Trail running offers a great way for kids to be outside, burning off energy and traipsing through the woods. Midcoast Conservancy is offering a fun, low-key, six-week trail-running series each Wednesday from April 24 to May 29 at Hidden Valley Nature Center in Jefferson for kids ages 5 and up.
AmeriCorps members from Midcoast Conservancy will lead groups of kids in a series of games and activities on the trail, including obstacle courses, to introduce them to the joys of trail running.
Each week, kids can jump into the program any time between 4:30 and 6 p.m. This will be concurrent with the adult spring trail-running training series, so parents can coordinate their kids’ running with their own. To learn more about the adult program, go to midcoastconservancy.org/events/spring-trail-running-series-3.
AmeriCorps members will be on hand at the nature center’s barn at all times to oversee kids until they jump into the next run loop or activity. The kids program is free to all; kids who are able to run the 3-mile loop on their own are welcome to do so as well, with or without their parents.
To register, go to midcoastconservancy.org/events/kids-trail-running-series. For more information, call 389-5150.