Five Ways to Incorporate Mileage into The Hike to Hunt Challenge


The Hike to Hunt Challenge was born as a fundraising effort first and foremost, but we also want to include ways for you to up the ante while on the hill. Here are a few ideas to help you log miles AND give back to your public lands:

  1. Organize a group hiking event on public land! Invite people who might not know about the public land issues, and tell them about your project to raise both funds and awareness to support our public lands.

  2. Start a Hike to Hunt group in your community. If you don’t have a standing group in your community, start one! Most of our #HiketoHunt groups have a standing weekly time and place for a hike, making incorporating a weekly hike into your routine easy, fun, and community-oriented. Talk to us and we’ll help you get started.

  3. Pledge a mile for every $5 donated. One way to stay motivated is to make a standing commitment to your funders, and this is a great one. You can keep track of your miles via apps like MapMyHike, Runkeeper, or even just the Health app on your phone.

  4. Aim for a mile a day through August 31st. By aiming for a mile a day, you can break up the hiking into a quick walk around your neighborhood or planning one 7-miler per week. Keep your community updated on your progress through social media.

  5. Document each hike using the #HiketoHunt hashtag. Instead of focusing on mileage, focus on hikes completed. One hike per week, three hikes per week, five hikes per week, whatever fits into your timeframe, set a goal and jump in! And don’t forget to use the hashtag #HiketoHunt on Instagram to document and share your goals with your supporters and friends.

If you haven't signed up yet, you can do so here, and happy hiking to all! 



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