Trailblaze at Home


Explore the trails of your backyard and the great outdoors to search for these treasures around you. Remember to look high and low to see how many items you can find! All you need is a pair of shoes and a camera (phone camera works) to participate!

You will have a completed BINGO when you have taken a picture that represents the item on 5 squares in a row. For each completed BINGO—5 photos that represent the symbol on the card in a row—you will be entered into a raffle to win a MONTH MEMBERSHIP at the nearest Earth Trek’s climbing gym near you! You can complete up to 5 BINGOs for a chance to be entered 5 times. At the end of January Backpacks + Bleeders will go live while drawing the winner of the climbing gym membership! We will also be raffling off the Backpacks + Bleeders long sleeve dry fit shirt and CamelBak.

You can turn in your BINGO card 1 of 2 ways!

1.                   Email the photos used to complete your BINGO to info@cohemo.org

2.                   Upload your photos to the Backpacks + Bleeders: Trailblaze from Home page on cohemo.org

We are looking forward to seeing you trailblaze from home as you complete the Backpacks + Bleeders Photo Scavenger Hunt! 

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Can you Hike/Walk/Run 100 miles in from July 1st to August 22nd? You may do all the miles yourself or split them up between a team, possibly even your UNITE Team! Improve your life and health while helping raise awareness for bleeding disorders. The 100 Mile Challenge is not a race or competition, but a community of people dedicated to accomplishing common goals!!

Tag us on Facebook @NHFColorado or @backpacksandbleeders to share your hard work! For each family or team that reaches their 100 miles will earn a Backpacks + Bleeders  dry fit shirt AND CamelBak! It comes with a 1.5 litter hydration pack to help prepare you for what's next! You can track your miles either by photos taken, writing it down on an excel sheet or any running app. 

Submit your 100 Mile Challenge photos and submissions below! 

Staying active and healthy are important factors to living your most full-filled life. However, during this time of isolation and uncertainty it has become harder and harder to do. That is why we are challenging you to get active and let us know! There are various indoor and outdoor activities that can help keep you moving and active! Whether it being an online workout video, making household chores fun, or getting outside, send us a picture and let us know!

Each new activity photo you tag us in will count as a Backpacks + Bleeders event. One event per month will be counted towards the Incentive Program. You must #backpacksandbleeders and tag @backpacksandbleeders on Facebook for it to count.

Not familiar with the Incentive Program?

On your FIRST backpack + Bleeders trailblaze you will receive the Backpack + Bleeders patch and sticker

On your THIRD backpack + Bleeders trailblaze you will receive the Backpack + Bleeders long sleeve dry fit t-shirt

On your FIFTH backpack + Bleeders trailblaze you will receive the Backpack + Bleeders CamelBak Hydration Pack

Looking for Indoor Activities?

A handful of hip studios that usually cost some coin are offering free trials! Here’s how to get moving while waiting for the pandemic to pass:

Core Power Yoga. Sixteen hour-long yoga classes, plus four meditations, on its website.

Echelon and Peloton. Both apps offer a wide variety of live and on-demand classes (yoga, dance, core, Pilates) in addition to the in-home Spin classes they’re known for. Both apps are free for 90 days.

Barre3 and The Bar Method. The ballet-meets-yoga-meets-Pilates classes are free for 15 days.

Daily Burn and Gold’s Gym. Miss gym classes? Try a 60-day free trial of the Daily Burn’s sleek at-home classes, with a variety of specialties such as postnatal. 

Planet Fitness. Planet Fitness has a free daily class at 7 p.m. ET on its Facebook Live page.

Turning Household Chores into a FUN Workout!

  • Turn your vacuuming around the house into walking lunges
  • Strap on ankle-weights to your wrists and start your dusting routine!  
  • While you’re cooking try doing calf raises
  • Squat in between folding your laundry
  • Taking the trash out? Throw in bicep curls

If You're Going Outside

Keep a social distance from others. The key to slowing the spread of COVID-19 is social distancing. Keep a bare minimum of 6 feet apart from others .

Avoid high risk or remote activities. Choose low-risk activities. Backcountry restrictions are currently in place due to “limited medical, emergency, and search and rescue services.”  and some mountain communities are even closed off to visitors.

Announce your presence to others. Signal your presence by voice or bell before passing others. Call out by saying “passing on your left” and give others time to respond. Whether you’re running, hiking, or biking, giving a signal can help you and others on the trail maintain the recommended 6-foot social distance.

Stay regional. Stay close to home when choosing an outdoor destination. Some of the most popular trails and parks around the state have already closed due to the spread of the virus, including Rocky Mountain National Park and the Manitou Incline.

Avoid times and places of high use. Avoid hitting the trails during peak times. Wake up early or start later in the day, and you’ll be sure to skip the crowds, even at some of the most popular outdoor recreation areas.

How Do We Get Active With a Mandatory Stay-at-Home Order in Place?

Governor Jared Polis issued a mandatory stay-at-home order for all residents of Colorado on Wednesday to take effect Thursday, March 26 at 6 a.m., and to last through April 11 unless rescinded or modified. What does this mean about getting outside? Residents may leave their home to "To engage in outdoor activity, such as walking, hiking, nordic skiing, snowshoeing, biking or running. For purposes of outdoor activity, state parks will remain open to the public to engage in walking, hiking, biking, running, and similar outdoor activities but all playgrounds, picnic areas, other similar areas conducive to public gathering and attended areas shall be closed."

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