Our Issaquah Gliders running program offers track and field, cross country and other running opportunities for Issaquah-area youth ages 5 to 15.   

The program provides training, education and healthy competition in a fun and safe environment. Some main focuses are cardio activities, core-building, balancing, endurance and general fitness. Gliders programs take place at an Issaquah School District school track for Spring/Summer seasons, whereas Fall/Winter seasons are located in local parks and the Issaquah Community Center.

Gliders offers the following programs throughout the year:

  • Winter: Winter Workouts
  • Spring: Track and Field
  • Summer: Track and Field
  • Fall: Cross-Country
    • 2022 registration will be available August 17

The core values of the Gliders program are Family, FUNdamentals and Lifetime Fitness. Our volunteer and experienced coaching staff is dedicated to helping runners of all ability levels reach their goals.

To register, please visit  

If you would like to be added to the Gliders outreach email list, please contact

Fall Sessions

Gliders Fall Cross-Country (XC)  

Registration opens on Wednesday, August 17 at 8 a.m.

Sessions Available:

Each session consists of 7 practices and 5 meets

  • Mondays only, ages 8-13
    • September 12-October 24
    • 5-6 p.m. at Lake Sammamish State Park
    • This program is for 8-13 year-olds only as there will be longer trail runs targeted for older participants.
  • Tuesdays only, ages 5-13
    • September 13-October 25
    • 5-6 p.m. at Central Park   
  • Wednesdays only, ages 5-13
    • September 14-October 26
    • 5-6 p.m. at Central Park
  • Multi-day Session, ages 8-13
    • September 12-October 26
    • 5-6 p.m.
    • This program is for 8-13 year-olds only as it includes Mondays at Lake Sammamish State Park, which includes longer trail runs targeted for older participants.
    • Practice Locations:
      • Mondays: Lake Sammamish State Park
      • Tuesdays and Wednesdays: Central Park

2022 Fall Cross Country Meet Series

October 1


12 p.m.

@ Lake Wilderness

October 9


12 p.m.

@ Robinswood

October 15


12 p.m.

@ South Fork Landing

October 20


6 p.m.

@ Tibbetts Valley Park

October 30Sun12 p.m.

@ Renton Highlands 

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