We have a satchel full of exciting new announcements for 2015, and here is the first…
We will award our top fundraising hiker of 2015 a collection of brand-new top-name gear worth more than $1,100. We are not talking about used equipment, factory seconds, or last year’s models. Thanks to the generosity of our equipment sponsors, we are talking items such as tents, backpacks, trekking poles and other great gear from top brands in hiking and backpacking.
Over the next seven weeks, we will announce the sponsors of the gear in the prize package. These are all great companies – with great people – who want to support HIKE for Mental Health and our hikers. We are incredibly grateful for their support.
How Do You Win
We will award the prize package to the HIKE for Mental Health hiker who raises the most money on his or her fundraising page by November 30, 2015. Thru hikers, Mt. Washington summitters, day hikers, solo hikers – anyone who registers for any 2015 HIKE for Mental Health – is automatically eligible. Simply sign up for a hike or register your own hike, then personalize your sponsorship page to explain why you are including HIKE for Mental Health on your hike and tell everyone you know about it. That’s all there is to it.
Most items in the prize package will be delivered to the winner in time for the December holidays, although some items will be custom-made to the size and color choices of the winner and may therefore take a bit longer.
So What Are the Prizes?
As my mom would have said, that is for me to know and you to find out! And very soon you will find out. Each week we will announce a new sponsor along which piece of gear they are donating. So please stay tuned!
And continue to check our 2015 hike schedule. During February and March, we will add new hikes to the schedule from across the country. If you are planning a 2015 hike on the AT, PCT, or CDT, you can register now.
All 2015 hikers registered with HIKE for Mental Health are automatically eligible. The same person cannot win our top prize two years in a row. If the same person wins a second consecutive year, the prize will go to the first runner up. HIKE for Mental Health will determine the winner based on completed donations made to each hiker’s fundraising page. This year’s hikers can be found on our Sponsor a Hiker page, and the current leader board can be found here.
Officers, directors and leaders of HIKE for Mental Health are not eligible.
The prize winner will be based on results as of 11:59 PM Eastern time on November 30, 2015, and will be announced in early December.