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  • MI Trails Week Challenge!

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    Name: MI Trails Week Challenge!
    Date: September 21, 2020
    Event Description:
    Michigan Trails Week Challenge

    Description: Run, Hike, Ride or Paddle - Every Mile Counts

    Are you up for the challenge? Our state is home to 13,000+ miles of diverse, designated, state-managed trails, plus thousands of miles of local, county and federally managed trails and pathways. During Michigan's Trails Week we're challenging Michiganders to make every mile count by self-reporting mileage spent on non-motorized trails.

    Help us collectively travel 100,000 miles during Michigan Trails Week! Any distance counts - this free challenge is open to trail veterans and newcomers alike. Explore Michigan and report your mileage; it's easy. Check with local outdoor recreation resource agencies to see what types of trails and accessible accommodations are near you.

    Earn badges for completing miles. For each badge you earn, you will be entered in a drawing for cool outdoor gear and Michigan branded prizes!

    How you earn badges:
    • Register for the event and log at least 1 mile
    • Horseback ride for 5 miles
    • Walk, run or hike for 5 miles
    • Bike for 10 miles
    • Paddle for 2 miles
    There is no limit to the number of badges you can earn. The more mileage you log, the more badges you earn. The more mileage you log, the more badges you earn, and that boosts your chances to win and help us reach our 100,000 mile goal. Every mile counts!

    COVID-19 trail safety. We're counting on everyone to do their part to protect themselves and others. Please remember that face coverings must be worn outdoors (when social distancing of 6 feet isn't possible) and also in indoor public spaces.

    Beginning September 20, you can start reporting your mileage by signing in and clicking on the "results" tab. Don't worry - we will send you a reminder email.

    Explore our very own trails here in Mecosta County at: bigrapids.org/trails.
    Date/Time Information:
    Sunday, September 20 - Sunday, September 27, 2020
    Contact Information:
    There is a question box prompt on the website to use for contact!
    Register for the event and log at least 1 mile. 
    You can earn badges and be entered in a drawing for prizes!
    Help reach the goal of 100,000 mile goal for this state challenge.

    Registration link: https://runsignup.com/Race/Register/?raceId=94729&eventId=415531

    If interested in donating to a trail you can click on this link. The Michigan Dragon and the White Pine Trail which are part of Mecosta County are on this list! : https://runsignup.com/Race/Donate/MI/Lansing/MichiganTrailsWeekChallenge
    Set a Reminder:
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  • Places to Stay

    Country Inn & Suites

    15344 Waldron Way
    Big Rapids, MI 49307

    Holiday Inn Hotel & Conference Center

    1005 Perry Street
    Big Rapids, MI 49307

    Hampton Inn & Suites

    15320 Waldron Way 
    Big Rapids, MI 49307

    Quality Inn & Suites

    1705 S. State St.
    Big Rapids, MI 49307

    Super 8 Motel

    845 Water Tower Rd.
    Big Rapids, MI 49307

    The Hideaway

    11969 Tullymore Dr.
    Stanwood, MI 49346

    The Inn at St. Ives

    9940 St. Ives Dr.
    Stanwood, MI 49346

    Morley Motel 

    2097 Northland Dr.
    Morley, MI 49336
    (231) 856-7820