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Registration Details

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.

Trail Maps

Each hike starts and ends at the Virginia War Memorial (621 S. Belvidere St, Richmond, VA), denoted with a 'P' on each map.

3.6 Mile Family Hike

8.3 Mile Hike

14.2 Mile Hike

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!

Event Description

Online registration is now closed, but we are accepting walk-up registrations on the day of the event. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your hike start time. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee event t-shirts for walk-up registrants.

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. Check out our full FAQ sheet.

Event Schedule

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

Fundraising Prizes

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!  

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