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Run, Walk, Ride or Swim the World's Most Iconic Destinations

100% of the proceeds will provide much-needed emergency funding to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families who have been deeply impacted by COVID-19.

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The PARCA Remarkable Challenge

We help individuals with developmental disabilities live as independently as possible and enjoy all that life has to offer.

(A Devil's Slide Event)
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Be Remarkable: Make Your Own Challenge!

All while supporting individuals with developmental disabilities and families who are out of work, short on food or cannot afford childcare.


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Iditarod Trail, Alaska

Epic adventure with jaw-dropping views, traversing mountains passes and rivers through the unspoiled land from Anchorage to Nome. (1,000 miles)

The Garden Route, South Africa

The ultimate run/walk with incredible coastal vistas, world-class beaches and jagged cliffs that are only found in movies! (186 miles)

Pacific to Atlantic, U.S.

The ride of a lifetime with majestic scenery from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Empire State Building, near the harbor’s edge. (2,874 miles)

The Heights of Europe

Experience the stunning passage from the tallest structure in Paris, the Eiffel Tower, to the Matterhorn on the doorstep of Italy. (450 miles)

The Straight of Florida

Start in Havana and brace for an epic swim with beautiful coral reef (but watch for sharks and jellyfish!) to Key West beach in Florida. (100 miles)

The English Channel

Find your zen as you prepare to take on this famous swim from Shakespeare’s Cliff to quaint but beautiful Cap Gris Nez. (21 miles)
Make Your Own!

Set Your Own

Set your personal record for pushups, yoga, walking around your neighborhood or try a new skill! The more you do, the more miles you earn!

We're in this Together

For the past nine years the legendary Devil’s Slide Run and Ride events have benefited vital PARCA programs for children and adults with developmental disabilities. Our participants and sponsors are naturally motivated to go the extra mile for them. This year, we were all given a new challenge. Our response?

Let’s go virtual, and let’s go big.

Introducing the PARCA Remarkable Challenge

August 28 – December 31

Take an epic bike ride across America. Swim open waters to a distant shore. Walk or run the iconic Iditarod Trail. Create a unique fitness challenge for yourself or your family. It’s unlimited! What better way to tackle ho-hum fitness routines than to plunge yourself into a new adventure? Along the way you’ll give PARCA vital support needed now more than ever. Now that’s remarkable.

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The Swag!

Inspiration in your email box from PARCA clients and staff

Monthly giveaways with great gear from our sponsors

Medal and sponsor discounts

Final celebration and awards on January 9, 2021, at 5 p.m. Pacific

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Top three finishers in each category (gender neutral)

Greatest number of hours spent exercising (make your own event)

Highest number of miles logged (make your own event)

Individual that most embodies the “Remarkable” spirit

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Start being Remarkable!

Let’s Get Started!

Choose a challenge course and between August 28 and December 31 track your progress on our map. Push yourself! If you want to compete, choose another participant to race against and aim to finish faster or gain more elevation.


PARCA for People

Partners & Advocates for Remarkable Children & Adults (PARCA) has been enriching the lives of people with developmental disabilities in the greater San Francisco Bay Area since 1952. Our clients know about challenges and the personal cost of overcoming huge obstacles each day.They appreciate what you do and cheer on the results. This year will be no different.

Our Goal


100% of the proceeds will support low-income special needs families served by our highly impactful programs:

Contribute to a special needs fund for PARCA clients and families who are out of work, short on food, and/or cannot afford childcare.
Support special services for children and adults who require extra help coping with COVID-19.


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