The first-ever Michigan Runner Girl – Michigan Department of Natural Resources Winter Fitness Challenge is in full swing now and we are loving all the photos of your outdoor adventures being shared on social media! Each week through the end of February, we’re picking a winner to receive a little swag — and we’ll share the winning photo here on the blog.

Congratulations to Caryn Chachulski — @monkeyspalate on Instagram — for sharing the above photo with us!

Caryn, for sharing your wintry northern Michigan snowshoeing photo, you’ll receive this collection of MRG and Michigan-inspired gifts:

·       Love Michigan magnet from M22

·       Winter beanie from the Michigan Runner Girl online store

·       The memoir Finding Hope in the Long Run, written by Michigan ultra runner, mother and writer Kathy Sebright {you can hear her inspiring story on the MRG podcast here » }

·       Michigan Runner Girl “In a State of Motion” sticker

Want to join the Michigan Runner Girl/Michigan DNR Fitness Challenge? The challenge is free and open to anyone interested in getting outdoors and experiencing nature in Michigan this winter. BEST PART (aside from the happiness and peacefulness you’ll be experiencing when getting outside and exploring): Prizes will be given away each week during the challenge, which will run through February.
Here’s how this fitness challenge works:
  • snap a photo of yourself, or of you and your family and friends, being active outside. It could be a run, a snowshoe, a hike, a ski — whatever gets your body moving outdoors. If you happen to be at a state park, great! But you can also simply be in your backyard, at a local park, along the Great Lakes shoreline … wherever, so long as you’re outdoors in Michigan!
  • Share the photo on Instagram OR Facebook (or both!), using the hashtags #MRGEnergy and #MIStateParks.
  • Each week, MRG will share a reader/listener photo on the MRG Facebook page (and on Instagram, of course) and that person will win a prize from Michigan Runner Girl and the Michigan DNR. (hint: could be free camping, gear or other fun prizes!)

Check out last week’s winner here »

Get out there and have fun!

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