With the National Park Service Centennial celebration now over, Saratoga National Historical Park is looking forward to the next 100 years of stewardship and encourages you to continue to “Find Your Park!” Get to know your local national park by joining the 100 Mile Challenge – get on the bike or hike the trails and see if you can accumulate 100 miles at the battlefield between May 1 and October 31, 2017. Through this challenge people can enjoy the rich natural and cultural heritage of this local site as they explore their national park, plus get some exercise too!
Anyone can take part in this challenge, from beginners to advanced hikers and cyclists, young and old, human and canine. Pets are great companions for enjoying the outdoors - to complete this challenge, each participating pet must hike 100 miles in the park with their human companion, following park pet policies.
Each participant must register for the challenge. To register, email your name (and your pet) and email address to: SARA_info@nps.gov. To register more than one person, please specify number of participants and their names in the email. The park will periodically send email messages with updates about this challenge, including news about upcoming hiking and biking events in the park, hiking and biking tips, and motivational thoughts. Your email address will not be shared with others.
Each participant that completes 100 miles between May 1 and October 31, 2017 will receive an award for their achievement, but the real awards you’ll get for completing this challenge are the new experiences and memories you’ll gain while on these adventures in your local national park. Hopefully this challenge will inspire you to get out and explore more national parks; after all there are more than 400 throughout the country!
For more information about this challenge, please call Ranger Megan at 518-670-2982, send an e-mail to SARA_info@nps.gov, check their website at www.nps.gov/sara, or follow on Facebook and Twitter.