20304 W White Tank Mountain Road
Waddell, AZ 85355
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County parks set to kick off fall season with challenge of 100 Miles in 100 Days
“This is the fourth year we’ve offered the 100 Miles in 100 Days challenge. Our visitors love it because it’s open to all user groups – hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders,” stated R.J. Cardin, Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department Director.
“While the challenge initially started out as a centennial celebration, we’ve noticed that it’s become a personal challenge to our visitors. Last year, we had several individuals who hiked more than 200 miles, and one annual pass holder who logged 309 miles. Why do they do it? Some are doing it for the health benefits, while others have formed teams, and use it as a social outing to connect with friends and family,” Cardin added.
This year, the department has launched a community page on Facebook
Participating in the challenge is simple; rules and trail guides may be obtained by visiting a County park or downloading a brochure at www.maricopa.gov/parks. Once participants have completed their trek, trail logs and entry forms may be returned to a County park to be eligible for a grand prize drawing of an annual park pass ($85 value) and $25 Nature Center retail voucher (total value not to exceed $110).
So lace up the hiking boots, dust off the mountain bikes, and saddle up those horses because the 100 Miles in 100 Days challenge begins on November 1! The program runs through Sunday, February 8, 2015. To recognize those who complete the challenge, celebrations have been scheduled at seven of the County’s regional parks for Saturday, February 28, 2015. In addition, everyone who completes the challenge will receive a limited edition tee-shirt at the celebration. For a list of County parks and additional information, visit www.maricopa.gov/parks.
|Our next Member Meeting will be Sunday, December 7 in the Nature Center at the Park. Time is 2:00 p.m. Meetings generally last from one hour to one and a half hours. All members and visitors are welcome. Please join us!|
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