Will You Accept the Challenge?
This summer Heartland Conservation Alliance is bringing you the Exploring Roots Summer Adventure and challenge you to run, hike, bike, jog, and explore Kansas City’s parks and trails along the Blue River during the Summer Adventure Challenge. See Kansas City from new heights and win prizes along the way.
Everyone can take on the challenge! There are different levels, each designed to send you a little deeper into the woods or a little farther along the trail in the Blue River Watershed. And every month will take you to a new nature spot in Kansas City, complete with three levels to get you outside! People who reach the landmarks will earn prizes from our awesome partners and sponsors.
And best of all, this is all about what works for YOU. Only ready for Level 1? No problem! Want to try Level 2 next time? That’s great! And you have all month to grab your partner, family, friends or plan a personal trek. Every month is a new adventure.
** If there are no keychains left, take a selfie with the sign, including the farthest level number you completed, to claim your prize**
So will you accept the challenge?
When you hit the trails, keep an eye out for these signs
Check out the sights from the past month's challenges!
ANY QUESTIONS? ONE AT A TIME, PLEASE.
IS EXPERIENCE REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE?
Each level is designed so you have the opportunity to challenge yourself. And that challenge will change with each park. Before you go, check out the maps to determine what works best for you.
CAN I DO THE CHALLENGE MORE THAN ONCE?
Only one prize per person. But the parks and trails are meant to be enjoyed over and over! You may visit each park as many times as you like. Just be sure to practice "Leave No Trace" guidelines and check the weather. A good resource is Urban Trail Co.'s trail status page.