Wisconsin Hike for Hope

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Welcome to Wisconsin Hike for Hope

Event Details

Date: 05/21/2022
Location: Devil's Lake State Park, Baraboo, WI 
Registration: 8:00 am
Event Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Gena Orlando 
Contact Phone: 414-216-4180 
Contact Email: wisconsin@afsp.org

Join us at Wisconsin's gorgeous Devil's Lake State Park! Participants who raise $150 by Hike Day will receive our official Hike for Hope T-shirt!

State Park Day Pass is required for entry to the park ($13). This fee will be waived for hikers who raise $50 by May 15th.

 

What do I need to know?

Here are some final reminders and tips for reaching your individual and team goals!

Pre-Registration: If you have not already done so, we strongly encourage you to register online before Hike Day. We want to make our event as safe as possible for our hikers, volunteers, and staff. You can still register on site if you don't pre-register online. Team Captains, you can also register up to 10 team members by logging in and visiting your dashboard page. REMEMBER - YOU WILL NOT NEED TO CHECK IN IF YOU PRE-REGISTERED!! Unless you have additional donations to turn in.

On Site Registration: The registration opens at 8:00am. The registration will be marked with a banner. We will have QR codes available for contact free registration and donations. If you prefer, we will still have traditional registration forms available.

Fundraising: Visit the fundraising tips web page to help reach or exceed your goal.

Matching Gifts: Be sure to see if your employer might match your donation - it's easy to look it up here.

Social Media: When sharing on social media, be sure to tag your hike photos with the hashtags #AFSPWI #StopSuicideWI and #AFSPWIHikeForHope This will make it easier to find all of your wonderful photos later on, and we at the Wisconsin Chapter can’t wait to see them! There are AFSP stickers available for Snapchat, Facebook, and Instagram stories. You can also use this link to add your photos to our photo album!

Activities of Hope & Healing: Honor beads and “I’m Walking For” bibs will be available for all participants. You can also make a personalized bracelet using your honor Bead Colors!

Event Day: Team Captains - Determine if you want to bring a sign or flag to help your team members find you on event day.

FAQs:

Do I have to be there at 8:00AM if I registered online?

NO - Our event officially opens at 8:00AM.  In addition to AFSP resources and merch tables, we will have activities of hope & healing leading up to the ceremony. Our Ceremony will begin promptly at 9:00AM and the hikers will hit the trail immediately following. Step off time is planned for 9:30AM. Resource and merch tables will close at 11:30AM.

Where should I park?

Park in the South Shore parking lot. State Park Day Pass is required for entry to the park ($13). This fee will be waived for hikers who raised $50 by May 15th.

 

What should I bring with me?

Appropriate footwear

Sunscreen

Cash or card if you wish to purchase AFSP merchandise (Credit Card is preferred)

Phone/Camera for pictures

Water will be available

Can I turn in donations at the hike?

YES

Can I bring my dog?

Friendly, leashed dogs are allowed. You MUST bring clean-up bags with you. Register your dog and when they raise $10, they can choose either our pooch bandanna or our collapsible water bowl as a gift!

Can I pick up my T-shirt before/after the hike?

NO - T-shirts are available only available for pick-up on Hike Day while supplies last. ONE SHIRT per INDIVIDUAL hiker who raised $150 or more.

Can I have an extra shirt for a team member if they don't raise $150?

NO - Event shirts are only given INDIVIDUAL hikers who raised $150 or more.

Can I buy a Hike for Hope T-shirt if I don't raise $150?

NO - T-shirts are given out strictly as a fundraising incentive

What happens if it rains?

We hike rain or shine!

Can I participate virtually?

YES! Register online and choose your own hiking trail Share photos with us and post on social media using the hashtags #AFSPWI #StopSuicide and #AFSPWIHikeForHope

Can I buy swag?

YES! We will have hoodies, T-shirts and more available for purchase.

Our hike route is about 2.5 miles. This is not a competitive event and participants will not be timed. You can hike as much or as little as you'd like.
We have chosen a route that we feel is manageable for all participants. We will begin the Hike at the White Oak Shelter and make our way to Tumble Rock Trail where we will hike for about one mile to the turn-back point. The route will be clearly marked. Tumble Rock Trail will get quite narrow beyond the Selfie Station (this will be marked), there will be areas where you will need to step aside and wait for hikers headed in the opposite direction to pass.