2024 details coming soon
2024 details coming soon
Challenge the Shield 365 is a virtual adventure running or trekking challenge for all abilities at the Georgian Nordic Outdoor Activity Centre and other Parry Sound local parks and trails.
Every month or two we release a new adventure with 8-10 checkpoint challenges. Each challenge usually has a one hour time cap to visit as many checkpoints as possible. But you can run/trek the challenge ANY time, as many times as you like that month! You decide the adventure.
As soon as you finish, your score is uploaded and you can compare your score against friends and family. The more checkpoints you find gives you a better chance of winning draw prizes.
Most of our CTS 365 challenges are at the Georgian Nordic Outdoor Activity Centre.
REGISTRATION & FEE
You must be member or have a day pass for Get Outdoors Parry Sound (GOPS) to participate. Buy your GOPS membership online or at the kiosk at GNOAC.
Fee details coming soon.
Please be aware it can take UP TO 24 hours for your to receive course details - we need to manually check waivers for completion
CURRENT CTS-365 CHALLENGE
Summer 2023: Trek and Run Adventure
This run, hike, or trek challenge has 12 checkpoints and is suitable for both beginners and families and more experienced navigators. This Challenge uses the MapRun app. The challenge is up to 4 km long and includes 6 beginner, 4 intermediate and 2 advanced difficulty checkpoints and is open from June 1 to September 30, 2023. Email for details.
HOW IT WORKS
Each month we release a new challenge or two. You can do all or part of the challenge as many times as you like during the month as long as you do the challenge in a group of two or more where all group members have GOPS membership or day pass. If you participate on the CTS-365 challenge multiple times you must have a separate day pass for each day. To sign up for a CTS-365 challenge, follow these steps:
1) Purchase a Get Outdoors Parry Sound (GOPS) day pass or membership. Link here.
2) Email us with proof of GOPS day pass or membership to register and receive detailed instructions for current and upcoming challenges. While our aim is automate this step we are currently doing this manually so allow 3-5 days to receive an email response. (Email: ChallengeTheShield365@gmail.com). Our email will include a PDF of a map that shows the challenge along with some basic instructions.
3) Install GPS app software.
Checkpoint challenges: Install the MapRun app (version 7 or later) on your smart phone. The latest version of MapRun is available in the Play Store and App Store. This App will track your progress during checkpoint challenges and will register every checkpoint you visit and immediately upload your score after you finish the challenge. Our MapRun checkpoint challenge maps do not include a legend. Get one here.
Segment challenges: You need to sign up with a Strava account to do the segment challenges.
4) Choose your adventure. Once you have all the challenge details and software you can do the challenges as many times as you like while the challenge is open.
The colour-shape difficulty rating system is used to indicate the physical and technical difficulty of the segment and checkpoint challenges. We also assign different points to each checkpoint and segment difficulty.