Welcome to Be Active Outdoors!

Be Active Outdoors wants to be the catalyst to encouraging individuals within our region to seek outdoor activities. We promote outdoor recreation and active lifestyles by endorsing the health and wellness aspect of outdoor activity. We work with existing organizations in the region, utilizing established resources to bring active groups of people together, build accessibility to the outdoors, and generate a broader community of enthusiasts.

Be Active Outdoors is Seeking Spring and Summer Interns

Be Active Outdoors is seeking Sports Marketing and Social Media Interns who will work closely with BAO executives and team to plan, manage and execute a spectrum of marketing and social media strategies for the Amped Up Adventure Race Series and other BAO events. The roles and responsibilities of the Sports Marketing and Social Media Interns will be executed in a fast paced, dynamic and constantly changing environment. Click here to download complete information.

Amped Up Adventure Race Series

We have just announced the 2013 dates for the Amped Up Adventure Race Series with races being held in Rockford IL, Beloit WI, and Aurora IL. The races series acts as a critical catalyst to strengthen our mission of inspiring tomorrow’s outdoor enthusiast while providing vital funds to allow us to progress the work of Be Active Outdoors.

The race itself is a one-of-a-kind adventure race that takes the traditional adventure race elements and combines them with an urban obstacle component. Each race has a biking, running, and paddling component and they all finish with the specially designed urban obstacle course. The race series is design intentionally to inspire participation across the full spectrum of race experience, from those just getting into the sport, to seasoned adventure racers. Also, where other adventure races somewhat limit youth and family participation, we highly encourage participation by having youth and family divisions.

Besides the races getting the competitive juices going, the race locations are chosen specifically to highlight that region’s tremendous local natural assets, while at the same time, raising money for identified community and local social causes.  These funds go directly to expanding and encouraging individuals, and our communities as a whole, to develop a deep appreciation for our local natural assets and adopt healthy outdoor active lifestyles.

If adventure racing really isn’t your thing, no worries, there are many ways to become involved with the efforts of Be Active Outdoors. We are constantly on the lookout for others that share our passion for inspiring tomorrow’s outdoor enthusiast.  Learn more about the Amped Up Adventure Races.

GoPRO Live Your Adventure Video Contest 

Be Active Outdoors is excited to announce the 2013 Live Your Adventure Video Contest done in partnership with the Beloit International Film Festival, GoPro, and Rapid Media. We want contestants to capture and send us their most memorable adventure experiences throughout 2013. It is not up to us to define what adventure means to you…we think that a spirit of adventure comes in various forms and fashions. Learn more.