What is the Summer Challenge?Now in it's fourth year, this five-week challenge is a fun, mildly competitive way to get the whole family moving! Our charity partner this year is Friends of Oxbow Park.
How much is registration and what swag is included?$35 for an individual or $100 for a family (Note: discount shown at checkout). This year, receive an awesome stainless steel cup & straw so you can keep the environment healthy while you're out & about. Plus, you'll receive a FREE entry into the 2 mile at the Run the Woods trail race (or upgrade to the 5 or 10 mile)! 125 total points at the end of the Challenge earns you a fire-branded medal! Plus, 6 opportunities to win awesome prizes courtesy of Brooks Running & Gu Energy.
How do I earn points?You don't have to be a runner to earn points! Any activity that gets your heart rate up counts in the Summer Challenge. Check out our handy graphic HERE!
Do I have to be in Rochester to participate?Nope! The best part of the Summer Challenge is that it can be done from anywhere and at any time! Submit your points by midnight on Sunday each week using the Log Link below from anywhere you have internet access!
Tell me more about this Summer Challenge Celebration Party!The Celebration Party will take place at Oxbow Park on August 3rd, starting at 3PM. Join Team RED in a 2 mile, 5 mile, or 10 mile trail run. Experience the beauty of Oxbow Park by hiking, visiting the animals, or tubing down the Zumbro River (Note: Bring your own flotation device. No lifeguard on duty). Practice your skills at corn hole, bocce ball and other fun yard games. Then join us for a true camp-style dinner experience featuring hot dogs, chips & watermelon followed by our infamous s'mores bar! (Unlike in previous years, you will NOT be able to attend the party if you have not also participated in the Challenge!)