Join Santa Cruz County Parks and get outside and moving in this beautiful area that we call home!  Whether you need motivation to get off the couch or are already a fitness enthusiast, we want to celebrate and support you on your journey!  Choose your mileage goal to meet by July 31 (15, 25, 40, 70 or 100 miles) and watch your progress through the scrollable map and corresponding milestones.  Don't forget to invite your friends and cheer each other on in the chat!



1. Choose your run, walk or roll goal:

15 mile goal
25 mile goal
40 mile goal
70 mile goal
100 mile goal

2.  Get the MoveSpring app for free OR print out our tracking sheet!


Join other participants in the fun as you accumulate mileage and take a journey through Santa Cruz County Parks!  Register on the MoveSpring website here or by downloading the MoveSpring app* and joining with the org code "CountyParks". Link one of the following devices/apps to upload your mileage: Fitbit, Android via Google Fit, Garmin, Wear OS by Google, Withings, Misfit, or Samsung.  Choose a default avatar or upload your own and track your movement on the scrollable map as your mileage increases.  Choose a goal that’s right for you.  Milestones are located at the following distances: 15, 25, 40, 70, 100.  If you are not linking a fitness app or device, you can manually enter your distance.  Learn how here.


*You may be asked to give Stridekick access to your fitness app data.  Stridekick is affiliated with MoveSpring.

If you do not have access to a mobile device or would like to keep track on your own, print our tracking sheet and call (831)454-7941 before June 30 to officially register and become eligible for prizes!
Once you have completed your challenge goal, email a photo or mail your tracking sheet to County Parks by 5 pm Friday August 6!

Mail address: Santa Cruz County Parks, 979 17th Ave Santa Cruz, CA 95062, Attn: Summer Strides

3. Enter to win prizes!

The first 100 registrants will receive a County Parks pedometer (available for pick-up at Simpkins Family Swim Center, 979 17th Ave., Santa Cruz).              

Sign up by June 30 to be entered into a drawing to win one of three Fit Bit 4s!
(If you will be using paper entry, you can register over the phone at 454-7941 by June 30 to be eligible for the Fit Bit drawing)


Drawings will be held for the following prizes for finalists in each mileage category:

A copy of Secret Walks and Staircases in Santa Cruz by Debbie Bulger & Richard Stover

Local gift cards:

$150 Fleet Feet

$75 Crow’s Nest

$50 Staff of Life

$25 Marianne’s Ice Cream

Suggested Walks (Click Here for Accessible Trails)

Ready to get outside and move with others? 

All Summer! County Park Friends collaborative Art Hikes throughout Santa Cruz County

Walking Adventure Group at London Nelson Community Center

July 11: Nature stROLL with County Park Friends at Pinto Lake County Park!

Meetup with other adults of all abilities for a looped nature activity through this beautiful County Park! Join Brenda and Jen for some fresh air and community!


Other suggested walks around Santa Cruz County can be found here.


Accessible County Park Trails Video Series

Heart of Soquel Linear Parkway

East Cliff Drive Parkway

Chanticleer County Park

Felton Discovery Park

Jose Avenue Park

Pinto Lake County Park

Seascape County Park


Santa Cruz County Department of Parks, Open Space and Cultural Services
979 17th Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
General Information (Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
Phone: (831)