Join our fifth annual #hikeOctober campaign to raise awareness of the challenges of mental illness, fund mental health research and conserve wilderness trails. #hikeOctober is free to join, open to hikers of all experience levels, and an easy way for your walk in the woods, or around the park, to make an impact!
Sign up now, then hike or walk any distance, anywhere, by yourself or with a group, anytime in October!
Watch as we collectively strive toward our goals. Remember to hashtag #hikeOctober on your walking and hiking photos, and to connect with us via social media to hear campaign updates, read personal Why I #hikeOctober accounts, and share in the impact we all make as the HIKE for Mental Health team!
Goal: 5,000.0 miles
3,467.3 miles completed
- 80 cents from every dollar funds scientific research to understand, prevent, and treat mental illness
- 20 cents maintains and preserves wilderness trails
Your donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by the IRS. To learn more, visit hikeformentalhealth.org. Click to see our recent contributions to the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy and the Pacific Crest Trail Association.
After you sign up, you can update your mileage anytime by scrolling to the alphabetical list at the bottom of this page, and clicking the "update" link next to your mileage.
If you have any further questions, feel free to contact us.
Remember to hashtag #hikeOctober during your October walks and hikes and then follow us on social media for the chance to see one of your very own #hikeOctober photos!