The Summer Solstice has arrived. The longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere. It’s the perfect day for a run–though any day is probably quite perfect for one. But it’s an even better day to start running with kids. Grownups and parents take… Read More »Grownups Take Note: Kids Make Great Trail Running Buddies
Maybe you’re one of the lucky few and has a child who begs to run with you. But if you’re reading this, chances are you may not, and are looking for ways to inspire your child to get interested, and hopefully hooked, on running. Even if your… Read More »13 Ways to Get Kids Interested in Trail Running
Though some runners and fitness gurus may balk at the idea of short sessions of physical activity, there are numerous benefits of short runs with kids. What is considered a ‘short’ run varies depending on the person defining the run. However, to me, a… Read More »The Value of Short and Sweet Runs with Kids
The idea of trail running freaks a lot of people out. It’s not the actual running part, but the idea of being on a trail, in the woods, on the side of a mountain, away from people, where it’s human vs. nature or human vs.… Read More »How to Stay Safe While Trail Running with Kids
Should children run long distances? Is it safe for kids to trail run? Is it dangerous for children to run half-marathons or marathons? What about ultra marathons? Will running and racing adversely affect kids’ growth and development? Is there a point when physical activity becomes too… Read More »Is Distance Running, Marathons, or Ultra Marathons Safe for Kids?
An afternoon trail run with my kids…. It doesn’t seem fair to call this a ‘typical’ trail run, simply because every trail run, especially with kids, is different–even if it takes place on the same trail. This clip, however, gives a decent peek at what a… Read More »Trail Running with Kids