I'm participating in The All Trails Challenge, a benefit for Forest Park Conservancy.
Forest Park Conservancy is a great organization dedicated to maintaining trails and habitat in Forest Park. The challenge is to hike (or bike or run) ALL the trails in the park - all 80 miles!
The all-new ATC2011 is a seven-month-long trail-a-thon: participants (“All Trails Challengers”) may register online at alltrailschallenge.org beginning March 3, 2011 and then begin recruiting friends, family and colleagues to sponsor their participation. Challengers share links to a personal, customized fundraising page with friends and family, who then make a sponsorship donation online! It's that easy.I'll be re-opening the blog to document my team's and my progress as we check off the trails through the coming year.
Each Challenger will be given access to the tools they need to complete the Challenge and raise funds for the preservation and protection of Forest Park, including a personal fundraising web page for soliciting online donations, access to online navigation resources, discounts on books, maps, and trails resources, and coupons from area outfitters. Challengers can form teams with co-workers, spouses and friends, or walk all 80 miles solo. The Conservancy’s business partners and other supporters will provide valuable incentives for high-performing fundraisers.
Registration is still open and will be for several months. I encourage all of PDX's hikers to support this great cause through participation or sponsoring participants. I feel weird asking for donations, but you all know what a great cause this is. Here is my team's fund raising page.