What is a virtual hike challenge?

A virtual hike challenge is an event that you can hike, run, bike, swim, move in a way that you enjoy that is non-motorized, at a location of your choice. You can do all 128 miles in one weekend (!) or spread them out across the entire duration: Memorial Day, May 31, 2021- Labor Day, September 6, 2021. 

How does it work?

Register Here.  After registering sign up to track your miles in Challenge Hound.

What is Challenge Hound?

Challenge Hound is the platform we are using to track mileage. It is user-friendly and allows the user to connect Map My Walk, etc, Garmin, and Strava apps. Sign up here 

Challenge Hound’s privacy policy

Can anyone participate?

YES! There is no age limit, and we highly encourage families to participate! 

What is the cost of participation?

Current BHPA members: $25

Non- BHPFA member:  $55 which includes a complimentary membership

What is included in my registration?
  • Limited Edition T-Shirt or participation medal 
  • Swag bag from local sponsors
  • Complimentary membership for non-members
When will my registration items ship?

If you register before May 31, 2021, then your shirt or medal will ship by July 1

If you register after May 31, 2021, your shirt or medal will ship between July 1 and the end of the event

How can I earn miles?

There are many ways to earn miles, as long as it’s self-supported and non-motorized.  We want to celebrate physical activity, spending time outside, and exploring public lands!

  • Hiking
  • Backpacking
  • Walking
  • Running
  • Biking
  • Swimming
  • Stand Up Paddling
  • Wheel Chair
  • Inline Skating
  • Roller Skiing
  • Handcycle 
How can I record my miles?

You can track miles by using a watch, app, smartphone, or pen and paper. Sign up on Challenge Hound to track your progress. 

Here is a list of useful, free tracking apps that connect to Challenge Hound:

  • Map My Run 
  • Map My Walk
  • Map My Ride
  • Strava
  • Garmin