Santa Clara County / CALIFORNIA
The Parks For Life Challenge, an outdoor social media game continues to grow in numbers and in popularity with more prizes and adventures set for the next round beginning May 1st through August 31st. Teams of adventurers will be planting their flags in parks across the county in a competition that may have them hiking to a peak, finding banana slugs or searching for a waterfall.
These fun outdoor adventures provide positive health benefits and an opportunity to explore nearly 50,000 acres of nearby regional parklands. Past participants have said, “We discovered so many new nearby parks, some I didn’t even know existed” and “This challenge gave us a good reason to be outdoors and reminded us how nice it is to be exercising outside, exploring nature and winning awesome prizes”.
The Challenge just received the 2015 Award of Excellence from the California Parks and Recreation Society. Additionally, Open Road host, Doug McConnell and his television crew followed action packed competition of two Parks For Life Challenge teams at Almaden Quicksilver and Uvas Canyon County Parks during the March 20th episode on NBC Bay Area.
Presented by the Santa Clara County Parks and Recreation Department, the Parks For Life Challenge is now entering its fourth round of competition. Registration for the Parks for Life Challenge begins April 1 and it is free to play (www.parksforlifechallenge.org). Families, friends, co- workers and people of all ages are invited to create a team and earn points using the County Parks as a backdrop for this three-month challenge. There are over 400 adventures ranging from easy to difficult to attract people of all skill levels.
Teams set their own pace by customizing when, where and how many adventures to conquer. This is a friendly and flexible competition where fulfilled adventures earn team points to win weekly prizes for the challenge of the week or to be amongst the top teams with the highest point total over the 3-month challenge. Proof of completion goes online with photos or video of team members holding their flagsposted at your favorite social media channel.
“Just grab and teammate or two and get ready to have FUN while exploring your 29 County Parks. Teams can register to play at www.parksforlifechallenge.org”.