RELEASE — Cataraqui Conservation is announcing today that their popular #HikeCRCA challenge returns for another year. Head outside and step back into nature, reconnect, and revitalize your spirit in the midst of tough times.
In its fourth year, the hike challenge provides an opportunity for individuals, small groups, and families to spend some quality (physically distanced) time together in nature, exploring the various trails at Cataraqui Conservation owned conservation areas, and possibly win some great prizes.
The #HikeCRCA challenge runs from 8 a.m., Sept. 1, 2020 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31, 2020 and participants can choose to do the full challenge – nine trails, or the family challenge where there are four trails to complete. A list of challenge trails and rules can be found at CRCA.ca/hikecrca which features a simple, three-step process.
First, hike the designated ‘challenge trail’ at each conservation area and at least one ‘designated section’ of the Cataraqui Trail (or four trails for the family version) and find the special yellow challenge canoe paddles with the animal silhouettes.
The second step is to take a photo or ‘selfie’ with each of the paddles and post it to social media – Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram – and include the hashtag #HikeCRCA. If you’re not on social media, upload your photos on the challenge submission form to be entered.
Finally, once you have hiked all the designated trails and posted your photos, fill out the challenge form to enter our grand prize draw. All eligible entries as of the closing date will be put into a random draw for prizes.
Please stay safe on the trails. Cataraqui Conservation is asking that all recommendations from public health officials related to the Covid-19 pandemic be adhered to when visiting our properties. Help keep are trails safe and enjoyable for all users.
Safe Trail Checklist:
* Plan your trip. Cataraqui Conservation washroom/privy facilities are currently closed. Visit CRCA.ca/coronavirus for updates.
* Stay home if you are sick.
* Bring water and hand sanitizer.
* Clean hands regularly.
* Keep two metres apart.
* Allow others to pass on the trail safely.
* Dogs must be on a leash at all times.
* Avoid gathering in groups.
* Pack in and pack out – take only photos, leave only footprints.
* Respect trail etiquette.