The first incarnation of the #HikeCRCA Challenge was such a roaring success with area residents and visitors last fall that the Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority (CRCA) has decided to bring it back for 2018.
This is an opportunity for individuals, groups, or families to spend some quality time together in nature, exploring the various trails at CRCA-owned conservation areas, and possibly win some great prizes.
The #HikeCRCA Challenge runs from 8am Sept. 1 to 8pm on Oct. 31, and features a simple, three-step process:
First, hike the designated challenge trail at each of our conservation areas and at least one designated section of the CRCA-owned Cataraqui Trail and find the special challenge sign with the #HikeCRCA logo. To find the challenge trails, visit the website at the bottom of this article.
The second step is to take a selfie with each of the challenges’ signs and post it to social media – Facebook, Twitter or Instagram – and make sure that the hashtag #HikeCRCA and the location are included in the post.
Finally, once you have hiked the designated challenge trails at each of our eight conservation areas and the designated portion of the trail on the Cataraqui Trail, fill out the challenge form to enter our grand prize draw. All eligible entries as of the closing of the contest will be put into a random draw for the prizes.
A special twist to this year’s event is a family-friendly challenge where a family only has to visit four out of the nine locations. They will be able to enter a draw for a special family challenge prize. Besides that and the regular grand prize, there will also be draws for four CRCA annual passes, which gives users free entry to both Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area and Gould Lake Conservation Area.
The CRCA is appreciative of the generous sponsors who help make the #HikeCRCA Challenge a success: Atmosphere Kingston, Trailhead Kingston, County of Frontenac, Go Green Baby, and the County of Lennox & Addington.
For more information, including full contest rules, visit www.crca.ca/hikecrca.