Our Issaquah Gliders running program offers track and field, cross country and other running opportunities for Issaquah-area youth ages 5 to 14.   

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 season is in local parks, like Central Park and Lake Sammamish State Park.

Gliders offers the following programs throughout the year:

  • Spring: Track and Field
  • Summer: Track and Field
  • Fall: Cross-Country
    • 2023 registration will be available August 1 at 8 a.m.

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 Tuesday, August 1 at 8 a.m.
  • Sessions Available: (Each session consists of 7 practices and 5 meets)
    • Mondays only, ages 8-13
      • September 11-October 23
      • 5:10–6:10 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 12-October 24
      • 5:10–6:10 p.m. at Central Park   
    • Wednesdays only, ages 5-13
      • September 13-October 25
      • 5:10–6:10 p.m. at Central Park

2023 Fall Cross Country Meet Series

September 29


7 p.m.

@ Tibbetts Valley Park

October 7


10 a.m.

@ South Fork Landing

October 14Saturday
11 a.m.@ Robinswood Park
October 21Saturday
11 a.m.
@ Lake Wilderness Park
October 28Saturday

10 a.m.

@ Renton Highlands Neighborhood Center