THE BEST TIME OF THE YEAR… IS BACK!

June 1st-July 14th, 2024

Located in and around Duluth and the Arrowhead Region

The Trailfitters Trail Challenge is back for year 7! Test your hiking abilities while taking in the sights! The Trail Challenge is a hiking challenge consisting of 9 trails totaling 36.4 miles broken down into 3 categories: Easy, Moderate, and Difficult.

The fun has begun! The trails are posted below, so you have from now until July 14th to complete all 9 trails  and then come visit us in store!

Similar to years past, to prove that you completed the trails, participants will need to submit their photos taken at our specific photo locations (shown on each map). We would LOVE it if you would post these on Instagram or Facebook by tagging @trailfitters and using the hashtag #TFTC24. If you do not have a social media account or if you would rather not post, please bring in your photos (on your phone or printed) to show us upon completion!

Once you finish the challenge, head on over to the store! Upon arrival, please be prepared with either your posts or photos to show an employee so we can get you checked off as a finisher, and receive your prizes!

All participants who complete the challenge will receive:

A TFTC ’24 Patch, Trailfitters gift card, TFTC ’24 Nalgene, & a prize from one of our brand sponsors!

PLUS, the finishers from each week will be entered in a WEEKLY DRAWING (Yes, we will have 6 of them!) for an awesome prize pack!

Prizes will also be given out to the following “category winners”:

1.) First Finisher  |  The first finisher to come into the store after completing all 9 hikes.

  • Arcteryx Norvan Shell (M’s or W’s)
  • Arcteryx Norvan Hat
  • Snowpeak Can Cooler 500
  • Lowa Renegade or Innovo (from TF stock)
  • Rab Tube

 

2.) Fastest Known Time (FKT) Women’s and Men’s (Same prize for both winners)  |   These speedy finishers must complete all 9 trails in the least amount of time! You only get one completion submission and it is separate from your Trail Challenge completion. (must track hikes on app that includes time to verify. Only time on foot will be included, driving time not counted. All tracking must be done on approved app including: Alltrails, Gaia GPS, Strava, Garmin inReach Tracking)

** With the change from Knife River Trail to Brewer Loop Trail (due to the maintenance closure of Knife River) We have decided the FKT winner will be based on the total time it took the finisher to complete the 8 trails not including Brewer or Knife River (you must still complete Brewer Loop to become a finisher, it just won’t be counted for FKT).

  • Arcteryx Norvan Vest (M’s or W’s)
  • Arcteryx Norvan Hat
  • Gregory Zipper Pouch
  • Rab Tube
  • Certificate for a pair of La Sportiva shoes

 

3.) Oldest Finisher  |  Oldest person to finish all nine trails!

  • Snowpeak Spork
  • Snowpeak Can Cooler 500
  • Patagonia Black Hole 55L
  • Merrell footwear (from TF stock)

 

4.) Youngest Finisher  |  This kiddo hiked all 9 trails on their own two feet! No carrying allowed 🙂

  • Snowpeak Spork
  • Patagonia UL Black Hole Hip pack
  • Patagonia Beach Towel
  • Teva footwear (from TF stock)

 

5.) Dog Finishers  |  Doggo (plus their human) to finish all nine trails.

  • 1st Dog Finisher: $75 Gift Card to A Place for Fido
  • 2nd Dog Finisher: $50 Gift Card to A Place for Fido
  • 3rd Dog Finisher: $25 Gift Card to A Place for Fido
  • First 20 Dog Finishers: Collapsible dog bowl from Teva
  • All Dog Finishers: Will receive a coupon to A Place for Fido for a free 6″ Bully Stick when spending $10 or more in the store.

 

Come hangout with all the TFTC ’24 finishers at the 2ND Annual…

Trailfitters Trail Challenge PARTY on Sunday, July 14th from 3-5pm, at the Fitger’s Courtyard.

There will be raffles, snacks & drinks! Plus, the category winners will be announced & prizes will be awarded! Trust us you don’t want to miss out on this celebration of all your hard work!

THE 2024 TRAIL CHALLENGE MAPS:

*Click maps to enlarge or save image for offline use.

*Click the buttons below the maps for driving directions to each trailhead.

*The camera icon is used to show you where to take your photo. (must show photo for each trail to recieve your prize).

*The ‘P’ icon is used to show you where to park!

Easy Trails

Moderate Trails

Difficult Trails

PLEASE REMEMBER WHEN ON THE TRAIL:

  • Be respectful of others
  • Stay within designated trail zones
  • Leave no trace
  • Respect private and public land borders
  • Share the trail – make sure you know the guidelines for camping at each location if you plan to spend the night
  • Keep your pets on a leash at all times
  • Pick up after your pets (no poop fairy)
  • Be prepared or have a plan in case of emergency

We are so lucky to have access to such amazing trails right out our backdoor. SO lets please treat them good so future generations can enjoy them too.

Want to hike some of the past year’s Trail Challenge Trails?

Take a look below for a complete list!

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