Plan an Opening Day for Trails Event

Get the event planning tools you need to make your Opening Day for Trails event a success.


We want your Opening Day for Trails event to be great, so we’ve provided some promotional templatesgraphics, shirt template and selfie frame that you can use to organize and promote your event.

Here's a webinar to help you get started.


Official Logo (Horizontal and Square)


Opening Day for Trails 2020 horizontal logo
Opening Day for Trails 2020 badge logo

Click to download.


Customizable Templates


Sample Sign In Sheet  Sample Social Media Posts  Sample Email Template
Sample Press Release  Sample Newsletter   Sample Liability Waiver
Please note: Rails-to-Trails Conservancy does not assume any liability for your event.

Promo Graphics


2020 graphics sets include social graphics, email headers, Facebook covers, Facebook event headers and flyers.

Run-Themed Opening Day for Trails graphics set
Run-Themed Opening Day for Trails graphics set | Download
Download Run-Themed Graphics
Bike-Themed Opening Day for Trails graphics set
Bike-Themed Opening Day for Trails graphics set | Download
Download Bike-Themed Graphics

Promote Your Event


Once you've planned your event, submit it for posting on the official Opening Day events page. If you need a place to start, we recommend using either TrailLink Events, Facebook Events, Meetup or Eventbrite.

Submit an Event


Create Your Own Shirts


Opening Day Shirt
Opening Day Shirt

Download the Opening Day for Trails T-shirt template to create your own tees! To get started, simply send the Illustrator file or PDF to a T-shirt vendor of your choice.

Download Shirt Template

Style recommendations (see photo for example):

  • Shirt front: Opening Day for Trails logo
  • Shirt back: “Go by Trail” design

Costs will vary based on printers.


Create Your Own Selfie Frame


Use the PDF to get your own Opening Day for Trails selfie frame printed!

Download Selfie Frame
Send the PDF to a specialty printer with the following instructions. Costs will vary based on printers.

  • Size: 36" x 24"
  • Material: Gatorboard, foamcore or coroplast
  • Confirm with the printer that the design is mounted/printed on a material that will be self supporting once the center has been removed.
  • The pink lines are the die-cut markers for the printer to use when producing the frame. 
Opening Day for Trails evergreen badge

Opening Day for Trails

Opening Day for Trails is the national kickoff celebration for the spring trail season. Started by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy in 2013, Opening Day encourages people to get outside and celebrate America’s exceptional trails and trail systems.

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