Return to Sports Offered

Urban Trail Walking *NEW*

SAFE RETURN TO PLAY
Summer 2021 League Details:
REMINDER: Registration deadline is June 9!

Payment must be received in full by the deadline to secure a spot in the league/program of your choice!

Safe Return to Play

This group will meet current, outdoor social gathering limits.

All participants must attempt to stay 6 feet apart at all times, including before, during and after hiking.

Carpooling to locations is strongly discouraged unless from same household bubble.

As this is an outdoor activity, masks are not required, though masks are strongly encouraged if the group finds themselves in a situation where remaining 6 feet apart is challenging or not possible.

The trail leader will have hand sanitizer available. Participants are also encouraged to bring their own.

All participants are asked to bring their own water bottle and/or snacks. No sharing.

All other Safe Return to Play Guidelines must also be followed. Please read.

What to Expect

This urban trail walking series will break up your week nicely with a regular evening urban trail walk. Explore a blend of Forest City's canopied trail systems in and around the city and connected pathways. All fitness levels welcome. 

Participants will be guided for approximately 60-75min of mixed terrain (hiking trails and urban pathways. Walking boots, athletic shoes or ideally hybrid cross trainers encouraged as trails will include a mix of dirt trails and paved walking paths.

We're thrilled to team up with Lara Vlach for curation and group leadership of this program. Lara successfully led many Sunday hikes for us in 2020 including our 2021 Spring Hike series. She is a seasoned outdoors person who enjoys the walks/hikes as much as discovering points of interest.

Hike Dates

WEDNESDAY EVENINGS
Starts: Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Ends: Wednesday, July 21, 2021
6 Wednesdays = 6 Trail Walks.

Save July 28 as a RAIN DATE. Please see FCSSC's Foul Weather & Refund Policies for more information. Walks will happen rain or shine, but not in Thunderstorms!

Total Weeks

6 weeks

Hike Times All treks are roughly 60-75 minutes and will begin at 7:00pm. Details in full schedule to be provided to all paid participants. Plan to arrive 15 minutes early to park and locate group trail leader (exact location provided in participant info post registration) ensuring a prompt start time. Trail leader will remain at the initial communicated meeting point until 10 min past scheduled start time before proceeding to lead the group. Don't be late!
Price

$50

Location A schedule, including trail locations, times and other detailed information, will be released to participants after registration closes.

Refunds

Please review our refund policy here before completing your registration.

REMEMBER: Registration Deadline for this league is Sunday September 6, 2020!  

REMEMBER: Registration Deadline for this league is Sunday September 6, 2020!  

REMEMBER: Registration Deadline for this league is Sunday September 6, 2020!  

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Recreational :
  • Individual: Sold Out

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Sport Info

 

Spirit of the Program This series is intended for individuals of average fitness. A light, steady pace will be kept with 1-2 short breaks along the way (as required).

Class Size

A minimum of 6 participants is required to run the program.

Equipment

Hybrid trail walking shoes and walking poles are encouraged but not necessary. A face mask and hand sanitizer are recommended. Dress in proper layers including a light wind breaker and consider applying bug spray as needed. 

Participant Information All paid participants will receive detailed information about the program after registration closes.
Age & Waivers All participants MUST be 19 years of age or older, no exceptions. All participants must comply with FCSSC's Safe Return to Play Guidelines for the safety of all members, staff, and facility/program providers.
All participants MUST sign a waiver before participating, no exceptions. Signing the waiver on-line is super easy, just follow the steps during registration & checkout.

 

 

Rules

                 Trail Walking Rules             

1) Like hiking, check the weather, dress appropriately, tell someone where you are going and for how long, and have some fun!

2) Recommended Equipment: Participants are required to bring their own personal equipment/gear if they should feel the need, such as poles, hat and sunglasses and a rain jacket. Proper footwear is recommended (firm soled hiker or cross training hybrid) as walks will take place on uneven ground and may include puddles and mud. We also strongly recommend bringing sunscreen and bug spray along with 1L of drinking water on every trek.   

Location

FCSSC's 2021 Urban Trail Walking is a weeknight twist on our usual Hike Series, blending urban trails and light hiking trails within city limits during the week.

Trails we intend to explore in the Summer Urban Trail Walking series may include:

  • Coves to Greenway Park
  • Westminster Ponds
  • Meadowlilly
  • Gibbons Park
  • Medway
  • Windemere Dead End - Kilally Meadows
  • Sifton Bog
  • Kings to Brescia loop

*** Locations are subject to change at any time. Additional locations may be added to accommodate demand.**