Sat April 11 - Sat May 16 Baldwinsville, NY 13027 US Directions
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Baldwinsville, NY US 13027

Take A Hike (Covid-19) is a hiking/walking challenge that requires all participants to hike 50 unique miles over a 5 week stretch (April 11-May 16). Hike/walk 10 miles a week for 5 weeks or any way that works for you. The Challenge is meant to motivate, to get you outdoors and to keep you moving as you explore and discover the abundance of trails (gravel, grass, dirt or paved), trail systems and/or open areas in your area. 

*[We are encouraging participants to hike/walk "unique" miles but it's not a deal breaker- "Unique"- meaning not the same miles over and over again. Because of the situation in some areas, IE. restricted county/start park times, unique miles may be difficult. Don't let that stop you! Better to walk the same 5 mile trail/road, in front of your house, over and over than not to do any. You will not be disqualified!].

For those able to complete the Take A Hike Challenge you will receive a custom finisher medal, shirt and fuel belt. You will also receive a free pair of wearable bluetooth speakers from our friends a Zulu Audio ( and a plant based energy bar from BOOM! Bars ( During registration- chose to have your swag shipped to you or check out the locations below where we will be dropping off swag for you to pick up.

All donations and part of the proceeds of the event will go to a fund, which will give healthcare workers, police officers, firefighters and other first responders on the front line of the coronavirus pandemic the opportunity to participate in future Willow Runnings events for free (2020-2021). The number of recipients will be determined by the amount of donations and race proceeds.


Packet Pick Up Locations/Dates

Late May (Exact dates TBD)

Here's how to get your swag:

PPU's at the Earth Day Half Marathon, 5K & Relay event
PPU's at the Thousand Islands Half Marathon & 5K event
by mail (runners expense)
one of the locations below...

Med Ved Running & Walking Outfitters
3400 Monroe Avenue
Rochester, NY 14618

The Sneaker Store
4490 Commercial Dr. 
New Hartford, NY 13413

Confluence Running
32 W Market St 
Corning, NY 14830

Confluence Running
46 S Washington St. 
Binghamton, NY 13903

Willow Health & Wellness Center
3090 Belgium Rd (Rt. 31- behind Physical Therapy Plus)
Baldwinsville, NY 13027

Willow Health & Wellness Center
5104 West Genesee St
Camillus, NY 13031

Watertown Area (TBD)

Hudson Valley (Confluence Running)

Buffalo Area (TBD)

Adirondack Region (TBD)



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