SPRING TRAILS' 8 Week CHALLENGE - Circles Around the Triangle v.3

Mon April 12 - Sun June 6 Carrboro, NC 27510 US



The Sheltered Sherpa is prepping the Basecamp for SPRING TRAILS with another 8 week program with destinations for runners, hikers, walkers, the whole family and bring the dogs along too! 

Experience new places, earn rewards to fill your own reusable Swag Tote Bag (aka Swag Bag) and become part of the active & engaged community with all the other Challengers and Community Partners!


Join Us for another version of Circles Around the Triangle Challenge by SHELTERED EVENTS....the SPRING TRAILS will start on April 12th and runs through June 6th.


SHELTERED's objective is to build Unique Experiences through our Challenge Programs, by offering the perfect balance of Activities, Social Engagement and Rewards! We maintain some aspects of the challenge platform and then build unique elements into each edition. The season of spring brings new growth, and for SPRING TRAILS that means new challenge and reward elements! 


This is what's new in the SPRING TRAILS Basecamp:

  • We will still have our local destinations and we are excited to add destinations slightly outside of the Triangle for BIGGER Experiences...bigger PARKS, more trails to explore, and Make-A-Day of it opportunities to include recommendations on where to grab our favorites things...coffee, lunch, beers etc!

  • Also we are adding several beautiful campuses with historical landmarks perfect for your PICs!. Sherpa will build courses to get our Challengers Back-To-School, to see the highlights and earn their STARS.

  • Our strategy of releasing the Destinations will be slight different also, to allow more flexibility for the Challengers to plan when and where they want to Earn STARS each week!

  • And all those little kids and dogs that we love to see out there and in your PICs! deserve some Rewards too!  During sign-up you can add them to the fun, and to receive their own Sheltered SWAG item, without having to be a full fledged challenger.


THE CHALLENGE PART 8 Week Challenge April 12 - June 6: Trail Destinations, College Campuses and Landmarks around the Triangle with Signature 'take your PIC!' locations, and more Dare Challenges too!  Note: ALL destinations and dare challenges will be suitable for everyone...runners, hikers, walkers, dog walkers and families!  Course distances will vary but generally are 2-4 miles, and most locations have plenty more miles to add on for those endurance challengers! 


THE REWARD PART:  every Course, every Landmark, every take your Pic!, and every Dare achieved equals STARS which equal the Rewards that end up in your SWAG BAG!  We will start everyone with the Sheltered Tote Bag and the Spring Trails Shirt...and to tickle your interest and make sure you stay out there earning stars every week - we have many more items waiting to be added to your SWAG BAG.  Including the Spring Trails Challenger Medal, symbolic Pins for your medal's ribbon, the Sheltered Pint Glass and more...we will reveal them one by one as we approach our launch on April 12th.


THE BASECAMP OPERATIONS:  and of course, the Sheltered Sherpa is on staff to manage the back-office operations. Sherpa will make sure everyone is on-boarded to Slack, announcing the Trails, Landmarks and Dare Challenges, answering questions and keeping the lights on everyday for our challengers.

  • SLACK Channels - the social engagement platform where we all report back to share our experience, post our PICs!, and enjoy getting to know the other Challengers.

  1. SIGN UP and we get you on-boarded to the Sheltered Basecamp / Slack Channels

  2. You will receive Trail Destinations and Landmark Maps, including the 'take your PIC!' location, and the Dare Challenges throughout the 8-wk program

  3. You get out there, enjoy the experience by running or walking, take your PIC! and post it via Slack...this is how you earn your STARS and just wait until you see the PICs of everyone else out there in the same places sharing their experiences and supportive comments in Slack aka The Sheltered Basecamp community.  

  4. STARS earn you the Rewards that Fill Your SWAG Bag...the Sherpa maintains everyone's STAR STATS on a leaderboard to help you track your progress and where you need to go next to get more STARS and SWAG!

Take Your PIC!

Every Destination and Dare will have a signature "Take Your Pic!" location, and then you post it on our Sheltered Slack Channels which leads to the Reward points which leads to Fill Your Swag Bag (you learned this already ; )

Here is just a small sample of "take your Pic! photos from our Summer Challenge, Featured Course #7 of 15 "Ramble Bramble" in Briar Chapel. Designer Luke Burrows created the Trail Head’s cedar woodwork frame, while Pittsboro artist Leslie Fersperman crafted the vibrantly colored glass panes within the trailhead structure of Briar Chapel's 24 mile trail system.  Our featured course was a 3.5 mile section, many / most ran or hiked more....

And an example of a DARE! from our Winter Trails Challenge to get us out there doing things that we normally wouldn't and be rewarded!  January's full moon is known as the Wolf Moon - so only appropriate to get the Challengers out there howling and earning their Wolf Moon Pin for the medal ribbon.




The Sheltered SPRING TRAILS Swag
The Shirt
Parks, Campuses, Landmarks Around the Triangle
Carrboro, NC US 27510
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THE MEDAL and High Points Ribbon Pin
The Spring Trails TOTE

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