In collaboration, Outdoor Advocacy Project, Women Who Hike, In Solidarity Project and Latino Outdoors announced the #HikeUnited21 event, slated for August. Hike United is a way to get people out on the trails. No specific trail. No specific distance. The goal is to bring people together in a time when people feel more divided than ever.
Banded together under the hashtag #HikeUnited21, organizers are striving to host group hikes in all 50 states and beyond, with participation also set in Mexico, Canada and Switzerland.
“Nature can be a bridge to healing, conversation and understanding,” said Teresa Baker, founder of the In Solidarity Project. “That is the hope we have for this hiking campaign. Bringing together the outdoor community to show a collective commitment of unity for the protection of our planet and one another.”
To get involved, brands can become a partner by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no financial obligation, just a commitment to spread the word and be part of the movement. Social media content and assets are available. The #HikeUnited2021 Toolkit is available here.
Individuals can host or find a local hike. Here’s how:
- Check here to see a list of existing events.
- Potential hosts can sign this form to sign up and host a hike.
- Hosts should research any permit requirements for your hike.
- Brush up on Recreate Responsibly guidelines, and share them with
Partner organizations include:
52 Hike Challenge, Adventurus Women, All Colors in Nature, American Hiking Society, Black People Who HIke, Colour the Trails, Continental Divide Trail Coalition, Florida Trail Association, Gaia GPS, Goal Zero, Granite Gear, HiiKER, Hike it Baby, Hike + Heal, Hikeolution, Hiking Every Available Trail, Hoka, Hunt to Eat, HydroFlask, Kula Cloth, LargaBistas Mountaineering, Leave No Trace, Merrell, Native Women Wilderness, North Country Trail, Oiselle, OnX Backcountry. Outbound Collective, Outdoor Journal Tour, Outdoor Recreation Roundtable, Outside Business Journal, PNW Happy Hikers & Backpackers, She Colors Nature, She Jumps, Sony, Swiftwick, TEVA, The 11th Essential, Trails Inspire Treeline Review and Wilderness Badass.