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Registration Details

18 years of age and older: $40/person

Ages 4-18: $15/person

Children 3 and under: FREE!

Registration includes a super cool event t-shirt, and access to the after-party with beer, food and extra fun for the family! *Note that anyone registering after Oct. 8 will receive event t-shirts in the mail following the event. The event will be held rain or shine. Check out our full FAQ sheet.



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 Mile - Rain Route

13.3 Mile - Rain Route

Event Schedule

9:00 AM 
Check-in opens at
the Virginia War Memorial

9:30 AM
 14-mile hike starts

11:00 AM
8-mile hike starts

12:30 PM
3-mile hike starts

2 - 5 PM
Post-hike celebration!


As of 7 am, 10/27/18:

Hike for Kids is still on - rain or shine!  However, due to the amount of rain in the last 24 hours, the 14 and 8 Mile hikers will be using alternate rain routes to help protect our James River Park System Trails.  You will get all the details you need at check-in.  See you soon!   


Find some friends and come on out to the Hike for Kids at the Virginia War Memorial. Walk-up Registration will be available. 

Please arrive 30 minutes prior to the scheduled time for the distance you want to hike.

Parking - We will have access to both the VHDA front parking lot (on Belvidere next to the War Memorial) and the Afton parking lot on Spring Street next to the VHDA. Look for our Event Parking signs! (Due to construction at the Virginia War Memorial, we recommend approaching via Belvidere.)

Why Hike For Kids?

It’s easy to take for granted that we live in a beautiful city with some of the best urban hiking in the country - but not everyone in Richmond has this opportunity to access the wild nature of the James River. Pay it forward for those who can’t by joining us for
the only event in Richmond worth hiking for!

We’re hitting the trails for the
7th Annual Hike for Kids event on
Saturday, October 27 to support Blue Sky Fund

- your participation directly impacts the number of Richmond City Public School students that we can connect with nature during the 2018-2019 school year!

Enjoy the challenge of our
3-mile (family-friendly!), 8-mile, or 14-mile
loops, each starting and ending at the Virginia War Memorial. Soak in unforgettable river views and the crisp autumn air while hiking for a good cause - celebrate the end of your hike with beer, food and fun festivities for the whole family!

Want to hike above and beyond for the
kids of Blue Sky Fund?

Register as a fundraising participant and score sweet prizes!

*NEW* this year: CLICK to learn more about creating a team for your company for a chance to win an outdoor adventure day!

Fundraise for Blue Sky Fund

Take hiking for a good cause to the next level by leveraging your participation to raise support and awareness for Blue Sky’s mission! Sign up to fundraise during event registration, and we'll provide you with the tools & resources to help us reach our Event Fundraising Goal. 

Score sweet prizes as you
reach these trail markers!  

$100 raised
$250 raised

$500 raised

$1,000 raised

$2,500 raised

The top individual fundraiser will also receive a special outdoor adventure prize!  

*Stay tuned for prizes to be revealed!