Annual Trail-a-Thon 101-Mile Challenge Kicks Off Sept. 13

August 01, 2021
New York-New Jersey Trail Conference


Annual Trail-a-Thon 101-Mile Challenge Kicks Off Sept. 13
Kids hiking in Stokes State Forest. Photo by Jeremy Apgar.


Trails give us so much: from respite to adventure to a pathway toward physical, mental, and emotional health.

Our Second Annual Trail-a-Thon, running Sept. 13 through Oct. 31, is a chance to support sustainable trails and healthy parks. Explore a favorite park, try out a new trail, take a lap around your neighborhood, or even hit a treadmill! While ticking off your miles, you’ll also have the opportunity to raise money for the Trail Conference and protect the land you love in the process. Last year’s inaugural event was a huge success! This year’s Trail-a-Thon will help raise awareness and financial support for our mission into our second century.

Registration to accept the 101-mile challenge opens on September 1. This allows each participant time to set up a personal fundraising page, join a virtual team, and share your reason for accepting this challenge. The official challenge is 100 miles, but that doesn’t mean you can’t do more—or less! The Trail-a-Thon is about getting outdoors, connecting with nature, and celebrating the Trail Conference’s 101 years of service. Trail-a-Thon participants are encouraged to reach out to family, friends, and colleagues to support your efforts in making an impact.

Interested in joining as a corporate team or becoming a sponsor? Email [email protected].