There’s still time to get in shape and earn a shot at winning prizes in the Department of Natural Resources Fitness Challenge.
The challenge, sponsored by DNR’s Division of State Parks & Reservoirs, entails walking, biking, paddling or swimming at least 25 miles inside one or more of Indiana’s state parks and reservoirs.
Those who pass the challenge will be entered in a drawing for prizes that include annual passes and permits, subscriptions to Outdoor Indiana magazine, DNR campground gift cards and more.
Fitness challenge participants must log their visits to state park or reservoir properties and get a signature from staff each time. The mileage log, with signatures, must be submitted to the DNR by Oct. 31.
Horseback riders can join too, but must complete 100 miles on state park or reservoir trails.
Indiana has 24 state parks and eight reservoirs. Learn more about them at stateparks.IN.gov or download an Indiana Recreation Guide at dnr.IN.gov/5280.htm.
For a downloadable mileage log, or more information, visit dnr.IN.gov/healthy and click on the “2013 Fitness Challenge” link.
Completed mileage logs should be mailed to: SPR Fitness Challenge, State Parks & Reservoirs, 402 W. Washington St., Room W298, Indianapolis, IN 46204; or emailed to gmurphy@dnr.IN.gov.