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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 three 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. 

So will you accept the challenge? 

 

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When you hit the trails, keep an eye out for these signs

Swope Park - MAP 

June 

Level 1: Moosejaw+RoKC water bottle

Level 2: Moosejaw+RoKC tshirt

Level 3: Moosejaw prize pack

Grand Prize: Moosejaw Camping Package valued over $300!

Jerry Smith Park - MAP

July

Level 1: Betty Rae's ice cream token

Level 2: HCA tshirt

Level 3: HCA water bottle 

Grand Prize: Go Ape tickets: 2 youth + 2 adult

Blue Valley Park - MAP

August

Prizes to be announced!

Camp Branch Glade Park - MAP

September

Prizes to be announced!

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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 Moosejaw locations in Olathe or the Plaza. Show a staff member your keychain and they will help you out. If you require assistance, please contact info@heartlandconservationalliance.org.

Find information on the Olathe location here. 

Find information on the Plaza location 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. Talk soon! 

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