Jack Frost Challenge
Bougeons en hiver
February 7 – 13, 2021
A free, week-long winter 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 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!
how to participate?
Step 1: Mark Your Calendars
Sunday, February 7th – Saturday, February 13th 2021
Step 2: Find Your Team
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 hashtag #JackFrostChallenge.
Step 5: Log Your Kilometres
Log your distances after each activity to help contribute to your teams 130 kilometre goal.
We have created an adapted plan for Jack Frost Challenge 2021 that will align with covid-19 restrictions and it’s continuous evolution.
The Jack Frost Challenge centres 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.
New programming will help to connect people through shared experiences and goals. We have a very exciting new model for JFC. Check back soon for the cool news!
We believe this year has the potential to be bigger than ever. With people spending more time than ever this year inside and looking for fun activities to do together, while apart. 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 for 2021
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.
Teams can be your household bubble where you do activities together. 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 (re)connect. 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!
It’s time to explore your own backyard! During the week of JFC, participants will receive a Passport to enjoy! They include mini challenges and achievements you can check off along your journey to 130 km, with incentives from some awesome local businesses. By participating and posting to social media you will also be entered to win a special Passport Prize!
Because so many of us are missing travelling this year, we wanted to have fun and create a travel theme for JFC 2021. We encourage you to get outside and treat the week as a staycation full of fun & adventures! Throughout the upcoming month we will be releasing information for ideas of local “trips” you can enjoy, from trails, to city explorations, and more!
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!)