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Hike-a-Thon 2022: A Recap with Miles the Marmot

Posted by leina at Sep 21, 2022 02:00 PM |
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Miles the Marmot here! I'm sharing the final numbers for WTA's 19th annual Hike-a-Thon. What a great year — all thanks to our hikers! Join us next year for the 20th anniversary of Hike-a-Thon.

Hi hikers, it’s Miles the Marmot! Hike-a-Thon 2022 is over, which means my favorite time of year is over, which means … I’m a sad marmot. But I’m here to report the final numbers! What a great month of community building, raising funds for trails and hiking. This was WTA’s second largest Hike-a-Thon ever, and the humans at WTA are beyond grateful for your support of trails for everyone, forever.

Two marmots relaxing on a rock together. Photo by Sergey Kushnarev.
Miles the Marmot, WTA's official spokesmarmot for Hike-a-Thon, with a friend. Photo by Sergey Kushnarev.

WTA’s 19th Annual Hike-a-Thon by the numbers:

  • Hike-a-Thoners registered: 521
  • Teams registered: 70
  • Miles hiked: 13,640 miles
  • Elevation gained: 2,347,847 feet
  • Dollars raised for trails: $212,113
  • Miles the Marmot sightings: Priceless

Take a look at our Hike-a-Thon celebration recap to see the 2022 prize winners. We are so grateful for every hiker who participated!

Matching Gift Challenge

First time Hike-a-Thon participants had an exciting matching gift challenge! The Walker Family Foundation generously matched up to $20,000 in gifts raised by new participants. Our incredible new participants raised $23,709 for a total of $43,709 with matching funds to support WTA.


Hike-a-Thon wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of our sponsors. A big thank you to the following partners that helped make Hike-a-Thon 2022 happen!

Logos of the sponsors of Hike-a-Thon 2022

Thank you for being part of Hike-a-Thon 2022 and join us in 2023 for the 20th anniversary. Now I’m off for a celebratory feast of wildflowers and a big, long nap until next year!