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August 6, 2014

First annual Wildlife Hike-a-Thon to benefit The Fund for Animals Wildlife Center

  • View from the high point of the hike benefiting The Fund for Animals Wildlife Center to be held November 15, 2014. Ali Crumpaker/The HSUS

Find out more about the first annual Wildlife Hike-a-Thon benefiting The Fund for Animals Wildlife Center by clicking here»


Southern California is full of scenic trails with breathtaking landscapes and abundant wildlife. For those of us lucky enough to live in or visit Southern California, visiting these trails is a must.

If you’re one of these people, then mark your calendars for the first annual Fund for Animals Wildlife Center’s Wildlife Hike-a-Thon. The hike will take place Saturday, November 15 and all proceeds will go to benefit the work of the FFAWC, allowing them to continue their rescue and rehabilitation services to ill, injured, and orphaned wildlife and to provide care to permanent sanctuary residents.

When: Saturday, November 15, 2014
Where: Poway Lake, 14644 Lake Poway Road Poway, CA 92064
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The Wildlife Hike-a-Thon will take place on a scenic, point-to-point course during the peak of autumn. The course is a 3.2 miles (5K+) part trail/part cross country layout. Bring the whole family and take the leisurely hike to the half-way point where you can enjoy a refreshing drink before turning back to the finish line. Or, if you’re up for a more challenging hike, continue on for one major hill and a few switchbacks as the course follows the curves of Poway Lake and loops back to where you started.

Registration is open to the public, with the details as follows:

  • Early registration: registration online for adults age 15+ is $45 and children ages 6-14 is $15 until November 12. Children 5 and under are free!
  • After November 13: registration online and on the day of the event for adults 15+ is $50.
  • Team sign-ups: A team of 10 is $400 in advance and teams of 5 are $200.
  • Same-day registration and packet pickup will be from 8:00 – 8:45 A.M.
  • Fees include bottled water throughout the event and lunch at the end of the hike.

Keep your digital camera at hand to compete in the Eye-Spy contest, pick up your Spy List when you check-in and see how many items you can snap photographs of while you hike! The event also includes a pre-hike yoga warm-up, hiking safety workshop, hiking stick decorating contest, and post-hike festival complete with live acoustic music, vegan lunch, and an award ceremony.

Prizes will be awarded to the top fundraiser, Eye-Spy contest winner, hiking stick contest winner, and more!

Click here for more information and make sure to register today—see you in November!

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Article source: HSUS

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