talk Tuesday – Indian Head Trail, Adirondacks NY

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