CAMDEN — Coastal Mountains Land Trust announced that its annual Trails Challenge exceeded its fundraising goal for trail improvement projects.

Each mile hiked, biked, run or paddled equaled one dollar donated by local sponsors. This year’s sponsors included Side Country Sports, Gartley & Dorsky Engineering, RAYR wine shop, Snow Sport & Spine, Front Street Shipyard, Strout & Payson, Viking Lumber, Trail Runners of Midcoast Maine, and Blue Barren Distillery.

The goal this year was to involve 325 participants and to log 15,000 miles, thereby raising $15,000 for local trails. According to a press release, the challenge concluded on the last day of September with over 650 participants who logged over 17,600 miles, raising $17,600.

Each week, participants were included in a prize drawing for a generous gift from a local business. Prizes included sailing trips for two on the Schooner Surprise, The Sloop Anjacaa, a basket from Scout & Bean, a bottle of Blue Barren Gin, a thrive Health Coaching gift certificate and many more local treasures.

“Coastal Mountains Land Trust wants to give a huge thank-you for the outpouring of community support for local trail systems!” the organization said in the press release.