Apple hosts National Parks Activity Challenge 2023: Hike, Run, and Earn Special Award!

Apple is gearing up to host its annual National Parks Activity Challenge on August 26, as a way to celebrate the splendid national parks in the United States. This year, Apple Watch owners are in for a treat. To earn the exclusive 2023 National Parks Award, all they need to do is complete a hike, walk, run, or wheelchair workout of at least a mile. It's a great opportunity to get outdoors and explore the beauty of nature, while also earning a cool achievement for their wrist. But that's not all! The challenge will also come with a fun bonus. Participants will unlock a set of animated stickers that can be used in the Messages app and across iOS 17. Imagine adding a touch of wilderness to your iMessages with cute little animations of wildlife, trees, and iconic park landmarks. It's a delightful way to share your love for the great outdoors with friends and family. So mark your calendars for August 26 and get ready to embark on an adventure in the great outdoors. Lace up your hiking boots, put on your running shoes, or wheel your way through the park – whatever you prefer. Just don't forget to bring your Apple Watch along. Let's celebrate the beauty and majesty of our national parks together, while earning some well-deserved recognition on our wrists. For more info, you can check out [](