Wednesday, Mar 20, 2024 @ 9:00 AM
Registration closes: Sun, Mar 17 @ 11:59 PM ET

Winter Wonder Blue-Blazed Challenge Information

Welcome to the Winter Wonder Blue-Blazed Challenge! Here's your chance to explore some of Connecticut's unique Blue-Blazed Trails built and maintained by Connecticut Forest and Park Association (CFPA), a small, hard-working nonprofit.

WHAT: The challenge is simple. Walk, hike, or run as many of the EIGHT listed Blue-Blazed Trail routes as you can-- each is in eight different CT counties. Points are calculated upon the completion of each trail. The official distance of the trail is the points you'll earn.

WHEN: The challenge takes place from Winter Solstice 2023 to Vernal Equinox 2024, 12/21/23 - 3/20/24 respectively.

COST: $40 *** all proceeds are donated to Connecticut Forest and Park Association, a small non-profit that "connects people to forests, parks, and the Blue-Blazed Hiking Trails to ensure their protection for future generations."***

SWAG: An orange beanie with the CFPA logo and a CFPA sticker once you finish at least one trail route!.

CONTESTS: Take pictures during your adventure of anything that you see as a Winter Wonder and post on our facebook page. There will be a Winter Wonder photo winner (chosen by CFPA staff) at the end of the challenge.

WINNERS: There will be a top female winner and a top male winner. Winners are based on mileage and time. Prizes TBD

REPORTING RESULTS: You must email evidence of your activity from a Strava or GPX file to Subject line should be LAST NAME - WWBBC - Evidence. Feel free to email any photos or stories from your trail adventures!

Eight Counties and Eight Blue-Blazed Routes

Event's current local time: 5:29 AM ET
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