5 Steps to Your Best Summer with Hike-a-Thon
Whether you’re hoping to discover new trails or hike more miles, you’ll find community in WTA’s 19th annual Hike-a-Thon.
Do you have big dreams for hiking this summer? Whether you’re hoping to discover new trails or hike more miles, you’ll find community in WTA’s 19th annual Hike-a-Thon. When you participate in Hike-a-Thon, every step you take on trail could directly benefit the wild places you love.
Here are five ways that Hike-a-Thon can make this your best summer on trail.
Make new friends
Throughout the month of August, Hike-a-Thon provides a variety of ways to connect with other hikers. From our Facebook group to organized social events, you can find out what your fellow hikers are up to across Washington and share stories of your own. Maybe you’ll even find a new hiking buddy for your future adventures!
Discover new trails
From right next door to deep in the backcountry, Washington has an abundance of trails to discover. WTA wants to help you find them. When you join Hike-a-Thon, you’ll receive weekly emails with inspiration for your next hike. You might even win a prize!
When you participate in Hike-a-Thon, you have the chance to win prizes for hiking and fundraising. Can’t hike every day? No problem! There are lots of prize categories for every level of hiker and fundraiser. Each Hike-a-Thon participant who raises $25 or more gets an event T-shirt to wear on trail.
Hike however you’d like
Whether you spend most of your time outside strolling through your neighborhood park or trekking for days in the backcountry, Hike-a-Thon celebrates all the time you spend outdoors. Hikers of all ages and abilities are welcome!
Inspire others to protect trails and public lands
Our peer-to-peer fundraising platform gives you easy tools to share your adventures with friends, family and the larger hiking community. And by sharing your amazing hiking adventures, you can help WTA raise the funds that are necessary to power our work.
Hike-a-Thon registration opens on July 1! Head over to wta.org/hikeathon to join in on the fun.