We are partnering with 100 Alabama Miles Challenge to do a photo contest! The 100 Alabama Miles Challenge is "a statewide program designed to inspire all Alabamians to kick-start an active, healthy lifestyle while exploring our beautiful state and connecting with fellow participants. We challenge all Alabamians to walk, run, hike, bike, swim, paddle, ride or roll 100 miles each year and to do so by visiting Alabama’s many wonderful parks, nature preserves, and rivers."

desoto state park kayak melea and carley

Each time you get out and walk, run, hike, bike, swim, paddle, you can log your miles on the 100 Alabama Miles Challenge website. It keeps track of all your miles, and the best part is - other than getting in shape, of course - you can earn virtual badges! You'll earn badges for the different activity milestones. For example, when you reach 25, 50, and 100 miles in each activity, you'll earn a badge. You can even earn badges at many different places all over Alabama. We've got a checklist of North Alabama badges you can earn at the end of this blog post.

How to Enter the Photo Contest

So, about that photo contest: to enter the contest, please upload your photo of you being active outdoors or the location where you're active in North Alabama in our photo collector below. Each week we'll choose a photo randomly from the collector to win a Sweet Home North Alabama t-shirt AND a 100 Alabama Miles Challege t-shirt. We'll also use your photos on our social media platforms, giving you credit, of course. This contest will last through September 14, 2020.

100 Alabama Miles Checklist

Here's a 100 Alabama Miles checklist you can download and mark off as you go. All locations aren't on the checklist. See below for a complete list.

100 alabama miles bingo sheet

List of ALL the North Alabama Virtual Badges You Can Earn

  • Bankhead National Forest
  • Bear Creek
  • Blevins Gap Nature Preserve
  • Buck's Pocket State Park
  • Cane Creek Canyon Nature Preserve
  • Cathedral Caverns State Park
  • Certain Forever Wild Tract
  • Cherokee Rock Gardens
  • Cooley Cemetery Trail
  • Desoto State Park
  • Elk River (Limestone County Canoe & Kayak Trail)
  • Freedom Hills Wildlife Management Area
  • Flint River
  • Honeycomb Trail
  • Hurricane Creek Park
  • James D. Martin Wildlife Park
  • Joe Wheeler State Park
  • Lake Guntersville State Park
  • Little River Canyon National Preserve
  • Locust Fork River
  • Monte Sano Nature Preserve
  • Monte Sano State Park
  • Muscle Shoals Reservation
  • Noah Bike Trail
  • Noccalula Falls Park and Campground
  • Palisades Park
  • Rainbow Mountain Preserve
  • Richard Martin Trail
  • Rickwood Caverns State Park
  • Rock Bridge Canyon Equestrian Park
  • Russell Cave National Monument
  • Shoal Creek Preserve
  • Sipsey Fork of the Black Warrior
  • Sipsey River
  • Sipsey Wilderness (Bankhead National Forest)
  • Wade Mountain Nature Preserve
  • Walls of Jericho Forever Wild Tract
  • Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge


T-shirts You Can Win

100 alabama miles t-shirts