Parks Canada Recognizes Visitors Who Have Completed The 75-for-75 Trail Challenge
Parks Canada would like to congratulate all participants who completed the 75-for-75 Trail Challenge. In celebration of PEI National Park’s 75th anniversary milestone, last spring, Parks Canada, the Parks and People Association and go!PEI challenged all visitors and Islanders to run, hike or bike 75 km in PEI National Park before October 8, 2012. To take the challenge, participants could register online at www.parksandpeople.ca, choose their challenge and track their success!
The 75-for-75 Trail Challenge was a huge success! Approximately 200 participants signed up and 83 completed the challenge. At a celebratory reception at Dalvay in PEI National Park on Tuesday, October 9, 50 participants were recognized for completing the challenge. Special acknowledgement was given to a number of participants, including the park’s “top explorer” Larry Tweed for trekking 2001 km of trails and beaches during the challenge, to Rick and Pat Warren for being the first to complete 75 km of trails and to a group of ultra marathoners – Kim Bailey, Dianne Boswall, Michael Gaudet and Doug MacEachern who completed all 15 trails in PEI National Park in one day.
PEI National Park offers over 50 kilometers of spectacular trails for hiking or cycling. For more information about Parks Canada on PEI, call us at (902) 566-7050, visit us on Facebook and be sure to “Like” us!
Parks Canada protects Prince Edward Island National Park on behalf of all Canadians because it is unique and authentic, because of the story it tells, the experience it offers, and the contribution it makes to help us understand the very essence of Canada.