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 programs are designed for families with children aged 5 – 17, with parents/guardians required to join the younger ones (5 – 8).  Younger siblings are always welcome to attend with the help of a parent/guardian.

Participants will learn map reading skills and improve their fitness, agility, and self-confidence through games and other fun activities. All fitness levels are welcome, and participants can hike, walk, or run at their own pace.

Our programs focus on skill development rather than competition, but the kids 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.