ADVENTURE RUNNING KIDS

ADVENTURE RUNNING KIDS® is a 10 week adventure running program that runs in the Fall and Spring for kids aged 6 and up that builds stronger, faster and smarter runners and an appreciation of the environment. 

 

ADVENTURE RUNNING KIDS® combines trail running, navigation and cross country running into a fun and muddy eco-adventure that also teaches problem solving skills that are valuable in training, racing and life.

Each season culminates with the weekend ARK FEST race where kids get to meet participants from ARK locations throughout the Golden Horseshoe.

ADVENTURE RUNNING KIDS® runs in multiple locations in the Golden Horseshoe. All sessions runs for 1 hour each week.

AGE CLASSES

For older kids, visit the TEEN page for more information on the Adventure Running X program

ARK U8

Born 2014-2016*

ARK U10

Born 2012-2013

 ARK Attack U12

Born 2010-2011

*Must have turned 6 by the start date of the program

REGISTRATION AND FEES

Credit card and online fees not included.

Fall season registration will open July 11.
 

Early Bird (until July 24)

$130 + $10 pinnie depost

Normal (until Sept 4)

$150 + $10 pinnie deposit

Late

$170 + $10 pinnie deposit

CANCELLATION POLICY

In the event a registered athlete is unable to participate in Adventure Running Kids® 

  • up to one week before season start we will refund 95% of the registration fee

  • from one week before start and the season start we will refund 50% of the registration fee

After the season start, no refund will be provided.

Cancellation due to sickness or injury: 95% or prorated based on weeks attended upon receipt of doctors note

If we are unable to run the program due to Provincial restrictions (ie mandated shut down), all registrations will be transferred to the Virtual Program. We will NOT provide any refund if the program needs to switch to Virtual part way through the season. 

LOCATIONS AND SCHEDULE

 MONDAY

OAKVILLE

NIAGARA

 TUESDAY

BURLINGTON

KW

 WEDNESDAY

HAMILTON

 THURSDAY

HAMILTON

GUELPH

BURLINGTON

Tuesdays 5:30-6:30pm OR 6:45-7:45pm​ 

*Volunteers needed. Please consider volunteering when registering your child for programming in this location. 

Spring season dates and locations

  • Weeks 1-4 (Apr 5 - Apr 26): Kerncliff Park

  • Weeks 5-8 (May 3 - May 24): City View Park

  • Weeks 9-10 (May 31 - June 7): Lasalle Park

For further information, please contact jay@dontgetlost.ca

GUELPH

Thursdays 5:30-6:30pm OR 6:45-7:45pm

Spring season dates and locations 

  • Weeks 1-4 (Apr 7 - April 28): Guelph Arboretum (TBC)

  • Weeks 5-7 (May 5 - May 19) Riverside Park

  • Weeks 8-10 (May 26 - June 9): Hanlon Creek Park

For further information please contact jay@dontgetlost.ca

HAMILTON

Wednesdays or Thursdays 5:30-6:30pm OR 6:45-7:45pm

Spring season dates and locations

Backup week in case of weather cancellation: June 15/16

For further information please contact patrick@dontgetlost.ca

KITCHENER-WATERLOO

Tuesdays 5:30-6:30pm OR 6:45-7:45pm

Spring season dates and locations

**SCHEDULE ADJUSTED DUE TO WEATHER CANCELLATION

For further information please contact patrick@dontgetlost.ca

NIAGARA REGION

ARK Spring season dates and locations

Mondays 6:00-7:00pm

Note no sessions April 18 (Easter Monday) and May 23 (Victoria Day)

ARX Thursdays

6:45-~7:45pm (sometimes later)

Locations: unlike Monday ARK, the Niagara Thursday ARX group moves around a lot, changing locations every week. Some runs are linear, where the parents will be asked to drop their child off in one location and pick them up in another. Coach Mark Adams will send all group parents a weekly email with the details of the upcoming week's run

For further information please contact patrick@dontgetlost.ca

OAKVILLE

Mondays 5:30-6:30pm OR 6:45-7:45pm

*More volunteers required to increase numbers in the Oakville location. If you are looking to register (particularly if you wish to register for 5:30) and are able to volunteer, please email Jay Thompson at the email address below.

 

Once sufficient volunteer numbers are reached, registration numbers will increase. 

Spring season dates and locations

  • Weeks 1-5 (Mar 28 - April 25): Glenashton Park

  • Weeks 6-10 (May 2 - June 13): Oakville Park

** Note: There may be an additional location added to Oakville. If this occurs, parents will be updated. 

Note no sessions April 18 (Easter Monday) and May 23 (Victoria Day)

​For further information please contact jay@dontgetlost.ca