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UPDATE: Nov 17: We’ve postponed this event’s registration and start date until more information is available about the flooding. Please stay safe out there everyone.

 

Explore 10 local trails and coffee shops while performing random acts of kindness this winter. Team up with friends and family to get active, win prizes, and earn badges. If you want to explore the Fraser Valley’s walking and hiking trails, have fun, and get fit while you’re at it, this challenge is for you.

 

WHO: This challenge is for people within driving distance of Chilliwack, B.C. who love the outdoors (and sugar & caffeine)

WHAT: It’s a walking, hiking, or running trail-completion and coffeeshop discovery challenge

WHERE: On 10 trails in the Fraser Valley, B.C. (Aldergrove, Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack, Harrison Hot Springs)

WHY: For exploration, fun, fitness, coffee, prizes, and supporting local nonprofits

WHEN:

Registration Opens (Date TBD due to flooding) (All registrations include a $5 coffee card and a donation to the local flood recovery)

  • Early Bird Registration: $39 (TBD due to flooding)
  • Regular Registration: $44 (TBD due to flooding)

Challenge Begins (TBD due to flooding)

Challenge Ends (TBD due to flooding)

HOW DOES IT WORK?

1
Register for the Challenge

Register online and then make it even more fun by inviting a friend to sign up to complete the Challenge with you.

2
Walk, hike or run the trails

Do the trails any time: after work, on the weekends, with friends or family. Explore nearby coffee shops before or after you complete each trail.

3
Complete trails and get rewards

Get online medals and bragging rights as you complete each trail. Share trail photos on social media to enter to win random draw prizes.

WHY TAKE THE CHALLENGE?

The Winter 10 Trail Coffee Challenge will motivate you to explore new Fraser Valley trails and discover new local coffee shops (even more fun with friends!). You’ll enjoy a wonderful sense of accomplishment, get free coffee, enter to win prizes, and earn points you can use to save money on future Challenges. You’ll also be supporting local businesses and non-profits. What could be better?

  • You’ll get to explore new trails in Chilliwack, Abbotsford, Aldergrove, Mission, and Harrison Hot Springs
  • You’ll discover new local coffee shops
  • You could win prizes
  • You’ll be supporting a local non-profit organizations
  • You’ll have a great sense of accomplishment
  • You’ll get to brag by posting completion badges online
  • It’s fun to share with friends
  • It’ll get you off the couch and away from your screens
  • Forest bathing is good for you
  • Uh, yum. Coffee.
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WHAT’S THE INSIDE SCOOP?

The 10 trails in this winter challenge are low-elevation, and winter-weather friendly. These are perfect family outings or walk-with-a-friend destinations. Our guess is there’s at least two if not more trails on this list that you’ve never even heard of. Play tourist in your own backyard and take the challenge to do them all.

10 CHILL TRAILS

  1. Seven Sisters Trail presented by Hofstede’s Country Barn
  2. Giant Douglas Fir Trail presented by Capri Hanninen – REALTOR®
  3. Pepin Brook and Rock’N Horse Trail presented by Star 98.3
  4. Sumas River Trail presented by Hugs in a Mug Coffee Bistro
  5. Matsqui Trail (trail sponsorship available)
  6. Stave Dam Forest Interpretation Trail (trail sponsorship available)
  7. Cascade Falls Trail (trail sponsorship available)
  8. Canyon to Coast Trail presented by Chestnut Springs Organics Bakery
  9. Peach Train Trail presented by Alpine Legal Services
  10. Hicks Lake Trail presented by Smoking Gun Coffee Roasters

What happend to the harder “Thrill” trails that were in the Summer and Fall Challenges, you ask? We’ve toned things down a bit for this Winter Challenge in case we have a lot of snow. But don’t fear, Thrill trails will return when the snow melts.

TOP TEN COFFEE SHOPS

We’ve recommended great local coffee shops for each trail in this Challenge. Register today and you’ll get a free $5 coffee card to use as we guide you to discover ten great coffee shops (and bakeries) in the Fraser Valley.

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NEW: PAY IT FORWARD

In the spirit of the season, participants are also given optional “Pay It Forward” challenges to perform (ranging from helping a neighbour and sharing a kind word, to donating to a local food bank).

SUPPORTING LOCAL NONPROFITS

We love supporting local businesses and nonprofits. A portion of your registration fee will be donated to the local Fraser Valley food bank. Recent 10 Trail Challenges have raised over $2000 in donations. Thanks to your participation in the 10 Trail Coffee Challenge we’re able to continue supporting local Fraser Valley nonprofits.

Are you up for a fun challenge with friends?

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