Take the Trail Challenge

Set a Goal and Hit the Trail

Join the Trail Challenge! Set your goal(s), create your plan, push your limits.  

This program year, June 2019 to June 2020, has a few new twists:
Cycling has been added to the mix. Pedal, paddle, run or walk – all miles count. See Reward Levels below. 

Now, ALL miles count toward your goal, regardless of where you choose to recreate – miles in a Metropark, in your neighborhood, a City Park, on vacation, or anywhere outdoors that you are purposefully accumulating miles on foot, bike or kayak/canoe. After all, that is the goal of Trail Challenge, to get you outside and moving. 

Take it Off Toledo

Metroparks is partnering with the City of Toledo’s weight loss challenge, Take it Off Toledo, in June, July and August. Miles earned during these months can be logged in both programs. 

  • Registration Fee: $20
  • Runs June 1, 2019 to June 1, 2020
  • Set your goal(s)
  • Create your plan to accomplish your goal(s)
  • Then, hike, paddle, roll!

Reward levels:
(Earn badges in one or all three categories) 

  • Hiking/Running
    • 3 levels
      • 50, 100 or 150 miles
    • Paddling
      • 3 levels (1 hour of paddling equals 3 miles)
        • 30, 80 or 100 miles
      • Cycling
        • 3 levels
          • 100, 250 or 500 miles 

To participate:

Trail Challengers receive:

  • New This Year:  Participant's T-Shirts (tech shirt), will be mailed to you.
  • Entry into a private Facebook Trail Challenge group
  • Invitations to special trail hikes, paddles and bike rides
  • Rewards
    • Hiking stick: every Challenger receives a hiking stick
    • Badges: earn one badge for each level achieved to place on your hiking stick

Tracking Forms for 2019-2020 will be available on June 1 to download.

You can email your completed tracking form to dawn.dickerson@metroparkstoledo.com or mail it to: 

Metroparks Toledo
Attn: Trail Challenge
5100 W. Central Ave
Toledo, Ohio 43615 

You will be notified when rewards are available for pick up. 

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Join the Audiobook Trail Challenge

We challenge you to read in another format this year! Head to any Metropark and listen to an audiobook while on the trail! Then log on to the Library's Summer Read page to log your book title or your time listening on the trail. Audiobooks count as good reads in Summer Read.

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