Fall Run, Orienteering, & Rollerski Program

The Fall TRAIL KIDS Program offers fun outdoor active adventures for kids ages 7-13 years old. Coaches keep practice both challenging and fun for kids while also teaching important age developmental motor skills. Youth are split into ability/age/gender coaching groups (U10, U12, U14). Youth gain both fitness, strength and ski specific technique while also enjoying some adventures outdoors! Each session will be a mix of trail running/bounding, ultimate, orienteering, adventure races and rollerski/rollerblade sessions. The registration fee includes four adventure running races along with our fall celebration at Loppet Games Event!

At practice, youth will be challenged with the following activities:

  • Agility and strength exercises to develop age appropriate motor skills
  • Ski specific balance and technique drills to help prepare for winter
  • Ski bounding/trail running to build endurance and power
  • Orienteering skills and competition events
  • Adventure Trail Race Series provides competition and fun adventures in the woods
  • Games, relays, ultimate and soccer mixed in throughout the sessions.

Early Fall Session

  • Date: September 3 – October 29 (no session MEA October 17 or 31)
  • Cost: $300 or $320 after August 22 (includes 16 Tuesday/Thursday sessions, Adventure Run Race Series and Loppet Games Event)

Late Fall Session:

  • Dates: October 1 – 29 (no practice on MEA break Oct 17)
  • Cost: $165 or $190 after September 10 (cost includes 8 weekly sessions, Adventure Trail Running Series and Loppet Games Event)

Rollerski Rental/Purchase:

TRAIL KIDS has a rollerblade rental program that includes skate ski poles as well for $15 extra. We do not rent rollerskis. We suggest all beginner skiers start on rollerblades. You can sign up to rent them at following link: Rollerblade Rental

All programs meet at 5:30 – 7:00 p.m at The Trailhead in Theodore Wirth Park.

All Fall Adventure Run Series events take place on Thursday evenings (except the Age Gap Relay race held Saturday, Sept. 21) and meet at The Trailhead.

Early Fall Run/Orienteer Program: Wirth

New to TRAIL KIDS? Click here to “Test Drive” a fall session for free

Fee reductions are available for those in financial need. Please inquire with program director Kim Rudd at kim.rudd@loppet.org for more information.