Do You Have What It Takes?

From September 25 - October 23, 2020, compete against teams nationwide in the largest outdoor adventure of its kind for the chance to win outdoor gear and bragging rights.

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Teams of at least 10 people connected by: (College/University, Community, Company, MWR Garrison, Work Place/Unit, Non-Profit) register as a “Team” for the challenge. Participants compete individually and for their team by logging outdoor experiences on the AORE Challenge app. Experiences translate into points. The more points; the more participants and teams have the chance to win gear and gear discounts.


How does it work?

The AORE Outdoor Challenge is a March-Madness-meets-Mother Nature competition in which teams nationwide compete to see who can get the most people engaged outside. The 2020 Outdoor Challenge kicks off September 25 and ends October 23. Teams get outdoors, post pictures (via the AORE OC app), and compete for individual and team awards. The team with the most logged outdoor activities on the Outdoor Challenge app wins the title of National Outdoor Champion.


What is old and what is new?

TEAMS! In addition to college and universities of past challenges we are encouraging teams in 2020! Teams of at least 10 people connected by or through : College/University, Community, Company, MWR Garrison, Work Place/Unit, or Non-Profit register as a “Team” for the challenge. Participants compete individually and for their team by logging outdoor experiences on the AORE Challenge app. Experiences translate into points.


ENGAGEMENTS!

Competitors who’ve participated before will be familiar with the get outside -- post-a-pic – tell us what you did process; they’ll also notice a couple changes. This year, we want to push participants to new levels in outdoor engagement by focusing on the 4 greater-good themes first introduced in 2019 - by connecting the greater good themes to activity points. We want people to hike AND pick up trash on the trails; we want people to rock climb AND push themselves to new heights; we want participants to find the benefits of the outdoors walking to the bus stop or wherever they might be. Get the picture? The 4 greater-good themes for Fall 2020 are: explore outdoors anywhere, environmental impacts, heath & wellness; and skill development & personal growth.


Why Get Outside?

1 out of every 3 young people is obese or overweight in america.

The average person spends 8 hours a day in front of a screen and only minutes outdoors.

Hey, we get it. We love Netflix too. But the amount of time we spend inside is becoming a national health crisis. By participating in AORE Campus Challenge, you're part of the solution. So tell all your friends and get outside!