Camper, Adventurer, Explorer

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This virtual challenge can be accomplished anywhere.

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Run the parks of Minnesota

All Activity Counts

Run, hike, bike, swim, paddle… and don’t forget flexibility and strength. It all counts toward your goal and advances you from park to park.

Your Tech Welcome

Most tracking technology automatically uploads to the Challenges’ FitRankings platform. There’s a manual entry option, too, for “primitive campers.”

Printable Map to Chart Your Progress

Mark your Challenge achievements with a printable map and checklist. Post it prominently to stay motivated and feel pride as your fitness moves you around Minnesota.

Facebook Community & Campground

Feel the power of a virtual community of like-minded challengers on the exclusive MNy Challenge Facebook group. It’s like staying at a campground full of fit and happy campers.

You Are Here

Locate your ranking among fellow Challenge participants with leaderboards for inspiration and motivation. See who’s ahead of, behind and with you along the trail.

Go Off the Beaten Path to Win Prizes

Each month we’ll venture off the main trail for mini-contests featuring drawings and prizes.

Meet Trail Buddies with Expert Advice

We’ll introduce you to folks along the trail sharing pro tips and fitness hacks on training, sports medicine, nutrition and wellness.

Highlighted Park Each Week

To show off Minnesota’s natural treasures and inspire in-person adventures all year long!

These challenges work towards a total time goal that you have 3 months to reach. You can do a 20 minute walk, an hour yoga class, etc and they will all slowly count toward your end goal. Or you can go on Spring Break for a week and do nothing and make up for it later in the challenge. The total end goals are 1980 minutes, 3960 minutes, and 5940 minutes.

The Camper Challenge asks for 30 minutes of activity to complete a park visit, so it’s perfect for folks ready for a half-hour workout, five days a week.  

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The Adventurer Challenge requires 60 minutes of fitness to check off a park, so it’s ideal for those looking to work out for an hour, five days a week.  

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The Explorer Challenge demands 90 minutes of fitness to wrap up a park, so it’s great for hardy souls looking to work out for an hour-and-half five days a week.  

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Storm Creek® ¼-zip

Each participant will receive this super soft Storm Creek® ¼-zip with exclusive North Star State Park Challenge logo. Available in both Women's and Men's sizing.
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BOCO Gear Pathfinder Daypack (Front)

Premium Package Only. Designed as a day pack with a quick cinch closure and a wide open one compartment. The bag has a two side mesh pockets to hold a water bottle or personal items. Inside the large opening there is a small pocket to hold a hotel card key, credit card or key. Very versatile use for race gear, shoes, towel or wetsuit. Adjustable straps for comfort and fit.
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BOCO Gear Pathfinder Daypack (Back)

Premium Package Only. Designed as a day pack with a quick cinch closure and a wide open one compartment. The bag has a two side mesh pockets to hold a water bottle or personal items. Inside the large opening there is a small pocket to hold a hotel card key, credit card or key. Very versatile use for race gear, shoes, towel or wetsuit. Adjustable straps for comfort and fit.
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BOCO Gear Infinite Horizons Cap (Front)

Premium Package Only. With a reshaped bill that mimics that of a baseball cap for greater sun and glare protection. The ventilator mesh side and rear panels help the heat escape to keep you cool.
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BOCO Gear Infinite Horizons Cap (Back)

Premium Package Only. With a reshaped bill that mimics that of a baseball cap for greater sun and glare protection. The ventilator mesh side and rear panels help the heat escape to keep you cool.
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Challenge Safety

Your training sessions during this challenge are different than running in a controlled race environment with closed roads and medical support. The Road Runners Club of America has some great general running safety tips to help keep you safe while participating in this MNy Challenge. Learn more here.

Additionally, during the COVID-19 pandemic, please follow all relevant orders and guidance, including but not limited to mask and social distance requirements, gathering size restrictions, and trail or facility closures.

Leaderboards

Once you have connected your device, the activities you complete with that device will automatically be synced to your account and the challenge too. There are additional tools available to you at FitRankings.com that will allow you to add, edit or delete your activities and devices. 

Download the app here.

Note: if you are using Apple Health you must manually sync your activities from the iOS app.

If you are going to go for a walk remember to click start on your workout app! Only walks as workouts will be included, passive steps will not be included in the challenges.

If you are in need of help you may consult the FAQ's here or reach out to support@fitrankings.com at any time.

CAMPER

 

ADVENTURER

 

EXPLORER

Fit Rankings - How To's

Learn how to register for the challenge and sync with your device in this video.

Learn about the leaderboard and fun ways to engage in this video

Challenge Map

Questions?

How much does it cost?

There are two purchase options:  

$65 for the North Star State Park MNy Challenge which includes a Storm Creek® ¼-zip.  

$100 for a Premium North Star State Park MNy Challenge registration that comes with exclusive swag, including both the Storm Creek® ¼-zip AND a Pathfinder Daypack and Infinite Horizons Cap from BOCO Gear. 

Rewards In Motion members receive a $10 off promo code that may be used for the Premium North Star State Park MNy Challenge and $5 off the North Star State Park MNy Challenge (codes expires April 15th). If you are a Rewards In Motion member, look for your code via email the week of February 23.   

If you’re not a Rewards In Motion member learn more and sign up here. If you sign up for Rewards In Motion between February 23, 2020 and April 15 2021, please reach out to info@tcmevents.org for your discount code. 

When will I get my North Star State Park Challenge gear?

If you register by 11:59 p.m. on April 15, your gear will ship the week of May 3.  

If you register between April 16 and May 26, your gear will ship the week of May 31. 

I’m not based in the United States. Can I register for the North Star State Park MNy Challenge?

Gear shipping is available for US and Canadian addresses only. If you do not reside in the US or Canada you may register for the challenge but will not receive gear. 

Where do I complete the challenges? 

We encourage all participants to complete their challenges from their home and to follow proper social distancing guidelines as outlined by the state you live in.

Do I have to run? 

No, we encourage you to run, walk, bike, hike, MOVE! For the challenges we’ll be accepting any form of fitness because the challenge is measured in minutes—that means yoga, CrossFit, weightlifting, any type of fitness counts.  

Don’t forget to start your fitness app for walking, as passive walking/steps don't count.

I don’t see my last work out on the leaderboard, what do I do?

First try clicking the “sync” button on the bottom of the leaderboard. If your workout is still not showing up please email support@fitrankings.com 

Do I have to register for each month? 

No, the challenges run from April 1 – June 30, 2021, so you will not need to re-register each month.

How do I track my progress?

You can connect and sync any fitness app (i.e., MapMyFitness) or wearable (i.e., Garmin watch) to FitRankings. Or you can manually input your minutes by clicking "add activity" on the results leaderboards above, or by going to your FitRankings profile at FitRankings.com/me. 

What if I don’t use a fitness app or wearable fitness tracker?

If you don’t use a fitness app or wearable and would like to upload a workout manually, you can input your fitness activities on FitRankings by logging into your account at www.FitRankings.com. Manually adding an activity is not available through the iOS FitRankings app.

1. Go to your profile.

2. Under the Manually Add An Activity subhead section, click the grey Add button.

Is there swag/prizes associated with this?

Yes! Anyone who signs up receives a Storm Creek® ¼-zip.  

Participants who register for the premium challenge will receive the bonus gift of a Pathfinder Daypack and Infinite Horizons Cap from BOCO Gear. 

Fun prize contests and drawings will be happening on the TCM MNy Challenge Facebook group page. These will all be fun contests and drawings that are non-performance based. 

How do I join the Facebook group? 

Log on to Facebook (must have account). Search for TCM MNy Challenges group. Click “join group” and you’ll be prompted to answer questions to gain exclusive access to the group. Access will be granted within 2 business days.

Can the leaderboards be sorted by age group and/or gender?

The live leaderboards cannot, but at the end of the challenge we’ll email out sorted results in an excel file at the end of the challenge.

Can I use any of my race credits from TCM on these registrations?

At this time credits can’t be used for challenges. Race credits are issued through Race Roster and can only be used for registration completed through their technology platform. The Challenges are developed and delivered via an alternative technology partner, FitRankings.

Will I get Rewards In Motion credit for registering for these challenges?

At this time we don’t have the capability to give credits (towards tier status) or points for these challenges. We are working with our technology partners to solve this problem and will retroactively give credit for 2021 MNy Challenge participation if we can implement a solution.