Locally owned. Supported by members.

Can you do them all? Boise Trail Challenge provides safe competition during COVID

Tamarack Resort Q4 2020

More than one thousand people in Boise are competing in the Boise Trail Challenge which honors the life of Boise trails advocate, Jason Delgadillo.

From June 19th to July 19th, participants are being challenged to hike or bike as many trails as they can in one month.

Because COVID-19 caused many races to be cancelled this summer, this challenge allows for athletes to compete and stay safe.

“This type of virtual race gave us a challenge to focus on and explore trails we hadn’t ridden before.” said Boise trainer and athlete Kenny McDaniel.

How it works

The leaderboard is displayed on the Boise Trails Challenge website and updated twice a day. There are currently 1,175 people competing.

First, participants need to have Strava – an app that records activity and mark off trails as you complete them.  The next step is to register on the Boise Trails Challenge website and pay the $45 registration fee. This year, entry is free for healthcare workers.

- Story continues below ads -
Tamarack Q4 2020 - lift
Boise Centre is open

Although the month-long challenge has already started, you can still sign-up to complete as many trails possible between now and July 19th.

“I am loving seeing new places and finding routes that we hadn’t seen before,” said McDaniel. “I use the app on all rides and at the end of the day, get to see accomplished trails and plan next ride.”

The challenge is broken out by gender, adult/youth and category – bike or hike. The goal is pretty straight forward: be the first in your category to complete all the trails in the challenge within the month time frame.

Honoring Jason Delgadillo

This is a screenshot of the Jason Delgadillo Memorial GoFundMe page

The challenge is being help in honor and in memory of Jason Delgadillo – Boise father of five and founder of boisetrails.com

“Jason heard that some friends were trying to ride every trail on the Ridge to Rivers map in one month. Always up for a challenging adventure, Jason joined in on the fun,” the website notes.

“Then he realized it would be way cooler if we could hook in our GPS tracks automatically—no more spreadsheets to track our progress! He talked to some of his brilliant, tech-savvy friends, and the Boise Trails Challenge was born.”

According to the website, Jason passed away while mountain biking in May 2018 but the challenge will continue each summer in his honor.

Organizers are also asking for donations to help fund the production of a documentary commemorating Jason’s legacy and passion for Boise’s trails.

Local news. Locally owned. Supported by members.

Your membership makes these stories possible. Plus, you get our popular daily email with all our stories delivered straight to you.

‘Sort of magical:’ Vegas country bar launches offshoot in Emmett – with a different vibe (and racetrack)

Country music tunes will soon waft from a portion of the old Boise Cascade laminate plant in Emmett. And Chris Lowden...

Hot food delivered? Local cloud kitchen startup Crave adds restaurants – and a pickup option

Crave Delivery, a Boise-based tech startup that aims to bring a collection of cloud kitchens together for home delivery, launched part of...

‘No shortage of holiday cheer:’ Winter Garden will (a)glow again – with some changes

2020 has been a long year and maybe you’re in the mood for some holiday cheer.  The Idaho Botanical...

Boise’s Clearwater Analytics announces large investment

Boise-based Clearwater Analytics, the Boise-based financial software solution company, landed a new set of investment. In August, BoiseDev told...

Popular

With hospitalizations surging, Little moves Idaho back to Stage Three

Idaho will move back to Stage Three of its reopening plan, Gov. Brad Little announced Monday. "Idaho is at...

In-N-Out Burger sets plan for Boise, but it will be a while still

It’s the question we get more than just about any other inquiry: When will the Boise area get an In-N-Out Burger?

A month after purchase, Saltzer’s new owner will merge to form larger healthcare system

Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare announced last month it would buy the Treasure Valley's Saltzer Health. Now, just a...

Boise State study gives new data-driven look at evictions in Idaho

BOISEDEV EXCLUSIVE Roughly 1,600 Idahoans were formally evicted from their homes in 2019, according to a new study from...
Tamarack Resort Q4 2020

Related

Latest

Boise Airport applies for large new parking garage, but no timeline is set

Boise Airport officials are looking at the next step in the longterm plan to expand and upgrade the largest airport in the...

Boise restaurants prepare patios for colder weather

When the pandemic first struck Idaho, most restaurants shut down immediately. Some businesses modified their operations to...

With hospitalizations surging, Little moves Idaho back to Stage Three

Idaho will move back to Stage Three of its reopening plan, Gov. Brad Little announced Monday. "Idaho is at...

Boise gets first full-time hip hop station: Power 105.5

New York-based Townsquare Media launched a new radio station in the Boise area: Power 105.5 FM. The station replaces 105.5 The...

A month after purchase, Saltzer’s new owner will merge to form larger healthcare system

Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare announced last month it would buy the Treasure Valley's Saltzer Health. Now, just a...

SUEZ asks to increase residential and business rates; home increases could average nearly $80/year

SUEZ, the French company that delivers water to nearly 100,000 Ada County homes and commercial buildings, has...