52 Challenge Finisher Stories

Our challengers have shared their stories with us about how the 52 Hike Challenge has changed their life. 

Featured Testimonials

"When I finished my 52 Hike Challenge I felt incredibly accomplished. I felt like for the first time in my life I started using my time to do something that was just for me. I must say that the biggest accomplishment comes after you finish. Since finishing my challenge I have done and decided to do so many things I would've said no to in the past. This challenge CAN do so many things for you besides getting 'fit'. It can heal you. It can empower you. It can make you push yourself and reach higher than you ever thought possible."

-Nicole Brown, Founder of Women Who Hike

"What a journey this has been. 29 weeks... 29 weeks it took me to complete the #52HikeChallenge. 29 weeks in which I learned about nature, the environment, & survival in the wilderness, but most importantly, about myself, my happiness, and what drives me internally. 29 of the most peaceful, satisfying, and happiest weeks of my life. 29 weeks in which I rediscovered myself through every hike, every mountain, every view, and every challenge I overcame. I faced my biggest fears, I accomplished things that seemed impossible to the old me, and most of all, I learned to be me, and no one else… I wanted to build a life I didn't need a vacation from. And hiking has given me that and much more.

Nathalie Gallon, Co-founder of Tough Women Only

Finisher Highlights - October 2020

Finisher Highlights - October 2020

Julia Hipp, AKA Pigtails “Julia "Pigtails" Hipp finished her first 52 Hike Challenge at the age of 4 on August 17, 2020 logging 186.68 miles....

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Finisher Feature - Katrina Stewart: Hiking Through Life's Unexpected Challenges

Finisher Feature - Katrina Stewart: Hiking Through Life's Unexpected Challenges

"2020 was a challenging year for the world, and myself personally. In the middle of the pandemic, I was unjustly fired from my job of...

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Finisher Feature - John Hanson: Hiking with Intention

Finisher Feature - John Hanson: Hiking with Intention

"When I signed up to participate in the challenge in December of 2019, I had no idea that much of my challenge would take place...

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LET US KNOW YOUR STORY

Please fill out the finisher form to tell us about your 52 Hike journey!