About the Oboz Trail Experience
Oboz Footwear and Public Lands are inviting you to complete as many of Charlottesville's selected 101 miles of trails as you can in the month of October. This Experience is designed for you to re-discover your favorite trails, learn about new or lesser-known trails, push your limits, and recreate locally! You’ll also have the chance to compete against local legends, your peers, or just yourself if that’s more your style.
Local trail nonprofit organizations Ivy Creek Foundation, Rivanna Trails Foundation, and Shenandoah National Park Trust help make the Charlottesville Experience possible, not only by recommending trails to be included, but by continuing to preserve and enhance Charlottesville's trail network.
The Oboz Trail Experience: Charlottesville is open to walkers, hikers, runners, and ADA mobility devices. How many miles of the beautiful trail system can you complete? It’s free to register and sign-up is easy.
Registration opens September 1st, with the Experience running from October 1 to October 31st. All participants will receive various swag from Oboz Footwear, Public Lands, and other supporting partners. Unlock other rewards by completing Promoted Trails (you will receive a text and/or email when you complete one), and everyone who completes even just one trail will be entered to win one of five pairs of Oboz shoes at the end of the Experience.
- September 1 - Registration opens
- October 1 - Oboz Trail Experience begins
- October 31 - Last day of the Oboz Trail Experience
Participating is a Few Clicks Away and Registration is Free
1. Create an account with Terrain Scouts.
2. Register for the Oboz Trail Experience (It’s recommended you add your cell phone during registration as it will be used for important messaging during the Experience).
3. Link an Activity Tracking account to the challenge (don’t worry, there are several free tracking options! You’ll be able to create one if you don’t already have one).
4. If you are using an Activity Tracking app on your phone, be sure it is downloaded and that you are logged on. Better yet, go test it out and make sure you know how to start, end, and save your activities!
Engage With Your Trail Community
New for 2022 - Teams! Create or join a public team (anyone can join) or a private team (by invite only) and easily invite others to be on your team with you. The trails are always more fun when we share them together! Team members are still able to receive Promoted Trail rewards and any individual awards.
Join the Oboz Trail Experience: Charlottesville Facebook group to connect with others, share pictures from the trail, talk about your trail experiences, and receive Oboz Trail Experience updates.
Oboz and Public Lands have come together to commit up to $500 to each participating trail advocacy organization. If you would also like to support their organizations and the work they do, please click on DONATE in the header. Their outstanding work helps to preserve and enhance the amazing trails we have in the Charlottesville area!
About Public Lands
Public Lands is committed to protecting and celebrating our nation’s public lands, and ensuring everyone has the opportunity to enjoy them. From the products that stock our shelves to the gear we rent and repair and the materials used to build our store, we are conscious about our impact on the earth and our community. We want to share our journey of continual learning and improvement as we work to break down barriers of access and equity in the outdoors, be better stewards of places both local and national, and honor the history and cultures surrounding our public lands. In support of this mission, Public Lands is donating 1% of sales to the Public Lands Fund, which supports organizations protecting public lands and making them more accessible to all.
About the Unity Blaze
At the center of the Black Folks Camp Too logo is the Unity Blaze, a campfire symbol created by Black Folks Camp Too that promotes Unity in the outdoor community and beyond. The Unity Blaze means Treat Everyone, Everywhere, Equally. Your race, age, or gender does not matter. We all have something to say around the proverbial campfire.
As part of the Oboz Trail Experience, you will find 2 trails with very special Unity Blaze rewards for completion, trails #5 and #6. Consider inviting new and diverse friends to join you on this trail and tag your photos with #unityblaze.