Where the Wild Ones Run
kids trail running series
We believe that kids should experience the joy, challenge and accomplishment of running through the woods.
We also believe that doing something hard, like running, can also be fun and rewarding. Trail running can be extra special and fun and we believe kids appreciate and benefit from the wildness of it.
Our 3 race series is meant to introduce a variety of trails to the runners. Check out the details below for each course.
November 20th, 2021: Princess Place Preserve
This course is flat with some sporadic roots but mostly hard packed dirt and grass. It's a great introduction to off road running.
December 11th, 2021: Mala Compra Trails
This course has more ups and downs and roots. It's still pretty "flowy" and moderate to low on the technical side. It's a beautiful trail in the Hammock and very close to the beach.
January 8th, 2022: Graham Swamp Trails
This course has more twist and turns, roots, rocks, climbs and descents than the other two. We will utilize some of the hiking trail and some of the mountain bike trail.
Age groups and distances:
3-5 year olds: ~1/2 mile
6-9 year olds: 1.5-2 miles
10-13 year olds: 3-3.5 miles
Every kid will receive an awesome wooden finishers medal.
We will present awards to the top 3 girls and boys in each age group.
Post-race refreshments will be served. We will not hand out any single use water bottles, we ask that you also do not bring any disposable plastic. Please bring a reuseable water bottle to refill from our drink station.
Every racer will be timed.
Eco-friendly race bibs.
What's the cost?
$25 per race or $60 when you register for all 3.
If you would like your child to participate but the registration fee is a barrier, please contact for information on sponsored entries.
If you would like to sponsor a child, please contact or choose the "sponsor a wild one" option when registering your child.
We are also collecting donations and raising funds to purchase new running shoes for kids that need financial help. We believe every child should have access to proper running shoes. Running can shape and change lives, we want to eliminate obstacles of getting started.
Other useful info:
Parents can run with their children, they just need to sign a waiver.
We will have volunteers on the course to help keep the kids on course. We can always use help, please consider volunteering by signing up here.
The courses will be marked with orange pin flags.
We need sponsors! If your business or if you know of a business that would like to sponsor these events please reach out to