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Original poster
Apr 12, 2001

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


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.





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.

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


macrumors 68030
Feb 27, 2006
These look great. Now, if only Apple could fix the Apple Watch bug that causes the awards to mysteriously disappear and the streaks to reset themselves.


macrumors regular
Nov 21, 2006
Berlin, Germany
Completely random comment: This is another example of why Apple’s products are best in the US and sometimes struggle to reach the same success in other markets. Internationally, Apple charges more for less, in particular regarding software and services. See Maps, Siri, Autocomplete, News, Pay, and probably 1/4 of the big announcements announced for iOS 17 and Sonoma… all the way down to the Activity Challenges. That’s the downside of a monolithic company.
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