CANCELED: National Capital Area Hike for Hope

Join us on June 24, 2023

Sorry, registrations are currently closed.

Due for unforeseen circumstances



Event Details

Date: Saturday, 6/24/2023 CANCELED

Location: Claude Moore Park - Pavilion 2

(21668 Heritage Farm Ln, Sterling, VA 20164)

Event Timeline:

     * Check-in Time: 10:30 AM

     * Opening Remarks Time: 11:30 AM

     * Hike Start Time: 11:45 PM

     * Event Ends: 1:30 PM

Hike for Hope Chair: Sarah Kurtz

Ways You Can Help


Become a Sponsor

Download the 2023 NCAC Hike for Hope Sponsor Packet to learn more about our various sponsorship opportunities, With sponsorship levels starting at just $250, this is a perfect way for large and small businesses to play a leadership role in making suicide prevention a priority in our community. To recognize your support, we have developed a variety of options to elevate your brand awareness and align your business with a good cause!

Sponsor T-Shirt Deadline: 5/26/2023 

Sponsor Deadline: 6/9/2023 

Volunteer at the Event

SIGN UP HERE TO VOLUNTEER! Event Committee and Day-of Walk volunteers are always needed and we cannot be successful without them! 

Fundraise to Help #StopSuicide

$150+ - Raise $150+ by 6/24/2023 and receive an official 2023 Hike for Hope t-shirt!   Donations can be made to a team as a whole,  but participant incentives are based only on INDIVIDUAL fundraising.  

Team Corner

Become a Hike Team Captain


Promote the Hike in Your Community! 

Follow us on social! 

AFSP National Capital Area Chapter: @AFSP.NCAC on Facebook and @AFSP_NCAC on Instagram and Twitter

Post on your social accounts and share why you support AFSP and Hike for Hope with your community! Use the hashtags #StopSuicide and #BeTheVoice

Create a FB Fundraiser 

You must set this up through you DonorDrive account or your Facebook fundraiser will not connect to your Hike for Hope fundraising efforts! This is super-easy in the app btw (wink wink).


Q: What if it rains?
A: The event is rain or shine and would only be canceled in the instance of severe weather that would compromise the safety of our guests.

Q: What if it's muddy?  
A: There is a lot of tree cover on the route and most of it is not paved. Therefore, if it rains at all in the days leading to the Hike, the trail is likely to be muddy. To prepare for this, we recommend wearing waterproof hiking shoes/boots or at comfy shoes you won't mind getting dirty.

Q: Any must-have items I should bring?  
A: We recommend bringing waterproof hiking shoes, bug spray, sunscreen, reusable water bottles, donations, and money (credit, debut, cash) to purchase your AFSP swag!

Q: Is there a registration fee?
A: No. There is no registration fee to participate.

Q: Can I register on-site at the Hike?  
Yes! You can register in-person at Hike for Hope from the time check-in begins until the walk starts. Hike donations are accepted until 6/30/2023.

Q: Is there a fundraising minimum?
A: No, but we strongly encourage each participant to set a $150 fundraising goal to help support AFSP's work to stop suicide and receive the official Hike for Hope t-shirt!

Q: Is the event/Hike kid-friendly?  
A: Yes!  The pre-Hike event is family-friendly and we will have activities to keep you little ones entertained. However, the Hike route is NOT stroller-friendly as there are quite a few hills and unpaved areas. Therefore, please make sure all children are either able to hike on their own or someone is able to carry them along the way.  


Q: Can I bring my own table/tent/chairs for my team?  
A: No, but there will be plenty of tables and seating within our pavilion.

Q: How do I make an offline donation?
A: To send a donation by check, please complete this Offline Donation Form and send it with your check to the address provided.

Q: If I raise enough money, will my whole team get a shirt?
A: No. The event shirts are only given to individuals who raise $150. If your whole team wants a shirt, each individual member must raise $150. 

Q: Where do I park?  
A: In the lot at the 
Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum (21668 Heritage Farm Ln, Sterling, VA 20164). 

Q: What if my group gets separated?  
A: We advise guests to use Pavilion #2 as their meetup point.

Q: Can I bring my dog?  
A: Yes!  Friendly, leashed dogs are welcome. We will also have some doggy accessories at our AFSP merchandise area so your pup can hike in style.




Q: What is the Hike Route?  
A: 2023 Hike for Hope Event & Trail Map.

Q: Will there be restrooms on-site?  
A: Yes! Yes, there are porta-potties close to Pavilion #2 and there is also a permanent restroom structure to the right of the football field on the 2023 Hike for Hope Event & Trail Map.

Q: Where do I go for First Aid?  
A: A first aid kit can be found at the Volunteer Check-in tent. The National Park Police and DC Metro Fire & EMS will be on-site to provide first aid assistance. And, of course, if there is an emergency or you need immediate care while at the pre/post-walk event or out on the Walk Route, please dial 911.

Q: Accessibility Info?  
A: Pavilion #2 is wheelchair accessibility and handicap parking is available next to the pavilion. However, the hike route is not accessible by wheelchair or stroller.   

We will have an ASL interpreter in Pavilion #2.

Q: Where can I find more info about accessibility?  
A: You can find info about venue accessibility at

Q: Who may I contact with questions?  
A: AFSP-NCAC Special Events Manager Kelly Mahoney at


Day-of Experience: Resources & Activities

On-Site Activities

* Pick up your Hike for Hope t-shirt  (for $150+ fundraising hikers)!

* Get your AFSP swag!

* Hope & Healing Activities

* Resources Fair

* So Much More!

Honor Beads

Honor Beads will be available on-site to show your connection(s) to the cause.

Resources Fair

Apply to Exhibit Here

Exhibitors are invited to participate in our Resources Fair to present materials related to resources offered by the exhibitor which serve the AFSP’s mission to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide. 



Hope & Healing

Share messages of hope and remembrance.