STEP ONE, LACE UP!
Register as an individual or team! Registration costs $25 per person. 100% of registration fees go directly to the Amherst Survival Center’s food and nutrition programs, making sure our neighbors have access to food.
>>> DRAWING ENTRIES! You’ll gain one drawing entry just for registering!
STEP TWO, SET UP YOUR FUNDRAISING PAGE!
Everybody starts with the same template page, but you can customize it for added effect! Change the profile picture, change the message. Your page allows your friends, family, and colleagues to see why you’re participating in Hike for Hunger. It’s meant to be shared!
ASK YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY FOR SUPPORT!
Inviting donations is easier than you think. Many people want to support important community causes and they just don’t know where to give. That’s where you come in. When your friends and family hear why you’re hiking for the Amherst Survival Center, they’ll be glad you asked! Try sending a short text or email, writing a card, or making a phone call!
Sample Text Message:“Hi [NAME]! I’m participating in Hike for Hunger because so many of our neighbors are struggling to put food on the table. While I hit the trails, can you make a gift to help me reach my fundraising goal? [INSERT FUNDRAISER PAGE LINK]“
>>>DRAWING ENTRIES! You’ll gain one drawing entry for every $100 you raise!
HIT THE TRAILS!
Find a beautiful trail that works for you and the people (and pups!) hiking with you. If you need a little inspiration, look no further than this gorgeous selection of outdoor spaces with maps provided by Kestrel Land Trust!
SHARE YOUR ADVENTURES!
Share your hikes on social media and tell your followers why Hike for Hunger matters to YOU! Share your fundraiser page link in your stories, posts, and bio fields. Use hashtag #HikeForHunger and tag @AmherstSurvival
>>>DRAWING ENTRIES! You’ll gain one drawing entry for every week that you tag Amherst Survival Center in one of your hike photos -or- share your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org
DEEPEN YOUR IMPACT!
Information is everything. You’re invited to use anything in this content library (full of great info-graphics for social media!) to spread awareness about local food insecurity and inspire donations for your fundraiser.
Remember to share your personal fundraising link so people know where to donate!
SIGN UP FOR A GROUP HIKE (Optional | Registration Required)
Looking to learn a new trail or meet new friends? Join us on a group hike! Registration is required and all hikes are weather permitting. Thanks to our sponsors Adventure East and trail partners Kestrel Land Trust!
Sunday October 1st @ 10am: Mount Norwottuck, a moderate to challenging uphill hike with a view. Approximately 2 hours. Meet at Notch Visitor Center. Led by Kestrel Land Trust! (limit 15 people)
Saturday October 14th @ 1pm: Silvio O. Conte Refuge Nature Trail, an easy, flat, ADA certified trail with beautiful landscapes and wildlife. Approximately 1 hour. Meet at Conte Refuge parking lot. Led by Kestrel Land Trust! (limit 15 people)
Saturday October 28th @ 1pm: Mount Sugarloaf, a moderate uphill hike with a view of the Connecticut River. Meet at Sugarloaf Parking lot. Led by members of the Amherst Survival Center.
>>>DRAWING ENTRIES! You’ll gain one drawing entry for every group hike you attend!
LOG YOUR MILES! (Optional)
You can log your miles during the month of October using Strava or by manually adding them. Navigate to the event registration page, click on “Enter Data” from the menu, and follow the prompts. You will receive weekly prompts to enter this information. If you run into difficulty, you can find further instructions here or email email@example.com.
NOTE: Tracking this information is entirely optional, but is required to compete for Most Miles category prizes.
THANK YOUR SUPPORTERS!
The best part of being a fundraiser (besides helping your neighbors) is saying thank you! Say it by text, by card, by phone, or by e-mail!