The days are getting shorter and the temperatures are certainly dropping, but that doesn’t mean the fun should stop! The Jack Frost Challenge is back again, making it the eighth year in a row Green Action Centre is getting Manitobans outside and active during winter.
Many people see winter as the time to hibernate indoors, which has serious mental and physical health consequences. Studies show that children play less, older adults walk outdoors less, and people in general are less physically active in winter.
Who is up for the Challenge?
The Jack Frost Challenge is a free, week-long challenge for ALL Manitobans.
Gather a team of 1-5 family members, friends, or co-workers to complete 130 collective kilometres of outdoor activities. This could include skating, running, walking, biking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, tobogganing, and more!
Jack Frost Challenge | Bougeons en Hiver 2019
What: A week-long winter challenge to reach 130 active kilometres as a team
When: Sunday, February 3rd – Saturday, February 9th
Where: All of Manitoba
Who: All Manitobans
How: Walk, run, bike, skate, ski, snowshoe, and more!
Step 1: Mark Your Calendars
Sunday, February 3rd – Saturday, February 9th 2019
Step 2: Find Your Team
Sign up as an individual or a team of up to 5 persons. Rally your friends, family, or coworkers and come up with your fun team name!
Step 3: Register
Registration will be open in the new year. Find it here.
Step 4: Get Moving
Walk, run, bike, skate, ski, snowshoe, and so much more! Be sure to post your adventures on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with the hashtags #JackFrostChallenge and #FrostyFaceWPG to be eligible for prizes.
Step 5: Log Your Kilometres
Log your distances after each activity to help contribute to your teams 130 kilometre goal.
At Green Action Centre, we want to encourage the choice of active and sustainable transportation methods all year-round. The aim of the Jack Frost Challenge is to get Manitobans moving, whether it be to work, to school, or for pleasure – we want everyone moving in winter.
Registration will be open in the new year.
Get your team, get outside, and get having FUN!