Over 50 Outside Update: 3 Incredible Months of Hiking Adventures, Motivation & Empowerment
Back in September 2021, we launched Over 50 Outside, a brand new program that empowers women over the age of 50 to get outside and take 52 hikes.
- 2,600+ applied for this program
- 150 women were selected
- 5 brands came together to make this program possible
- 3 months have passed since they started - let's see how it's going!
In this blog, you will discover what the Over 50 Outside group has been up to and how this program has changed, challenged and inspired them so far.
Read on to hear from the women themselves and find out what a year of hiking and community can do for you.
Diversity In The Outdoors: BIPOC-Led Organizations & BIPOC Hikers Who Inspire Us
The outdoors should be a safe, inclusive, and enjoyable place for everyone, regardless of the color of their skin.
At the 52 Hike Challenge, we are committed to promoting inclusivity in the outdoors and amplifying the voices of our BIPOC brothers and sisters. We are choosing to do this by spotlighting inspirational BIPOC-led outdoor communities and BIPOC hikers. Hear from each organization and individual in their own voices below.
Read on to find out who we're following and what they're doing to create positive change in the outdoor recreation space.
Staying Accountable While Taking The 52 Hike Challenge
Taking the 52 Hike Challenge journey will be a lot of fun! You’ll get to explore a lot of places and adventure like a kid. However, we know there m...
Planning Your Hikes & Goal Setting For Your 52 Hike Challenge
Are you just starting your #52HikeChallenge and need a little help finding trails and/ or planning your hikes?
Planning your hikes may seem challenging when you first begin the 52 Hike Challenge, but we're here to help.
Since you’re going to be getting outside a lot, we would like to guide you through how to plan your hikes and set goals to help you succeed on your 52 Hike Challenge journey.
Read on to start planning your hikes now!
The New 52 Hike Challenge Kids Series: Encouraging Kids To Get Outdoors
Now more than ever, it's so important to get kids in nature. Taking a hike can help kids boost creativity, improve mental wellbeing, increase physical fitness, and the list goes on! At 52 Hike Challenge, we are firm believers that nature heals. And it's time to share the healing power of hiking with our youth. Read on to learn about our NEW much-anticipated 52 Hike Challenge Kids Series now.
Resources for Completing the Kids Series Challenge
We know some of the activities we are asking you to do in our Kids Series might be new to you, so we have compiled some information and links to he...
Opt To Act: Give Back To Nature During Your 52 Hike Challenge 2020
Thank you for joining us this year for #OptOutside! Since the new Opt to Act initiative was such a success, now we are encouraging you to continue the effort into the new year and all year long! Join us and REI as we continue to Opt to Act into the new year. In this blog, you will discover the first of 52 action steps to help you Opt to Act all year! Clean up the trails, go on stewardship hikes, and give back to nature when you pursue your 52 Hike Challenge 2020. Read the blog to get started right now.
Ode to the 52 Hike Challenge - A Poem by 52 Hike Challenge Participants
On June 22, 2019 52 Hike Challenge co-founder, Karla, joined 12 hikers in Boulder, Colorado for a pop-up hike. While at the hike, participant Jule...
Motivation Monday: Gratitude for the Sounds of Nature
When we found out that Crystal and her husband were taking on the 52 Hike Challenge, we knew we had to share their inspiring story. You see Crystal...
Motivation Monday: Using Hiking to Deal with Divorce
This week's Motivation Monday story comes to us from Andrea aka @5milesaday. As many of you might be aware, I, Karla got into hiking after going th...
Motivation Monday: Backpacking With a 5 Month Old Baby
First off we want to let you know that this story is raw, intense and honest. We really admire Shannon for allowing us to share it with you. These ...
52 Hike Challenge Documentary
DONATE HERE: KICKSTARTER ABOUT THIS PROJECT The Film This film will follow several hikers as they complete the 52 Hike Challenge. We will documen...
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