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together... we trek.

Natural Lands celebrates healthy minds, bodies, and communities, so we’re inviting participants to walk, hike, run, roll, and stroll this June during our second annual Trek-a-Thon.

It’s been a challenging time, but we’re getting through it together, so grab your friends, family, and coworkers, and get outside for some fresh-air fun and fitness.

It’s simple:

  • Register for free.
  • Start trekking at our nature preserves, in your own neighborhood, or on your treadmill.
  • Log your miles and submit them to us online.
  • Go the extra mile. Set a fundraising goal and ask friends and family to sponsor your trek.

Trek-a-Thon runs from
June 1 through June 30, 2021.

Register for free and help us reach our goal of 15,000 miles together. 

how does it work?

Photo: Andrew DinhRegister yourself or your team here.

  • Teams are twice the fun! Create a team with your friends, family, and co-workers.
  • Teams can be 2 to 25 people. Have more than 25? Create multiple teams for some friendly competition.

If you’re collecting pledges:

  • Create your own fundraising page (available when you register) where you can share your story and collect pledges.
  • Estimate the number of miles you will walk, hike, or jog in a month and include that number on your fundraising page or pledge form so that your sponsors have an idea of how much they will be donating.
  • Set a fundraising goal. We suggest a minimum goal of $250. That’s only 10 people sponsoring you $1 per mile for 25 miles (only 6.25 miles per week!).
  • Tell your friends, family, and co-workers why you support Natural Lands’ mission to save open space, care for nature, and connect people to the outdoors, and why they should sponsor you.
  • Ask for pledges—they can be any amount per mile or a flat donation.

Psssssst… have you seen the cool Trek-a-Thon merch?

Don’t forget to ask your coworkers… and the boss, too!

  • Create a company team to maximize the fun.
  • Ask your employer to match your donation or pledge your team’s miles.

Log your miles from June 1 to June 30.

  • You may use any tracking app you would like. Don’t have a tracking app? There are lots of free tracking apps that you can download onto your smart phone including Strava, Apple Health, Google Health, Steps App, and Map My Walk.
  • If unable to track your mileage using an app, you may estimate, but please be as accurate as possible.
  • Mileage is on the honor system.

Share your trekking experience on social media.

Ready to start your trekking adventure?

where to trek?

We hope you’ll explore Natural Lands’ properties but you’re welcome to hike, walk, or run any trailNo trails near you? No worries! You may still participate wherever you’re able.   

Heading out to a Natural Lands’ preserve? Please check for preserve updates including regularly scheduled closures at natlands.org/R&R.

Also, don’t forget to download the Natural Lands’ app before you go!