WHAT IS IT?
We want to get 2000+ families across North America hiking on July 23rd!
Let’s get our Hike it Baby Hike On! July 23rd. We are asking that all Hike it Baby branches across North America have at least ONE HIKE in their city on this day. And if you are on vacation, plan a hike that you are going to post in the city you are in!
Spread the Hike it Baby message nationwide and get families hiking in our current Hike it Baby cities and in other cities. Challenge your friends to lead a Hike it Baby hike no matter where they are. On this day, what will happen is from sunrise to sunset we want to get as many families as we can to get on trail. These are not urban strolls. We want dirt under our feet (dirt and concrete trail combos are ok!).
SHANTI SAYS: The idea behind the Hike it Baby Hike On is to see how many families we can get out on a single day in the summer. There are no excuses in the middle of the summer because the weather is good and you can “hike” no matter where you live in North America. For this day we are asking families to basically get dirt under their feet and touch a tree, however that happens. We’re excited to see how many people sign up for this and join us.
WHY ARE WE DOING THIS?
We want to raise awareness across North America about the importance of getting little ones on trail! Let’s blow this up as big as we can. Invite the media, invite your mayor, invite your friends, invite your parents and your in-laws. Call your pediatrician’s office and encourage them to join in! How about your church, local youth groups, Boy or Girl Scouts? How many people can we get on trail? We had over 1,600 people on trail for National Trails Day. We think we can double this!
WHAT WILL HAPPEN?
On July 23rd, hikes will happen across America and Canada. Anyone who registers their hike will be entered to win prizes from Hike it Baby. If someone shows up on the hike and doesn’t know about the prizes, they will have 24 hours to register post hike to record that they joined us!
WHAT’S THE NEXT STEP?
Pick a great spot to hike! Look for a parking lot that can accommodate a lot of people or plan on multiple hikes in your town so it can be broken up into lots of small groups. Or have multiple times that hikes start at one great trailhead. Register your hike on the Hike it Baby calendar and that’s about it!
IS HIKING SOLO OK?
Sure! No need to hike with Hike it Baby on this day. If you register and hike with your family and friends, that counts too! The goal is to get on trail however you do that. Joining a Hike it Baby hike is fun, but you don’t have to on this day. Just get out and hike!
HOW WILL I KNOW IF I WIN A PRIZE?
We will pick prize winners within a week after the hike and announce them on the Hike it Baby website. If you win something, you will need to email in a picture of your family hiking on July 23rd to claim your prize. We will contact you with details on how to do this. You will have 48 hours to respond to this email before a different winner is chosen, so please check the website and your email junk folder so you don’t miss it!
WHAT ARE THE PRIZES, AND WHO CAN WIN?
Hike hosts will be entered to win shoes from KEEN and a Deuter frame carrier. Hike participants are entered to win an Oakiwear trail suit, an Onya Baby carrier, kids rain boots from MyMayu, glasses from Baby Banz, an Adventure Medical Kits trail kit, and a Trailhopper suit from Cozey 7.