The Trail Blazers program is for adventurous boys and girls in 2nd–5th grades. We encourage youth to use trail running as a fun way to stay fit for life. We do this by making running fun! We clamber over trees and rocks, play games, explore beaches and forests, make friends, build and clean up trails, challenge ourselves and get dirty!

 

The group will meet at a different location each week. 

 

Trained coaches run with small groups of kids to ensure safety, proper trail etiquette and FUN! The focus is on doing one’s personal best, not competing with each other. 

 

For more information contact Jen Gallant at 360-255-0517 or jgallant@whatcomymca.org

Adventure-seekers ages 7-12 years

FALL SESSION ONE (5-weeks)

Grades 2-5

Weeks of  September 20 - October 21:

Mondays:  Sept. 20 - Oct. 18

3:15-4:45pm

Tuesdays:  Sept. 21 - Oct. 19

1:30-3:00pm  OR  3:15-4:45pm

 Wednesdays: Sept. 22 - Oct. 20

3:15-4:45pm

Thursdays: Sept. 23 - Oct. 21

1:30-3:00pm

 

PRIVATE SCHOOL TRAIL BLAZERS
Meet at a different trailhead/park each week

Thursdays: Sept. 23 - Oct. 21

3:45-5:15pm

 

Fees for Session One:

Members: $85.00

Non-members:  $115.00

Fee includes Trail Blazers t-shirt, healthy snack and entrance into the end of season 5k event.

FALL SESSION TWO (4-weeks)

Grades 2-5

Weeks of  October 24 - November 18:

Mondays:  Oct. 24 - Nov. 15

3:15-4:45pm

Tuesdays:  Oct. 25 - Nov. 16

1:30-3:00pm  OR  3:15-4:45pm

 Wednesdays: Oct. 27 - Nov. 17

3:15-4:45pm

Thursdays: Oct. 28 - Nov. 18

1:30-3:00pm

 

Fees for Session Two:

Members: $70.00

Non-members:  $100.00

Fee includes Trail Blazers t-shirt, healthy snack and entrance into the end of season 5k event.

If applying for financial assistance:

  1. Call the YMCA to reserve your spot in the program, 360-733-8630
  2. Complete the Financial Assistance Application below
  3. The YMCA will review your application within 72 hours

 

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