ADVENTURE RUNNING X
ADVENTURE RUNNING X (ARX) is an adventure running program for teenagers who want to build on their previous Adventure Running Kids®, cross country running, and/or outdoor adventure experience and meet other adventure athletes.
At the end of season participants compete against all ARX teens from the different locations at ARKFEST.
ADVENTURE RUNNING X has four programs for teens born in 2006 or earlier.
U14 ARX (ages 13-14) - Born in 2006 or 2007.
U18 ARX (ages 15-18) - Born in 2005 or earlier.
ARXtra (ages 13-18) - A 2nd weeknight of ARX offered in Niagara only - Thursday sessions aim to find a higher level of adventure with longer runs, more off trail, creek crossings, climbing, and the occasional waterfall discovery.
U14/U18 ARX: $150/season
ARXtra: $260/season (for both Mondays and Thursdays)
Fee includes one hour per week of weeknight programming over the 12-week season, participation in the end of season ARKFEST and HST.
Fee does not include online registration charge and compass fee (if buying or renting, see FAQ below)
CANCELLATION POLICY (UPDATED FOR COVID RESTRICTIONS)
In the event a registered athlete is unable to participate in Adventure Running X we will refund 100% of the registration fee minus credit card and zone4 fees (which we are unable to recoup) one week prior to a session start date.
After this date, if you wish to cancel we will refund 100% of registration fee less a $25 admin fee, unless we are able to find someone to replace your registration (in which case we will waive the $25 fee)
Adventure Running X groups will be prioritised in the case of a provincial/regional level shut down. For example, if the max outdoor group sized is reduced from 100 down to 10, ARX will continue to run even if the Adventure Running Kids program is cancelled.
ARX runs in the communities listed below, with the same meet location as the Adventure Running Kids program running at the same time (follow link to see meet locations)
Frequently asked questions
What happens during an hour of ARX?
Compared to ARK, participants in the ARX program will spend the entire hour on ONE exercise.
What gear should my kids wear?
There is very little essential gear for Adventure Running Kids.
Can I volunteer with the program?
Where can I sign up?
Visit the registration page. If the link to sign up for ARK is live, you can sign up!
Do you cancel if the weather is bad?
In general, ARK runs rain, hail or shine.
My kid is 13, but is unsure/nervous. Can they stay in U12 ARK Attack?
Absolutely. There is no issue in this situation, you can sign them up for whatever program they feel comfortable with.
My kid is not old enough, but a great runner. Can I sign them up for ARX?
We may invite younger participant to join ARX if they have shown maturity and proficiency in navigation based races.
Are there nearby races teens can take part in?
Yes, every season the ARX Program Manager will provide information to registered ARX participants regarding races they can join other teens in.
Tell me more about compasses
Compasses are no longer mandatory equipment for Adventure Running X.
What is the difference between ARK and ARX?
The difficulty of the exercises is increased to befit the age of the participants and there is less of a focus on games.