Lees-McRae currently sitting at No. 21 spot in the Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge

October 09, 2017

Since its start on Sept. 18, Lees-McRae College students, faculty, staff and alumni have logged more than 900 total adventures for the chance at prizes and the ultimate title of “National Outdoor Champion.”

The Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge is a nation-wide event with the goal of bringing more students and college campus members into the great outdoors.

Currently, Lees-McRae is no. 21 in the division I rankings—the most competitive division including schools such as Colorado State University, University of Maine and Southern Utah University in first place.

Interested participants can download the free Outdoor Nation application and join the Lees-McRae team. Points can be logged and earned for almost anything including running, bicycling, hiking, walking, bird-watching, yoga, slacklining and much more. Points can also be earned for developing events and classes to help others get active. Points earned will qualify participants for daily raffles and free gear from sponsors such as ENO, Hydroflask and others.

Outdoor Nation, powered by the Outdoor Nation Foundation, is committed to increasing and expanding youth participation through entertainment, education, engagement and action—especially among urban communities and communities of color—resulting in a healthier, more active generation, according to the Outdoor Nation website.

To learn more about the Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge, visit oncampuschallenge.org and OutdoorFoundation.org.

Media Contact:

Nina Mastandrea  |  Content Manager
Tel: 828.898.8729  |  Email: mastandrean@lmc.edu