National Parks Apple Watch Activity Challenge Will Take Place on August 26

Apple plans to host its annual National Parks activity challenge on Saturday, August 26, celebrating national parks across the United States.

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Apple will ask Apple Watch owners to do a hike, walk, run, or wheelchair workout that lasts for at least 20 minutes in order to earn the special 2023 National Parks award.

Let's get out and celebrate national parks everywhere. On August 26, earn this award by recording a workout of 20 minutes or more with any app that adds workouts to Health.

As with all Activity Challenges, the award will be accompanied by animated stickers that can be used in the Messages app and across iOS in iOS 17.

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Apple has historically celebrated national parks in August, and along with the Apple Watch Activity Challenge, Apple often provides an Apple Pay donation program, Apple TV+ content, Apple Music songs, books, podcasts, and more.

Top Rated Comments

Sheepish-Lord Avatar
9 months ago
Staying alive seems to be the goal for any visit these days. Bear attacks, Bison attacks, heat exhaustion, free climbing, etc all leading to deaths.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
johnmarki Avatar
9 months ago
Yes! I love these, and have been snagging all of the national park challenges that I can!
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sjsharksfan12 Avatar
9 months ago
I like getting these badges. It's that extra special thing and the badges look really nice. One of the more underrated things about the Apple watch is whoever designs these badges is really creative.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jjm3 Avatar
9 months ago
The stickers are so pretty! Love the tropical theme.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kingalien Avatar
9 months ago
What does Pac-Man have to do with this ?
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
techfreak23 Avatar
9 months ago
Would have been nice back in June when I was actually in a national park in Yosemite and hiked to the top of Yosemite Falls...
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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