Congratulations to Anna Wersan for winning a kids backpack of her choice, thanks to our Hike it Baby Title Sponsor, Deuter. Anna won this great prize by signing up to achieve 30 miles in 30 days OR spend 30 minutes outside 3 times per week with her family.

Hike it Baby hosts the HiB30 Challenge four times per year. Families from all over the globe come together to challenge themselves and encourage each other, forming a supportive and inspiring community. Over the course of April’s challenge, 1,301 families achieved a grand total of 24,578 miles and 1,430,815 minutes outside. That’s amazing!

This is what Anna had to say about April’s HiB30 Challenge:

YOU WON A KIDS PACK OF YOUR CHOICE FROM OUR TITLE PARTNER AT DEUTER. HOW ARE YOU GOING TO USE IT?

We will break it in with a big hike in the Red River Gorge!

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MEMORY FROM THE HIB30 CHALLENGE THIS APRIL?

My little one is just big enough to start to explore independently so this was really exciting for us! He played outside in the grass by himself for the first time and LOVED it! He isn’t very mobile yet so exploring the grass was brand new for him!

DID YOU HAVE ANY CHALLENGES TO OVERCOME? IF SO, HOW DID YOU OVERCOME THEM?

My little one has been really sick the last few months so getting to join other hikers at scheduled hikes was really hard. Instead we focused on getting our minutes outside and had a lot more success that way. Our personal goal was to be outside at least five days a week, even if it was just playing in the front yard, and we managed to hit that goal!!

WHAT IS YOUR NUMBER ONE PIECE OF ADVICE YOU WOULD GIVE TO OTHER FAMILIES UNSURE ABOUT GETTING OUTSIDE FOR 30 MINUTES 3 TIMES PER WEEK OR ACHIEVING 30 MILES IN 30 DAYS?

Don’t put pressure on yourself to turn it into a big adventure every time. Walking around the block or playing in the yard is a great way to be outside without feeling like you have to plan a big hike each time.

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