Hiker registration is $40/person (13 years of age and older) and $15/child (ages 4-12). Children 3 and under are free.
Hikers are encouraged to leverage their participation to raise support and awareness for Blue Sky’s mission. Details on how to engage in personal fundraising, as well as the resources to do so, are available during event registration.
Each hike starts and ends at the Virginia War Memorial (621 S. Belvidere St, Richmond, VA), denoted with a 'P' on each map.
Trails and parks featured: The North Bank Trail, The Buttermilk Trail, Forest Hill Park, The Pipeline, the Tyler Potterfield Bridge, the Floodwall Walk, Dogwood Dell, Belle Isle and more!
Let’s hit the trails! Join us at Hike for Kids on October 28th to benefit Blue Sky Fund. Each distance will feature some of the best urban hiking in the country, right here in Richmond, VA. Whether it’s your first time, or your hundredth time, the James River Park system offers unforgettable views of the river with a variety of terrain. There is no better way to experience the crisp autumn air and foliage than to hike for a good cause.
Challenge yourself with our family-friendly 3 mile loop, 8 mile, or 14 mile loop that will start and end at the Virginia War Memorial. Your participation will help ensure outdoor enrichment opportunities for urban youth from Richmond!
Tickets are $40 and include food from Slideways Mobile Bistro, beer (for those over 21), and an event t-shirt.
Feeling competitive? Raise additional funds to support Blue Sky to score even more swag and prizes!
The event will be held rain or shine.
9:00 AM: Check-in opens at the Virginia War Memorial
9:30 AM: 14-mile Hikers depart from the Virginia War Memorial
11:00 AM: 8-mile Hikers depart from the Virginia War Memorial
12:30 PM: 3-mile Hikers depart from the Virginia War Memorial
2 - 5 PM: After-party at the Virginia War Memorial as Hikers finish
Help us reach our Event Fundraising Goal and score these sweet prizes along the way:
$100 raised: Blue Sky Fund hat and tote bag
$250 raised: Richmond Outside poster of your choice, plus a Blue Sky Fund hat and tote bag
$500 raised: all of the above and a sleeping pad
$1,000 raised: all of the above plus a hammock and straps
$2,500 raised*: all of the above plus a Riverside Outfitters trip for 6 OR a stand up paddleboard *limited to the first 3 people to hit $2,500
In addition, the top individual fundraiser will receive a special outdoor adventure prize!
- 1 Scottie Pate $1,457.20 raised
- 2 Marlene Ondrovich $501.40 raised
- 3 Ya Jun Zheng $251.00 raised
- 4 Emily Gottwald $140.00 raised
- 5 Brittany Bailey $129.99 raised
- 1 The Fit, The Fat and The Elderly $751.40 raised
- 2 HikingUpward $250.00 raised
- 3 Fast & Furious Five $175.00 raised
- 4 Master Hikers $140.00 raised
- 5 REI 127 $40.00 raised