New Year’s Walking Challenge!

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2018 New Year’s Resolution Walking Challenge

The 2018 New Year’s Walking Challenge has ended! Thank you to everyone who participated – your photos and stories have been inspiring. Click below to view the full list of participants who completed the Challenge.

Get outside and get active in 2018! We want to support your New Year’s Resolutions and give you a free Arboretum Individual Membership for keeping up with your commitments to yourself. All you have to do is visit the Arboretum once a week for four consecutive weeks (January 19 – February 16), snap a photo of the weekly location, and post your photo to Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. We can’t wait to see your progress and keep up with your adventures at the Arboretum!

Here is how it works:
1. Register for the Walking Challenge by January 18th.
2. Check the weekly location – it will be emailed and posted to the Arboretum’s Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts each Friday afternoon during the challenge (see schedule below).
3. Head to the Arboretum each week and take a photo at the weekly location.
4. Post your photo on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using the directions below and both of our hashtags: #ArboretumWalkingChallenge #HoustonArboretum

  • Facebook:
    Go to the Arboretum Facebook Page
    Find the weekly location post pinned to the top of the Arboretum page
    Post your photo as a comment on that week’s location post
  • Instagram:
    Note – your account MUST be set to public to participate
    Upload your photo to Instagram
    Tag the Houston Arboretum in your photo and select Houston Arboretum & Nature Center under ‘Add Location’
  • Twitter:
    Compose a tweet with your photo included and tag @HoustonArboretu (no M)
  • If you do not use social media, you can email your photos every week to

5. Get your FREE membership in the mail at the beginning of March.

We will post the location on the following dates:
January 19
January 26
February 3
February 9

All photos must be uploaded by February 16th.

*Please note: only individual memberships will be provided. Upgrades are available by paying the difference. Please call 713.681.8433 to upgrade. You must be 18 or older to participate in the challenge. We will send you weekly emails with reminders to hit the trails. At the end of the challenge, we will send one final email confirming your membership before we mail it to you.


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