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Additional Virtual Hike information can be found at https://hikeforhope2019.com/.
So we know some of you love to count your steps, and here's an opportunity to make every step count for a great cause! Sign-up for the 2019 Hike for Hope, then walk, run or hike 3.6 miles this December and you'll offer hope with every step! A portion of your registration fee goes directly to the Hope Center Kenya, a nonprofit center that offers hope to children and students living in an impoverished area as well as serving as a vocational training center for women transitioning out of human trafficking! You can also choose the EXTREME option and put in 36 miles and get extra swag and more! You can log your miles virtually and do your miles with friends, at the gym, or if you're not sure about the whole virtual run and walk thing, check out the local events and show up at one of our great meet-up events and do them as a group, or sign up your kids too and show up for the Kids Fun Run! Here's how it works:
-Register for the Virtual Run/Walk. Then you will run or walk 3.6 miles any time between December 1st and December 31st. If you add on the EXTREME option, you will run or walk 36 miles any time between December 1st and December 31st. You can put your miles in on a treadmill at your gym, on hiking trails, on your sidewalks or city streets - anywhere you choose!
~Teams: You will be asked to join one of the teams during the registration process and you can check out the team members to choose which team member you would like to join here: https://hikeforhope2019.com/meet-the-team - Why are we doing that? Here's the deal - a group of 19 people are hiking 36 miles up Mt. Kenya this December, which is the second tallest mountain in Africa. Why are they doing this? Because they are all from a church called newhope that is passionate about putting hope into action and work in a town in Kenya called Thika and is renovating a community center called the Hope Center. This group of 19 decided to raise at least $1 for every meter climbed (4,985) and call it a Hike for Hope! But we knew going to Kenya and climbing a mountain wasn't for everybody, so that's why there's a virtual Hike for Hope option to walk, run or hike 3.6 miles in moral support of the team (or 36 miles the same distance the team will be hiking with the EXTREME option), with a portion of registration fees going to the Hope Center! No passport required! So pick one of the team members to be "your team" and you'll hear from the team member updates as they prepare to climb Mt. Kenya and you can encourage them through social media and share their incredible journey as they prepare to climb the second tallest mountain in Africa!
-SWAG: We will ship you the official Hike for Hope swag and shirt, team gear, and a finisher's medal. If you choose the EXTREME version you will get the additional Hike for Hope workout shirt and an EXTREME finisher medal. Instructions on how to record your miles will be included in your packet.
-SOCIAL MEDIA: Be sure to use #HikeForHope during your run/walk and follow us on social media! Throughout the month of December, we will be choosing random winners for cool prizes! There will also be great meet-up opportunities if you want to have fun and meet other people signed up and put in some times together or just hang out, from gyms to outside trails to local university tracks!
If you have any questions about this Virtual Hike, click the button below.Questions?
Anywhere you like! The Hike for Hope Virtual Race can be completed in your gym on the treadmill, around your neighborhood, on trails in your city...you get to pick! And here's the best part, you can sign up and get all your friends to sign up too, and you can complete your miles anytime between December 1st and 31st! And the best thing is every step is making a difference in the lives of others!
So does 3.6 miles during a month sound too easy for you? Check out the EXTREME option, and opt for the 36 miles! This is the distance the Hike for Hope team will be hiking up Mt. Kenya, and we challenge you to show that you can do it too! Choose this option during registration, and we'll include an extra awesome workout shirt and you'll get an extra special EXTREME finisher medal to set you apart!
After you sign up, check out the free Strava training app and look for the Hike for Hope club! The Hike for Hope team will be on there as they train for their climb up the mountain, and we'd love for you to jump on as we set up hikes, walks over the next few months! It is also one of the great apps we'll want you to use to record your virtual walk or run to submit your time and miles during December so you'll be ahead of the game! Click the link below to download and join - it's free!