...THE RULES AND REGULATIONS SIMPLIFIED...
Participants must complete your first challenge by September 23, 2023.
Beginning October 1, 2023 participants must complete at least one challenge per month to remain in the competition.
2. To be eligible for bonus points, a participant must complete both the bonus activity and at least one other challenge listed for the corresponding month, unless otherwise stated.
For self-tracked challenges - participants must:
(a) complete the challenge within any designated time limit and satisfy any other stipulations.
(b) track the challenge on Alltrails, Strava, or a comparable tracking app.
The submitted track must show:
1. participants' name
2 map of track,
3 elapsed time,
5 elevation gain
6 any requirement stipulated in any challenge description.
Additional stats will be accepted by participants as offered and may be taken into account to determine a winner in the event of any ties in the future.
(c) take a few pictures/selfies or videos during the hike.
(d) send the track and the pictures or videos to CONTACT@proactiveahw.com
or one of our social media accounts for verification.
We'll update the leaderboard as we receive tracks.
Media shared by participants may be shared on PROACTIVEAHW social media accounts or on our website with participant approval.
4. Group events will be scheduled or could be 'pop-up' events within 2-3 weeks prior to anychallenge and will be announced on @proactiveahw social media (Instagram, Facebook, TikTok) and on our website.
5. Participants who attend group events will receive 2 additional points. If a participant does not attend the group event, they can complete the same route at any time during that same month.
6. The leaderboard will be updated frequently and is available on the website.
7. The participant with the most points at the end of the year will
(a) be the 2023-2024 Proactive-AHW Champion
(b) awarded the PROACTIVE championship belt
(c) receive a cash prize ($1000.00).
A 2nd and 3rd place medal and smaller cash prize will be awarded to the 2 subsequent participants based on points.
8. If there is a tie at the end of the season...
the tie will be broken through attrition based off of statistics collected from each challenge throughout the year.
If a winner is still not apparent based off of the existing statistics, participants involved in the tie will be asked to submit 10 additional personal solo accomplishments completed between June 2023-May 2024 for consideration.
If a winner is still not apparent based on the existing data, a vote will be held to determine the winner of which the constituency would be pulled from participants, partners, and followers.
Belts, medals, and cash prizes will be awarded in August at the 2024 PROACTIVE BBQ.
9. This is meant to be primarily for fun and the competition involved should be primarily the participant competing with themself.
Complete by May 31, 2024
[ ] 10/15/20/30 Points - Complete between 1-7 rounds of Breakneck 7.5 - an event that will be held as a PROACTIVE social hike. Completing 1 round (from Breakneck to Beacon and back) will earn 10 points. Completing 2-3 rounds will earn 15 points. 4-6 rounds will earn 20 points. Completing all 7 rounds will earn 30 points. If self-tracking, the route must total at least 15 miles and 6500 feet of elevation gain. Breakneck 7.5 must include 1 trip to Beacon Fire Tower and back, 2 trips as far the flag and back, and 4 other unique routes that may incorporate any surrounding mountains and trails as long as you return to the Breakneck Ridge Trailhead.
[ ] 15 Points - Complete any hike within Harriman State Park totaling 7 or more miles.
[ ] 10 Points - Complete any hike within NY or NJ totaling 4 or more miles.
[ ] 10 Bonus Points - Complete any hike to a sunrise totaling 1.5 or more miles. Despite the weather and visibility, any hike completed during sunrise hours will be counted.
Complete before December 31, 2023
[ ] 10 Points - Complete any hike in NJ totaling 3 or more miles.
Complete before May 31, 2024
[ ] 40 Points - Complete the entire 24-mile/9000ish feet Devil's Path, in either direction, within a 24-hour period.
Complete between August 1, 2023 and August 31, 2023
[ ] 15 Points - Complete any hike, of any distance, that includes 1500 feet or more of elevation gain.
[ ] 30 Points - Complete Schunemunk Tour IV. A patch will be awarded to any participants who complete this route. Route details and minimum eligibility can be found at this link. Anybody who completes this hike between the months of July and September, whether or not they are participating in the Challenge, can request a patch by emailing @email@example.com.
[ ] 10 Points - Attend the PROACTIVE BBQ on August 19th at North-South Lake Campground. No hiking necessary, but likely desired, all you need to do is stop by for a visit.
Complete between September 1, 2023 and September 30, 2023
[ ] 15 Points - Complete any hike totaling 7 or more miles.
[ ] 20 Points - Complete any hike in the Catskills totaling 7 or more miles.
[ ] 20 Points - Complete any hike, of any distance, that includes 2500 feet or more of elevation gain.
[ ] 10 Points - Complete any hike totaling 3 or more miles that includes any view of the Hudson River.
[ ] 10 Bonus Points - Complete any hike totaling 4 or more miles to a place where the leaves are beginning to change. Any amount of leaf change will be counted as conditions cannot be predicted or controlled.
Complete between October 1, 2023 and October 31, 2023
[ ] 10/15/20/30 Points - Sun Pop - Complete as many climbs as you can to the top of Popolopen Torne between sunrise and sunset - this event that will be held as a PROACTIVE social hike. Completing 1-2 climbs up to the top of Pop will earn 10 points. Completing 3-7 climbs will earn 15 points. 8-12 climbs will earn 20 points. Completing 13 or more climbs will earn 30 points. If self-tracking, the route from Mine Road to the top of Popolopen Torne and back (1.2 miles/485 feet) counts as a climb.
[ ] 15 Points - Complete any hike in Hudson Highlands State Park totaling 7 or more miles.
[ ] 10 Points - Complete any hike in NY totaling 3 or more miles.
[ ] 10 Bonus Points - Attend any of the PROACTIVE "creepy" hikes, held as PROACTIVE social hikes during the month of October in honor of Halloween. These bonus points will be awarded whether or not a participant completes an additional challenge for the month. In addition, these bonus points can be awarded in addition to points earned by a participant for satisfying this month's EASY or MODERATE challenges by attending a "creepy" hike.
Complete between November 1, 2023 and November 30, 2023
[ ] 10 Points - Complete any hike totaling 5 or more miles.
[ ] 15 Points - Complete any hike or combination of hikes totaling 7 or more miles in any area in or north of the Catskills. This can include any number of hikes within a 24 hour period as long as they total at least 7 miles. The hikes can be in any state as long as it is north of Kingston, NY.
[ ] 30/35 Points - Complete NGT or Winaki Derby. A patch will be awarded to any participants who complete either of these hikes. Route details and minimum eligibility for NGT can be found at this link. Winaki Derby will be held as a PROACTIVE social hike only and will total nearly 32 miles and 6000 feet of elevation gain. Anybody who completes either of these hikes between the months of October and December, whether or not they are participating in the Challenge, can request a patch by emailing @firstname.lastname@example.org.