Sat January 1 - Tue May 31, 2022
Take The Challenge!


$50 Registration ends May 31, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT
Adventure Awaits!


$50 Registration ends May 31, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT

Explore the best trails in the Cleveland - Akron area with us!  You will have five months to hike, run, and explore our favorite trails.  This can be done virtually or in person.  We will provide you our top 22 routes which corresponds to the number of weekends in the challenge!  Each of the routes are between three and seven miles in length. 


The Green Jewel is our take on the waterways and surrounding green space that provide us some of the best hiking and running trails you can find anywhere!  To the west and to the east are the Rocky River and the Chagrin River.  In the center is the mighty Cuyahoga River.  All three flow north into our great lake - Lake Erie.  The areas surrounding these three rivers are loaded with great trails/routes where you can explore and learn about the history, see interesting geological features, and become more aware of the environmental importance of these areas.


We will provide the maps, the ability to log your progress, and route guides. The guides will provide you history, folklore, trivia, and other information to help you enjoy our favorite trail routes as much as we do! Log and track your progress on your activity timeline which includes a progress bar. As you log your progress, you will receive milestone badges to celebrate your accomplishment.



  • Finisher medal to show off your accomplishment. Medals will ship after the close of event.

  • Private Facebook Group, a place where we can all share the highlights of our adventures. 

  • Create/Join a Team and track your progress together.

  • Easy method to record your progress. A progress bar is provided to help you and share how far along the way you are to accomplishing the entire route.

  • Virtual Milestone Badges as you report your mileage to celebrate your success/accomplishments!

  • Route guides containing maps and details on each section, including history, folklore, trail notes, significant features, and other applicable information.

  • All routes will be provided via PDF and also on AllTrails.  AllTrails is a free app that will enable you to navigate each route on your SmartPhone.

  • Share your photos!  Upload photos to document your journey and share with others.

  • BRAGGING RIGHTS - Once you complete the challenge, you can proudly say you spent months exploring the best trails in the Cuyahoga Valley and surrounding area.  You know all the best trails!

Charitable Cause

10% of registrations will be donated to the park system of your choice!  The donation will be sent with a request to earmark the funds for trail maintenance. The use of parks has been increasing and funding for trail maintenance is more important than ever now!

Refer Someone and Earn Cash Back!
  • Upon registration, you will receive a unique URL link to share. 

  • Share this link with friends, family - get everyone involved and make it a team event.

  • With a minimum of three referrals, you will earn $5 back for each referral up to your registration fee. We appreciate you encouraging others to join! 


Challenge Contact Info

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