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Although DontGetLost Adventure Running is primarily a volunteer run, not-for-profit organisation, we do have employees to keep our extensive programming running.

Program Managers primary tasks include administering our Adventure Running Kids program that runs in the Spring and Fall, acting as Race Directors for many our various weekend races and coordinating volunteers for all our other various programs and races.

Patrick Saile


NCCP Community Coach, Orienteering

O100 (Level 1 Orienteering Official)

CrossFit Level 1

Bachelor of Engineering, University of Tasmania

Program Manager: ARK Hamilton, KW and Niagara.

Race Director: Spring ARK Fest, Raid the City, Peak-2-Peak, Raid the Hammer, Icebreaker & Fall ARK Fest. 

A native of Hobart, Tasmania (that's part of Australia by the way) we found Patrick living out of a van travelling around Canada.

With his extensive orienteering and coaching experience, he was a perfect fit for the Program Manager role we had recently advertised, 'for a couple of years while on his working holiday visa'.

That was 2010. Since then our Adventure Running Kids program has grown to multiple communities in Southern Ontario, our race calendar has nearly tripled in size and Patrick became a fully fledged Canadian in 2021.

Not content with just adventure flavoured races and kids programs, Patrick can also be found coaching adults at Alchemy Community Fitness in Hamilton.

Jay Thompson

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Diploma in Outdoor Recreation, Mohawk College

Bachelors in Applied Health Science and Outdoor Recreation, Brock University 

Masters of Applied Health Science, Brock University 

Masters of Library and Information Science, Western University 

ALTIS Coaching the Endurance Events Certification 

Board Member for Run for Life

Co-founder and Race Director of The Willibald Pasture Dash Cross Country Race 

Ultra and Trail Running Coach for Hustle & Flow Coaching 

Program Manager: ARK Burlington, Oakville and Guelph

Race Director: Raid the Rib, Kids Mud Run, The Smokey 

Jay brings a passion for endurance and outdoor stewardship to all facets of Dontgetlost programming. Working with Patrick, he is excited about the continued efforts of building a strong community of youth and junior participants through our Adventure Running Kids program and continuously developing new events and racing opportunities for our community. 


Jay is a multi-sport athlete and can often be found rambling on the many trail systems throughout Southern Ontario and beyond. 

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