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Track Your Time

Give Back to Trails

STEP 1: Join the Campaign

STEP 2: Track Your Hours

Record and submit your hours outside, hours volunteered, or miles hiked to win exciting prizes from local businesses!

About the Challenge

May 1 – June 4, 2023

Part hike-a-thon, part volunteer-a-thon, and all parts fun, the Trailkeeper Challenge is TKO’s new fundraising campaign for spring 2023.

How it works

1. Sign up for the challenge at TKO’s RallyUp page. Set a personal goal, and encourage friends, family, and colleagues to pledge their support! See our how-to video for creating your RallyUp page.

2. Give your time to trails by volunteering at TKO, hiking, or just going outside!

3. Log your activities using the form on this page to track your miles hiked, hours volunteered, or hours spent outside!

4. Get swag from our awesome partners

  • Each Champion will get a Trailkeeper Challenge tee + other goodies!
  • Grand prizes will be awarded to the top 5 Champions in all three categories

5. Share updates on social media about your challenge through June 3rd (National Trails Day) as you get outside and achieve your goals! Check out our media kit here to get started.

Sign Up

Join the Challenge, Earn Swag and Prizes

GET a swag bag of local outdoor goodies

2. Fundraise $200 or more

GET a 2023 Trailkeeper Challenge t-shirt

3. Fundraise the most in a category (hiking, volunteering, time outside)

GET an Arcteryx Beta AR Jacket

4. Fundraise the most overall

GET a grand prize package of an REI Half Dome tent, 2 Trail 25 day packs, 2 Flexlite chairs, 2 Nalgenes, and 2 beanies

Register for the Challenge

Share your challenge experience on social


As you get outside and enjoy the trails, be sure to tag TKO and #TrailkeeperChallenge on your photos and stories! We can’t wait to see your adventures!


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