On Saturday November 10, River of Dreams and Team SpoFit participated in the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department’s Phoenix Summit Challenge All Access Challenge.
After picking up our event shirt and hat, everyone hit the trail at 8:00am to begin the challenge; complete three designated hikes in 8 hours or less at South Mountain Park, the Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area and North Mountain Park. Level 1 challengers hiked or cycled up to 3.7 miles, Level 2 challengers hiked or cycled up to 6.2 miles and Level 3 challengers pushed themselves to hike or cycle up to 8.2 miles. Staff and volunteers hiked along with the hikers offering encouragement and support with trail wheelchairs for those choosing a non-paved trail challenge. After completing the final hike everyone made their way to the U-Rock festival for the chance to win some great outdoor gear, relax and enjoy local entertainment. Everyone treated their taste buds to samples from local micro-breweries and pick up plenty of swag from vendors.
On Sunday everyone was invited to a celebration dinner at the Phoenix Z0o that included a preview of Zoolights. River of Dreams and SpoFit challenge you to join the fun next year for the Phoenix Summit Challenge All Access Challenge.