Jack Frost Challenge
Bougeons en hiver
February 5th-11th, 2023
A free, week-long winter challenge for ALL Manitobans.
Registration is closed for 2023. Thank to all the participants!
Gather a team of 1-5 family members, friends, or co-workers to complete 130 collective kilometres of outdoor activities.
This could include walking, running, biking, skating, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, tobogganing, & more!
All you need to do is register and log your kilometres of outdoor activity during the week!
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how to participate?
Step 1: Mark Your Calendars
Sunday, February 5th – Saturday, February 11th 2023
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 is open starting January 5th!
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 hashtag #JackFrostChallenge.
Step 5: Log Your Kilometres
Log your distances after each activity to help contribute to your teams 130 kilometre goal. You can log them on a daily basis or keep track and input them at the end of the week!
The Jack Frost Challenge centers on activities that increase outdoor physical activity. Health authorities advise that people stay active and get fresh-air for their mental and physical health; this week-long challenge will help emphasize the importance of that.
This will be a great push for Manitobans to get out and get active, and develop healthy habits that will help get them through mentally and physically this covid-winter season.
How Teams Work
Teams do not necessarily mean that you do the activities and kilometres together, but that you work together for a collective goal of reaching 130km for the week. Take part in how you feel comfortable while following any current health restrictions and advisories.
Teams can be whoever you connect with and feel comfortable doing activities with. Friends and family can make it a friendly competition between each other to beat team members distances, colleagues can reconnect in a fun way while each tries a new activity and compares experiences, and workplaces can show their initiative to get their employees moving to contribute as a whole, these are all new, fun and different ways people can reconnect. Each individual participant’s km’s can be logged into their total team (or workplace) count, for better chances to reach the goal and win prizes.
Whats Happening this year!
Stay Tuned for COOL News!
Tips for our Winter Wonderland!
Check out this blog post from our 2022 challenge for a list of winter activities you can enjoy during the Jack Frost Challenge (and beyond!). We encourage you to get outside and treat the week as a new adventure!
Ways to get involved
It doesn’t matter how old you are, where you live, or how you get around, Jack Frost Challenge is for everyone!
Use GoManitoba to explore more of the great outdoors this winter. Take actions to qualify for additional prizes!
Kids want to play outside, no matter the season. See our Jack Frost Challenge for schools/kids events!
Bring Jack Frost Challenge to your town. (Don’t worry, we’ll help with tips, resources, and support!)