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.

Have you don an every street or trail challenge? Would you do one? Why or why not?


Jenna Volden has a degree in business and has spent the last 10 plus years working for others. She believes it is time to start her own photography and writing business. She enjoys running, coffee and helping others achieve their goals. Gluten-free foods are a lifestyle, not a choice, for her due to celiac disease. She is currently based in Phoenix, Arizona.