Trail Challenge

Foundation for Geauga Parks
Trail Challenge: Walk Run Ride
held in support of the Foundation for Geauga Parks

Watch for a reboot of this great event in 2021.

The Foundation for Geauga Parks hosted their first-ever Geauga Trail Challenge: Walk-Run-Ride peer-to-peer fundraiser in October 1-31, 2020 as a means to engage the public in enjoying their parks or other activities while supporting the work of the Foundation.

 What: Geauga Trail Challenge is open to any individual park supporters to set personal activity  goals for exploring their parks, while appealing to friends and family to “sponsor” their goals with donations and pledges to the Foundation for Geauga Parks.

When: To be Announced

Why: Foundation for Geauga Parks is the only philanthropic nonprofit organization in Geauga County dedicated solely to raising money for any and all parks in Geauga. Large signature fundraising successes are The West Woods preservation and Nature Center campaigns, the Observatory Park campaign, and full support of the Nature Scope binocular program for students. Current projects include launching a Pollinator Garden Pilot Program, providing mobile nature education supply tubs to be used in Geauga schools, and underwriting habitat improvements in Frohring Meadows and Observatory Park.

Who: Park lovers across Geauga County and beyond may participate by creating a team, joining a team, or joining as an individual.

How: There are numerous ways to participate: Walk, Run, Ride-a-bike, Ride-a-horse or other favorite park activity

1.  Create a team to complete an activity challenge during the month of October, and invite friends & family to join you in the activity and/or donate to your efforts

2. Join a team to complete an activity challenge and invite friends and family to donate to your efforts

3. Participate as an individual by setting an activity goal and inviting friends and family to donate to your efforts.

4. Make a donation to the Foundation for Geauga Parks.

Park lovers everywhere may participate in the challenge and enjoy their parks as an individual or part of a team. You are not required to do so as a fundraiser. 

The Foundation for Geauga Parks is grateful to the following 2020 partners:

Lead Sponsor: Auxin Wealth Management

Sustainability Sponsors: Kinetico Incorporated, John W. Rosenthal Capital Management, Linda L. Brown, PhD LLC, Patterson Fruit Farm, Sheoga Hardwood Flooring & PanelingUniversity Hospitals Geauga Medical Center