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Take A Hike! Challenge in the Great Outdoors

Edward-Elmhurst Health is combining staying physically active and spending time outdoors for a free, family-friendly event: the second annual Take A Hike! Challenge from September 1 through October 27. Together with sponsors the Conservation Foundation, Elmhurst Park District, Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, Rotary Club of Naperville Sunrise and Naperville Park District, it will provide hiking insights, special programs and tips for participants to get the most out of each hike.

Physical activity like hiking has been proven to provide many health benefits, including lowering stress, blood pressure and body fat, and improving bone density. When a minimum of six hikes are completed and tracked during the challenge period, participants will earn the Take a Hike! Trail Blaze Award, including a commemorative pin or walking stick with a commemorative medallion.

Participation is free. To sign up or for more information, visit