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30 days of challenges

Gary Walters' Kinship Challenge with 30 activities and events in 30 days includes opportunities to join in and be active. Challenges are: Aug. 13--the 30 days starts at 10:30 a.m. with the Walk a Mile in her Shoes event at Mills Ford in Baxter. Aug.

Gary Walters' Kinship Challenge with 30 activities and events in 30 days includes opportunities to join in and be active.

Challenges are:

Aug. 13-the 30 days starts at 10:30 a.m. with the Walk a Mile in her Shoes event at Mills Ford in Baxter.

Aug. 14-bicycle 30 miles starting at 2 p.m. at the Northland Arboretum trailhead in Baxter. Can't go 30 miles, just join in for a section of the ride and go whatever distance works.

Aug. 15-30K inline skate, starting at 5 p.m. at the Northland Arboretum in Baxter.

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Aug. 16-mountain bike 30K starting at 3:30 p.m. Crosby. People are welcome to join in and bike for shorter distances to join the adventure.

Aug. 17-turtle races, Nisswa. Unclear if Walters is dressing up like a turtle and taking on all challengers.

Aug. 18-Includes a Kinship 30th anniversary picnic at the Gull Lake Yacht Club for Kinship Partners members only.

Aug. 19-30K fat tire bike, 4 p.m. Croft Mine Trailhead, Crosby.

Aug. 20-Swim Gull Lake past 30 docks, 10 a.m. Ernie's to Bar Harbor.

Aug. 21-30 mile bike around Gull Lake.

Aug. 22-30K walk with a 3K option, 6 p.m., Paul Bunyan State Trail, Nisswa trailhead.

Aug. 23-Kids Against Hunger, 30 people participating in a food packaging session, with Kinship Partners but the event is open to volunteers. During a two-hour packaging session, each volunteer can easily package two boxes worth of food or 432 meals, Kids Against Hunger reports.

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Aug. 24-30 mile bike with Paul Bunyan cyclists, 6 p.m., Northland Arboretum, Baxter.

Aug. 25-Roundhouse Brewery, Brainerd, 4 p.m., food and beer event.

Aug. 26-Brainerd Warrior fishing team launch for Kinship Partners only.

Aug. 27-Kinship Railroad Days Dash 5K, Staples.

Aug. 28-Lakes Country Triathlon, 8:30 a.m. Whipple Beach, Baxter.

Aug. 29-swim Whipple Lake, 6 p.m. Whipple Beach, Baxter.

Aug. 30-Minnesota State Fair, 30 foods-many no doubt on a stick.

Aug. 31-30 4-mile bike rides.

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Sept. 1-zip line at least 30 feet above the ground at Mount Ski Gull, Nisswa.

Sept. 2-into the air at least 30 feet up along Highway 371 in Baxter.

Sept. 3-Twins game, Minnesota Twins for Kinship Partners kids only.

Sept. 4-paddlepalooza on Gull Lake.

Sept. 5-kayak past 30 docks on Gull Lake, 1 p.m. Ernie's on Gull.

Sept. 6-30K bike ride, 5 p.m., Pequot Lakes park trailhead.

Sept. 7-30K inline skate/bike, Nisswa trailhead.

Sept. 8-30 car test drive, Lakes Country Toyota.

Sept. 9-30 mile, 20 mile, 10 mile bike ride, 4 p.m. Clow Stamping parking lot, Merrifield.

Sept. 10-3-mile stroller walk with kids, 10 a.m. Paul Bunyan State Trailhead, Northland Arboretum.

Sept. 11-end of the 30 days, 30K or 3K flag walk, Mills Ford.

Note: times are subject to change for weather and more details will be available on activities as the month progresses. A full calendar link will be available at www.brainerddispatch.com .

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