Blue Sky Fund's Hike for Kids is on Saturday, October 22, 2022

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Join us for our 11th annual Hike For Kids where each step on the trail helps Blue Sky Fund make the outdoors more accessible for youth of color in Richmond. 

Hike For Kids is Blue Sky Fund’s signature event benefiting youth in the City of Richmond. This outdoors event brings together hikers to either hit the trails of one of Richmond’s most popular attractions, the James River Park System, or any trail of their choice across the country. Together, participants raise funds and awareness of our outdoor education programs. Richmond hikers will enjoy some of the best urban trails in the country with either a 3, 8 or 14 mile loop. All are welcomed to celebrate the journey at our post-hike party with food, beer, games and live music.

Thank you to our Sponsors: The Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources, CoStar, TrueTimber, Riverside Outfitters, Sageview Foundation, and Väsen Brewing Company.

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Date: Saturday, October 22, 2022 

Event Times: 9:00AM to 4:30PM

Hiker Staggered Starts: 9AM to 12:30PM

Post-Hike Celebration: 1:30PM to 4:30PM 

Location: Virginia War Memorial

621 S Belvidere St, Richmond, VA 23220

Registration Fees:

$40 per adult

$15 per child

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Hike for Kids Event Details

In-Person Hike Details

Join us on Saturday, October 22nd to hike in support of the youth served by Blue Sky Fund! Here's what you can look forward to by joining us in person:


BASECAMP Start and end point for Hike!

Check in opens at 8:45AM at the Virginia War Memorial, our Hike for Kids ‘basecamp’.

Please arrive at basecamp 15 to 30 minutes prior to your hiking distance start time to check in and receive your bibs, SWAG bags, and drink/food tickets for the post-Hike celebration. 



Choose your own adventure! Enjoy some of the best urban trails in the country with either a 3-, 8- or 14-mile loop around the James River Park System.

Take breaks along the way at a Fuel Station and be sure to tag @BlueSkyFund in any social media stories and posts you make along the way!

Please note that online in-person registration will close on Wednesday, October 19th at 11:59 pm EST. Walk-up registration will be available onsite Saturday, October 22nd starting at 8:45 am EST, with increased registration fees



Celebrate your journey at our post-hike party 

  • Registered Hikers each receive one complimentary food and one complimentary beverage ticket 
  • Live music plus fun family friendly games set up throughout the VWM Amphitheater 
  • Peruse our auction items then place your bids through our Virtual Auction platform. See below for more details on the great items you can win!



We will monitor CDC guidelines and update our COVID-19 protocols accordingly in advance of the event.

Virtual Hike Details

We strive to make Hike For Kids accessible for anyone and everyone that wants to participate, including our supporters across the country.

We also recognize that people have varying comfort levels with in person events due to COVID-19. The virtual option enables you to support the youth of Blue Sky Fund from a safe social distance - here's how you can join the journey:

  • Register as a virtual hiker (we will mail you your swag bag!)
  • Hike any trail - any distance - on any day during the month of October.
  • Post a photo from your hike using the hashtag #TakeAHikeForKids and be sure to tag @BlueSkyFund for a chance to be featured.

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Thank you to our Sponsors!

Thank you to our generous community partners for making this event possible and connecting youth across Richmond to the positive impact and healing powers of the outdoors!

Explorers Partner Sponsors

SWAG Bag Sponsors

In Kind Sponsors

Media Partner Sponsor

Beer Sponsor