Stay Cool, Manitoba!❄️

With the days getting shorter, and winter here (well, probably by February it certainly will be…) – that means another Jack Frost Challenge is around the corner! This year is going to be a big one – it is our TENTH annual event!

Many people see winter as the time to hibernate indoors, which has serious mental and physical health consequences. Studies show that children play lessolder adults walk outdoors less, and people, in general, are less physically active in winter. Unfortunately, this is especially true this year.

Manitobans are being encouraged to stay active and get outdoors this winter, this event will help motivate you to do just that!

The Jack Frost Challenge aims to combat the winter blues, which are especially blue in Manitoba. We have a tough winter, which makes us tougher.

Who is up for the Challenge?

The Jack Frost Challenge is a free, week-long challenge for ALL Manitobans.

Manitobans can stay cool and celebrate winter by getting outside and active! The objective is to form teams of 1-5 people and complete a combined total of 130 kilometres of outdoor activities. This may include walking, running, cycling, ice skating, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and more! Challenge colleagues to by department and see who gets the most km’s, call up family members to get them to try a new activity to reach the goal, workplaces encourage employees to take a long walk during lunch, race your friends to see who completes a ski-trail the quickest, share photos of your activities, along with so many other ways to get active and connect with your friends and family that week!

This event encourages Manitobans to get outdoors in winter, helping to make active and sustainable transportation an approachable option all year round.

Step 1: Mark Your Calendars

Sunday, February 7th – Saturday, February 13th, 2021

Step 2: Find Your Team

Sign up as an individual or a team of up to 5 persons (or even more!). 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.

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.

Step 5: Log Your Kilometres

Log your distances after each activity to help contribute to your teams cumulative 130-kilometre goal.

Some other fun and exciting news!

Community Coordinators: To help make Jack Frost Challenge truly ‘Manitoba-wide’, we are working with Community Coordinators to help spread the love of winter! If you’d like to become a Community Coordinator yourself, read this blog post and fill out the registration form.

Prizes: We have a ton of great prizes up for grabs this year! Stay tuned for more information on categories and what will be available for YOU to win soon!

Travel Winnipeg/Travel MB! We think everyone is missing travelling this year, so we are working on a super exciting themed adventure for participants to take part in! More details on this coming very soon!

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 leisure – we want everyone moving in winter.

Registration will be open in the new year.

Encourage your team to get outside, have fun and keep cool!



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