The 2013 hiking season is over for all but the heartiest die-hards, and the time has come to tally the numbers and award prizes for our top fundraisers of 2013.
As previously announced, the hiker who raises the most for HIKE for Mental Health by the first of December in 2013 will receive a brand new Queen Mattress Set, compliments of Paramount Sleep. The prize includes free white glove delivery anywhere is the continental U.S.
The second place fundraiser will receive a week’s supply of Trekker Trail Magic – light-weight, low-profile, easy-prep back country rations from Coyote Camp.
And the winners are…
In second place, from Moore, South Carolina is Shaun Groomes who raised $1,726.
And our first place grand prize winner, who raised $2,181, is Andrew “AYCE” Rice from Westford, Massachusetts, the first AT thru hiker to complete the Trail with HIKE for Mental Health.
Congratulations and thank you to Shaun, Andrew and all your sponsors! Thank you for helping to make 2013 the best year yet for HIKE for Mental Health.
100% of the funds raised from their hikes will go to mental health research and to trail preservation.