Getting to the understanding or essence of a thing so that it can be seen and transferred to any other area application/life. For example the principle of rhythm is to find a perpetual balance in motion; in music this could be staying on the beat, in the running it means to bring breathing arms and legs into connected motion.


The steps or actions required to complete a task, such as taking a compass bearing to travel from one location to another.


The ability to connect the principle and the skill in the given moment to meet the current situation.

Frequently Asked Questions

01.What should I wear?

Clothes you’re comfortable running in and closed-toed running shoes. We recommend high socks and/or pants because poison oak or tall grass may be close to our adventure.

02.What should I bring?


03.I’m not a runner…. Can I keep up?

It’s not about keeping up. It’s about finding your own pace and adapting to the terrain and environment. The real challenge is to challenge yourself.

04.I am a runner, and want a challenge.

Right ON! We have a coach and a program for you. If one of our programs doesn’t seem to fit, email us for more info

05.What will I learn?

Likely a lot about yourself and how you approach challenge. We talk about boundaries, pace, flexibility, adaptability, and teach map reading and orienteering skills. You’ll learn how to navigate in a given landscape, and calculate routes given a variety of different scenarios.

06.It’s raining, will today be cancelled?

Nope, likely not. Life and muddy trails are messy. Give in, get out there, and have fun.

07.Can parents come along?

Contact us if you’re interested in volunteering or participating!

08.How long is each camp, program, etc?

Every program is unique; visit our Programs page for details.

09.Where does the program take place?

Various parks according to the program..

10.Where do I drop my kids off?

Drop off’s will be in easy-to-find areas, and communicated upon registration.

11.Is there an emergency contact phone number?

We will send emergency contact name and and emergency contact phone number with the first coordination email for each program.

12.Do you feed my children?

We do not. We suggest when you pick your child up that you bring their favorite snack.

13.My kids have allergies; what are the precautions?

After registration, you will be asked to fill out a health and information form in which you can articulate the nature of allergies and your child’s specific needs.

14.Do you carry an emergency kit?

We will always have an emergency kit with us at each location.

15.What precautions do you take to keep my child safe?
  • We start each session with an overview of the following:
  • Daily sign in/sign out
  • Introduction to the area we are moving in; we provide boundaries for the day’s session and an overview of the location
  • Home base location is identified where water can be left, and where participants can come to rest, recoup, regroup, etc.
  • Relocation-if-lost exercises
  • We ask that the kids don’t interact with other people, or animals and give them tools to minimize and be safe in these interactions if approached
  • How to manage the terrain and wildlife in the given area
  • Basic protocols for safety such as stay with your partner, or be back at a specific place at the allocated time
  • Tick checks
  • First aid kit is present at all sessions
16.What does my child need to bring/wear for this program?
  • Water bottle
  • Good running/trail running shoes
  • Long socks or appropriate athletic pants for situations when we are moving off trail
  • A good running t-shirt and a second and or third layer to put on (generally weather appropriate)
  • For winter programs that end after dark a head lamp
  • Any health-related medications or needs such as an epi-pen or sugar supplement for diabetics. These specific needs will be communicated in the health and information forms.