12 Challenges – Half Mile to Half Marathon

5 Mile – High Sierra
Calaveras Big Trees State Park

High Sierra 5 Mile + $5 Challenge 🙌

Monday, May 10 – Sunday, May 16

Welcome to the High Sierra 5-Mile Challenge presented by Subaru! 

1) How to Participate

  • Log a 5-Mile run or walk between Monday, May 10 – Sunday, May 16 and earn your High Sierra badge.
  • Already logged your 5-Mile? Awesome, you’re automatically entered to win. But, you can now also earn your High Sierra 3x, 5x or 10x badge, so get out there and knock out another 5 Miler this week.

2) Win
  • One (1) grand prize package including a 12-month California State Parks Explorer Pass, a Leave No Trace Membership, and a Subaru branded EcoVessel 20oz Bolder Bottle
  • Two (2) other winners will take home a Subaru branded EcoVessel 20oz Bolder Bottle. See details below.
3) Donate to Leave No Trace

For every donation made this week Subaru will donate $5 to Leave No Trace, up to $1,000.

Bonus: Donate or fundraise a minimum of $200 and earn an exclusive California Challenge x Leave No Trace shirt.

Amongst Giants

Established in 1931, Calaveras Big Trees State Park preserves two groves of giant sequoias – the world’s largest trees – in the North and South Groves. The park is a mixed-conifer forest (a variety of trees living together). In addition to the giant trees, you will find the Stanislaus River, Beaver Creek, ancient volcanic formations, and natural meadows. Trails throughout the park allow you to discover the natural beauty that has awed visitors to the area since 1852 – California State Parks Website

#RunCaliforniaChallenge Photo Contest

Share your High Sierra region photo and story on our FB Community Group or wherever you do social with #RunCaliforniaChallenge. Tag @runlocalevents for a chance at being featured and win prizes throughout the year.

Regional Info & Resources

Snow-covered peaks in winter, gushing waterfalls in spring, wildflower meadows and glistening lakes in summer, vibrant colors in fall—this is a land of dramatic and wild beauty. World-class mountain resorts circle turquoise-blue Lake Tahoe. Mammoth Lakes offers epic skiing and endless high-altitude delights. Yosemite National Park, a World Heritage Site, is more beautiful than you can imagine and absolutely worth a visit. Whether you hike a mountain, ski the steeps, or lounge in a hot tub beneath a canopy of stars, you’ll find your perfect getaway. – Visit California

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