• ARX is ADVENTURE RUNNING X for teens! Xplore! Xtreme! Xcel!
  • Xtreme Days! All ARX locations join in a day of training, races and xtreme adventure games!
  • XPLORE! Summer Adventure Travel (Xplore the Rockies! 2016)
  • ARX XCEL athletes have won 77 medals at Nationals since 2013!
  • X LEAGUE: Weeknight race series in winter, spring and fall.
  • ARX athletes also volunteer as coaches in our ARK programs!

REGISTER HERE FOR SPRING 2018 ARX 

REGISTER HERE FOR XCEL SPRING 2018

ADVENTURE RUNNING X combines trail running, navigation, cross country running and obstacles into a fun and muddy eco-adventure that also teaches problem solving skills that are valuable in training, racing and life.

ADVENTURE RUNNING X (ARX) is an adventure running program for teenagers who want to build on their previous Adventure Running Kids®, cross country running, and/or outdoor adventure experience and meet other adventure athletes.  ARX begins to incorporate formalized training methods and race tactics while continuing the fun and muddy adventure from Adventure Running Kids. At the end of season participants compete against all ARX teens from the different locations at ARKFEST.

ADVENTURE RUNNING X has four programs for teens born in 2004 or earlier.
  •  U14 ARX (ages 13-14) - Born in 2004 or 2003.
  •  U18 ARX  (ages 13-18) - Born in 2004 or earlier.
  •  ARX XCEL  (ages 13-18) - An optional 2nd weeknight of navigation training and racing per week
  •  ARXtra (ages 13-18) - An optional 2nd weeknight of ARX for double the fun! (Niagara only)
  • TRAVEL SQUAD (ages 13-18) 
COST: 
U14/U18ARX: $140/season* + $10 compass rental  REGISTER HERE SPRING 2018
* Cost includes one hour per week of weeknight programming over the 12-week season, free participation in the end of season ARKFEST (June 11), and HST.This season, we are trying a new way of managing our compasses. We will be renting a compass to each person for $10 (There will be a $30 deposit and $20 will be refunded at the end of the season when the compass is returned).  This compass will be the personal compass of the participant for the whole season. He/she will take it home and it will be up to the participant to bring their compass on navigation nights. We will also be offering a basic thumb compass ($30) and a premium thumb compass ($55) for purchase.The basic thumb compass is a good compass and is suitable for all ARX sessions. The premium thumb compass has a faster, more stable needle and should be considered by those interested in attending races.You can also provide your own compass but it must be a specialty sport orienteering compass. These compasses are very uncommon in the general retail market so unless you purchased a compass specifically for sport orienteering/adventure running it is unlikely to be the correct type. Please feel free to ask if you are unsure. If you do bring your own compass and we decide that it is not suitable, we will ask you to rent one.
 
ARX XCEL: $100/season (must be registered in an ARX program)* REGISTER HERE FOR XCEL SPRING 2018
*Cost includes all 6 Fall 2017 Xleague races, 6 1 hour weeknight training sessions, and entry to all Fall DGL races and HST.
ARX XCEL is a 2nd night of ARX a week for those interested in doing more navigation.
 

WINTER 2018 SEASON

REGISTER HERE FOR WINTER 2018 ARX

The winter season of ARX will be a little different than the spring and fall seasons. Since the weather is likely to be a bit cold to stay outside, we will alternate each week between our fun X-league races and indoor discussions of different navigation topics paired with an optional outdoor workout. The workouts are fun and can be adapted for all abilities. These discussions are appropriate for anyone with a bit of navigation experience to expert navigators. 

Cost: 85$ or $10 for an indivual indoor discussion 

If you would like to come to an individual session, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by12pm on the day of the session and bring 10$ cash.

Indoor sessions will be held at the Churchill Park Clubhouse (167 Cline Ave N, Hamilton).

Time: 6pm optional group workout      7pm indoor discussion and X-League

ARX XCEL/NEXT  SCHEDULE – WINTER 2018

THURSDAY XCEL

X-LEAGUE

DGL RACE INCLUDED

DATE

RACE/TRAINING

DESCRIPTION

TIME

Thursday, January 11

XCEL 1

Improving your Navigation when the Weather is Bad (Optional workout @6pm)

7PM

Thursday, January 18

X-league 1

Pier 7 (Hamilton)

7PM

Thursday, January 25

XCEL 2

Understanding the Map: An in Depth Discussion of Contours and Map Symbols (Optional workout @6pm)

7PM

Thursday, February 1

X-league 2

Westmount Secondary (Hamilton)

7PM

Thursday, February 8

XCEL 3

Route Choice and Route Execution: Being an Efficient Navigator (Optional workout @6pm)

7PM

Thursday, February 15

X-league 3

Hidden Valley (Burlington)

7PM

Thursday, February 22

XCEL 4

Recovering from Errors: What to do When the Navigation Goes Wrong (Optional workout @6pm)

7PM

Thursday, March 1

X-league 4

Lasalle Park (Burlington)

7PM

Thursday, March 8

XCEL 5

Race Strategies: How to Perform Well in Navigation Races from X-League to the National Champs (Optional workout @6pm)

7PM

Sunday, March 4

Eliminator

Heritage Green (Stoney Creek)

Thursday, March 15

X-league 5

Dundurn Castle (Hamilton)

7PM

SPRING 2018 SEASON

The program runs on Thursdays from March 22nd - June 7th and includes 6 1-hour instructional practice sessions (NEXT), 6 informal evening races (X-LEAGUE), and entry into our season ending Jungle Adventure Run race. 

We are offering 3 levels of instruction so everyone (from complete beginners to very experienced navigators who just want to keep their skills fresh) can participate. The levels are not set in stone, so if you feel that you are not in the right one after a couple of weeks there is room to move.

Beginner (6-7pm on NEXT NIGHTS) - Perfect for people who have never done much navigation. We will start at the very beginning of compass skills, map interpretation, distance control, and travelling efficiently through the forest

Intermediate (7-8pm on NEXT NIGHTS) - Perfect for those who have done some navigation races or clinics but want to perfect some of their skills and learn strategies for navigating with more precision and fewer errors

Advanced (7-8pm on NEXT NIGHTS) - Perfect for experienced navigators who can get through most technical navigation challenges without too many problems. The advanced program will given you the opportunity to keep your skills sharp, challenge your abilities with tricky exercises, and try new advanced techniques.

X-LEAGUE races will always start at 7PM and last between 30-45 minutes.

Cost: $115

 
ARXtra: $70/season (Niagara only; must be registered in ARX program)
 

ADVENTURE RUNNING X LOCATIONS

Adventure Running X runs in all the same locations as our ARK programs except for Stoney Creek.

Clicking on the location link will take you to the ARK location page, this will give you the location meet points throughout the season.

Night Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
 

Niagara

5:30-6:30pm

6:45-7:45pm

 

KW

5:30-6:30pm

6:45-7:45pm

 

Hamilton

5:30-6:30pm

6:45-7:45pm

Hamilton

6:45-7:45pm

Niagara (ARXtra 6:45-7:45pm)

 

Oakville

5:30-6:30pm

6:45-7:45pm

 

Burlington

5:30-6:30pm

6:45-7:45pm

 

Milton

6:45-7:45pm

ARX XCEL

INTERMEDIATE 7:00pm

ADVANCED 7:00pm

 
DontGetLost Adventure Running offers adventure running programs for youth aged 6-18.
ADVENTURE RUNNING KIDS® is an adventure running program for kids aged 6-12.
ADVENTURE RUNNING X is an adventure running program for teenagers aged 13-18.