Frequently Asked Questions
- You agree to strictly follow social distancing rules while training for and completing your challenge
- You will not participate if you exhibit any COVID-19 symptoms and/or you have traveled outside of Canada in the 14 days before your participation date and/or you live in the same household as a confirmed or clinical COVID-19 case who is self-isolating.
- If you begin to develop symptoms while at the parks and trails where the event is taking place, you will notify event organizer and will immediately wash/sanitize your hands and leave premises for isolation.
- You will strictly follow all other federal, provincial and municipal COVID-19 guidelines.
If you’re viewing this page then that means you’ve likely already registered for a Challenge. That means you’re already “checked in” for all of the trails and you’re free to do the trails in any order.
Use the info on this page (bookmark this page now) and also download your printable Challenge Guide that was emailed to you automatically when you registered for the Challenge. Upload your time or distance for your challenge the same day you complete your activity (via your RaceRoster.com account).
No, once you’ve signed up for your Challenge you’re already registered to participate. This is a virtual event so you can do the activities in your Challenge in any order and at any time you like. As you complete each activity go to your RaceRoster account to submit your time or distance.
Post Your Results!
As you complete each trail in the challenge you can manually submit your completion times via your RaceRoster.com account.
Submission Instructions: How to Submit a Manual Result
You will need the following to submit a manual result:
- You must have a valid registration for the event which we validate by asking for the confirmation and last name on the order. Think of this like “checking in” for the event. You may have received this confirmation when registering, or you may have been sent one from the event.
- You may want to provide recorded proof of your finish time or distance. Complete each individual activity and record it using a tracking app (eg RunKeeper, Strava, etc) or a timer on your watch or phone. You can then upload a photo or screenshot of your results (optional) when posting your results.
While we are running this event through RaceRoster.com (which traditionally manages races) and we are providing the opportunity for you to submit your time(s) or distance(s) for each trail or activity, this isn’t a race. This is a fun challenge. You don’t even have to submit times or distances to Race Roster if you don’t want to. We think it’s fun to see how our results compare to others and we thought you’d like that too. If you want to run or walk it’s entirely up to you.
Not all challenges have prizes. Check the guide from your challenge to learn about prizes.
We encourage you to bring a phone for safety purposes in case you need to call someone for any reason while you’re out and about (although we can’t guarantee there will be cell phone coverage on all trails). We expect many people will time themselves using a fitness app on their phone (or phone-connected smartwatch) but that’s not required. If you want to take photos and post to Facebook or Instagram (with hashtag #chilland thrill) you’ll need a phone or camera.
- We recommend you print out the one page directions for the trail you’re doing (available in your Challenge Guide PDF) in case your phone battery dies, or if you lose your Internet connection.
- Bring your favorite hiking gear (hiking boots or runners, hat, sunglasses, hiking poles, backpack, etc)
- Drinks and snacks
Trail Use Guidelines
- Be prepared. Expect unexpected weather and wildlife.
- Use caution and always tell others where you’re headed before you go out hiking and what time you’ll return
- Know your limits. Choose a trail that matched your hiking ability or the ability of the weakest member of your group
- Some trails are restricted to hiking only.
- Some trails are multi-use meaning they’re open to horses, cyclists, hikers and trail runners.
- Always stay on the trails. Don’t cut switchbacks as this destroys trailside vegetation and damages trails
- Creating new trails without permission is not allowed
- Be courteous and respectful of other trail users
- Obey posted regulations for each trail
- Whenever you’re venturing out into the woods always use common sense: For example don’t head out if you don’t know where you’re going. Leave triple the time you think you’ll need to complete the trail before sunset – it gets darker waaay faster in the forest. Do not do the any of the challenge trails in the dark.
It’s always more fun with a friend. We recommend you challenge a friend or two to sign up for the Challenge so you can do it together.