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Hike-a-Thon Toolkit

Anyone who loves trails can participate in Hike-a-Thon! This page will provide you with all the information you need to become a Hike-a-Thon Superstar.

Hike-a-Thon Toolkit

Spend time outside. Tell your stories. Share your fundraiser far and wide.

Anyone who loves trails can participate in Hike-a-Thon! This page will provide you with all the information you need to become a Hike-a-Thon Superstar. 

MANAGE YOUR WEBPAGE

After registering for Hike-a-Thon, you’ll be able to set up a personalized fundraising webpage. Your webpage allows you to tell others why hiking is important to you and make your pitch for supporting trails. Pro tip: personalized pages significantly outperform standard pages! 

The webpage will track your fundraising progress towards the initial goal you set. When people make gifts online using your unique fundraising link, their gifts will be reflected on your page's fundraising progress bar. 

To get started:

  • Log in to your page and customize your photo & message using the username and password you created when you registered for Hike-a-Thon. 

CUSTOMIZE YOUR WEBPAGE URL

Log in to your fundraising page and click "Edit Your Page." Use the provided text box to create a custom URL, pressing enter to confirm availability. Your new custom URL will then be available below for you to copy and send to friends and family.

If you are a part of a Hike-a-Thon team that would like a custom URL, contact Miles the Marmot at miles@wta.org to set it up for you.

MAKE YOUR WEBPAGE THE BEST IT CAN BE

The more time you put into your webpage, the better odds you’ll have of reaching your fundraising goal! 

To see an example of an effective fundraising page, visit this page set up by a WTA staff member and Hike-a-Thoner (COMING IN JULY).

SHARE YOUR HIKE-A-THON PAGE WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS 

We recommend sharing your fundraiser far and wide, but often, the people who will make the biggest difference on your page are your family and friends (or anyone who cares about YOU). We recommend that you initially share your page with family and friends who can help you build momentum.

You'll find pre-made email templates that can be sent from Classy, but we recommend personalizing your messages as much as possible. Personalized messages explaining why hiking and WTA are important to you go a long way with the people you're close to.  

Don’t know where to start? We’ve put together four simple and easy to follow tips for effective fundraising!

PROMOTE YOUR PAGE ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Share your campaign on social media using the sharing links in Classy. We’ve pre-written some text that will autofill when you share via Classy, but to make the biggest impact, we suggest customizing it to share your personal story. 

Use #hikeathon to tag your photos when you upload your hiking adventures to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!