Don’t call it a resolution. You’ve dreamed of tagging that peak, racing that ultra, or climbing that pitch for years. Now’s your chance to put your money where your mouth is and make it a reality, all on a NordicTrack.


  • Tell us your Dream Adventure for 2019. We’ll pick eight finalists, and GearJunkie readers will vote for their favorites. One lucky winner will go on their Dream Adventure!

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“Is there anything more alluring than a trail that disappears as it winds into the woods? Every time I visit Vermont, I follow a small road that hugs the White River to my brother’s home in South Royalton. As I come around a specific bend, I slow down and crane my neck to see the sign that reads: The Long Trail. For years I have run on the trail in spurts and starts, always dreaming that one day I would have the resources to attempt a self-supported through-hike in fast-pack style. Built in 1910, the LT is the oldest long-distance hiking trail in the US and I intend to earn my end-to-end patches - but, I want to earn both at once, completing the northbound and southbound treks in a single adventure for a total of 544 glorious miles of Green Mountain heaven. This grant would allow me to do that with NordicTrack gear to get me in shape for the roughly 127,100’ of ascent and the ability to acquire the necessary gear and supplies to make a double-fast-pack of the LT possible.”

— Margaret S.
Contest Entrant Margaret S.
“I love combining ultra endurance challenges and harsh environments, particularly in ways that are new and unpredictable to me. That’s why this is my dream adventure: I want to complete the Iditarod on foot, as training for an even more audacious goal – setting a new speed record to the South Pole (this would have to be on skis of course).”

— Sunny S.
Contest Entrant Sunny S.


Entry into the GearJunkie Adventure Grant Contest (herein “Contest”) begins at 12:00:01 a.m. Central Time (“CT”) on 1/14/19 and ends at 11:59 p.m. CT on 3/15/19. People entering the Contest (herein “Entrants”) may do so by uploading an original story about an adventure planned for 2019 on the Adventure Grant Microsite (herein “Site”) and submit their email address. As an option, Entrants may share a photo when they upload their story and submit their email address. Sharing a photo does not gain a bonus entry of any kind or affect their chances of winning. Participation in this Contest is subject to, and all entrants must comply with, all policies, terms, and conditions imposed by GearJunkie LLC (herein “Sponsor”) and ICON Health & Fitness, Inc. (herein “Promotion Parties”), as well as those set forth in these Official Rules. If the entry submitted complies with these Official Rules and those policies, terms, and conditions imposed by Sponsor, it may be posted and may be viewed by anyone visiting the Site. Entry may not include any intellectual property of third parties, including copyrighted material or third-party trademarks. Entries must be suitable for publication/broadcast at Sponsor’s sole discretion.

Entrants may enter the Contest by uploading a story to the Site one (1) time throughout the contest. Entries must be submitted by an individual, eligible Entrant only; no group entries allowed. All entries must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. CT on 3/15/19.

ELIGIBILITY: This Contest is open to legal residents of the United States and the District of Columbia who are 21 years of age or older. Employees of Sponsor and Promotion Parties, and all other service agencies involved with design, execution, or fulfillment of this Contest, and members of the immediate families (defined for these purposes as parents, children, siblings, and spouses) or households (whether related or not) of any of the above are NOT eligible to participate.

GRAND PRIZE: The Adventure Grant (Contest) Grand Prize consists of a NordicTrack machine to be selected by the winner and $5,000 to be used towards their trip. Must be twenty-one (21) years of age and a resident of the United States to win.

PRIZES: No cash redemptions or other prize substitutions permitted, except by Sponsor, who may substitute a prize of equal or greater value if an advertised prize becomes unavailable. All prizes will be awarded provided they are properly claimed in accordance with these Official Rules and a sufficient number of eligible entries are received. Actual/appraised value may differ at time of prize award. The specifics of the prize shall be solely determined by the Sponsor.


HOW TO ENTER: The Sponsor’s Contest requires readers upload an adventure story on the Site and submit their email address to enter. An “adventure story” is any written story that depicts outdoor adventure or travel. Entrants have the option to submit a photo on the Site. The photo is optional. It does not count as an entry and does not impact the selection of the winner. Entrants can enter the Site one (1) time throughout the contest.

Entry may not include any intellectual property of third parties, including copyrighted material or third-party trademarks. Entries must be suitable for publication/broadcast at Sponsor’s sole discretion. No crude, inappropriate, offensive, or blurry photos will be accepted as entries. Nor will any photos depicting illegal activity. The entry must fulfill all Contest requirements, as specified, to be eligible to win a prize. Entries that are not complete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of GearJunkie. You may enter only one (1) time, and you must enter with the information requested. You may not enter more times than indicated by using multiple email addresses, identities, or devices in an attempt to circumvent the rules. If you use fraudulent methods or otherwise attempt to circumvent the rules, your submission may be removed from eligibility at the sole discretion of GearJunkie.

JUDGING AND WINNER NOTIFICATION: Contest winners will be selected by a bracket style vote on GearJunkie’s social media channels. All finalist are required to provide photo to be used in the voting. Entry photos must be appropriate, relevant, not blurry, etc., to be considered. Potential winners will be notified via the email address they used to enter the Contest. Winners may be required to sign and return a liability/publicity release (where permitted) within ten (10) days of receipt of notification or the potential winner will be disqualified and the prize will be forfeited. The Sponsor shall have no liability for a winner’s failure to receive notices due to winner’s spam, junk email, or other security settings or for winner’s provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If the selected winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize within fourteen (14) days of the time the award notification was sent, or fails to timely return a completed and executed declaration and releases as required, the prize may be forfeited and an alternate winner selected.

EMAIL OPT-IN: By entering the Contest, you agree to receive email newsletters periodically from GearJunkie and ICON Health & Fitness, Inc. (Sponsors). You can opt out of receiving this communication at any time by clicking the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletter.

PHOTO RIGHTS: Entrants retain all rights to any photo they submit. By entering the contest, all Entrants consent to and grant non-exclusive license to The GearJunkie LLC, ICON Health & Fitness, Inc., and Promotion Parties, without further notification, compensation, or attribution to the Entrant or any other party, to use, reproduce, modify, create derivative works from, print, publish, post, transmit, distribute, perform, adapt, enhance, display, and otherwise make use of and distribute the photos.

PHOTO RELEASE: We encourage Entrants to upload adventure photographs to the Site. The GearJunkie LLC and ICON Health & Fitness, Inc. may use these photographs in future publications or other materials, including social media.

TERMS: GearJunkie reserves the right, in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest should (in its sole discretion) a virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention, fraud, or other causes beyond its control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the Contest. In such cases, GearJunkie may judge submissions from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by GearJunkie. GearJunkie reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or website or violates these Terms & Conditions.

GearJunkie has the right, in its sole discretion to maintain the integrity of the Contest, to void entries for any reason, including, but not limited to the following: multiple entries from the same user from different IP addresses; multiple entries from the same computer in excess of that allowed by Contest rules; or the use of bots, macros, scripts, or other technical means for entering. Any attempt by an Entrant to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such an attempt be made, GearJunkie reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. By entering the Contest, you agree to receive email newsletters periodically from GearJunkie. You can opt out of receiving this communication at any time by clicking the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletter.

LIABILITY WAIVER: As a condition of participating in the Contest, Entrants agree to the following: “I understand that ‘adventure’ and other outdoor activities involve risk to both persons and property. There are many variables (including, but not limited to, weather, fitness level, terrain features, and outdoor experience) that must be considered prior to hiking. In no way shall I hold The GearJunkie LLC, ICON Health & Fitness, Inc., or any Sponsor responsible for any harm or injury caused to myself or my guests while hiking for the Contest.”

LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of an Entrant, GearJunkie will consider the corresponding entry to belong to the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at the time of entry. “Authorized account holder” is deemed to be the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, service provider, or other online organization that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.

Sponsor and Promotion Parties reserve the right, at their sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds may be tampering with the entry process or operation of this Contest or Site, acting in violation of the terms of the Site, acting in a non-sportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or acting with intent to threaten, abuse, or harass any other person. Any attempt to deliberately damage any Site or undermine the legitimate operation of this Contest may be unlawful and subject to legal action by the Sponsor or its agents.

TAX INFORMATION: All applicable federal, state, provincial, local, and other taxes on prizes and any other costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance, and use not specified herein as being provided, are the sole responsibility of the applicable winner.

PROMOTION HOST & WINNERS LIST: The GearJunkie LLC, 2836 Lyndale Avenue South, Suite 100, Minneapolis, MN 55408. Any questions, comments, or complaints regarding the Contest must be directed to The GearJunkie LLC. Please email and be sure to include “GearJunkie Adventure Grant” in the email subject line.

WINNERS LIST: For the names of the winners, please contact us at In the body of the email, type, “Please email me the winners list for the GearJunkie/NordicTrack Contest.”

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, LinkedIn, or Google. By entering the Contest, Entrants are providing their information to only the owner of this Contest and not to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, LinkedIn, or Google.