Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2017 Montco Trail Challenge!
Through partnership and community engagement, the Montco Trail Challenge had a successful second year with over 1,550 participants. Participants ranged in age from 2 months to 86 years and included individuals, families, and community groups from all parts of Montgomery County as well as Bucks, Philadelphia, Chester, Lehigh, Berks, and Delaware counties.
This year’s Challenge saw an increase in participants exploring more trails, with over 20% completing at least 5 trails and 12% completing all 15.
We received multiple stories describing how the Montco Trail Challenge either motivated participants to re-engage with physical activity or provided a way for families to explore and exercise together.
Benefits of Participating in the Trail CHallenge
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in America. Fortunately, through lifestyle interventions such as physical activity, nutritional changes, and stress management, the risk of heart disease decreases. We look forward to bringing another trail challenge to promote heart health through physical activity while connecting the community with local parks and trails.