Here’s some common questions and answers about the 10 Trail Challenge:
Over the course of 8-12 weeks, participants will challenge themselves to walk, hike or run local routes or trails and complete related challenge activities. Some challenges include exploring coffee shops, others include performing random acts of kindness. It’s even more fun with family and friends! Trail Challenges get people outdoors exploring some of the most beautiful places and discovering some of the best nearby coffee shops, all while supporting local businesses and nonprofits. Along the way, participants enjoy a sense of accomplishment, enter to win prizes, receive completion badges online, and see how they rank in online points leaderboards.
Our Virtual Challenges (eg the 10 Trail Share Kindness Challenge) are open to adults anywhere in the world. You do NOT need to live in Chilliwack, BC, or even Canada to participate. Families are welcome to participate together with registered parents. Sign up and invite a friend to register and complete a Challenge with you today 🙂
ANSWER: There is no trail list for the 10 Trail Share Kindness Challenge and it does not require driving to Chilliwack. Because of the floods we’ve changed the nature of this 10 Trail Challenge. Previous Challenges guided participants through 10 specific trails. We can’t do that at this time because trails and roads are in disrepair. As a result, we’ve created 10 trail-based and 10 local-route-based activities that can be done in any town anywhere in BC or around the world. Instead of recommending specific trails, in this Challenge we recommend different types of trails, terrain, and distances for each activity. Some activities can even be done in your own neighborhood, others on trails near your home. Participants use the instructions from each activity as their guide to pick a suitable local trail or route in town (ones they know are accessible) to complete each Challenge activity.
We’ve also made two of the Challenge activities visible and “unlocked” so you can see a random sampling. See them here. Scroll down the page and find “Timby” and “The Gump”. You’ll see there are 20 different activities (each with a unique “share kindness” activity built in), so there’s a wide variety of adventure waiting for you. You’ll have fun checking these off with friends and family.
And, finally, each of the Challenge’s 20 activities have a walking option and a running option to choose from. We had fun making and testing these Challenges and we think people are going to have fun this winter doing them solo or with family or friends. We’re looking forward to seeing everyone’s results from Challenge #5 “The Rocky” and Challenge #7 “Blurrier”.
Due to catastrophic flood here in BC in November 2021, we’ve postponed that type of Challenge for the time being and pivoted to this virtual challenge that anyone can do from anywhere in the world without having to venture out onto roads or trails that are under repair. We think this new challenge is kind of awesome as we’ve made a bunch of fun activities for you to complete while you’re out walking and running. You’ll be supporting your local community as well as BC flood relief. And don’t fear! Once the weather calms down, and roads and trails are repaired, we’ll look forward to creating trail-specific challenges again.
Once you’ve registered you will immediately receive a confirmation email that contains all of your registration info. If you don’t see it check your spam folder.
To access the Challenge and get all the info you’ll need to do the Challenge you need to sign in to your account online. To sign in, go to the main navigation at the top of the page at ChillAndThrill.ca, then click “Sign In” and use the username and password you created when you registered. If you don’t know your login info, or if you simply don’t remember your username and password, click “Sign In” then click “Forgot Password?” and the system will help you setup a new password.
STARTING THE CHALLENGE
Once you’re signed in then from the main website navigation find the Event you’re registered for and click “Start Now”. This will take you directly to your challenge where you can access all of the instructions and trail info you need. The activities in your Challenge will automatically “unlock” and be visible the day the event begins.
Each time you want to do another activity, login to your account, navigate to your registered Event page, view or print the activity instructions, do the activity, and then be sure to mark the activity you’ve finished as “complete” in order to earn points. Points can be used for discounts on future Chill and Thrill challenges.
- 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.
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. You can access the challenge and all related materials by clicking “Sign in” in the menu at the top of the page.
In previous challenges we recorded trail completion times. Feedback from users has guided us to phase that “fastest time” feature out. Now, you’ll earn points for recording your time and for performing other optional tasks.
This isn’t a race. This is a fun challenge.
Take photos each time you participate in an activity. Post your favorite photos (or activity Completion Badges) to Facebook or Instagram with the hashtags #chillandthrill and #tentrailchallenge to automatically be entered for a chance to win random 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.
- Bring your favorite walking, hiking or jogging gear (footwear, hat, jacket, sunglasses, 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.