Kids Run Wild Program Overview

We provide a FUN program for kids and parents to enjoy active outdoor adventure play.  Our programs are geared towards children aged 5 – 17.  Participants aged 5 – 8 require a parent/guardian to participate with them. 

Participants will learn map reading skills while improving fitness, agility & self-confidence through games and other fun activities.  All fitness levels welcome.  Participants can hike, walk or run to complete the activities. 

Skill development rather than competition is the focus of the program, but the kids will have opportunities to challenge themselves both mentally and physically. They will also enjoy friendly competition with others of similar ability.  A high coach-to-participant ratio helps to make sure that no one is left behind.

Programs are currently offered in:

  • West-Central Edmonton, primarily Hawrelak Park & Whitemud Park North
  • East Edmonton, primarily Gold Bar Park, Capilano Park & Rundle Park. 

The program objective is to encourage independence and provide navigational skills to avoid getting lost while enjoying active outdoor adventure play.  The activities usually involve pairs or small groups to complete specific tasks centered around navigation, maps and terrain interpretation.

Our knowledgeable coaches include experienced runners, adventure racers, national-level athletes and enthusiastic volunteers from the Edmonton Overlanders Orienteering Club.