Our first annual Hike-a-Thon is taking place April 22nd-25th starting on Earth Day, and we would love for you to join us! The event will be a walk-a-thon format, where hikers register with a small entry fee, and pledge to hike a certain number of miles. Individuals or businesses sponsor them for a specific dollar amount per mile ($1, $5, $10, etc.) Once you have registered and gotten a sponsor, the fun really starts!
The event will start on Earth Day, April 22nd and run through Sunday, April 25th. You can hike any or all of the days during the event. Hit your favorite trails, bike paths, or running loops, solo or with friends and family, and start racking up those miles! We encourage you to share your photos and your progress with us on our Facebook event page! After the hike and once all our results are in on Monday April 26th at 8PM EST, we will have an online drawing with lots of great prizes from our sponsors and donors. EVERYONE who hikes is automatically registered to enter, and additional drawing tickets can be purchased to increase your chances. We will have a separate tier of drawing prizes for entrants who log their miles with an app to verify mileage.
The registration fee is $10 for junior hikers (16 and under), $20 for individual hikers and $40 for Families. All proceeds will go to further the vital assistance and outreach that Helping Hands of Haywood is proud to offer our local community. To get started, simply register below!