Trail Running for Fun in Arizona

I'm Running
Dave Parsons
Katie Hill

This project will consist of 5 days of trail running, hiking and camping in the Saguaro and Tucson Mountain area of Arizona. Students will have the opportunity to enjoy the trails and camping together in the warm March weather. A different trail will be selected for each day of running and then short hikes taken in the afternoons. All levels of runners welcome. We will be staying on an official campsite that has basic facilities.

Special Considerations

This Project Fulfills Outdoor ED Requirement

Students should be able to run at least a mile or two prior to the project week to make the experience more enjoyable.

We will be procuring airfare in early January please do not make other travel arrangements for spring break until we do. 

Overlake requires all participants of this travel project to be fully vaccinated prior to departure.  Additionally, on the Thursday before departure, Overlake will administer a PCR test to all participants. and leaders. To participate, the test must be negative, and students must be symptom-free from any illness.

Participants must be willing to follow King County and destination travel COVID guidelines.  If a participant, experiences any overlapping CDC symptoms of COVID during the project, the student will be isolated, and the student’s family will be required to pick up the student within 36 hours at their current location.  The family will bear all the costs associated with any travel to pick up their student and any costs for isolation or return travel. CDC possible symptoms of COVID can be found here.

By selecting the above project(s,) you and your family are accepting the financial responsibility for the cost of the projects.  This includes any unrecoverable expenses incurred if Overlake, or any federal, state or local government forces cancelation of the project, or if you or your family decide not to attend, or your student becomes symptomatic and has to be isolated.  

Project Week (2022-23)

Mar 27, 2023 - Mar 31, 2023


Chrissy Wakeling
Assistant Director of Experiential Education