• Part of the National Park Service Centennial celebration
• 1,800 miles of open road, 9 National Parks, 7 States
College is a time for students to learn, grow, and…trek cross country in a solar car? This is the case for some hard working collegiate student teams that are participating in the biennial American Solar Challenge. The ASC is organized by Innovators Education Foundation and challenges college students to design, build, and then drive a solar powered vehicle along a predetermined route.
The 2016 race is extra special as it has been sanctioned as part of the National Park Service Centennial celebration, an eight-day centennial event from July 30 to August 6, 2016. As part of this joining, the ASC route sprawls across the Midwest, starting at Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Brecksville, OH and finishing in Wind Cave National Park in Hot Springs, SD. Between the start and finish, there are seven other National Park stage/checkpoint locations.