Tired of running/walking on the road? Not a “runner” but want to be?IMG_3922-1

Join us on an adventure in the woods to sweat out the stress of everyday life and be  surrounded by nature, fresh air and great company!  If you have never tried trail running or are looking for others to run the trails with, this is the class for you. NO EXPERIENCE trail running needed and open to ALL levels. As long as you can run a minimum of 3km (with a few walks in between), this class is for you! Are you able to run more then that? The class is still for you. We break up into groups and navigate our way through the woods using maps, each other and of course shear determination. 


If you already have joined a past session or you are completely new to these courses, we welcome you all and promise nothing short but an adventure. The fall session is now ready for registration. The best time to trail run is in the fall – NO BUGS!


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Time:            Tuesday 6:00pm and Thursday 6:00pm

**NEW SPECIAL CLASS: 6am Monday for those that can easily run 4km and are comfortable with single track. This class will need a headlamp and will navigate various trails together to get a jump start on your morning! We will be done by 6:55am SHARP to ensure you get back for work 🙂

Date:             Sept 12th  – October 11th 2016 (5 weeks)img_5031

Location:      Horseshoe Valley (various locations)

Format:         40 minute walk/jog then 15 minute core/stretch

Bring:            water, running sneakers and yoga mat

Instructors:  Virginia Gingras and Andrea Quinn

Contact:        thrivingthroughaction@gmail.com

Register:       CLICK HERE

Cost:             $40 for the 5 week session (one evening class per week)

 $50 for the 5 week session (two evening classes per week which gives you flexibility coming when you can)

Extra morning “special class” – $25 extra if already taking the evening class, $40 if not taking any other classes


  • 3 – 7 km trail running loops on various single track terrain, building each week IMG_3921
  • Two groups: Group A (walk/jog – plus walk all hills) and Group B (jog – walking all hills).
  • Main focus will be on learning the trails, being outside, sweating to our comfort level and ENJOYING it (yes – we promise you will enjoy – not torture).
  • Every 2 weeks we will do a different trail and participants will receive a map of all 3 trails/routes completed over the 5 week session
  • As long as you can jog for 20 minutes (with occasional walking) – this class is for you!
  • Focus is on social runs and learning trails – not speed. In the trails, there are many points where we will walk due to the changing terrain allowing us to regroup.
  • You will need regular running sneakers, water, a watch, yoga mat and a positive attitude. photo 3 img_5043