The New Basin Blues Running Club’s mission is to promote and cultivate a community of trail runners of all abilities with a passion for nature, fitness, and personal growth. By organizing group runs on local trails, mostly in the Simi Hills or Santa Susana and Santa Monica mountains, we aim to inspire and support individuals of all levels to discover the joy and benefits of trail running. Some of us who like to compete also train and run races together to build friendships and support local trail-running competitions. We strive to create a welcoming and inclusive environment where members can connect with like-minded individuals, explore scenic trails, and challenge their physical and mental limits. By fostering a spirit of camaraderie, respect for the environment, and dedication to personal improvement, we endeavor to foster a lifelong love for trail running and contribute positively to the local running community. To that end, every year the club sponsors a cross-country shoe program where we raise money to outfit several local high school teams with new running shoes.