DSC_2645_edited.jpg

Summer Adventure

Challenge

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

Summer Adventure website example.png
camp%20branch_edited.jpg
Camp Branch Glade Park - MAP

Thank you for exploring our September challenge!

Thank you for exploring our June challenge!

slider_edited.jpg

Thank you for exploring our July challenge!

Blue-Valley.jpg

Blue Valley Park - MAP

August

Want to see the trail? Check out this virtual hike filmed last November.

Check out the sights from the past month's challenges! 

MOOSEJAW LOGO RED.tif

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.

WHERE CAN I PICK UP MY PRIZE?

Prizes can be picked up at the Heartland Conservation Alliance office at 6601 E 93rd St. Show a staff member your keychain and they will help you out. If you require assistance, please contact info@heartlandconservationalliance.org.

Find the map of our office HERE.

HOW CAN I SHARE MY ADVENTURE?

Take pictures or share your thoughts with #ExploringRoots. Or challenge your friends by sharing this simple guide and tell them about this website. 

STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?

If we missed something important or you still have burning questions, send us an email at info@heartlandconservationalliance.org. Contact jill@heartlandconservationalliance.org or 816-813-0944 if you have questions in the evenings or on weekends. 

  • White Facebook Icon
  • White Instagram Icon
  • White Twitter Icon