Bay Day is coming up, and it could be the easiest (and most fun) $500 you’ll ever make! From September 2 through October 1, local nonprofit Save The Bay will run a series of challenges where participants can pledge to do fun outdoor activities throughout the Bay Area. Anyone who completes the challenges will be entered for a chance to win a $500 Sports Basement gift certificate and other prizes – and registration is now open.
The two challenges are as follows:
Bay Day Trail Challenge
Participants pledge to walk, run, bike, wheel, or paddle 30 miles anywhere along the San Francisco Bay Trail. The trail spans 350 miles through all 9 Bay Area counties, giving you a chance to see the best the Bay has to offer during an activity of your choosing. You can run a mile a day, knock out 10-mile bike rides on the weekends, or find another way to log your 30 miles.
Bay Day Activity Challenge
Complete 10 activities of your choice in this customizable and flexible challenge. You can venture out along the San Francisco Bay Trail or stick to your own neighborhood with activities including kite-flying, bird watching, bike rides, picnicking, audio tours, and more.
How it works
You need only register online for either (or both!) challenges and track your results by logging them on the Bay Day website. The month-long event is completely free to join, accessible to both children and adults, and you can join or create a team to help you reach your goals.
Bay Day is offering over 250 chances to win a prize this year. The first 200 people to register will receive a commemorative Bay Day t-shirt (adult sizes only), so be sure to register early. Everyone who completes a challenge will be entered for a chance to win the grand prize of a $500 Sports Basement gift card, and 2 runners-up will receive $50 Sports Basement gift cards. Another 50 people will receive Save the Bay gear.
About Save The Bay
The organization behind this month-long event is Save The Bay, a nonprofit that works to protect and restore the San Francisco Bay. Since 1961 they have worked to foster protective measures against flooding and climate change effects, shelter for 90+ threatened and endangered species, thousands of miles of watershed restoration, and countless opportunities for community recreation.