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Blue Sky Fund Announces ‘Hike4Kids’ 2017 Details

Andy Thompson

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July 18, 2017 9:19pm

Hike the James River Park for a good cause. That’s all the Blue Sky Fund is asking.

Late October might seem like a long way off, but just imagine it: changing leaves, cool dry weather, the actual need to wear long sleeves in the middle of the day. Sounds like bliss, right? Sounds like a good day for a hike, too. That makes it perfect timing for the Hike4Kids, the annual hike-athon fundraiser from our good friends at the Blue Sky Fund.

Last year over 200 participants chose three different distances: 5-, 10-, and 18-milers, all on trails in the James River Park System; started/finished at Legend Brewery; and generally had a blast. This year, the concept is the same but some of the details have changed.

For 2017 you can challenge yourself with the family-friendly 3-mile loop, the tougher 8-miler, or the endurance-distance 14-mile loop. All hikes start and end at the Virginia War Memorial. The after party features local food trucks and beer from the brand new Vasen Brewing (grand opening July 29 in Scott’s Addition).

To learn more and register, click here. Your participation will help ensure outdoor enrichment opportunities for Richmond’s urban youth!


About Andy Thompson

I was the Outdoors Columnist at the Times-Dispatch from 2007 to 2013, writing twice a week about mountain biking, fishing, hunting, paddling and much more. I live a 1/4 mile from the James River, close enough to see bald eagles soaring over my house on their way to find a meal. Pretty cool, eh?


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