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Virtually climb or circumnavigate four Cascade volcanoes over the next eight weeks! 100% of your donation benefits Covid-19 relief via the organizations listed below.
We’re very excited to present a virtual challenge called Climb 4 Community to bring people together through the power of collective (but individual and appropriately-distanced) action to raise funds for COVID relief and do good for your physical and mental health along the way.
We want everyone to know: we are taking our current situation very seriously and want to be extremely clear about the dire importance of avoiding running in popular areas, especially on trails, and/or any location(s) where you might contribute to crowding or fail to properly maintain social distancing guidelines (please read Safety Guidelines section below.)
PLEASE be responsible and remember treadmills, stairs, and roads get the job done too; if over-crowding is becoming an issue on trails, or you can’t maintain social distancing, JUST DON’T GO!
How it works:
The current challenge is Mt. Rainier which starts on Monday, May 25th. The goal is for participants to rack up the equivalent elevation gain of the featured mountain either from sea to summit OR from trailhead to summit, OR run the equivalent mileage to the classic trails that circumnavigate each mountain, on foot, over a two week period.
Adapted from CDC guidelines, OUTDOOR ALLIANCE and AMERICAN HIKING SOCIETY messaging.
MAKE THE HEALTH OF OTHERS YOUR TOP PRIORITY
The COVID-19 pandemic is a very serious, life and death situation. Please conduct yourself in every respect with that in mind. Always follow social distancing guidelines established by the CDC. Adhere to your state and local government restrictions carefully and treat them as a bare minimum.
YOU CAN GO OUTSIDE. CAUTIOUSLY
Group runs are out, and please carpool and exercise only with friends or family who are members of your household. Don’t go out if you’re sick or have been in contact with those who have. Keep a safe distance from others. Avoid busy areas and times of day.
STAY CLOSE TO HOME & KEEP IT CHILL
It’s not a good time to get hurt. Healthcare systems are overwhelmed, or very possibly soon will be. Many Search & Rescue organizations are also not operating. Please do not add to the burden. Elective surgeries are likely to be on hold for the foreseeable future, so if you blow out your ACL, you might be in for a long wait.
RESPECT CLOSURES AND BE A GOOD STEWARD
If park and forest trails are closed, stick to the pavement. If trails are open, be especially mindful of not overcrowding these areas! Find lesser used spots and/or go early or late. Not only does crowding make it impossible to follow social distancing, but it’s not a good example for anyone and puts extra wear and tear on trails and other park infrastructure at a time when volunteer crews cannot be operating.