Kids Run Wild Program Overview

Our program objective is to foster independence and navigational skills in the kids, so they can explore the natural environment safely and confidently. The activities are designed for families to work together and have fun while learning about navigation, maps, and terrain interpretation.

We provide a FUN program for kids and parents to enjoy active outdoor adventure play. Our original Kids Run Wild Family programs are designed for families with children aged 5 – 17, with caregivers required to join the younger ones (5 – 8).  Younger siblings are always welcome to attend with the help of a caregiver.

In 2023, we added Skills and Stamina for Orienteering as a additional program option for teenagers (age 13 plus) and adults.  This program ensures that ‘big kids can run wild too’!

With all of our programs, participants learn map reading skills and can improve their fitness, agility, and self-confidence through games and other fun activities.

All of our programs are designed for All fitness levels!  Participants can hike, walk, or run at their own pace.  With Kids Run Wild, our programs are designed to be inclusive and respectful of the diversity of our participants.

Our programs focus on skill development rather than competition, but everyone will also have opportunities to challenge themselves and others of similar ability.

Our programs are currently offered in:

  • West-Central Edmonton, mainly Laurier Park, Kinsmen Park & Whitemud Park North
  • East Edmonton, mainly Gold Bar Park, Capilano Park & Rundle Park.
Our knowledgeable coaches include experienced runners, adventure racers, national-level athletes and enthusiastic volunteers from the Edmonton Overlanders Orienteering Club.