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122 Miles in 15 Days Makes Mike a Super Trail Challenger

100 miles. Check!

Mike Bonnar said he became obsessed with walking after receiving a FitBit as a gift in December 2015. Then the Metroparks Trail Challenge came along to feed his fixation.

In his first 15 days of the Trail Challenge, the retiree logged 122 miles, so his goal of 150 miles in 30 days is well within sight. In that time, he has also met new walking companions and discovered new parks and trails.

Update: Mike has now reached his goal of 150 miles!

Mike participates in the Good Health Walks Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at Wildwood, but typically walks an hour or more before and a couple hours after those group walks as well.

Since he started tracking on his FitBit, he said he has walked more than 3,225 miles, including one day at Wildwood when he walked 21 miles in seven hours. That’s 45,204 steps!

Since the Trail Challenge launched on June 3, more than 275 people have signed up, set a goal – 50, 100 or 150 miles in one year – and started hitting the trails.

Sign up online or stop in the Visitors Center at Wildwood Preserve. The program costs $20, which includes a t-shirt to start and a walking stick if you complete the goal you set for yourself.