Thank you to all the hikers, donors, and business sponsors who helped to make our 2021 Hike for Hunger a success. Together, we raised $29,000 for the Amherst Survival Center’s programs.
Hike for Hunger is an opportunity for you to be outside and active while ensuring our neighbors have access to nutritious food. You can register as an individual or as part of a team and set your personal hiking goal. Once you register, you’ll be able to create your own fundraising page to start collecting donations from family and friends. Come October, head out on the trails wherever and whenever you’d like – with your family, your friends, or your furry friends – and share your adventures.
We look forward to our next Hike for Hunger in October 2022.
Thank you to our Sponsors
Mount Toby Sponsors
Mount Tom Sponsors
Mount Sugarloaf Sponsors
Mount Warner Sponsors
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I participate?
- Register today as an individual or as part of a team. The registration fee is $25 and includes a 2021 Hike for Hunger t-shirt. 100% of your registration is tax-deductible and provides meals to our neighbors.
- Set up your personal fundraising page using our easy templates. Ask your family, friends, and neighbors to contribute and help you reach your fundraising goal.
- Hike over the month of October. Set your personal Hike for Hunger goal using one of the examples we have provided or one of your own. Whether you hike 4 miles or 40 miles, you’ll be helping to raise awareness and funds for hunger relief.
- Share your adventures on social media using #Hike4Hunger and tagging @amherstsurvival. We’ll also share your pictures on Facebook and Instagram!
Registration is $25 and includes a Hike for Hunger t-shirt. There is no fundraising minimum, but those who fundraise will be eligible to earn prizes.
Can I win prizes?
Of course! (Everything is a little more fun with prizes!) All registrants will receive a Hike for Hunger t-shirt. Hikers who raise $300 or more will receive a good quality insulated Hike for Hunger water bottle.
Prizes will be awarded to leaders in different categories, such as number of miles hiked, amount of money raised, and number of supporters. Prizes and categories can be found here (coming soon).
Can I hike with a team?
Absolutely! You can fundraise as a team, and you can hike together or apart. You’ll see there’s an option to join a team when you register. Each member of your team must register as an individual. If your team is your family and you do not wish to pay the registration fee for children, that’s fine but they will not receive a t-shirt. If you would like to participate as a group (class, student org, youth group, etc.), please contact Lisa Queenin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who can hike?
Anyone can participate! There are no age restrictions. You don’t have to live in the area to participate.
Youth hikers age 18 and under should register in their respective age category (under 12 or 12 to 18) to compete against similar hikers for Most Miles Hiked.
Where can I hike?
You can hike anywhere you like! Any state, any trail, any mountain. You can find suggestions on these websites, or follow us on Facebook for recommendations from other hikers. New this year, you can also participate in several group hikes! Check them out below.
Can my workplace sponsor Hike for Hunger?
Yes! Sponsorship opportunities are available for any business that wants to support the event. Contact Lisa Queenin at email@example.com.
2021 Group Hikes
This year, we’re offering several group hikes so we can all reach our hiking goals together! From the Metacomet-Monadnock Trail to Cranberry Pond, we are thrilled to have two amazing hosts to lead us through the beautiful fall foliage while getting closer to our hiking goal. Click the button below and fill out the form to save your spot on a hike.
2021 Prizes and Leaderboard
Make your miles count by counting your miles and pledges. Whether you’re an avid hiker or a family with little ones in tow, you’ll have an opportunity to earn awesome prizes from our generous event sponsors. If you raise $300 or more, you’ll receive a quality insulated, stainless-steel Hike for Hunger water bottle. Raise more and you will be eligible for lots of great prizes! Check out the categories and the prizes below or in this PDF version.