Every Damn Trail from Aravaipa Running is a challenge to finish every trail (duh) at a park of your choice from September to December. I picked Estrella Mountain and finished in about a month and a half.
Estrella has about 50-55 miles of trails between the regular trails and the competitive track. When I finished I had done about 92 miles. It probably could have been a few less but mishaps and bad runs happen.
This challenge was so much fun!
I had to plan routes and be consistent with going to the park each weekend. It was definitely an interesting alternative to virtual races and a fun way to push myself.
I also learned somethings I like and don’t like. And experienced parts of Estrella I probably would not have otherwise ventured.
I plan to continue through other parks. I have three parks in mind. I need to plan how I want to do it. I may rotate between the three parks, which will take longer to finish, but will keep it more interesting. Eventually, I will venture out beyond the parks closest to me but for now, I like staying within a 15-30ish minute drive.
I may even do a run every street in my zip code or HOA. This may be a summer challenge when I don’t want to drive or drive far at 4 am.