Thank You to Our Challenge Sponsors!

We just wrapped up another successful Hike it Baby 30 Challengethe last one of 2019! We’d like to thank our Hike it Baby Sponsors for the great prizes they provided for September’s Hike it Baby 30 (HiB30) Challenge. The winning participants were entered into the prize drawings by signing up to hike 30 miles in 30 days OR spend 30 minutes outside 3 times per week with their families.

Hike it Baby hosts the HiB30 Challenge twice every year. Families from all over the globe come together to challenge themselves and encourage each other to get outside more, forming a supportive and inspiring community.

Thank you to these sponsors for helping motivate families to get outside!

2019 Challenge Sponsors:




Sunday Afternoons 

2019 Prize Donors:  SawyerYakimaKlean KanteenLuv Bug, Sun Bum, LifeStraw, Ella’s Wool, and Cnoc Outdoors.

The September 2019 Prize Winners Share Their Favorite Moments

We asked our prize winners to share some of their favorite memories from September’s Hike it Baby 30 Challenge. Here is what they said made this challenge special.

Margaret Cunningham: My favorite memory from the HiB30 Challenge is the excitement on my 2 years old’s face when we reached the top of Windham Mountain and he saw the view.

Michelle Koch: I went on an amazing hike that was perfect for my 5 year old to do without assistance. It ended with a stunning waterfall, and even had a mini rock scramble that was a big hit! It was great to have a goal and to try to make that conscious effort to get outside and enjoy nature with my kids. Looking forward to the next challenge and becoming more active in my local HIB group.

Jennifer Grenter: Watching my boys run around the backyard with reckless abandon after one of many crazy early mornings in the house! I love that the HiB30 reminds us how important outdoor time is – for both the kids and mamas!

Kathryn Maciula: Fully enjoying the change from Summer to Fall on our beautiful mountain.

Brittany Sharkasi: Our very first hike as a family of four.

Catharina Didelet: My husband was home and got to go with us on most of our outings!

The Hike it Baby 30 Challenge

Hike it Baby 30 is Hike it Baby’s biannual fundraiser and membership-based virtual challenge to encourage families across the globe to get their babies and children outside more for 30 days – 30 miles or 30 minutes 3 times a week. You don’t need to live in a Hike it Baby city to participate! The biannual Hike it Baby 30 challenge is how we raise funds to improve tools, fund the scholarship fund to get more families out on the trail and make the nonprofit even better. Contributions are tax-deductible. Every donation makes a difference and allows us to support more families.

Thank you to all who joined us for the HiB30 Challenge this September! Registration for the April 2020 Hike it Baby 30 Challenge will open in March of 2020. Subscribe to our newsletter to stay in the loop on upcoming challenges or consider making a donation to Hike it Baby today and help us with our mission to get more families on trail. 

About Hike it Baby

Hike it Baby is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to getting families outdoors and on trails across the U.S. and internationally, supporting, educating and inspiring families through their more than 300 communities across North America. Since its grassroots inception in 2013 in Portland, Oregon, Hike it Baby is now a growing community of 270,000 families and 500 volunteer branch ambassadors hosting more than 1,600 hikes per month. More information, as well as daily hike schedules, can be found at, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, and Instagram.

Photos courtesy of Deanna Curry, Krystal Weir, and Michelle Craig.


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