Every year on Black Friday


2023 Winners Announced Below

The Lawrence Hopewell Trail joins REI Co-Op in encouraging everyone to opt outside, rather than shopping on Black Friday. Stay tuned for 2024.

Since 2015, REI Co-op has closed on Black Friday and paid its employees to get outside. In the world of retail, this is an extraordinary move, but one the LHT admires. REI encourages its employees, its customers, and everyone to enjoy precious time outside. #OptOutside is not just about Black Friday. It has become a mindset. It is about choosing to spend more time outside all year round and recognizing the importance the outdoors has on our health and well-being.

The LHT and REI believe that this effort can play an important role in celebrating our shared enjoyment of the trail and the beauty of the outdoors. We encourage you to take this opportunity to get out on the trail, and to discover how much we have in common, not only with nature, but with each other.

Skip the mall and take a walk or a ride. If you find an OptOutside sign (pictured above) take a selfie with the poster. Submit your pic to be entered to win one of our prizes.

LHTrail REI Opt-In Poster

Here’s how it works…

  • Walk, ride, run & enjoy the LHT on Black Friday.
  • When you encounter a Trail Mix poster (pictured), take a photo of yourself, friends, or family with the poster!
  • Send the photo to: or use a form to upload HERE.
  • Congrats! You are entered to win a prize. Winners and photos will be shared on the LHT website.

Remember to be safe and share the trail. Thank you.

Feel free to contact us with questions at

2023 REI Opt Outside Winners

LHT REI 2023 winner

Leslie W

“The Lawrence Hopewell Trail was a wonderful experience, and I will definitely return. The trail was scenic and not having to look out for cars was awesome! I loved the fact that a couple inclines were included, to add a little challenge.”
LHT REI 2023 winner

Claire M

“My mom lives near the LHT so I love being able to spend time outside with her when I visit. It was especially important for our well-being during the early days of the COVID-19 lockdown. Thank you for all your hard work keeping the trails well-maintained and beautiful!”

Thank you for your support!

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