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. You can also join one of our group hikes (see details below).
Proceeds from Hike for Hunger go directly to our food and nutrition programs, reaching more than 7,000 people annually. Last year, Hike for Hunger raised $29,000!
Registration is $25 and includes a 2022 Hike for Hunger t-shirt. There is no fundraising minimum, but it is encouraged and those who fundraise will be eligible to earn great prizes.
Please feel free to download the flyer and share it with others.
Thank you to our Sponsors
More sponsors will be added!
Mount Holyoke Presenting Sponsor
Mount Tom Sponsors
Mount Sugarloaf Sponsors
Mount Warner Sponsors
Thank you to the following businesses for donating prizes!
Amherst Business Improvement District (BID)
Sam’s Outdoor Outfitters
UMass Athletics and Auxiliary Enterprises
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 2022 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.
I don’t want to hike, can I just make a donation?
Of course! You can choose to sponsor a hiker (or several!) by clicking here, or you can make a general donation on our website.
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.
2022 Group Hikes
This year, we’re offering optional group hikes throughout the month of October so we can reach our hiking goals together! We are excited to have hosts to lead us through the beautiful fall foliage with hikes for all skill levels. Click here to see the flyer.
October 1, 11:15AM…………Mt. Warner (Following the Kick Off Breakfast at the Sugar Shack!)
October 16, 10AM………….. Cadwell Memorial Forest
October 22, 3PM……………. Mt. Sugarloaf
October 30, 10AM…………. Mt. Toby, Cranberry Pond to Roaring Falls
2022 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!
Join our Hike for Hunger Kick Off on October 1st for a chance to win additional prizes like Mike’s Maze tickets, Berkshire East tickets, CineMark movie passes, and a Red Sox Package including a signed photograph of Kike Hernandez!
To view fundraising leaders, visit the fundraising leaderboard and to see the miles and mountains hikers have traversed, check out the hiking leaderboard.