This challenge is perfect for every age and ability. Great Rivers Greenway trails are all paved, well-marked paths with parking options and most importantly – great scenery!
Seasoned runner? We challenge you to try all of these greenways – and encourage you to get out and run in places you’ve never been in your own city!
New to running or walking? There’s no specific distance requirement! This is all about getting moving and exploring your own city this summer! Run, walk, ride – just get out and get moving on the amazing network of trails that Great Rivers Greenway has built for us!
Home with a pack of kids? This one’s for you, mom & dad. Print out our downloadable passport and get the kids out to explore. All greenways are wide, paved paths – perfect for safe bike riding, running & walking. Plus, there’s something new to see at each one!
How It Works
Registration is available online HERE
$45 – adults
$25 – children (12 and under)
Your registration includes:
- Passport Guide – mailed to you following registration with instructions, a Great Rivers Greenway map, and fun giveaways to get you started!
- Kids’ Printable Passport – a fun booklet to download and print at home for kids (and coloring-loving grownups!) to use to track their progress!
- Super soft lifestyle t-shirt (mailed upon program completion)
- Finishers Medal (mailed upon program completion)
Registration: Open registration beginning June 10, 2020.
2. Get moving!
We have selected 15 beautiful routes on Great Rivers Greenway trails for you to choose from. We chose greenways that represent many areas in our city, and are diverse in landscape and scenery! Your challenge is to visit 10 of the 15 greenway options to “fill” your passport!
3. “Stamp” Your Passport
Keep track of the greenways you’ve visited by logging into your RunSignUp account (where you registered for the program – instructions HERE) and check them off. We mapped out suggested routes on each one (some full greenways are very LONG!), but you can do as little or much on that route as you choose. Distance and time are up to you – it’s the visits that count!
4. Support Your City
In addition to running/walking/riding on each of these routes, our mission with this project is to encourage you to visit and learn more about all parts of our community! For each of the 15 greenways, we have partnered with a local nonprofit who does work in the area surrounding each greenway (or in some cases the whole metro area) so that we can share the mission of the organizations who support the needs of each community in our great city. We invite our participants to learn about the work these organizations are doing, and consider making a donation to each of them as you “travel” along your passport adventure this summer.
Read about each of our local charity partners HERE
All registered participants will receive a super soft lifestyle t-shirt and finisher’s medal at the end of the program duration (mid-August). Participants will receive a USPS tracking link to their registered email upon shipping.