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The Spring 10 Grind Challenge (Chilliwack)

START DATE
March 16, 2024
DURATION
10 weeks
ACTIVITY
Hiking or Running

Overview

If you’re looking for something you can do with friends, want to explore local grind trails, and get fit while you’re at it, this Challenge is for you.

Join the Spring 10 Grind Challenge in Chilliwack. Explore ten distinct “grind” trails, each offering unique challenges with lengths of 3-8 km and elevation gains from 300 to 1,000 meters.

This challenge, suitable for those with average fitness, spans ten weeks. Choose your own pace and complete the trails either solo or with friends.

Participating in this event supports local trails through the Chilliwack Park Society. As you progress, collect badges, share your adventures on social media, and compete for exciting prizes. Join the Spring 10 Grind Challenge and celebrate your achievements in the great outdoors!

Take The Challenge: Ten Grinds In Ten Weeks

These Chilliwack-area grind trails are steep, low-elevation, and spring-season-friendly. Completing the grinds will require reasonable fitness and a willingness to climb a few hundred meters of elevation over a short distance. Get ready for an exhilarating experience where you’ll sweat, get dirty, and have the time of your life, whether you’re going solo or with friends. While they’re not the hardest, longest, or steepest grind trails around, they still provide a rewarding workout.

The Spring 10 Grind Challenge trails vary in length from 2km to 8 km and feature a modest elevation gain ranging from 300 to 1200 meters. Some grinds are suitable for repeats, while others are best experienced as one-offs. Here’s the grind lineup:

  1. Bridlewood Trail (Chilliwack River Valley)
  2. Little Mountain 3x (Chilliwack)
  3. Karver Trail (Ryder Lake)
  4. Watt Creek & Teapot (Columbia Valley)
  5. QoQo Trail (Vedder Mountain)
  6. Bowman (Vedder Mountain)
  7. Elk Mountain (Chilliwack)
  8. Gloria (Chilliwack)
  9. Lower Pierce Lake (Chilliwack)
  10. TBD (Permit pending)
Follow us to fun this summer

Note: We’ve excluded harder grind trails, such as the Grouse Grind, from the Spring Grind Challenge and we’ve put them in the Summer Grind Challenge instead. The Spring Grind Challenge features shorter trails, most of which can be completed in about one hour, or up to two for some, depending on your pace, and are within a reasonable driving distance from Chilliwack. Each trail offers a rewarding challenge with some steep sections, making them suitable for those with average fitness levels.

Check out the Summer Grind Challenge which features some of the best (hard) grind trails in Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. Use the Spring Grind Challenge to get in shape for the Summer Grind Challenge and other summer adventures.

Read more about grind trails and learn training and safety tips.

Track Your Activities

You’ll be able to automatically track all of your activities on our mobile iOS or Android app which integrates with all leading fitness trackers and smartwatches. No manual recording of time or distances needed. Just click and go.

  • GPS Tracking & Offline Maps
  • Integrations with 9+ fitness apps and watches
  • Apps for both iOS and Android
  • Integration with Microsoft Teams for groups or corporate events

How It Works

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Register For The Challenge

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

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Download The App

Track your Challenge activities using the Fitmap app, and optionally connect it to your favorite fitness device.

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Begin The Activities

Do the activities any time: after work, on the weekends, with friends or family during the Challenge dates.

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Get Updates & Rewards

Monitor progress on the virtual map and get video updates, photos, digital badges. Win prizes.

Giving Back: Supporting Local Trails

Recent 10 Trail Challenges have raised over $3500 in donations. Thanks to your participation in the 10 Trail Challenge we’ll be able to continue supporting local nonprofits. All donations for this Challenge will support local trails via the Chilliwack Park Society.

Chilliwack Park Society

Schedule: Rolling Start Dates

We’re trying something new! Before, our Challenge was only available for a set 10 weeks. Miss it, and you were out of luck. Now, you can start the 10-week challenge anytime from March to September.

Sign up is open from February 9 to September 1, 2024. The event starts on March 16, but you can begin your 10-week challenge anytime after you sign up. If you sign up by March 16, your challenge goes from March 16 to May 26. If you sign up later, your challenge starts on the day you register, but make sure to sign up no later than September 1, 2024.

 

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From Signup to Success: Navigating Your Challenge

Browse the Explorer Series website to pick your favourite Challenge. When you’re ready to register, we’ll direct you to RaceRoster.com to sign up and optionally donate to a local charity. Then, once your Challenge start date arrives, you’ll use the Fitmap app to record your activities and access all the necessary details, routes, and maps.

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