We just wrapped up another great Hike it Baby 30 Challenge – the fourth and final one of 2017! We’d like to thank our Hike it Baby annual sponsors for the great prizes they provided for November’s Hike it Baby 30 (HiB 30). The winning participants were entered into the prize drawings simply by signing up to achieve 30 miles in 30 days, or spend 30 minutes outside 3 times per week with their families.
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 November’s challenge, 724 families achieved a grand total of 14,082 miles and 647,893 minutes outside. That’s amazing!
THANK YOU TO THESE ANNUAL SPONSORS FOR HELPING TO MOTIVATE FAMILIES TO GET OUTSIDE!
This is what our winners had to say about November’s HiB30 Challenge:
WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE MEMORY FROM THE HIB30 CHALLENGE THIS NOVEMBER?
Onya Winner: Discovering that my son actually has a favorite trail and seeing how excited he was when I took him there.
Emily Christensen: Getting three generations of women out on the trail together!
Neha Mandhani: It was the Sunday of Thanksgiving week and my husband had to work. I took both the kids in our BOB stroller and walked eight miles in SF. It was raining and we’d pause, take breaks, go to a coffee shop and continue walking. My 3-year-old walked almost three miles and it was an incredible proud moment for me to support my husband, connect with my children in fresh air, explore the city and show them that there is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing!
DID YOU HAVE ANY CHALLENGES TO OVERCOME? IF SO, HOW DID YOU OVERCOME THEM?
Onya Winner: My biggest challenge was just remaining motivated throughout the month. I made sure everyone knew I was doing it and posted about it a lot on social media. That helped keep me accountable since everyone always asked how it was going!
Neha Mandhani: It was raining and my BOB stroller and a good rain jacket kept me going!
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?
Onya Winner: Plan ahead, but don’t overthink it. Just get out there.
Neha Mandhani: Start somewhere, don’t wait for that perfect month, perfect time when the kids are in school and your job gives you more downtime or your husband does more housework. The magic of a few baby steps (literally) is enormous. And even better, find a friend, join a group or the best – engage with Hike it Baby.
Thank you to all who joined us for the HiB30 Challenge this November! Join us next time and be entered to win some great prizes, like the ones from our Title Partners, Oaki, Deuter and BOB. The next HiB30 Challenge begins on January 1, so mark your calendars!