Maybe you’re new to winter running or cycling. Maybe you’re the brother/sister/kid/spouse/co-worker of an Actif Epica racer. Heck, maybe you’re a super pro snowshoer who is just not into riding or running all day. And maybe you’re thinkingÂ 130km? In one go? In February? That’s CRAZY.Â And who’s to say you’re not wrong? Thankfully, my friends, there is an alternative.
If you’d like to take part in the Actif Epica experience in, let’s say, a different way, we urge you to consider signing up for the Jack Frost Challenge, hosted by our good friends and event supporters at Green Action Centre. Bougeons en hiver: The Jack Frost Challenge pushes teams of 1-5 people to skate, bike, ski, snowshoe, run or walk a *combined* total of 130 km the week ofÂ February 8-14, 2014.
Walk the dog? Yep, that counts. Weekend ski? Yep, that counts. Ride to work one day? You get the idea.
With a team of five, you only need to cover 26km each (that’s 5.2 km each day). For reference, that’s about a 45 minute walk, or a 20 minute ride. You got this.
And what do you get for undertaking such feats of winter wonder? A chance to win some great prizesÂ fromÂ MEC,Â Fort Whyte Alive,Â Festival du VoyageurÂ andÂ FROGBOX WinnipegÂ (who is offering $30 off $100 for each registrant). Plus some fun, maybe some health benefits and some cost savings, and the satisfaction of having snapped your fingers in the face of winter and said “na-uh-uh”.
You should totally sign up.
We’ll see you out there!