When is the event?
Thrive in Stride is Saturday, May 20, 2023 from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. The event starts at Orchid Heights Park and takes participants on a 3-mile trail that loops through Pheasant Branch Conservancy and ends back at Orchid Heights for a party in the park!

When can I pick up my t-shirt? 

T-shirts can be picked up starting at 9:30 a.m. on the day of the event. To coordinator a time to pick up your shirt beforehand, please reach out to Regan at rkregness@wisconsinyouthcompany.org.

What if it rains?
We believe there is no bad weather as long as you are dressed appropriately! We will hold Thrive in Stride rain or shine and invite all event participants, guests, and sponsors to join us! If it does rain, just remember to bring your rain gear.  

If weather is deemed unsafe (ex. severe thunderstorms, high winds, or dangerous conditions) all participants will be contact via email and phone prior to the event start time. 

Will there be food?
Yes! Kona Ice will be there to provide snow cones and El Chisme serving up elote, hot dogs, and more at the Party in the Park! El Chisme takes Apple Pay, Cash, or Venmo!

Do I need to bring cash?
Only if you want to! There will be a raffle, face painting, and food trucks that require payment to participate, but none of them require cash and can accept other forms of payment.

Are pets allowed?
No. We love our furry friends. But, in order to keep everyone else on the trail comfortable and safe we ask that you leave your four-legged or feathered companions at home. 

Are strollers allowed?
Yes! We know that 3 miles might be far for little legs, so we encourage families to bring strollers or wagons to help children along the way. Please no bikes.

Are there bathrooms?
Yes. The park house at Orchid Heights Park has bathrooms available for use before you hit the trail and for use during the Party in the Park. 

Is the run timed?
No. Our fun run/walk is non-competitive and will not be timed, although you are welcome to time yourself. 

Are sponsorships available to help support the event?
Yes! Learn more about our sponsorship opportunities.