Explore outdoors in King County Parks Fitness Challenge

February 6, 2013

By Staff

NEW — 6 p.m. Feb. 6, 2013

Parkgoers can participate in challenges, enjoy the outdoors and burn some calories as King County Parks rolls out a fitness program at Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park and other sites.

Countywide, organizers designed 30 challenge locations countywide for the King County Parks Fitness Challenge.

The challenge — initially created through a partnership with Group Health’s Fitness Network for county employees — is available to the public.

“The public can also enjoy the parks fitness challenge as a great way to exercise while enjoying some of the 26,000 acres of parks, 175 miles of regional trails and 180 miles of backcountry trails that we proudly maintain,” King County Parks Director Kevin Brown said in a statement.

The idea is to get out with friends and family, get active and find a favorite park.

Activities in the program include mountain biking at Duthie Hill Park, to swimming at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center, riding along the Burke-Gilman Trail and hiking in Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park.

Participants should look for the King County Parks Fitness Challenge end point sign and code word at each challenge location. From a mobile phone, text PARKS to 206-452-7998 to be prompted to enter the code word.

Participants can sign up for the program at www.kingcounty.gov/parks/fitnesschallenge, and then start exploring the 30 challenges.

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One Response to “Explore outdoors in King County Parks Fitness Challenge”

  1. Daneen Sturgeon on February 8th, 2013 10:06 am

    Any links to trail maps? That is always helpful when you are a first-time biker, runner etc. Thanks!

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