Welcome to the Oboz Trail Experience: Columbus

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About the Oboz Trail Experience

Oboz Footwear and Public Lands are inviting you to complete as many of Columbus' selected 75 miles of trails as you can in one month. 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 yourself if that’s more your style. 

Local trail nonprofit organizations Arc of Appalachia and Friends of Metro Parks help make the Columbus Experience possible, not only by recommending trails to be included, but by continuing to preserve Ohio's trail network.

The Oboz Trail Experience: Columbus is open to walkers, hikers, and runners. How many of the 75 miles of the beautiful trail system can you complete? It’s free to register and sign-up is easy.

Registration opens October 18, with the Experience running from October 29 to November 28. All participants will receive various swag from Oboz Footwear and Public Lands. Unlock other rewards by completing Promoted Trails (you will receive an email when you complete one), and everyone who completes 100% of the Experience will be entered to win one of five pairs of Oboz shoes!

Participating is a Few Clicks Away and Registration is FREE

1. Create an account with Terrain Scouts.

2. Register for the Oboz Trail 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! 

Participating is a Few Clicks Away and Registration is FREE

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Engage With Your Trail Community

There is a whole community exploring Ohio's trails with you! Be sure to check in throughout the month to see your progress, view the Current Standings, Activity Feed, and Discussion Board. And don’t forget to upload photos from your trail time on Instagram using #ObozTrailX. Our favorite photos will be randomly awarded with bonus goodies! 

And, please remember to always respect our local Columbus area trails. Refer to the Leave No Trace Principles, take only pictures, leave only footprints, and pick up any litter you find along the way.  

Oboz and Public Lands have come together to commit $1,000 to each participating trail advocacy organization. If you would also like to support their organizations and the work they do, please go to their websites.

Arc of Appalachia               Friends of Metro Parks

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.

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