GUP North Running Club

GUP North Running Club is aimed at kids aged 6-10. We run this program for 4-6 weeks in April and September, usually choosing parks in the southwest end of Winnipeg to adventure in (locations may change each week).

Each week kids participate in fun and energetic activities designed around going off trail, getting wet and muddy and increasing our endurance and agility. Activities include obstacle running, predator and prey, hill running, and mud run style activities.  Each session will run for an hour with two activities planned.  Activites are loosely structured (though highly supervised with a minimum of 1 adult per 5 kids).  We will often change up our programming to suit what we discover as we’re adventuring with the kids each evening.

Run club costs $35 for our spring session and $25 for our fall session.  Course payment includes a t-shirt that kids should wear each week (and keep).  We will start each evening at 6:15pm (spring 2018 evening TBD). Park location reminders will be sent out in an email before the session begins.

Our fall running club sold out in 24 hours in August of 2017.  If you are interested in having your child signed up for our April/May 2018 club please email groundupadventuresnorth@gmail.com with their name and age.

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FAQ

WHAT SHOULD MY CHILD WEAR?

Shoes: We recommend a trail shoe (no hiking boots!) with an aggressive and grippy sole to handle loose trails and uneven terrain. ‘Old’ shoes with little to no tread should be avoided. These shoes will most likely get wet and muddy week to week. To dry them out at home quickly, put pieces of balled up newspaper inside the shoe and leave them overnight. They’ll absorb most of the water and be ready to go in a day or two.

Clothing: Should be weather appropriate. Loose fitting, lightweight & breathable materials are ideal. A waterpoof shell is great in wet conditions. Pants are ideal, as they’ll keep the child’s legs protected from small branches when we run off trail. Ideally clothing should be made of a synthetic material or wool. These materials will do a much better job of keeping your child warm when they’re wet. Please avoid cotton and jeans (including cotton socks). If you aren’t a fan of the inside of your car getting dirty then we suggest that you come prepared with a change of clothes and/or towels to help protect your car seats.

WEATHER CANCELLATIONS?
In general we will run rain, hail, snow or shine. If Environment Canada issues a Weather Warning for lightning we may cancel a session.  You will be notified by email by 5pm the day of if we’ve cancelled for the evening.

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