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19TH ANNUAL HIKE-A-THON

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Join us for our 19th annual Hike-a-thon!

This year's Hike-a-thon campaign theme is #YouBelong. We believe everyone has a right to access the outdoors and the many benefits that nature provides - one of which is a profound experience of belonging. Learn more about our work in this short video created by a student at UMass Amherst.

This year, our Hike-a-thon will take place in a hybrid format, with in-person hikes at Mount Tom on Saturday, October 16th and the Blue Hills on Saturday, October 23rd, and an option to hike remotely anytime during the event dates, October 9th-23rd. Register to participate using the Google Form below!

The Hike-a-thon is Eagle Eye’s primary fundraising event. How it works: our supporters hike and ask for donations from their family, friends, and networks leading up to the event. Our goal is to raise $30,000 with your support, the first $20,000 of which will be matched towards our overall fundraising goal of $50,000.

If you are interested in becoming a business sponsor of the event, find more information here.

How to Participate

  1. Register using the Google Form below so we know how you plan to hike and if you're fundraising.
  2. Ask others to sponsor your hike with a donation to Eagle Eye and share a link to our PayPal Giving Fund.
  3. Hike during the event and share your photos on Instagram and Facebook. Tag @eagleeyeinstitute and use #YouBelong and #Hikeathon2021, or email your photos to us at nature@eagleeyei.org.
  4. Help raise awareness by liking and sharing our posts during the event!

Mount Tom Event Information

Join us for a community hike at Mount Tom in Holyoke on Saturday, October 16th, 9:30 am to 12 pm. Meet at the pavilion accessible from the main reservation entrance on route 5. There is parking and a bathroom available. Please bring water and a bag lunch if you would like to stay for an optional lunch after the event. We'll provide trail snacks. Find the event on Facebook here.

Ponkapoag Pond Event Information

Join us for a community hike at Ponkapoag Pond in the Blue Hills on Saturday, October 23rd, 9:30 am to 12 pm. We'll meet at the Ponkapoag Golf Course parking lot. Please bring water and a bag lunch if you'd like to stay for an optional lunch after the event. We'll provide trail snacks. Find the event on Facebook here.