Roots Ponderosa Trail Challenge

Friday, July 17, 2020 6:00 PM (GMT+0)

Event info
Sport: Other
Location: McCall, ID, United States
Registrations: 11
Registration closes: Friday, July 17, 2020 10:59 AM (GMT-6)
Organized by: Roots Forest School
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Explore the trails of Ponderosa State Park while raising money for Roots Forest School!

WHAT: Run, hike, or bike as many of Ponderosa State Park’s main trails as you can during the event, using the STRAVA app to record your progress.

WHEN: July 17th-August 17th

WHERE: Ponderosa State Park – Trail map on our website.


$25 Individual Entry: For those that want to get out on their own
$50 Family Entry: For Families that want to get out and explore the trails together

To Join the Challenge:

1. Register and pay to join the trail challenge
2. Set up or sign into your Strava account.
3. Join the Roots Forest School Trail Club at
4. Authorize us to view all of your activities–we’ll only view activities from July 17 to August 17. You must have a Strava account and record all of your relevant activities as public activities (ensure your profile is not set to private).

Prize drawings will be held for:

- All individuals who complete all trails
- All families who complete all trails
- All individuals or families who complete at least four of the 6 trails

BONUS: All children 12 and under who complete at least 2 trails will receive a certificate for a free ice cream cone from one of McCall’s favorite ice cream spots!

After the conclusion of the event on August 17th, drawings will be held for prizes in each category above. Winners will be notified via email and prizes will be sent via postal mail.
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Acknowledgement of Risk and Waiver of Liability
Participants must read this Acknowledgment of Risk and Waiver of Liability carefully and in its entirety. It is a binding legal document. This document and its terms are considered accepted, and are legally binding on the parties, upon submission to and receipt by Roots Forest School and Ponderosa State Park. If you are under the age of 18, this form must be completed and submitted by your parent or legal guardian.

I, the undersigned participant or parent/guardian, am aware that participation in the Ponderosa Trails Challenge (“Activity”) may include activities that are risky and dangerous. Both participant and his/her parent(s) / guardian(s) (“I”) acknowledge and accept the risks and give permission for my participation in the Activity. I acknowledge that participation in this Activity has the following non-exhaustive list of particular activities that bear risk and danger and from which bodily injury to myself, or my child(ren), up to and including mortal injury, may occur: risk of severe injury or death, participants may strike or be struck by objects, but not limited to lifting, carrying heavy objects, bending, jumping, propelling, pushing, twisting and pulling that involve strenuous exertion that could place stress on cardiovascular and/or musculo-skeletal systems and result in broken bones, joint injuries, sprains, strains, head injuries, and heart malfunctions; such as walking, hiking, running, biking along Ponderosa State Park Trails; exposure to inclement weather including, but not limited to wind, rain, sun, and extreme heat or cold; contact with dangerous animals, poisonous plants, insects and environmental or biological hazards; risk related to transit to or from the Activity locations including but not limited to travel by bus, van, and private or rented auto; use of facilities, roads, sidewalks, parking lots, and trails that may or may not be properly maintained; risk related to the rendering or receipt of emergency first aid, or other emergency treatment, and transport in medical emergencies; accident or illness in locations without access to appropriate medical facilities or supplies; and other unknown and unanticipated activities and risks.

In consideration of Roots Forest School and Ponderosa State Park permitting me/my dependent to participate in the Activity,

I hereby voluntarily accept all risks associated with participation. To the extent permitted by law, I agree to indemnify, defend, save, hold harmless, discharge and release the State of Idaho, Roots Forest School and Ponderosa State Park, their agents and employees from any and all liability, claims, causes of action or demands of any kind and nature whatsoever that may arise out of or in connection with my participation in any activities related to the above-named Activity. It is my express intent that this Acknowledgment of Risk and Waiver of Liability shall serve as a release, discharge and acceptance of risk for my heirs, estate, executor, administrator, assigns and all members of my family.

I agree that you may photograph or video me or my dependent during, and in connection with, the Activity. I agree that you shall be the exclusive owner of all images and all copyright and other rights in the images. I agree that you may use any image in any media you wish related to Roots Forest School, Ponderosa State Park, and the Idaho State Park System. I agree that any photos I take and share with you or share on social media outlets such as instagram and facebook may also be used by you in this manner. I authorize Roots Forest School and Ponderosa State Park to use my or my child’s/dependent’s contact information to inform me/him/her of upcoming events and activities.

I acknowledge that Roots Forest School and Ponderosa State Park makes no representation with respect to the safety of any personally owned vehicle in which I may travel, or with respect to the qualifications of the driver of any personally owned vehicle. I understand that if I choose to travel in a personally owned vehicle, it is my responsibility to determine the safety of the vehicle and qualifications of the driver. I hereby certify that, with or without accommodation, I and/or my dependent is in good health and I know of no medical reason why I am not able to participate in this Activity. I hereby consent to first aid, emergency medical care and if necessary, admission to an accredited hospital when necessary for executing such care, for treatment for injuries or illness that I may sustain while participating in any activity associated with the above named Activity.
Note: If participant is under 18 years of age, a parent/legal guardian must also sign and accept responsibility for the participant’s actions and terms of the above agreement.

By signing my name below, it is my intent to sign, accept and be legally bound by the terms of the Acknowledgment of Risk and Waiver of Liability as fully as if I was affixing my handwritten signature, and I agree that this electronically signed document shall be as effective, enforceable and valid as a paper version of the Acknowledgment of Risk and Waiver of Liability bearing my original handwritten signature. By signing my name below, I further affirm that I am the above named Participant, or if the Participant is under 18 years of age, that I am a legal guardian or parent of the Participant and that I accept responsibility for the Participant’s actions. I acknowledge that failure to submit accurate information, or falsification of the electronic signature on this document, may result in denial of participation in the Activity.
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