Get your friends and family members outdoors for an exciting summer of new adventures and activities in parks surrounding you in the 1st Annual Park Regional Adventure Challenge & Expedition (RACE). Register your team and receive a passport that grants you and your team members admission into a number of pre-selected parks in SECT throughout the summer.
Teams can contain from 2-6 members (families, friends, or co-workers), at least one team member must be an adult.
Each page of the RACE passport contains details on a park activity for your team to complete. Some activities require teams to complete a challenge on a specific date, and others allow teams to complete challenges at times of their choosing. Complete activities and gather stamps in your passport at each of the parks to earn chances for great outdoor gear prizes!
A giant kick-off party and a big finale mark the start and end of the challenge! You won’t want to miss out on this exciting adventure! For more information and to post your park experiences online, Like us on Facebook
The Regional Adventure Challenge Expedition is a collaborative effort of the parks and recreation departments in Southeastern CT to get families outdoors. This effort will encompass events May through August in the towns of: Colchester, East Lyme, Groton, Ledyard, Montville, New London, Stonington, and Waterford all of which will be family friendly outdoor activities. Some of the activities will take place on specific dates and others will be at your leisure to get to the challenge location.
Registering can be done at any of the participating towns parks and recreation departments and is FREE! Participants will be given a “Parks Passport” which will show their groups participation and accomplishment of each “challenge”. Additional information will be posted as the event gets closer, so check back regularly for updates!
Small Boat Day Kick Off Event Featuring Project Oceanology: Esker Point Beach – 900 Groton Long Point Rd, Noank, Saturday, May 31, 2014 10am – 2 pm
Colonel Ledyard Park Hike: 4 Blonders Blvd, Ledyard, Anytime Challenge
Stenger Farm Hike or Ride: 128 Clark Lane, Waterford, Anytime Challenge
Emilie’s Place at Riverside Park Scavenger Hunt: Crystal Avenue and Adelaide Street, New London, Anytime Challenge
Washington Park Exercise Circuit: 283 Meridian Street, Groton, Anytime Challenge
Camp Oakdale Letterboxin: 176 Meetinghouse Lane, Oakdale, Sunday, June 8, 2014 9am to 2pm
Airline Trail Spur Scavenger Hunt: 215 Connecticut 16, Colchester, Anytime Challenge
Mystic River Park Family Movie Night Featuring the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center: Cottrell St, Stonington (Mystic), Friday, July 18, 2014