The Get Outside Challenge takes place during Jan. 14- March 25, 2019.

This 10 week initiative aims to challenge our community to spend more time being active outside! This challenge is for anyone and everyone who wants to become healthier and happier in the great outdoors this winter. Plus, there are prizes!

This challenge has two focus areas depending on your age. Click the links for more information.

Q: Why participate in this challenge?

A: Many of us opt to stay indoors over the winter – often leading to decreased levels of physical activity, more screen time, a decrease in mental health, and a lost connection to nature! CEC wants to promote fun, healthy activities for our community. Are you spending enough time outside? Take this quiz!

Start off the year with a positive, healthy foot forward. Cope Environmental Center challenges you to join in on a bit of friendly competition!

Q: When does the challenge take place?

A: Jan 14. 2019 to March 25, 2019

Q: Who can participate?

A: Our program is available to people of all ages and abilities who are wishing to lead a more active lifestyle.

Q: Where does this challenge take place?

A: Anywhere, as long as it is outside!  You are more than welcome to head over to CEC and hike the trails or participate in our other programs and events, but outdoor activity at home, work, school, etc., counts too!

Q: How do you participate?

A: Just track your time spent exercising outdoors through log books (provided below and at CEC, located at 1730 Airport Rd. in Centerville, Ind.).

Q: How are activities measured?

A: We measure our program not through the intensity of the activity but by the time spent doing it. Ten minutes of walking slowly or sprinting receive the same amount of recognition. By measuring participants’ progress in time instead of intensity, this challenge engages participants on their terms in regards to improving their fitness.

Upcoming Events at CEC that can help you towards your goal: 

1.) February 2, 2019 – Groundhog Day Program 10-11:30 a.m.

2.) February 9, 2019 – Family Maple Syrup Day from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

3.) March – TBA

For people who are 13+ and participating in the Get Outside- Move initiative, please sign up by completing the form below. After that, you can use the same form to continue logging minutes!

Here are some other outdoor health initiatives in the community!



Thank you to our generous sponsors and in-kind donors! 


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