Let’s Hit the Trail!

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Calling all hikers and trail runners: Mile High Youth Corps invites you to join the sixth annual Hike for Youth on Saturday, September 12 at Golden Gate State Park. Whether you want a beautiful morning hike, a family-friendly stroll or a strenuous 10K trail run, Hike for Youth is for everyone- and you’ll be enjoying the trails MHYC Corpsmembers built. Your registration fee, along with your pledge raising efforts will directly benefit Mile High Youth Corps’ programs for urban youth. Check out these impact testimonials.

NEW TO 2009: 10k Trail Run for Youth
The course is a combo of single-track trail and dirt service roads with challenging elevation gains, hillside vistas and secluded mountain terrain. Bonus: A group of Olympic runners will share training secrets and race tips.

Hike for Youth 2008

Step 1- Register Today
Choose an easy, moderate or difficult hike or the trail run and sign up with a credit card at www.hikeforyouth.org. It’s fast, easy and secure. Be sure to indicate that you’re hiking or running on behalf of the Corps! Registration includes your hike/run, a gift bag and food and fun at the after-hike party.

$25 in advance for adults (run or hike) ($30 the day of)
$10 in advance for youth ages 5-17 ($15 the day of)
$200 in advance for a team of up to 12 ($250 the day of)
FREE for kids ages 4 and under

Step 2- Collect Pledges for Great Prizes
All participants are encouraged to raise $100 or more in pledges. Don’t worry, it will be a snap! You’ll receive a link to a personal Web page immediately after registering. Customize and e-mail it out to start accepting credit card contributions from your friends and family. Ask your company to match your pledges and double your money. Ask BIG. Ask everyone. And win cool prizes for your fundraising, like outdoor gear and REI gift cards.

Want to get involved even more? Become a MHYC Champion Hiker!
We’re looking for individuals to serve as champion hikers and get a group of friends, co-workers or church members involved. Rally your troops and make Hike or Youth the activity of this fall. A group of up to 12 can participate for only $200… what a deal! Contact Anna Black at annab@mhyc.net or 303.433.1206 (opt. 1, x344) to register your team today!

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Can’t Make it to the Hike?
Make a personal or company donation to MHYC here.

2009 Hike for Youth
7:30 a.m. Inaugural 10K Trail Run for Youth begins
9:00 a.m. Difficult hikes begin
9:30 a.m. Moderate hikes begin
11:00 a.m. Easy hikes begin
12 Noon The after-hike party begins

Thank you to our 2009 Hike for Youth sponsors:
The Ferranti Foundation
REI
The Denver Post Community
Wystone’s World Tea
Sunflower Market

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